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Looking for Podcast Guests for Love Your Enthusiasm

I am looking for new amazing podcast guests to be on my new show, Love Your Enthusiasm. Specifically, I am looking for amazing women, as women are still very underrepresented in the podcasting space.

Being that I share weekly episodes, I’ve learned that finding great guests is one of my biggest challenges. As I run another business full-time, I only have so much time to dedicate to guest outreach.

Which is where all of you come in, if you would like to help support the show by either participating or sharing your networks with me. If you are unfamiliar with Love Your Enthusiasm, I highly recommend listening to an episode or two before diving in.

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Love Your Enthusiasm with Eden Baylee

Determination is key when you’re a fiction author. Writing is pretty loveless and isolating—it’s just us against our vast imaginative worlds. Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time author, so she knows what it takes. She is dedicated and truthful…and she’s my guest on Love Your Enthusiasm today.

I could go on gushing about Eden forever. We’ve been blogging and writing friends for many, many years. What I’ve always loved about Eden is something I couldn’t describe before, until she came on the show.

When I asked Eden about her enthusiasm, she said: “Discovering Truth Through Fiction.” That would be our jumping-off point for the discussion. But, it also helped me figure out what I loved about Eden…her truthfulness—the raw beauty she possesses.

It hasn’t been easy to have intimate conversations with people over the past few months for Love Your Enthusiasm. All of us have been impacted by 2020 events. Creative people are still trying to love, create, and hope through all of this. Many of us lost our enthusiasm—we’re either hanging onto it for dear life or trying to win it back.

I’m thankful to guests like Eden, who agreed to be a part of this podcast during such insanely difficult times. To share positivity and inspiration, even if they had to search deep inside themselves to unearth these qualities, even if they had to literally push forward to speak into a mic.

Enjoy your time getting to know Eden—rediscovering whatever it is that makes you enthusiastic about life and discovering your own truth along the way.

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Reflections After Mating Dragonflies Crashed Into My Face

It was a lazily romantic summer morning…slow and steamy. I sipped my oat milk latte, sitting angled toward Mr. H on the park bench in front of the cerulean lake. Time stood still as we gazed at each other while gentle waves lapped against the shore.

Suddenly a black mass came gliding toward me, zig-zagging through the sky at an incredible speed. It crashed into my face with a buzzing thud, hitting somewhere between my left ear and my cheek. Then, it was gone.

I clutched the side of my face, feeling violated but unsure by what. “What the hell just happened?”

The symphonic park sounds commenced, joined by a new sound from Mr. H…uncontrollable laughter. “Dragonflies. Fucking.”

We died laughing. It turned out that horny dragonflies were exactly what we needed.

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Love Your Enthusiasm with Stephanie Allen

I’ve always been a champion for strong female characters. Which is why no matter which genre I toy with when I write fiction, the protagonist is consistently a badass woman.

Growing up, I lived with my dad. But, my mom and my sisters are all tremendous women I was lucky to have around. I’ve known many female friends and teachers who knew when to hug me and when to tell me to cut the shit. I’ve also known many women entrepreneurs and creative entrepreneurs who have continued to push forward and inspire others to do the same.

Stephanie Allen is on Love Your Enthusiasm today, talking about being a strong woman. She is a multi-faceted human being—a kickboxer, trainer, and a writer.

At the age of 23, Stephanie was in a horrific car accident. Walking was the only activity she could manage. Eventually, by focusing on simply putting one foot in front of the other, she recovered and became stronger physically and mentally from this experience.

On today’s show, she rehashes her recovery journey and what it took to be able to return to herself and her longtime love…kickboxing. Even though we explore some deep shit together, Stephanie is also a lot of fun. Be prepared to have some laughs and feel motivated to get off your ass to kick some ass.

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Love Your Enthusiasm with Sada Naegelin

2020 has taught us one thing…showing up for ourselves has never been more critical.

Sada Naegelin is on Love Your Enthusiasm today, talking about this very subject. She is a contemporary dancer and the Co-Founder of De Las Mías, a healthy Latina lifestyle app and community. She runs this business with her mother, Ana, who is another phenomenal woman.

I first met Sada through my other business, Superneat Marketing. Sada was a client of mine—we worked together for a couple of years to get De Las Mías off the ground on the content side of things.

I don’t typically become friends with my clients, but I couldn’t help it with Sada. We shared too much in common not to.

We started dancing around the same age—she was nine and I was ten. We’d rather be performing than practicing. We both are deeply passionate about wellness, self-love, and women empowerment.

I always love talking to Sada and I know you’ll love getting to know her in this wonderful conversation. After listening to this beautiful episode with Sada, you’ll feel more motivated to show up for yourself so you can show up for everything else in your life. Happy listening!

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