Ep. 35 - Celebrate Yourself

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Ep. 35 - Celebrate Yourself


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Our guest in this episode is Jani McCarty, a Transformational Coach. We discuss how to think differently about change and deciding to have the power of choice. You will love so many aspects of this conversation, including understanding what “hell in the hallway” means, why it’s so critical in our lives to acknowledge, and how to move beyond it.
 

To Your Success and Victories,
Cheri Ruskus
Business Coach, Founder of Business Victories: www.businessvictories.com
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Ep. 34 - Unique Connections

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Ep. 34 - Unique Connections


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The key to moving past the fear is to take the time and the energy to find the right match of people who do want to hear what you have to share from your unique perspective. Not allowing the fear of a perceived rejection to keep you from connecting at all.

I share this idea more in today’s podcast and how we can think differently and use some built in skill sets to find our source of power in this area. Also, I share in the podcast a recent journey my husband and I went on to the beautiful town of Telluride, in the southwest Colorado. The mode of transportation once we got there was the towns Gondola system (which is free). We rode on the Gondola many, many times to get to hiking trails and down the mountain into town.

What we found is that we were seated face to face with a number of people from near and far. The positioning of being in these little cars high above the earth for up to 20 minutes at a time required us to either ignore the people we were riding with (hard to do) or to begin a conversation. What was remarkable was that the conversations we did have were for the most part rich and inspiring. We began to really enjoy finding out who the surprise connection for the ride would be!

Each of us, even if you aren’t directly responsible for sales in your business life – need to communicate with other people our desires, thoughts and ideas. This is how we share our truth and true self that makes life so much richer in so many ways.

Moving from the word no or even no response at all from another person as not rejection, just not a right fit for you and them at this time.

Weekly Challenge:

Build at least 1 new Connection based on your mutual truths. Pay attention in the week ahead how you move around this concept. Do you find yourself shying away from truthfully asking for what you want? Focus on first accepting your truth - who you are and what you want. Then you can discover how to find more connections who accept your unique truth.

Utilize these elements:

• Be Authentic and in integrity to your own wants and needs, caring about theirs as well.

• Enjoy the process of sharing who you are, your ideas, products or services once you are sure they have some interest.

• Notice what negative “stuff” comes up for you during the process and where it might stem from.

• Listen carefully to how others respond and what they say or don’t say.

• Keep in mind those people who already love what you have to share what characteristics do you have in common.
 

To Your Success and Victories,
Cheri Ruskus
Business Coach, Founder of Business Victories: www.businessvictories.com
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Ep. 33 - Be You

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Ep. 33 - Be You


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Have you asked yourself lately what does it mean to be you and go after the work that you love? What do you do to get into your best flow so you can truly being you?

Then of course the challenge comes when we add in the equation of making money in the process. This is when we fully begin to think like an entrepreneur.

One of those people who has strived for the opportunity to fill the shoes of a creative entrepreneur is Jena Benson founder and creative force behind A Way With Clay located near Melbourne, Australia. Recently Jena and I had a lovely conversation that is being shared with you on today’s podcast.

I originally met Jena on Instagram and her beautiful artwork has been a delight to see in my daily feed for about a year now. When I read the following post I knew I had to bring her on the podcast because not only because of her work but the work she does with others in opening their creative flow.

Follow Jena on Instagram: www.instagram.com/a_way_with_clay

“I still feel the need to birth new work with function…Through the hand building process I have gained new insight into my practice and the reasons I feel so passionately about the whole notion of ‘creating with clay’. It has been truly therapeutic process for me with of the emphasis being on “finding balance”, accessing body and heart through the clay body in what has become my own transformational process.”

The key element that Jena further shares is to not be afraid of expressing yourself to be fully focused on the work you love in order to bring the dream to life. It may not happen tomorrow or the next day, however, if you keep working hard (as Jena did) through the ups and downs - anything is possible.

Start by giving yourself permission to be you. Now express the good things you have to give.

To Your Success and Victories,
Cheri Ruskus
Business Coach, Founder of Business Victories: www.businessvictories.com
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Ep. 32 - Creative Visualization

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Ep. 32 - Creative Visualization


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In this week’s podcast I am sharing the importance in getting through the downers in life using our imagination to do so. Creative Visualization is a key component to help us rise from life’s challenges.

To Your Success and Victories,
Cheri Ruskus

Founder of the Victory Circles

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Ep. 31 - Essential Ingredients with Chef Bai

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Ep. 31 - Essential Ingredients with Chef Bai


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Join me for this week’s podcast share as I get the opportunity to share with you the journey of my daughter, Bailey Ruskus. She has become known in the culinary world as Chef Bai and shares her philosophy on taking the time to eat well. At the young age of 26 she has indeed learned how to trust her struggle and so much more! Learn more about Chef Bai on her website: chefbai.kitchen

To Your Success and Victories,
Cheri Ruskus

Founder of the Victory Circles

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Ep. 30 - Finding Your Inner Creative

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Ep. 30 - Finding Your Inner Creative


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Creativity lies innately inside each of us. One of our more awesome human conditions.  In this weeks Courage to be the Difference podcast I share with you some tools that will allow you to take the time and space to let your imagination come to life or get even better.

To Your Success and Victories,
Cheri Ruskus

Founder of the Victory Circles

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Ep. 29 - A Mother's Story

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Ep. 29 - A Mother's Story


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This week’s podcast is a personal story from me to you keeping mind the value of compassion. In the podcast I share about a special experience I had with my mom before she left the planet in 2009.  My mother, as mothers do, taught me so much about gratitude. I want to share what she taught me with you!

Yesterday I rode in the Wheel to Survive Fundraiser with my mom with me every pedal of the way. Thank you for everyone for your generous donations so far for this important cause. If you haven't yet had a chance, there is still time to donate.

To Your Success and Victories,
Cheri

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Ep. 28 - Slow and Steady with Sue Van Raes

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Ep. 28 - Slow and Steady with Sue Van Raes


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"Sue and I sat down at her kitchen table for a conversation about the balance of running a business, parenting, and taking on the role of a leader. I have had the honor of working with Sue as a client over the past few years and loved this opportunity to have her share her challenges and successes with you. Sue has created a thriving business in Boulder Nutrition over the past 16 years while raising her two sons as a single mom. No small feat to be sure." - Cheri

Learn more about Sue Van Raes and Boulder Nutrition: www.bouldernutrition.com

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Ep. 27 - Making the Difference with Julie Shrell

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Ep. 27 - Making the Difference with Julie Shrell

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“It wasn’t even an option for it not to be okay.” - Julie Shrell

Listen to how Julie along with her Co-Founders of the Be The Difference Foundation had the courage to be the difference not only for their own life but also to fight against ovarian cancer with everything they had.

Donate to Cheri's upcoming ride: http://www.pedalgirls.org

Learn more about Julie and the Be the Difference Foundation: http://www.bethedifferencefoundation.org


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Ep. 26 - Humble Courage with Helen Knight

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Ep. 26 - Humble Courage with Helen Knight

with Reiki Master and Chocolate Shaman Helen Knight of Dreamtime Healings
dreamtimehealings.com

Join your host Cheri Ruskus for a conversation with Helen Knight at her kitchen table as we talk about the power of daring to step out of your comfort zone. You will hear how she found peace, gratitude and humility for the smallest of blessings in her life.   

Helen shares her recent journey of 13 days and nights she spent alone on a mountain in South America with little more than the clothes on her back and a few items to keep her warm during many nights of rain. Enjoy this heart felt podcast that will get you to appreciate the small things in life again.  

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Ep. 24 - Yes I Can

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Ep. 24 - Yes I Can

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Captain Lynn Rippelmeyer for the Courage to be the Difference Podcast.  I had met Captain Rippelmeyer at a recent conference and just loved her “I Can” career story.

She became one of the first female commercial pilots in the world after being told for years in her role as an airline stewardess that women could not fly commercial airplanes.

How perfect to share her inspiring story with you this week as the reality of 2018 fully sinks in. It’s time for each of step up our game to make this year what we want it to be. No time to shrink back the world is waiting for the difference we each can make.

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Ep. 23 - Power of the Master Mind

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Ep. 23 - Power of the Master Mind

Have you noticed all the noise around you that only gets louder and louder the busier you get?

This time of year it seems to get even louder, especially when we fully realize how many weeks are actually left in the year. We can ask ourselves to go faster and faster - increasing our inner noise levels in the process or, we can also stop and simply just give up – losing all the magic we initially felt when we started our business to begin with.

The best option however is to get past the noise by finding the patience available in the quiet moments that will allow us to do our best with the time and tools we currently possess.

As we do so, in the few short weeks that remain in this year we can prepare to go into the year ahead stronger than ever and look towards additional tools that will make us even better.

Once we have achieved inner calm, it's time to move outward. Asking for the help of others allows our true self to shine a little brighter.

This week as you are hopefully putting some thought into the year ahead before all the holiday celebrations begin in earnest, I thought I would share with you more about the Power of the Master Mind.

Today’s podcast can open you up to looking at ways to explore the deeper potential within yourself especially as you share it with others.

Find the quiet, get past the noise and enjoy the peace that can be found during this magical time of the year in order to catapult you into the year ahead.

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Ep. 21 - Book Review: You are a Badass at Making Money

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Ep. 21 - Book Review: You are a Badass at Making Money

It’s much easier to face our fears when we know what they are. When we can give the needed attention to the exact elements within our money troubles that are in fact creating the lack we can begin to make the needed changes.

A great book I just finished reading is You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero: http://amzn.to/2htn797

This is a book goes into the aspect of money in a pretty realistic and intuitive way. Jen shares her insights in going beyond how she was living her life constantly stopped by money well into her forties.

I did an honest and quick book review on my podcast. Take a listen to the latest episode or dive in and get the book.

It’s time to rise up on your money woes. Let’s go do this!

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Ep. 20 - Leap of Faith

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Ep. 20 - Leap of Faith

This podcast I share with you today starts at the point of asking yourself just how happy are you today and then moving forward from there. Why? Because taking a leap of faith can actually takes us closer to our deepest joy filled moments.

One of the elements I talk about in using these characteristics is getting past the metaphorical corner, that intersection between here and where we want to go.

Sometimes because we want so much we have a hard time focusing on the exact roadmap we need to get us there.

In this talk I share my challenge this year to get my self in the physical shape to ride 100 miles around Lake Tahoe. That feat, as those of you who have been with me all year know, I accomplished last June proceeded by 1,000 training miles.

From my vantage point it is all about the joy in the journey – no matter where each of our journeys are taking us.

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Ep. 18 - Picture Perfect with Andrew Studer

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Ep. 18 - Picture Perfect with Andrew Studer

"Focus on capturing a story." - Andrew Studer

Follow Andrew on Instagram - instagram.com/andrew.studer

Pictures are an important part of our culture today. We are living in an amazing time when we have such access to take digital pictures that can be consumed online within minutes. Taking and sharing pictures can be a very important element in the efforts to get your messages heard especially for your business.

Taking pictures that are a bit edgy and get remembered takes courage… just like so many other things in life that can be a little intimidating at first. When you share any new skill set with others you might not be so great at first but then you get better and better.

I have found that sharing pictures online pushes you to be better because you have an audience watching.

Long gone are the days of taking a picture hoping it came out okay as you waited a week or two to have the film developed. Only then could you determine if you should have taken another shot or if it was really in focus, and then… well it was too late.

What if you started capturing the world around you more often just because you easily can?

Through the magic of Instagram this past week I was able to view some pretty amazing pictures of the beauty of the solar eclipse we got the chance to experience here in North America. With only 90% coverage here in Colorado, we didn’t get to witness the amazing total eclipse in person…

As the pictures started showing up online from those who were in parts of the country where there was a total eclipse it was phenomenal. That is what’s awesome about photography - you can take someone from the other side of the continent and share a visual moment with them.

The Instagram picture that stood out from all the rest for me was this one taken by Andrew Studer (www.andrewstuder.com) a very talented photographer based in one of the hot spots to be for the total solar eclipse - Oregon.

I had the further good fortune to connect online with Andrew a few days later and have him share some great insights that have become this weeks Courage to be the Difference podcast.

In the podcast Andrew shares how this amazing shot came to life – a very cool story. He also shares some great tips how you can take some great pictures as well.

Most of us carry a mobile phone around with us each day. Andrew shared something I have known to be true, that a mobile phone is a great place to start in photography. It is amazing what our phones can capture.

I encourage you to open your eyes a little wider to see the shots you might have otherwise missed. I also encourage you to appreciate the work that goes into epic shots from photographers around the world. Use their vision along with your own to see things you many have never seen before.

It really is a whole new way to be in the moment and get the perfect shot on life.

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