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Increase Your Endurance and Energy for Your Next Live Event


Hosting an event is like an Olympic Sport. This means there are specific steps you must take to prep your body and your mind if you want your event to be a huge financial success. So when should you start preparing your body for your event? On this episode, Bari Baumgardner, CEO of Sage Event Management is here to share her top tips for building mental and physical endurance for events.

When a host is not in their best physical, mental, emotional and spiritual shape, you can really see it start to take its toll.  -Bari Baumgardner


  • Being healthy yourself contributes to the financial success of your event
  • The most successful event hosts start their health routine at least 6 months out.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol before your event, as you want your mind to be absolutely clear.
  • Mental fatigue is connected to physical fatigue and an unhealthy body.

At the start of the show, we talked about how lifestyle plays into the success of event hosts, and how she works with her clients. “We’re always thinking with the host, how healthy can they be leading into the event?” Next, we talked about making sure you’re prepping your body in advance and making sure your energy isn’t superficial. Bari also shared on working with speakers like Lisa Sasevich and how they give the best at their events.

Bari also talked about:

  • How to be present with your audience
  • How to make sure you’re eating the right foods
  • The importance of finding strategies to relax and focus
  • Connecting mentally with the message you’re trying to deliver

Having a financially successful event has a lot to do with living a healthy lifestyle. The key is prepping your body in advance because hosting an event is strenuous. You need meditation to help with your mental state, nutrition to help with your energy, movement to help with posture, confidence, and mindset. It’s not only about how you look, but also the energy you bring to your audience. You have to be present to connect with your audience and this is impossible if you feel mentally and physically exhausted before the event even starts.

Guest Bio

Bari is the CEO and founder of Sage Event Management. Go to for more information or check out their Facebook page

Get Rid of Cravings & Energy Crashes


If you feel like you’re not losing weight quickly enough, your first reaction is probably to cut calories. And that tactic might first. What’s the real key to losing weight without going through cravings and energy crashes? Why shouldn’t you be a Skips Meals Sally or Sam? Listen to this special mini-episode to find out!

Under-eating has become an epidemic. You MAY lose weight at first, but over time, your body will start to hold onto’s terrified you’re going to starve it to death. - Kristen Nolan


Takeaways + Tactics

In this short episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why the less you eat, the MORE you crave
  • The one key hormone that causes cravings and 3pm crashes
  • How to use the secret of food combinations to kick off your metabolism

High performance clients can lose as much as 10-15 hours of productive time through poor beliefs and habits around food. Eating balanced food throughout the day helps you feel more energy that you thought you could have. Kicking off your metabolism is the secret weapon to weight loss, zero cravings, a lean body and increased energy.

The weight loss industry is a 206 BILLION dollar/yr industry pushing diet plans and supplements in order to feel our best. When in fact, if we simply feed our bodies the food it actually needs,  we lose weight and we feel good. No fancy diet needed. Listen to this special mini-episode for powerful, simple strategies to kick your metabolism into high gear and feel your best - the natural way!


How to Bust Through Your Limiting Beliefs w/Nikkea B Devida


99.9% of the results we get in our lives are driven by the subconscious mind. What are subconscious limiting beliefs and what effect do they have on our lives? How do we uncover our limiting beliefs and overcome them? How do you turn your trials into your transformation? On this episode, Accelerated Results expert Nikkea B Devida shares on self-care, changing your programming and showing up powerfully for yourself.

You can’t show up powerfully for others, until you show up powerfully for yourself. Nikkea B. Devida


  • The subconscious can process 400 billion bits of information per second.
  • You need to be in integrity with what you’re asking your clients to do.
  • Our subconscious programming drives our actions.

At the start of the show, Nikkea talked about the connection between self-care and self-worth. Next, we talked about her own personal journey and how she was able to overcome her limiting beliefs. She shared on her own personal self-care efforts and why it’s important to be in integrity with what you teach your clients. Towards the end of the show, we talked about how the brain processes.

Nikkea also spoke about:

  • Her limiting belief equation
  • The power between the conscious and the subconscious
  • Her exercise and eating habits
  • How to identify your limiting beliefs

To the extent that people manage their self-care, is a direct correlation to their self-worth. Beliefs lead to thoughts, feelings, actions, and results. When we keep getting results we don’t want, our subconscious programming is driving that. Take a look at those subconscious limiting beliefs. No amount of self-improvement will ever land until you’ve changed your subconscious beliefs. It’s not about perfection, it’s about progress.

Guest Bio

Nikkea B. Devida is known as an Accelerated Results expert who specializes in getting sustainable, scalable results that last. She works with transformational leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents ready to take their organizations, their teams, and their lives to the next level of world class success and impact. She is gifted at getting to the root cause of a problem and seeing the fastest path to a lasting, sustainable solution. Go to for her assessment.


Enhance Brain Focus to Perform at a High Level


Most working Americans are trapped at their desk and don’t exercise regularly, which leads to obesity and a lack of brain focus. How does the brain work, and what are the systems you need to make sure you enhance your brain focus? On this episode, you will learn how to enhance your confidence, focus and performance in your business.

Essentially, when you don’t exercise you’re not giving your brain the fuel it needs to be creative, grow and focus at a high level. -Kristen Nolan


  • Your brain needs two things to function at a high level.
  • There are 3 basic systems to strengthen so you can be creative, think on your feet and perform at a high level in your career.
  • When you sit all day at a desk you'll find yourself feeling burned out, exhausted and foggy.

If you find yourself getting lost in a fog or feeling burned out, chances are your brain is taxed because you are not giving it the fuel that it needs to function at a high level. Listen to today's episode to learn exactly which 3 systems need to be strong in order for you to feel focused, think clearly on your feet, eliminate body pain and feel your best. 

How to Create Consistency with Your Energy w/Sean Douglas Stewart


The coaching, entrepreneurship and consulting industry is really complicated when you don’t have the right systems. Why is high ticket sales the key to succeeding? What are the self-care metrics you should be tracking, and how do you bring energy to everything you’re doing? On this episode, Sean Douglas Stewart shares his tips for success and self-care.

The simplest path to success and profitability comes down to utilizing high ticket sales. -Sean Douglas Stewart


  • Taking time for ourselves feels like we’re being selfish, lazy or wasting time. We need to get over that.
  •  Boundaries are the biggest timesavers.
  •  It’s really important to get clear about your focus for each week. 

At the start of the show, Sean shared on increasing fees and making bigger sales. We also talked about how higher ticket selling helps you attract the right clients. Sean also spoke about how he manages to keep his body healthy and energized. He also described his methods for staying true to himself, and bouncing back after a burnout. Towards the end of the show, Sean gave us a quick freestyle.

 We also spoke about:

  • Committing to your self-care time
  • How Sean plans his week and limits distractions
  • Why energy is at the center of success

High ticket selling isn’t just the key to earning more, it’s also the key to finding ideal, perfect fit clients. Energy is the center of success, and if you’re consistent with creating the right kind of energy, you can get better. Be aware that you could be putting things in spaces unconsciously that are actually unproductive. Stop undercutting yourself so that you’re actually getting the most out of your self care. Be consistent with sleep, drinking water and eating healthy.  

Guest Bio

Sean Stewart is a business coach, the Author of the book Focus, and the founder of The Creative Track, a business training and mentoring company that helps coaches, holistic practitioners and heart centered service providers to attract more ideal clients, build a leveraged business model and grow to the six figure level and beyond. Sean has been a featured expert on NBC news, Fox News and in The New Times and with15 years experience as a public speaker he inspires entrepreneurs around the country to achieve their highest business and life ambitions. You can learn more by visiting

Uncovering Your Core Connection & Developing a Lifestyle-Friendly Platform w/TR Garland


To the outside world, many entrepreneurs look successful but are internally in a bad place. How do you make your way back from the burnout, exhaustion and anxiety? What are the things entrepreneurs should be doing to connect to the right relationships? What can speakers do to make sure they are their best selves on stage? On this episode, TR Garland joins us to share his expertise on being a better entrepreneur and practicing self-care consistently.

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A lot of entrepreneurs get caught being ambitious and successful that they neglect their foundation for success, their emotional and physical wellbeing. -TR Garland

Takeaways + Tactics

- You want people to hear the authentic voice that reflects what you feel inside.

- Your logical endgame is leaning on and leveraging other people in your business network to truly balance your personal and professional life.

- The number 1 thing every speaker should have on their mind is making the host look good.


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At the start of the show, TR shared on his work and how he got started, and his personal experience of getting burnt out at 30. Next, he talked about what a lot of entrepreneurs get wrong when it comes to self care, how to achieve performance differently, and the importance of having a mentor. TR also talked about the healthy supplements he takes, and how he gets himself ready for his speaking engagements. Towards the end of the show, he shared why it’s so important for speakers to know their environment.

TR also spoke about;
-What caused his anxiety and panic attacks
-Self-inflicted and environment inflicted anxiety
-How he brings the subject of self-care to his client’s attention
-How he developed a lifestyle friendly platform

To succeed, passion alone is not enough. It’s important to plug into a proven system that helps you do the day to day tasks. Authenticity is important, so look inside your heart, soul and spirituality and truly connect with your core correction. What lessons has life taught you that uniquely qualify you and only you to offer your gift to the marketplace? Once you answer this question, you can make it possible attract the audience that wants to see you be yourself. Remember you need to be visible, vocal and vocal.

Guest Bio

TR is a Wall Street Journal Award Winner, bestselling author and mentor. Go to for more information or to get in touch.

Recover From a Sleepless Night


When you don’t get enough sleep you force yourself out of bed, get a big cup of coffee, and you don’t eat. Why is this the wrong way to recover from a bad night’s sleep? What should you be feeding your body when this happens and how do you tackle your day? On this episode, you’ll learn how to still be productive and focused when you’re running on very little sleep.

Try your hardest to wait to have coffee till you have something in your stomach, you will feel better, longer. -Kristen Nolan


  1. If you have coffee without food after fasting overnight, you’re using stress hormones and caffeine for energy.

  2. Have something to eat within 30-60 minutes of waking up to kickstart the day.

  3. Take non-essentials off your calendar. Conserve your energy for what matters.

If getting little sleep happens more often than not, it will be detrimental to your focus, health and even your waistline, because your body’s using stress hormones for energy. To get through the day, eat a solid meal first before you reach for the coffee, put your energy towards getting the most essential tasks done, mindless tasks will only deplete precious energy and focus.

Racing To The Top: The Tools You Need To Succeed In Life w/Simeon Ivanov


Do you struggle to stick to goals that you’ve set yourself? Are you unsure about meditation and what it can offer you? Do you know how visualization can help you achieve your goals? On this episode, former professional racing driver, Simeon Ivanov, answers these questions and draws on his wide range of knowledge in business, sports and relationships to give tips and tricks you should be using to start living life to the fullest.

If you don’t create these daily rituals that push you forward then you will not be able to succeed.

- Simeon Ivanov



It’s important to track your daily goals, because people think that they remember things or follow routines, but if you don’t track it you probably aren’t doing it.

Your body's autopilot mode is not designed to make you happy, productive or creative and you need to snap out of it and do something different.

It’s important to visualize your goals and ambitions in your head. If you can do that and set it as a goal, then you can make it happen more easily.


Simeon began by telling us about his life so far and how he went from being a child who didn’t have a lot, to being a professional racing driver, to owning a multi million-dollar company to then stepping aside and opening Limitless Academy in Los Angeles. Simeon went on to discuss how reading has been so important in his growth and how important it is to actually implement the things you read. Following on from that Simeon explained how he uses visualization techniques that he learned from racing and how he implements them into the rest of his life. We finished up by talking about Simeon’s latest venture, Limitless Academy.


We also discussed:

  • The five stages of human development.
  • Your body's autopilot and how you need to push it to test yourself.
  • What tracking apps you should use.
  • Simeon’s personal experiences of letting work get on top of him and the effects it had.

Your mind has a habit of convincing itself that you have done certain things even if you haven’t, so it is key to begin tracking your progress. You may be unsure about whether meditation is for you, but just give it a go and see what it can do for you today. All you need to do is download an app like Headspace and try it for a week or two and see if you notice any improvements. Through the use of meditation, you will learn how to control your mind so that it doesn’t control you. A huge component of being successful is being happy, so start creating better habits today.

Guest Bio
Simeon Ivanov is a Bulgarian former racing driver who competed in Formula Renault 2.0 and World Series by Renault before quitting at the age of 19 to go and study Business Management in the UK at Kingston University. Following on from that he joined his brother and worked as a Managing Director of Vega Medical before recently making the move to Los Angeles to set up his own company called Limitless Academy. For more information head over to his Linkedin page; 

How to Start Living Your Wonderful Today w/Beth Tancredi


Have you found that your business life parallels your dating life? Do you need help feeling inspired? In this podcast Beth Tancredi, author of “Pursuing My Wonderful” discusses the best ways to manage your time effectively and how you can find something to do that inspires you so that you can start Pursuing Your Wonderful today.

You have to grab that inspiration as soon as it comes, because it will go away and it may go to somebody else. When it comes, you grab it. -Beth Tancredi


  1. Looking at the big picture can be daunting, so put goals and targets them into manageable bite-size chunks.
  2. You have to find something that works for you when looking to recharge your batteries and boost your creative juices; that could be exercise, seeing friends, music or personal treats.
  3. If you feel inspired by something it is important to grab it as soon as it comes because otherwise, you will lose it.

In this episode Beth began by talking about her book Pursuing My Wonderful and how it went from being a book about transitioning in business to the realisation that your dating life can be very similar to your business life. She went on to talk about time management and how important it is to mentally segment things and find routines that work for you. Later in the episode, Beth went on to discuss times in her life when her time management had suffered and how it affected her abilities in both her business and personal life. She then went on to talk about her mindfulness and meditative practices as well as her exercise routines and how this ties in with cleansing your soul. We finished off by talking about setting deadlines in your life and Beth offered some advice for entrepreneurs who may feel they are too busy for self care.

Beth also shared insights on;

  • How you bounce back and put things behind you.
  • Her preparation for sitting down to write a book.
  • How she gets inspired.
  • The importance of goal setting.

If you want to start Pursuing Your Wonderful, you need to plan your time effectively. Set realistic deadlines and break goals down into achievable, bite-sized pieces rather than aiming for the final goal, as you will ultimately fail and get down trodden. You need to find the time in your life to do things that recharge your batteries and cleanse your soul and this can be anything. Plan enough time in your week to do it and you will start reaping the rewards straight away.

Guest Bio

Beth Tancredi is a financial services and produce marketing expert, former VP at Merrill Lynch currently serving as General Manager at Rasmussen Reports. Now as a single mother, Beth is exploring the similarities between the business and dating world in her first book, Pursuing My Wonderful. Background includes working with The Weather Channel, Gannett Newspapers, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Meridian Health and Rasmussen Reports to develop interactive and loyalty marketing programs.For information head over to her website;

The Big Mistake People Make With Carbs


Sugar has been demonized by different experts and food industries, but did you know that your body actually needs it for energy? What are the right kind of carbs to consume? What does your body do in the absence of carbs and sugar? In this mini-episode, you will learn about consuming food in the right proportions for your body and avoiding cravings.

Your body, especially your brain, needs sugar. -Kristen Nolan


  1. When you don’t feed your body, you get energy from stress hormones which are released to break down muscle, fat and tissue.
  2. If you’ve been avoiding carbs, try adding 1/2 or 1/4 cup of fruit to your meals.
  3. If you cut out carbs, which are very necessary to your energy levels, you will eventually get cravings.

Your body combines glucose with oxygen to create energy. In the absence of good carbs, your body will use its backup method of producing energy, breaking down muscle, tissue and fat, which is very taxing on your system. You need healthy carbs coming into your body in the form of things like fruits and roots. Remember your body needs sugar to live.