FLAUNT! Build Your Dreams, Live Your Sparkle
Using the Five Steps of FLAUNT! to Transform An Industry

Using the Five Steps of FLAUNT! to Transform An Industry

October 10, 2019

How many times do you get really excited when you experience frustration? This week’s guest, Cash Butler did, and he took that frustration, created solutions, and built a company whose mission and purpose was to alleviate frustration for vendors and purchasers of legal services. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons, finding a gap and filling it, and in FLAUNT! Terms, Building Your Dreams and Living Your Sparkle!

Cash Butler, CEO and founder of ClariLegal spent 15-plus years in a variety of leadership roles for service providers in the litigation services industry. He witnessed firsthand many of the industry’s inefficiencies, and instead of becoming cynical or switching industries altogether looking for something better, he decided to use his experience as well as his frustration to transform the way legal services were being purchased. Cash is building his dream and living his sparkle!

Today, ClariLegal helps corporations and law firms choose the best service for their needs by providing them with software that accurately compares value sought with value delivered. Through a request for proposal platform, ClariLegal enables legal services buyers and providers to match the exact procurement requirements with services offered, clarifying the process for each party. No more comparing apples to oranges, or being blindsided down the line when you realize that what you thought you were purchasing, was not actually what you were buying.

How To Write And Complete A Transformational Nonfiction Book Without Disrupting Your Entire Life - with Kelly Notaras

How To Write And Complete A Transformational Nonfiction Book Without Disrupting Your Entire Life - with Kelly Notaras

October 3, 2019

Most people have a dream of someday writing a book. But for many of those people, that day never comes. Why? Quite simply because life gets in the way. Either they never make the time to write, or when they do sit down to write they are so far out of practice that the writing is difficult and they quit. Similarly, most people don’t actually know where and how to start. They may write down stories or ideas, but because there is no cohesive structure, they are never able to sort through the stories and put them in any kind of meaningful order.

What about you? Is there a book that you were born to write? Seasoned book editor, founder of kn Literary Arts and author of The Book You Were Born to Write, Kelly Notaras dishes with Lora on the “How To” of writing your transformational nonfiction book.

In the workshop you will learn the how and why to establish the daily habit of writing, how to be productive for hours, how to hone your “hook”—a book’s north star—so it’s both saleable and magnetic, navigating a variety of publishing options, and whether to start with a proposal or a full-length manuscript.

Kelly Notaras started her book editing career right out of college by moving to New York, where she worked in the editorial divisions at Avon Books, HarperCollins, Penguin USA and Hyperion Books. She relocated to Boulder, CO where she became the VP, Associate Publisher at spirituality publisher Sounds True. There she received her education in transformational nonfiction, editing books by Sharon Salzberg, Adyashanti, Krishna Das, David Deida and many more.

Say Yes To Your Publishing Dreams! If You Want Things Done A Certain Way, Do It Yourself!

Say Yes To Your Publishing Dreams! If You Want Things Done A Certain Way, Do It Yourself!

October 1, 2019

Have you ever had a dream? I mean, literally! Have you ever had a dream where you thought, “Humm, am I supposed to DO that?” CB Hoffmann did, and even though it took her years for all of the pieces of that dream to fall into place, she never lost faith or hope. The result was a series of Christian suspense books series about Alexa, a fashion designer who is blackmailed into being an assassin, self-published by her and her son, Dan Hoffmann that included six eBooks, three audiobooks and a short film. Despite never having done any of it before.

CB is a former English and Psychology teacher and Dan is a former graphic designer, web designer and developer, who helps businesses create better websites, better photography, and make better marketing and promotion decisions. Together they teamed up to get CB’s books out into the world, building their dreams and living their sparkle in such an incredible way. Which goes to show that no matter what you aspire to, and no matter how seemingly impossible it may be, you too can achieve your dreams. No matter what it is you feel called to do, and no matter what your level of experience, when you have faith in the outcome then you too will find ways to succeed. It truly is a DIY world, and now more than ever are we able to do whatever it that we want to do, whether that’s publish a book, learn to cook or build a chicken coop.

If you are curious how you can turn your dreams into do-it-yourself project, then join us for today’s lively show with Lora, CB and Dan as they talk about how CB and Dan broke it down, step by step, from writing and editing the books, designing book covers, producing the eBooks, to recording and producing audiobooks, shooting and editing video, and the subsequent marketing and promotion. No matter how old, young, or how many resources you have or don’t have, maybe it’s time for you to begin pursuing your dreams!

Loving out Loud! Get The Love You Want Every Day, With The Power Of Kind Words

Loving out Loud! Get The Love You Want Every Day, With The Power Of Kind Words

September 24, 2019

Join Lora as she interviews Robyn Spizman, award-winning New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker who has been a media darling for over three decades, with more than thirty appearances on NBC’s Today show. She is the author of the new book, Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word, which was written as a gift to the world, to share the magic of loving life and each other out loud!

What does loving out loud mean? Well, in a world that is distracted and busy, it is vitally important for all us to learn to slow down, connect from the heart. Otherwise we are left with an existence that is devoid of authentic connection because we never show, or are shown, what we mean to others. Loving Out Loud offers practical tips on how to slow down, notice and express the positive all around. It also gives a whole host of creative ideas and practical insights for cultivating kindness in everyday life so we can connecting more deeply with the world around us.

There are sections devoted to loving our children, offering them the gift of how to use their words in a way that will enrich their lives. There are sections on loving our significant others, family, and friends, and also sections on creative ways we can express kindness and appreciation for teachers, coworkers, and everyone in between.

Why Travel is Good For The Soul – Healing the Mind, Heart and Soul With Anne Biging and Healing Hotels of The World

Why Travel is Good For The Soul – Healing the Mind, Heart and Soul With Anne Biging and Healing Hotels of The World

September 18, 2019

Life is hard. For all of us. Just ask Anne Biging, who grew up in post war Germany and early on developed a strong belief that healing happen anywhere and that no matter what happens around us, life should not be filled with fear and depression.

Through it all, she always believed that there was something more, something greater, connecting us all. Thus began her journey to figure out how we make ourselves feel better.  While disconnecting from our emotions in the moment, working constantly and distracting ourselves with a million different things might temporarily makes us forget, it doesn’t lead to true healing. Because unless we slow down and take the time to feel our emotions, we will be unable to heal.

Healing Hotels of the World is the only global quality brand uniting the best and most advanced hotels and resorts in the field of holistic health under one umbrella. The brand is also at the forefront of supporting the global paradigm shift towards a soulful economy through organizing the HEALING SUMMIT.

Spirituality, Yoga & The U.S. Mental Illness Crisis – Could We Be Handling Things All Wrong?

Spirituality, Yoga & The U.S. Mental Illness Crisis – Could We Be Handling Things All Wrong?

September 3, 2019

What would those around you think if, after having built a highly successful business and life, you suddenly had a lightning bolt of energy explode throughout your body and you felt driven to leave everything behind? They would think you were crazy, right? That’s exactly what happened to Joseph “Joey” Nittolo and his family after he began hearing voices in the middle of his shower and sensing people that nobody else could see. Little did he or his family know, but Joey had just experienced a spontaneous spiritual awakening!

Joey went to the doctor but, as you might imagine, the medical world was not equipped to deal with whatever had happened to him. At a loss, he was committed to a mental hospital for a year! And what was so scary was the fact that the more he explained his newfound clarity, the more “insane” he looked!

Crazy, right? The thing was, Joey was not your average spiritual seeker, constantly looking for enlightenment. He was a hardscrabble kid, raised on the streets of Hollywood in the 1970’s. His father was a PIMP and a heroin addict, and as a result of his upbringing, Joey pursued financial success as a means of ensuring he would always be taken care of. Succeeding wildly with a successful career in real estate and film production, Joey produced <em>Pool Hall Junkies</em>, with Christopher Walkin and Chazz Palminteri and even wrote the original, <em>A Man Apart</em>, starring Vin Deisel and Larenz Tate.

How to Create a Vision Board that Actually WORKS!

How to Create a Vision Board that Actually WORKS!

August 23, 2019

Vision Boards are tools that help us “get us what we want,” right? You know, like manifesting fancy homes, fast cars and dreamy relationships. All you have to do is dream big, find a picture, and slap it on your vision board and voila! The Universe will deliver. Except that it doesn’t really happen that way, and then people git disappointed and claim that vision boarding and manifestation is woo-woo stuff that just doesn’t work.

Are you ready to learn the trick to making a vision board that actually works?

We are creative beings, and we create using our emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Unless our emotions, thoughts, and feelings are involved in the creative process, we will not successfully create that which we desire!

What does that mean? It means that unless the images and phrases used on our vision board stir an emotional response within us, they aren’t going to manifest! Join Lora as she teaches you exactly how to create a vision board that works and also why the vision board process works to target the subconscious portion of the brain.

 

Shed Fears - Not Tears!  Break Bad Habits, Overcome Obstacles and Live With Joy - with Vidya Ragu

Shed Fears - Not Tears! Break Bad Habits, Overcome Obstacles and Live With Joy - with Vidya Ragu

August 12, 2019

Breaking habits is hard! Whether it’s stop-smoking, cutting out sweets, exercising regularly, going to bed on time or putting your clothes away instead of tossing them on the closet floor, there are a million different things that we intend to do, that we oftentimes don’t! And contrary to popular belief, failing to break a bad habit does not mean that we are weak-willed or that we don’t want what we say we want.

Practical ways to break bad habits easily

If you have you ever felt like you were stuck in a pattern, locked into certain behaviors, or were living in an endless loop of familiarity and same-old-same-old, that you couldn’t seem to overcome, then this show is for you!

For most people, even though the desire to change might be a strong, conscious desire, they still want that change to be as seamless and pain-free as possible. Most people stay in their comfortably familiar territory because it is comfortable and familiar! Change is stressful, and nobody in their right mind chooses to move themselves from a safe, familiar location to an unknown destination.

Why Change is Difficult for Humans

And therein lies the problem! For most of us, even though we want the change, we are too scared to move ourselves out of what we know and into something we don’t know. Which is where Vidya Ragu, one of India’s Leading Learning and Development Specialists comes in. In today’s show, she and Lora discuss practical ways to make that jump – from the safety of our known world to the joy, satisfaction and safety of the unknown, that we desire, but are too scared to attain.

Vidya is the author of the upcoming book, Shed Fears not Tears, which helps people move into the life they desire with ease and grace. She is an International trainer, an award winning entrepreneur, a certified mentor, and has been featured as an expert panelist on many news and television shows, as well as on radio and in leading print media.

Wolf Spirit Animals, Wolf Mythology, and the Wolf as a Spiritual Teacher with Teo Alfero and Lora Cheadle

Wolf Spirit Animals, Wolf Mythology, and the Wolf as a Spiritual Teacher with Teo Alfero and Lora Cheadle

August 5, 2019

For millennia, the wolf has been both vilified and celebrated. There are countless myths worldwide, in cultures from the Ainu people of Japan to the Apache First Nation elders who worshiped the wolf, and even today, people seem to have strong opinions and feelings about wolves. But what does that mean, and why has this one animal captured the imagination of so many, for so long? The Wisdom of the Wolf extends beyond merely being a Spirit Animal, totem, or Spirit Guide. The wolf informs us about who we are as individuals as well as who we are in our human pack. And studying the wolf can help us live better lives, healing those in trauma in crisis as well as those who merely want more depth, connection and understanding in their own lives.

Teo Alfero’s new book, The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us About Being Human, explains that: “Most people only see the wolf as an animal, as I once did. But the wolf has played a key role in human evolution, and we have lived in association with them for so long, that if we look carefully, there are many more ways to consider the being we call “wolf”.”

His California sanctuary, Wolf Heart Ranch, allows us to connect with wolves as multi-faceted beings and deepen our relationship to ourselves and our world through our deepening relationship with wolves. The power of these wolf-human experiences are validated by research and demonstrate that wolves exist on numerous, subtle levels. In fact, there are nine realms of the wolf that can help all humans gain greater self-understanding and reconnect with the primal, wild freedom that we all still carry, even if it is dormant, deep within.

How to be an Activist, Historical Activism, Famous American Activists, the Suffragists, and How This Applies to Women Today

How to be an Activist, Historical Activism, Famous American Activists, the Suffragists, and How This Applies to Women Today

July 22, 2019

Every day a wide variety of headlines call out problems, injustices, and things in our world that quite simply *need* to change. Whether it’s age, gender, or sex discrimination; concern over our planet, strip-mining, drilling and the environment; or fighting for religious freedom, individual freedom, gun rights or the right to be free from gun violence; there are a million and one worthy causes. So many sometimes that it is easy to become overwhelmed and not know where to start or what to do.

While we have all heard the term *activist*, what exactly does that mean? Are activists militants? Can activists be a part of the organizations which they are struggling against? Can you talk to, reason with, or even understand an ardent activist? Prepare for the answers and the discussion in this show to surprise you!

April Young Bennet is a member of a patriarchal religion and she is also an activist who seeks to change certain rules within that organization. No, she did not throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater! She loves many components of her religion and she is simply seeking to make it better. Stronger. More loving, acceptable and accessible to all. She seeks understanding and to foster a common ground with those who do not think as she does, and through her respectful conversation and the willingness to truly listen and understand, she is succeeding in places where others have not.