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Women are done burning out.

"The fastest way to stand out in our new economy is to be the most nourished woman in the room." -Karlee Fain

Listen now to be part of the revolution that is upgrading women from "never enough" to time and energy abundance.

Episode 1: One Word that Will Elevate Everything You Do

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Have you ever had an inkling that you’re meant to do something great?

Trust it.  You’re right.

In this episode, Karlee is going to share a proven method that elevates driven women, making what they once dreamed about, their new normal.

Over the last 12 years, Karlee established a private coaching practice focused on eliminating the busy work and finding space to breathe again. With the combination of a single mindset shift, a single word, you will no longer need to rely willpower and "pushing hard" to move forward. Instead you'll unlock your full potential in a surprisingly simple way.

These are not cheap, quick-fixes or overnight miracles. It’s all about establishing a method and taking small, doable action steps in the direction you want to go. With this, you’ll learn to sustain your successes and recover from pitfalls

Tune in to learn how to create a personalized, doable plan to take you from messy to magnificent.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

How to stand out in your career & personal life, lighting up every space you’re in. (1:08)

Why we need transformation more than we need information. (4:55)

The powerful mindset that allows women to thrive in their careers, health, & relationships. (10:36)

The one word that will transform you from messy to magnificent. (15:56)

●  How to practically acknowledge challenges & lean toward optimism every day. (25:46)

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Episode 2: Nobody Really Gets You? How to upgrade your adult relationships.

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Ever feel like you’re surrounded by good people, but nobody really understands what you have to do to get through each day? Other people praise you for how much you get done, or how good your life and career look on paper, yet you know you are capable of more...but when is that supposed to happen when you are so busy, right?!


There’s a term for this: Popular Isolation.


In this episode, Karlee Fain is going to share proven strategies for curing Popular Isolation: developing meaningful adult relationships that go below the surface to lift you up. She covers research-based reasons for why having quality friends really matters as adults, and how strong friendships uplift society. To make sure all bases are covered, Karlee also shares 3 doable ways to start making friends as an adult.


Because here’s the deal: If you don’t consciously create the opportunities to create meaningful connections with people that nourish you deeply, you might not notice until you are exhausted, depleted, and always feeling behind. The good news: this is fixable.


Tune in to learn how to form meaningful, lasting relationships with friends as an adult, and how the power of healthy friendships will elevate you from feeling like you are never enough, to a career and lifestyle that loves you back.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

● Why having quality friends as adults improve all aspects of life & our society. (4:04)
● How women and men respond to stress differently. (5:24)
● The symptoms of Popular Isolation. (8:59)
● What key attributes to look for in good friends, and who to avoid. (12:42)
● How to cure Popular Isolation. (16:25)
● Some conversation starters to help you dive below the surface. (18:27)
● Three actionable ways to make friends as an adult. (21:50)

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Boundaries Like A Boss: Learn the 5 doable steps that women use to elevate from feeling guilty, over-scheduled, and resentful, to having time abundance and their best career and health and relationships. (Totally FREE Course)
Taylor, SE et all 2000, 'Biobehavioral responses to stress in females: tend-and-befriend, not fight-or-flight.' Psychological Review, Jul, 107(3), 411-29

Sacred Success by Barbra Stanny

“Episode 147: 7 Ways to Make Friends As an Adult” on the Kate & Mike Show Podcast

Meredith Brisson; Equine Sports Psychology Coach

The Reclaiming Time Studio: Karlee's Private Group for Women That Run Their Own Business Who Are Done With Burn Out

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Episode 3: Done burning out? The 4 phases of growth and sustaining success.

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There’s an old myth out there that tells us that success needs to look like constant exponential growth and having “big wins” all the time—and if that’s not what it looks like for you, then you’re falling behind. That’s total BS.

This “Go big or go home!” mentality is both exhausting and unnecessary.

If we drew our professional and personal growth out on a piece of paper, it wouldn’t look like a straight upward line—that’s never been sustainable in the long-term.   Instead, sustainable success looks more like a cycle, including moments of having no idea what you’re doing, to cultivating and sharing an idea, to reflecting on the execution and results.

In this episode, Karlee explains the four phases of modern success, what they practically look like, and how to unapologetically get the most out of whatever phase you’re in right now.

Here’s the deal: it’s time to stop playing small in order to make others feel comfortable. Give yourself permission to lead with your idea, with what inspires you, and what uplifts you.

Tune in to learn about this wise approach to knowing exactly where you are in your phase of growth, which steps make sense for you, and how to ultimately live on your own terms.  

In This Episode You Will Learn:

How to consciously create the life you want. (4:15)

● The myths around vertical success. (5:04)

●  The four phases of upward sustainable success. (11:26)

●  Why taking the time to be still and listen to yourself is essential to moving forward. (13:53)

● How to protect emerging ideas from being squashed by questions and imposter syndrome. (16:23)

● What a culmination practice practically looks like. (24:47)

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Do Less by Kate Northrup

Maria Sirois, Psy.D

Navigating a Graceful Transition: Your New Best Life with Karlee Fain and Maria Sirois (Free Online Workshop)

Get the 4 Phases Master Sheet that goes with this episode for FREE below

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Episode 4: Hit your limit? The 5 Doable Steps to Setting Realistic Boundaries

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Feel like you just don’t have the capacity to get to “all the things”?  You’re a hard worker - yet secretly you often feel like you’re falling short of what you know you are capable of?

It’s time to set some boundaries.  But how do you know exactly when and how to speak up, without feeling guilty or unclear?

Boundaries don’t make you a jerk, and their purpose is not to push people away. Boundaries create a framework to lean into the things you really care about and live life on your own terms.

In this episode, Karlee Fain talks about modern boundaries, what they look like, and how to make them doable. Karlee’s steps to create custom boundaries can be immediately implemented into your life, without feeling cumbersome or scary. These steps are very doable, and once a regular part of your interactions with others, they will empower you to live on your own terms.

Tune in to learn how to become a pro at saying “no,” and open up your capacity to focus on what really matters. 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

How you know when it’s time to elevate your boundaries. (4:45)

●  The 3 foundational mindsets that women with healthy boundaries already know. (9:40)

●  The 5 steps to custom create the boundary that’s perfect for you. (13:30)

●  What phrase to repeat to empower yourself as you implement boundaries. (26:20)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

“How to Have Boundaries Like A Boss” MASTER GUIDE: The 5 Steps to go from over-scheduled to having time abundance (without feeling guilty about it) - GET FREE ACCESS BELOW

Listen to Episode 2 about Popular Isolation, available above

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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Episode 5: Five BETTER Questions to Ask When Change Comes Calling

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No sooner does change come calling, than the dreaded questions arise, right?!

Those questions might sound like, "What am I going to do next?!" or "Who am I to think things could get better?"

Change, by it's very nature is unsettling, but there is another way to renew your clarity, confidence and thrive even in the face of some unknowns.

In this episode, Karlee explains how to cure that overwhelm when change comes calling: asking better questions.

There are 5 specific questions that help us navigate change in a way that is whole and nourishing, rather than intimidating or draining. This is the doable way to navigate change without having to have it all figured out.

Here’s the truth: those who thrive while life shifts around them give their attention to one main thing. They softly, but consistently, fan the flames of their focused attention on asking these questions. 

Tune in to learn methods and strategies to help you thrive as you mitigate change, minimizing that feeling of overwhelm along the way. 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

●  What the antidote to feeling overwhelmed is. (6:38)

●  How asking questions affects your energy & impact. (12:05)

●  The 5 better questions to ask when change comes calling. (19:18)

● What the hardest thing is for driven women to do. (25:59)

●  What mental exercise can help uncover unconscious solutions. (27:20)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

Episode 3: Done Burning Out? The 4 Phases of Growth and Sustaining Success

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Episode 6: Feeling The Holiday Stress? Here's a framework for more ease during full times

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Ever feel the pressure to make sure things are just absolutely perfect for everyone, especially during the holidays or other full times? From gifts to making great food, to how to spend your time, there’s so much pressure to make sure that everything you do makes everyone else happy.

Feeling pulled in like 10 directions at the same time?

With the holidays near, it’s important to figure out how to nourish yourself during a busy time and create a framework around full times that is life-giving for you.

In this episode, Dr. Maria Sirois dives deep into how to care for yourself during the holidays or any extra “full” time in your life.

We know that "self-care” is not just about getting enough sleep and going to the gym a few times a week. It’s all about knowing how to deal with challenging people in challenging circumstances.

Maria outlined beautifully how to make a really small—but hugely transformative—shift in our fullest times so that we still get to experience what we want more of in our life.

Tune in to learn how to navigate the holidays, and other full times, in a way that gives you life. 

Some Questions I Asked:

●  What does being intentional during a busy time look like? (7:09)

●  What’s an example of a life-giving question? (10:17)

●  How do we navigate finding pause, grace, and ease during the holidays? (14:46)

●  What is one mistake that you’ve made that you’re thankful for now? (38:13)

●  Even if others don’t agree, what do you know to be true? (40:09)

In This Episode You Will Learn:

●  How to take a pause and ask a life-giving question to create openness within yourself. (8:08)

● The three-step framework to guide you through the holidays. (16:11)

● What simple but BIG "aha" Maria has learned about navigating the holidays. (19:18)

● How to take the pressure off of giving the perfect gifts. (22:06)

● How to consciously craft the holidays in a way that gives you life. (25:40)

● A great way to stop yourself from being spread too thin when people need your attention (35:36)

 

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

Maria Sirois’ Website

Contact Maria Sirois

Job Crafting – Amy Wrzesniewski on creating meaning in your own work

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Episode 7: How to Set Your Best Goals & Finally Follow Through On Things (PART 1)

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“What should I be doing with my life?”

It’s that time of year: when many people begin assessing how they’re living now and how they want to live in the future. But, where do you start? And just as important, how do you follow through once you begin?

Knowing what to do with your life and where to focus your attention is something that most haven’t learned how to do yet. The key here is finding a way to set goals that work for you as the individual that you are. There is one-size-fits-all solutions here.

In this episode, Karlee walks through the step-by-step process of how to establish the foundation that will serve you deeply and nourish you along the way to achieving your goals. Here's a little peak:

There are 4 pillars that hold up this foundation: dare to pause and get intentional, get nourished, do the review, and determine what you truly value. When you do this foundational work prior to setting goals, your progress won’t just look good on paper—it’ll nourish and fulfill you.

The key here is to find a way to put a reasonable amount of effort into achieving these goals (not working around the clock) and still seeing extraordinary results. That’s how this foundation will become the launching pad for you to take off from.

Tune in to start figuring out the right next step for you, and how to set yourself up for growth and success in 2020. 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

What a magnificent goal looks like. (6:56)

The 4 pillars that create a foundation of a magnificent goal. (10:55)

How to identify what the right next step for you is. (13:34)

The 3 main things we MUST review before setting new goals (18:18)

How identifying what you most value will help you build your goals. (27:48)

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Episode 8: How to Set Your Best Goals & Finally Follow Through On Things (PART 2)

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What’s the one thing that if you went a little deeper into it, it would make everything else in your life either easier or not necessary at all?

The answer might not be what you expect.

This episode is NOT about traditional goal setting (you know, the kind of goals that you set because it's what everyone else is doing, and then you can't following through on them, or worse, you do follow through but don't feel any better). If you feel like you’re good at dreaming and setting an intention, but then struggle to follow through on goals to the finish line, today’s episode is for you.

The key to follow through is nourishment—not punishment. The goals you set for yourself should be sourced from you, excite you, and nourish you.

In this episode, Karlee explains how to define these self-sourced goals, create the roadmap, and actually follow through all the way to success.

Here’s the thing about people who follow through on goals: they don’t just think and talk about it. They take action. This method will help you build confidence, ensure that the goal excites you to your bones and is realistically achievable.

Tune in to learn the five-step method of creating the self-sourced goals that will nourish you and that you will follow through on. 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

The key to following through on plans to achieve goals. (5:10)

● What characteristics make an effective goal. (5:51)

● How to build confidence with setting and achieving goals. (9:58)

● How to pick right “destination” for your goal. (12:00)

● How to make sure you are getting the nourishment required to follow through on your goal. (20:14)

● Recap: How to create self-sourced goals. (27:41)

Resources Mentioned in This Episode: 

Best Little Book Program with Karin & Drew Rozell

The Master Sheet that will make it doable to create your own Self-Sourced Goal can be downloaded FOR FREE below

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Episode 9: I Answer Your Juiciest Questions About How I Run My Business and My Mental Game

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Are you curious about what goes on behind closed doors for other people? Well buckle up, because you're about to go on a unexpected ride behind-the-scenes with Karlee as she "spills the tea" on the unconventional ways she runs her business and her and life. (And if you are just plain nosy, this episode is for you too.)

Recently, Karlee asked a group of women that she works with what they wanted to know about her—and they came in hot with juicy questions that held nothing back.

In this episode, Karlee reveals the specific tactics she uses to stay on track with her work, life, and all the places that they intersect. She explains the strategies she to stay organized and keep her priorities in check and how she keeps her mental game in check when times are hard.

Karlee is unapologetically honest about the mistakes she’s made in the past while running a business, how social media affects her life, and the low-tech system she, and her clients use, to let go of the things that are holding them back and know precisely where to focus their attention for maximum results.

Expect to learn the specific tools that allow Karlee to thrive in her personal and professional life, and put the ones that inspire you to good use for your own career and spirit on the spot.

Some Questions Karlee Answers:

How has my business evolved from where I started? (7:41)

● What is the one thing that helps my business the most? (15:32)

● What’s your diet like? (22:32)

● How do you process what you’re responsible for and then let go of what you can't possibly get to? (30:40)

● How do you stay motivated? (32:52)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

● What mistakes have impacted my life today. (10:40)

● What I wish my younger self knew when starting my business. (17:52)

● How I prioritize my weekly to-dos. (29:09)

● What my relationship with social media looks like. (34:12)

● How I combat the testosterone-driven method of running a business that I was taught in business school. (38:15)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

Reclaiming Time Studio

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Episode 10: Am I Doing My Life Right?  Spoiler Alert: Here’s how picking your own path actually works.

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Ever have the urge to ask yourself or someone you admire, “Am I doing my life right?”

Folks who are introspective and aim to live a life of intentionality will often brush up against this question. But here’s the truth: There is no one ideal way of doing things that works for everybody. For most, there is no yellow brick road that you will stumble on that will lead you to the life you’re striving for. The truth is, you’ll have to carve that path out for yourself.

Creating a life you love means it’s not going to be handed to you. It’s something you will cultivate. But here's the good news:

In this episode, Karlee relieves the pressure of finding “the one right path” for your life so that you can start to breathe again. Instead of trying to identify that path, Karlee walks through how to navigate your path forward, even if you don’t have it all figured out quite yet.

Tune in to learn the foundation of creating your own path and utilizing a navigational tool that will light the way in the darkness as you start to figure things out for yourself. 

Some of What We Cover In This Episode:

You are NOT lost. (6:20)

What walking your path might actually look like. (11:07)

Why experiencing “dips” are totally normal and how to get through them. (15:47)

What it looks like to rise out of purgatory into paradise. (17:24)

Why you get so uncomfortable once you realize you want things to change. (25:39)

What two things that women who are able to navigate their path implement into their lives. (26:41)

How to become the leader of your own life. (34:42)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

VIDEO: Joan Borysenko on the Narrative of Transformation

The Dip by Seth Godin

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Kate Northrup

Let it Go by Drew Rozell

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Dear Sugars Podcast

Mary Oliver

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Episode 11: Is it the right time to change careers?

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How do you know when it’s time to change your career? This is the question that driven people are constantly asking themselves, and it's a question we want to answer correctly, right?! After all, changing your career might shift everything around in your life as well. So, how do you know when you’re ready?

In this episode, Karlee invites a surprise guest to her studio, Kelsey Fain, a business owner with a courageous story of taking a professional leap, that happens to be her sister. They discuss what it takes to leave jobs that look good on paper, and dive into the life they wanted to create for themselves. This is a no-BS, no sugar-coating kind of conversation. Together, they talk about the financial aspects of shifting your career, how they learned to handle the influx of work, and ultimately why, at the end of the day. they feel more inspired to keep pushing forward.

Here’s the deal: There’s never going to be a “perfect” time to take the leap. You just have to do it – but you can do it strategically.

Tune in to learn about how to deal with the transition to consciously creating the life you really want to live. 

Some Questions Karlee Asks:

Before you left your corporate job, what made you notice that it was time for a change? (3:32)

What do you know now that you didn’t know prior to switching careers? (16:32)

In This Episode You'll Learn:

What pushed Kelsey to take her first step into a career change. (7:38)

How Kelsey created an “exit strategy” for herself so she didn't leap blindly. (8:52)

How to create the roots for your rising. (10:25)

What mindset helps treat imposter syndrome and overwhelm. (16:49)

Why those that thrive remove “should” from their vocabulary. (19:54)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

Done Burning Out? The 4 phases of growth and sustaining success

Kelsey Fain Photo Website

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Episode 12: Permission to Rest: And how to have the time to do it!

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You are NOT the only person that feels like they just can’t keep up.

Sure, it seems like everyone else is able to keep on going, but nobody is really capable of sustaining the break-neck pace our culture sells us caffeine to keep up with - without something falling apart. You've been working hard for a long time, and it's only giving you more to do.

So if you want to have a vibrant career, health and relationships all at the same time in our modern economy, pushing harder won't get you there. Instead, those that thrive know you must give yourself permission to rest to have your best.

This is the part where you are rolling your eyes right? Because of course you want to rest, but when are you supposed to have the time for that, huh? Don't worry, Karlee outlines 3 doable ways that busy folks use to have more time to rest on the spot.

Permission to rest is something only you can grant yourself. Even if you haven’t finished that project yet, or still have to-dos to cross off, or even if you feel like you don’t deserve it. (Heads up - we talk about why you many NEVER feel like you deserve more rest in this episode, do don't wait for that to happen, ha!)

Here’s the truth: When we take moments to rest and digest information around us, we think better, we make better decisions, and we perform at a higher level.

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Oh my gosh, I need more rest than I am getting,” then this is the episode for you.

In this episode, Karlee Fain breaks down two specific ideas today. First, she explains why rest is a professional asset in the modern economy. Then, Karlee shares 3 doable methods to start creating more space to rest, nourish yourself, and reset your mental game.

Tune in to take your next step toward becoming the most nourished woman in the room.

In This Episode You'll Learn:

●  Why it’s not "okay" to rest, it's essential. (11:58)

●  How to leverage your nervous system to engage in your most powerful work. (13:35)

●  Why you may avoid resting even though you want to, and it can bring up the emotions you’ve previously numbed. (21:53)

●  Doable steps for creating space and time to rest. (27:41)

●  If you are behaving like a sperm (yes, you read that right) and what “egg wisdom” looks like. (35:38)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

The Patriarchy Stress Disorder by Valerie Rein

It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn

Do Less by Kate Northrup

5 Doable Steps to Setting Realistic Boundaries

FREE Boundaries Like a Boss Online Class

Kripalu Center

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New Episodes are Released Every Monday at 6am EST

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