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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 26, 2016

For the Intense woman, life can feel like a constant balancing act. They tend to be hyper aware of the demands of life that simply have to be done, and yet find themselves so caught up in other interests and ideals that responsibilities tend to fall by the wayside. Where is the balance? How can we get things done, without toning down our quirky, inquisitive natures? Is there a way to pursue passions while still being successful in business and life? 

 

This week, Aurora interviews Nikki Petersen, a Gifted writer, and coach who helps Intense Entrepreneurs embrace their quirky natures and use them to fuel their business. She knows the struggle of trying to balance an intense love of learning with the mundane tasks of everyday life. By bringing awareness to her own personal brand of Intensity, she was able to embrace her nature and fuel her desire to help others. Join Aurora as she and Nikki dive into the inquisitive nature of the Gifted, and see how you too can embrace your personal brand of intensity to bring much-needed balance into your own life. 

 

In this week’s episode:

 

  • Hear how Nikki helps clients identify the strength in their own quirky intensity and turns it into strengths for their business. 
  • See how Nikki learned to balance her love of learning many different subjects during school. 
  • Discover the balance of staying true to yourself while still “reading your audience.” 
  • Learn why Awareness is Nikki’s favorite word, and how it shaped her own life. 
  • Embrace the ability to prioritize needs in spite of a world of confusing wants. 
  • See how Nikki keeps up with her intensity using organizational habits and, you guessed it, Awareness! 
  • Look for Nikki’s New Book, The Intense Entrepreneur!

 

 

Nikki Recommends 

 

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

The Introvert Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow  

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Simpleology by Mark Joyner

 

Links and Resources

 

Nikki’s Website: http://nikkipetersen.com/

 

Link to Nikki’s Blog Post, “Debrowski’s Sweater:” http://nikkipetersen.com/dabrowskis-sweater/

 

Connect with Nikki 

The Intense Entrepreneur – on Facebook 

@2xExponential – on Twitter

 

Join the League of Excitable Women on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueofexcitablewomen/

 

Aurora’s Website

http://www.auroraremember.com/

 

Power Zone Toolkit  

http://www.auroraremember.com/power-zone-toolkit/ 

 

Dec 19, 2016

Feeling like you’ve lost your light? Is your default answer to life’s simplest questions, “I don’t know?” Melissa Opie, this week’s guest on “Embracing Intensity” can relate. Melissa has made it her life’s mission to encourage women as a life coach (or, as she likes to put it, Life Architect). After struggling with toning herself down as a child, and then sacrificing her self-confidence as an adult to “Play the Game” of life, Melissa has found a place where she can fully embrace her intense self, and accept that no one has life figured out.

Aurora joins Melissa as she describes the habits and inspirations that have taken her from Quarter Life Crisis, to business owner and CEO. Get ready to re-energize your mindset. 

 

See how Melissa has embraced her intensity on this week’s episode!

 

  • Learn how to stop putting yourself last, and say “yes” to yourself instead.
  • Are you struggling with insecurities? Melissa has some inspiration for you!
  • Walk with Melissa through her Quarter Life Crisis 
  • Find out how to change your answer from “I don’t know” to “Yes, I actually do know.” 
  • Uncover Melissa’s healthy habits for a self-secure life. 
  • What’s your “Thing?” Melissa explains how she found her own Thing and it transformed her life!
  • Change your Mindset, change your life. 
  • Discover what a Life Coach can do for you.

 

Melissa Recommends

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo 

 

Links

Melissa’s Website 

http://www.melissaopie.com/

 

Join the League of Excitable Women on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueofexcitablewomen/

 

Aurora’s Website

http://www.auroraremember.com/

 

Power Zone Toolkit  

http://www.auroraremember.com/power-zone-toolkit/

 

Dec 12, 2016

Attention Gifted and Intensely Intelligent listeners! If you feel like no one has ever understood you or has compassion towards your experience with giftedness, then this episode is for you. This week, you have a friend among you.

 

Meet Jennifer Harvey Sallin. Jennifer is gifted in both intellect and empathy, intensely passionate about finding ways to encourage and grow gifted adults, and uniquely able to shed some light on what the gifted experience is like. Aurora and Jennifer spend some time covering everything from experiences in church, to fostering a gifted spirit in their youth, to the ways that human cognition can both hinder and help our work and personal life. Jennifer gets it.

 

Listen to “Embracing Intensity” this week as Aurora and Jennifer discuss: 

  • The ways Jennifer learned to live well with her own mind. 
  • How music and other creative outlets play into intellectual intensity. 
  • Why panic and other emotional disorders are linked to the Gifted Adult experience. 
  • Creating an identity as a Gifted individual, and how that can change everything. 
  • Ways to adjust your life to embrace Giftedness, from career shifts to relational moves. 
  • Opportunities to connect to other Gifted adults through Intergifted and other online forums. 
  • What it means to be a “Meta-Thinker,” “Skip Thinker,” and “Linear Thinker.” 

 

Links

Join the League of Excitable Women on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueofexcitablewomen/

 

Jennifer’s Coaching Website

http://rediscovering-yourself.com/en/

 

The Intergifted Community Website 

http://intergifted.com/

 

Aurora’s Website

http://www.auroraremember.com/

 

Power Zone Toolkit  

http://www.auroraremember.com/power-zone-toolkit/ 

 

Dec 5, 2016

Ever get the feeling like your brain has too many tabs open? The world and everything in it holds such a thrill for you, and yet with so much excitement there comes a bit of exhaustion and confusion? If that rings true for you, then you have much in common with this week’s guest on “Embracing Intensity.” Meet Gwen Montoya, a single mom with a mind for marketing and a mission for helping women in business succeed. 

Aurora and Gwen spend some time mulling over what it means to be intensely interested in the world as a whole. How can someone harness that passion? How about harnessing it for other people? Listen in this week as Gwen shares her heart and insight so you can learn to embrace your inner fire. 

 

  • Find out how a homeschooling mom working from home turned her passion for marketing into a thriving business. 
  • Hear how Gwen’s passion for research plays into her personal brand of intensity. 
  • How does going to the gym have anything to do with mental intensity? Listen to find out!
  • Discover how nurturing her family’s brand of intensity allowed Gwen to encourage her own. 
  • Are you Type A on the inside, and Type B on the inside? Then Gwen has some encouragement for you. 
  • Hear about Gwen’s love of the musical Hamilton, and how it translates to her identity as a Geek of Everything. 
  • Learn about Gwen’s role in developing businesswomen in marketing their businesses in a way that fuels their passion. 
  • Discover the MOB Northwest and the deep community moms in business can find together.  

 

 

Links

Gwen’s Website 

http://www.gwenmontoya.com/

 

Find Gwen on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/montoyamarketing/

 

Join the League of Excitable Women on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueofexcitablewomen/

 

Aurora’s Website

http://www.auroraremember.com/

 

Power Zone Toolkit  

http://www.auroraremember.com/power-zone-toolkit/

 

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