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Running A Business When Life Feels Hard

When life gets hard, running a business can feel like an overwhelming burden.


In this episode, Danielle shares the one skill entrepreneurs can learn to make running a business easier when the rest of their life is falling apart.


It’s a skill she developed that allowed her to run her businesses while spending 2 years as a caregiver…first for her husband, then for her father.


The Importance of Personal Boundaries In Business with Christine Seibold

Have you ever considered how the lack of clearly defined boundaries in your personal life could be affecting your business?


In this episode, Danielle talks with certified coach, Christine Seibold about how the lack of boundaries in one area of your life can show up in other areas, including your business.


In her book, Blondie Without Borders, Christine shares true stories from her life, growing up with no boundaries, and the lessons that she's learned along the way.



Christine has a master's degree in International Relations from Harvard and currently runs a private coaching practice, Freelance N Freedom, where she helps women follow their passion, and leads them through the process of starting their own business..


Commitment To A Goal: How To Know You're Ready

Most ambitious entrepreneurs have big, audacious goals but why do so many fall short of achieving them? Not everyone is ready to commit to doing the unglamorous work required to reach their goals.


In this episode, Danielle shares what holds many entrepreneurs back from achieving their goals and how you can tell if you’re ready to fully commit to reaching your goals.


Authenticity & Transparency: I'm a Christian Intuitive

In this unedited and honest episode, Danielle gets vulnerable as she reveals that she is a Christian Intuitive. She describes what that means and how she uses her gifts with her clients.


To learn more about Danielle, visit her website at www.daniellenapoliocox.com


How To Get Clarity And Make Better Decisions

Do you find yourself regularly putting off or avoiding decisions in your business? Have you ever researched and analyzed the options and found that instead of clarity, you ended up overwhelmed?


In this episode, Danielle outlines her 6 step process to get clarity when making decisions in your business. She shares how to make the mental shift required to go from struggling to confident. She also explains how to leverage a priority hierarchy to make sure that the final decision is one that accounts for the most important priorities.


Getting Started in Podcasting with Kara Gott Warner

Have you considered leveraging the power of podcasting to help you grow and scale your business?


In this week’s episode, Danielle talks with guest expert Kara Gott Warner, who is best known as the "Podcast Queen since 2014.” Kara is a podcasting with purpose coach who teaches coaches how to be unstoppable so they can move mountains with a microphone.


Ready to learn more about Kara and how she can help you launch a podcast with ease?

How Not Knowing What You Don't Know Hurts Your Business

What if what you don’t know is limiting your ability to reach your business goals?


In this episode, Danielle discusses the concept of being in triple darkness. She shares how what we don’t know can keep us from reaching our goals and the importance of finding an expert to help get the clarity and answers needed to move forward.


17 Habits Of Successful People From Jen Sincero

Success is born from the things we do daily 🎯


Jen Sincero, author of the You Are A Badass book series, created a list of the most common Habits of Successful people.



This week on the podcast, Danielle shares Jen’s list of 17 habits that successful people have in common. Listen and discover how many of the habits you have already adopted.


Overcoming Overwhelm: The Secrets Of A Lion Tamer

When it comes to growing a business, overwhelm can torpedo our ambition. It slows our momentum and drains our energy.


Did you know that one simple change can help you overcome overwhelm in your business?


In this episode, Danielle shares the secrets of Lion Tamers and explains how they leverage the psychology of overwhelm to their advantage. She’ll reveal how you can use their secrets to move past overwhelm and get back on track to accomplishing your audacious goals.

Ethics Of The Life Coaching Industry

The life coaching industry is booming. As an unregulated marketplace, there is ample opportunity for unethical behavior and questionable business practices.


In this episode, I am joined by certified life coaches Machele Galloway and Sunny the Life Coach as we discuss our concerns, thoughts, and opinions about an industry that offers to improve lives while simultaneously allowing space for harm and manipulation.


Insights From A Marketing Detox

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your business if you took a break from all forms of marketing - both as a producer and a consumer? In this episode, Danielle shares her experience when she hit the unsubscribe button and stepped away from posting on social media, emailing her audience, and producing weekly content on her podcast.


The insights she learned transformed the way she runs her business. Will it transform yours as well?


Choosing Integrity Over Certainty

When it comes to achieving success in our business, why is it so tempting to choose certainty over integrity? In this episode, Danielle reveals how our ability to control outcomes is an illusion and how to leverage the 2 things we can control to create the success we desire.

Creating Success Through Aligned Ambition

What are you willing to compromise in order to achieve success? As entrepreneurs we will be faced with the temptation to make decisions and act in ways that are not in alignment with our values in order to reach our goals. In this episode, Danielle explores the struggles ambitious entrepreneurs will face as they grow and scale their business, and how bringing our ambition back into alignment is the foundation of creating a business and life that we love.

Ambition Without the Hustle

Are you struggling to balance ambition without getting caught up in the hustle? In this episode, Danielle explores the reasons why many entrepreneurs find themselves trapped in the hustle and grind lifestyle as they build their business. She shares the important questions we must ask ourselves to uncover the real reason behind the long hours, personal sacrifices, and all consuming efforts that put us right back into being an employee instead of the leader in our business.

Restoring Balance In An Overfilled Calendar

As busy entrepreneurs, every day we are filled with lots of choices that we have to make about how we are going to fill up our time. Instead of being strategic, We tend to treat our time as if we are eating at an all-you-can-eat buffet. We slowly make our way through life piling things on to our plate, then when it comes time to eat, we wonder how our plate got so full. In this week’s episode, I shared why we {unintentionally} do this,and what to do instead to make sure that we sit down to a balanced plate.

Are you being irresponsible? Check Your To-Do List

A To do list is often a list of should-do items. It’s filled with all the things that we feel like we need to do to get the results we want. And because there’s so many expectations and judgements built into the list, we weaponize it against ourselves. Our ability to accomplish the tasks on the list becomes a measure of our own self-worth. In this episode, Danielle turns creating a To-Do list on its head and shares how being irresponsible may be the best thing for you and your business.

Recovering From A Failed Launch

Bonus Episode: unedited & honest


This episode was recorded while Danielle was in the middle of a “failed” launch. She reveals what she’s really feeling and thinking as she experiences the disappointment of a launch that didn’t go as planned. Danielle also shares what it means to allow emotions, why it’s important to lean into the hard emotions, and how to recover from them to start moving forward.

How to Use Time Blocking To Accomplish More Each Day

In this episode, Danielle discusses one of her favorite productivity hacks - time blocking. She defines what time blocking is, why it’s effective, and her step-by-step process for doing it each week. Plus she shares what trips most people up when they implement time blocking and a few extra tips to make the most out of this practice.

My Honest Assessment of the Coaching Industry

Life Coaching is a bit of a controversial industry. Some people people think it’s filled with charlatans who sell snake oil. There are also a lot of people who have had life changing transformations after working with a life coach. Today Danielle shares her honest assessment of the life coaching industry. She shares both her specific concerns and her #1 tip to make sure that working with a coach is a powerful, transformative experience.

Goals Are Worth More Than The Results They Create

The importance of goals is not what we get the moment we reach them. Learn the importance of who we become in the process of pursuing goals and how it develops the character traits we need in order to achieve the success we desire.


5 Steps to Making Aligned Decisions (Even When All the Options Suck)

Discover the 5 step process for making aligned decisions and the self-coaching questions we can ask ourselves. These thought-provoking questions will give a deeper understanding of what we truly desire so that we can make the best possible choice, even if those options are less than ideal.

How to Handle Unexpected Change

Learn the 4 emotional stages we go through when facing an unwanted change. Combining self-development with practical, actionable insights, you’ll discover how unexpected change can be a catalyst to stepping into the next best version of yourself.

4 Questions to Answer Before Investing in a Course, Group Coaching, or Membership

Learn the 4 questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves before they invest in a course, group coaching or high-end membership program. These questions will make sure that they are making the right choices for both their business and their pocketbook.

Setting a Vision to Achieve Success

A vision is more than our product offerings and revenue goals. Success in business begins with having a clear vision but most entrepreneurs skip this important step. Those that do take the time to set a Vision, often don’t realize that they’re missing a critical piece that directly impacts their ability to achieve success. Learn what most entrepreneurs get wrong when they set a Vision and what to do instead that makes achieving success easier.

Trusting Your Intuition When it Tells You to Scale Back

Bonus Episode: unedited & honest


When it comes to making decisions and taking action, trust your intuition to be your guide.

F*ck Resolutions. Set a Vision Instead

Ever wondered why 92% of people fail to accomplish their resolutions? In this episode Danielle discusses why resolutions don’t work and why the real secret to success comes from setting a Vision. You’ll learn why goals are better than resolutions. You’ll also discover the 2 different types of Visions entrepreneurs should create for themselves before they begin the process of choosing and pursuing their goals.

Looking Back to Prepare for the Future

New Years Eve is an opportunity to reflect back on the past 12 months in your business. It’s the perfect time to consider what worked, what didn’t, what lessons were learned, and to embrace gratitude for all of it. In this episode, Danielle shares her 4 step process for reviewing the past year in preparation for getting a fresh start on January 1st.

3 Steps to Prepare for Vacations, Holidays, and Time Away From Your Business

This episode discusses the 3 steps entrepreneurs can take to prepare themselves and their business for those times when they want to take a vacation, celebrate the holidays or step away for a short period.

How to Move Through Grief & Restore Peace

It's rare that as a collective society we all experience the same experience at the same time. We’re not really taught how to deal with difficult emotions. Grief is no different. With a little bit of understanding, we can move through grief and come out the other side more resilient. It will never be easy, but it can be easier. This episode covers how to move past grief and rediscover peace.

Is Tolerable Discomfort Preventing Your Success?

Entrepreneurship is a growing experience on a personal level. Our ability to feel discomfort and take intentional action anyway is directly tied to our ability to achieve the results we want. Learn the important questions you can ask yourself to see if your willingness to accept tolerable discomfort is preventing you from achieving your business success.

Lessons on Gratitude from Brené Brown

One of these essential CEO mindset habits is to regularly practice gratitude. To help explain what gratitude is and why it is one of the essential habits for your mental and emotional well being, I turned to the book The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. This episode shares the lessons Brené learned and the surprising truth her research uncovered.

Should You Run a Black Friday Sale?

With over 93 million people shopping online on Black Friday 2019, some experts will tell you that you’re missing out big time if you don’t run a sale or promotion. Before you decide to jump into the Black Friday mosh pit, take a moment to consider if it's right for you and your business.

My Story

My business, and by extension the Your Excellent You podcast, came to be because 3 parts of my life converged together. I’m an entrepreneur, I’m an architect and I’m a life coach. And the way each of these influence what I have to say is, well, rather unusual.

The Power of ONE

When it comes to reaching goals, one of the best tools to use is the Power of ONE. It’s the exact strategy I used to launch this podcast from nothing to completion in 30 days working an average of 1 hour a day. In this episode, Danielle explains how to use the Power of One strategy to maximize productivity and efficiency in the pursuit of any goal.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

Danielle's message is spot on with achieving goals. Not only does she practice what she preaches, but she's your guide to help YOU achieve the best version of yourself! A must listen!

KRYSTAL PROFFIT

Grow a biz & feel good! Danielle is really skilled at bringing both the actionable steps plus the mindset work so we can feel good as we grow our businesses while being present for our families. I look forward to listening every week!

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