Level Up Podcast: Leading an Extraordinary Life

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How fun it is, to continue to experience new things as I journey. My practice is to say “yes” to fresh opportunities as often as I can. Often it’s the experiences that challenge me or push me even further from my comfort zone that provide the most amazing opportunities for growth.

When Dan Chiodo, of Impact Training & Development, contacted me about being a guest on his Level Up Podcast program, I immediately said yes. However, as the morning for the podcast approached, I confess to feeling a bit nervous. Dan’s podcasts are not just audio. They are visual as well. It’s one thing to hear myself speak, since our voices always sound differently to our own ears. It’s another matter entirely to be recorded while speaking!

I’m so grateful that I’ve learned to go beyond fears and comfort zones. Chatting with Dan, I learned a great deal about the process of creating podcasts and I even learned some new things about myself and what I’m capable of doing.

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Level Up Podcast Leading an Extraordinary Life, With Host Dan Chiodo

I’ve know Dan for about 10 years. He’s an amazing life coach and executive business coach, based in Naples, Florida. Dan travels around the US, meeting with clients and leading training sessions for corporations. And he offers skyping and phone calls for remote coaching.

I coached with Dan when he lived in Joplin, and we stayed in touch after his move to Florida. Dan is familiar with my story and my current journey. I appreciated the opportunity to share about my new adventures and the dramatic shift in my health and overall wellbeing.

The wonders of technology meant Dan could chat with me from Florida, in his well set up office, while I met with Dustin at Storm Cloud Marketing, in Joplin, and did my part of the podcast from his studio.

Truthfully, knowing Dan as well as I do made this wild new experience easier. I didn’t know exactly how the conversation would go. And Dan hinted at a BIG question at the halfway point of the podcast. However, I trust Dan. I knew whatever direction our session headed would be just right. And I was curious to discover what the big question was!

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At the Studio

Dustin has a sweet set up at Storm Cloud Marketing, located at 526 Virginia in Joplin. In moments he had run sound checks and perfected the lighting. Dan signed in on his computer and it was time to do my first podcast. The headphones were comfortable to wear and not at all distracting. And I quickly got used to the microphone.

Dan made the whole experience a true pleasure. This man is extremely easy to communicate with, and as we all know, great communication takes skill. Dan listens well and he has a gift for asking insightful questions.

Our time together flew by and I found any residual nervousness evaporating as we chatted. I had fun and I deeply appreciate Dan for offering this opportunity and Dustin, for taking care of all of the technology.

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Level Up Podcast Leading an Extraordinary Life

And now, I present episode 28 of the Level Up Podcast Leading an Extraordinary Life, with host Dan Chiodo.

You can listen to the podcast, audio only, by clicking the following links:





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Leading an Extraordinary Life

What a fun experience my first podcast turned out to be! I’m far from a podcast pro, however I look forward to more opportunities to share and encourage others that life is, indeed, enchanting and magical. We truly can live beyond fears, comfort zones and limiting beliefs. Health and vitality and healing can be embraced at any age.

And new opportunities present themselves, when we open to possibilities and say yes to adventures.

Shall we journey together?

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54 Replies to “Level Up Podcast: Leading an Extraordinary Life”

    1. I’m honored to be the first podcast for you! Most are audio only. Dan offers audio and visual.

  1. Congrats for going for it. What an experience. I’m at the point in my life that I am all about creating memories and experiences over material items.

  2. I need to listen to this! Dan sounds like an amazing person and sounded like a fun project to work on together!

  3. Congrats on the Podcast, that’s huge! I love finding new Podcasts to listen to in the morning while getting ready. I will add this one to my list =)

  4. Wonderful job! He’s a great host, and you were such a natural guest! I loved hearing you talk about following your childhood passion of writing and growing your creativity. I feel the same way!

    1. Thank you for listening! Yes it’s been so good for me to reconnect with my creative side.

  5. I’m so happy you did this podcast. I’ve been wanting to hear about your journey. I’m a AW follower too. I’ve started with celery juice for a couple of weeks now. Congrats on your success! Look forward to reading you in Woman’s World!!!

    1. Thank you! And always good to connect with another AW follower.

      The magazine was actually out in June. Dan records his podcasts 2-3 weeks before they go live.

  6. Congratulations on your first podcast debut! I’m positive it won’t be your last! You also look gorgeous in the photos and video! Also congratulations on being featured in Women’s World! You are doing amazing things!

  7. Your post reminded me of Shonda Rhimes’ book “The Year of Yes”. We’ve got to have courage to say Yes to things that scare us. So glad you said yes to the podcast. It was great!

  8. I’m just now venturing into this realm, but my husband has been doing a weekly show for a couple of months now. I’m glad to hear you had a good experience!

    1. It was fun! And that’s awesome that your husband does a weekly show! I’m interested in learning more about podcasts and videos.

  9. How cool! The visual aspect of a podcast is pretty cool. I considered dabbling in podcasts because I’m more of a visual person so it’s something to think about. You did a great job! And your friend Dan doesn’t live far from me 🙂

    1. Thanks for watching! Yes people have said they really like the visual podcast and being able to see expressions. It added to the experience. It was fun to do. I’m interested in learning more about podcasts as well!

    1. Thank you! Yes if I can inspire others to live healthier more adventurous lives then I’m thrilled.

    1. Yes exactly! I’m a big believer in “do it scared”. I’m so glad I did turn down this opportunity.

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