Unpolished 05: Confronting Fear

This episode focuses on what it’s like to put ourselves out there and the scary vulnerability that comes with testing and learning. We each share a personal story around the experience of offering our services for free in the spirit of moving our businesses forward. We also talk about how judging others is often a reflection of our own insecurities, how failure is just another way of learning, and the importance of building in recovery time once we take vulnerable actions.

After listening to this episode, come join our growing community on Facebook. We would love to hear your story, support you in your struggles, and celebrate your success.

You can learn more about us and the businesses we’re building here:

Sarah Carpenter: http://www.candeleracoaching.com/

Stacy Weinstein: https://www.stacyweinstein.com/

Unpolished 04: Being Okay With Being Real

What started as a conversation around professional family photographs turned into a conversation around vulnerability, authenticity and so much more. In this episode, we discuss the downfall of the word should, the unnecessary pressure we put on ourselves by trying to compete with the perfect social media photo, and the value that each and every one of us provides by putting our own unique filter on the different ideas and experiences we each come across. We all need to find our own way of being comfortable with being exactly who we are.

Fun fact: The photo of Sarah in the sidebar is from the photoshoot we spoke about.

After listening to this episode, come join our growing community on Facebook. We would love to hear your story, support you in your struggles, and celebrate your success.

You can learn more about us and the businesses we’re building here:

http://www.candeleracoaching.com/

https://www.stacyweinstein.com/

Unpolished 03: The Comparison Trap

Why do we get so triggered by people posting that they found the miracle solution? Or the perfect family photo? Why do we all get stuck in the trap of trying to make it sound like we’re all further along and experienced than we actually are? What would happen if we just spoke from the place of our raw, real, authentic selves? And what would happen if we gave ourselves permission to change the rules in our lives at any point in time? In this episode, we dive into these questions and more!

In the episode, Sarah mentions that we are each a unique piece of a much larger puzzle. Here is a beautiful Poem by Tara Mohr around that same idea.

After listening to this episode, come join our growing community on Facebook. We would love to hear your story, support you in your struggles, and celebrate your success.

You can learn more about us and the businesses we’re building here:

http://www.candeleracoaching.com/

https://www.stacyweinstein.com/

Unpolished 02: Crankitude

Crankitude. What is this yucky feeling that sometimes pops up and throws a monkey wrench in your day? What does it mean when your soul is out of alignment with some aspect of your life? This episode focuses on what it feels like to be stuck and explores different ways of looking at and learning from our pain.

Here’s the blog post from Tara Mohr that Stacy mentions sparked some insights for her: http://www.taramohr.com/2017/11/pain-of-the-soul/

After listening to this episode, come join our growing community on Facebook. We would love to hear your story, support you in your struggles, and celebrate your success.

You can learn more about us and the businesses we’re building here:

http://www.candeleracoaching.com/

https://www.stacyweinstein.com/

Unpolished 01: Resistance is Futile

What happens when we allow ourselves to just feel the feelings? It’s scary, but an important way to move through some tough emotions. This episode starts off by examining one of our favorite quotes: “Pain = Struggle x Resistance” and later comes back to the idea of clean pain vs. dirty pain and how pain can actually be used as a path to learning and growth. We also talk about how we talk to ourselves is so different than how we talk to our friends—and the need to find more compassion on the road to show up as the best version of ourselves, no matter what that actually looks like.

After listening to this episode, come join our growing community on Facebook. We would love to hear your story, support you in your struggles, and celebrate your success.

You can learn more about us and the businesses we’re building here:

http://www.candeleracoaching.com/

https://www.stacyweinstein.com/

Unpolished 00: A Very Unpolished Introduction

Meet Sarah and Stacy, two women whose lives fatefully crossed paths on their entrepreneurial journey. This episode almost never saw the light of day, but in the spirit of being unpolished, we decided to share so people get to hear our story and understand how we met and why we decided to create this podcast in the first place.

We can find plenty of examples of people who “made it” on the entrepreneurial journey, but the middle part—the part that’s messy and hard and where both of us find ourselves —is typically glossed over with a “oh yeah it was really hard, but I pushed through and life is amazing now!”. Our goal with this podcast is to start a community of women like us by sharing our authentic conversations on what it’s really like to be a woman, a Mom, and an entrepreneur trying to build something to make an impact for ourselves, our families and the world.  This episode talks about our vision for this podcast and what types of conversations you can expect to hear from us.

After listening to this episode, come join our growing community on Facebook. We would love to hear your story, support you in your struggles, and celebrate your success.

You can learn more about us and the businesses we’re building here:

http://www.candeleracoaching.com/

https://www.stacyweinstein.com/