It Has to Be Me

Tess Masters

What’s holding you back from doing what you want? What has to happen in the mess so you get to the magic? This podcast celebrates the mess! Because the process of working through our doubts, and getting past the fear of “What If I Fail?” is how we get clear about what we want to do. When you get to that place where you know in your gut: "It has to be me!” That “This is what I want to do, and I’m the person to do it.” There is no doubt, and you take action!  We all want to get better at getting to that place. So, Tess Masters is talking with inspiring people about the tools they use to work through the mess, and make the things they want happen. Grab some of their strategies to go after your next “It Has To Be Me!” read less
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Episode 05: What is your Metabolic Type?
4d ago
Episode 05: What is your Metabolic Type?
In this episode, Tess talks with Kristin Kirkpatrick - renowned speaker, best-selling author, and one of the most respected dietitians in the United States. Kristin shares how her struggle with childhood obesity fueled her desire to help people improve their relationship with food. Then traces her journey from White House intern, to lobbyist, to cardiovascular genetics at the Cleveland Clinic, to lead dietitian of their Department of Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine. She speaks to the value of humility and generous mentorship in finding your own path and helping others find theirs. And how stepping out of your comfort zone fast-tracks personal and professional growth. Kristin’s talent for simplifying complex medical information has made her a powerful force in nutrition education. She explains why we need to care about the liver, and why Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease has become an epidemic. With an estimated 1 in 4 people affected, and many unaware they have it, the disease is a silent killer. She defines the four metabolic types, why knowing your type is critical, and gives practical strategies for preventing and reversing liver disease. In closing, she shares her next mission: Helping women embrace menopause with humor and love their older bodies! KEY MOMENTS IN THE PODCAST “You can go through so many different versions of yourself. Eventually you're gonna land on who you're meant to be. And sometimes you gotta go through all those versions to figure it out.” “A lot of times we'll take on different things in our life because we didn't have it. So we take that on as a goal to give back what was not given to us.” “When the view doesn't change, you can't necessarily grow. It's the stuff that makes you uncomfortable where you're forced to learn about something you didn't know before.” “1 out of every 4 people has liver disease and probably don’t know it because there's no symptoms. We think it's closer to 30% of individuals who have it. It's very much in line with type-two diabetes and insulin resistance. It is an epidemic and a silent killer.” KRISTIN KICKPATRICK, MS, RDN BIO With over 25 years experience in health management, Kristin is an award-winning dietitian, best-selling author, nationally recognized speaker, and founder and president of KAK Consulting, LLC,. As the lead dietitian in the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, Kristin is one of the most respected dietitians in the United States. You may have seen her give expert advice on the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News, the Dr. Oz show, as well as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Oprah, Food Network, Self, Women's Health, and other media outlets. Kristin is known for her groundbreaking lobbying efforts for Medical Nutrition Therapy reform on behalf of the American Dietetic Association Policy and Advocacy group. Kristin’s first book, Skinny Liver got a lot of attention raising awareness about the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease epidemic. Her second book, Regenerative Health explores the relationship between liver disease and metabolic health, and provides practical nutrition plans and strategies to support recovery and better health. CONNECT WITH KRISTIN Website: https://www.kristinkirkpatrick.com/ Nutrogenomic Testing: https://www.kristinkirkpatrick.com/nutrogenomic-testing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fuelwellwithkrissy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuelwellwithkrissy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinkirkpatrickrd/ CONNECT WITH TESS Website: https://tessmasters.com/ Podcast Website: https://ithastobeme.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblendergirl/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblendergirl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theblendergirl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/theblendergirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessmasters/ Product Sites: https://www.skinny60.com/ https://www.thedecadentdetox.com/ https://www.theblendergirl.com/
Episode 04: Small Changes Big Shifts
Apr 4 2024
Episode 04: Small Changes Big Shifts
In this episode, Tess interviews Dr. Michelle Robin, founder of Your Wellness Connection® and Small Changes Big Shifts®. Michelle tells how she redefined success, gained clarity about her purpose, learned to practice self love, and achieved fulfillment. Keys for her were letting go of the expectations of others, and building more truthful connections with herself and in her relationships. Michelle emphasizes the power of listening to your inner voice, getting clear about your “why,” and practicing kindness to feed joy within yourself and people you serve. Dr. Robin shares her Quadrants of Well-Being, tips for healthy living, and how to simplify your approach with basic steps that are sustainable. She also talks about the importance of owning your unique medicine to nurture meaningful connections and contribute to your community. Knowing what’s yours to hold and what isn’t is a core part of Michelle’s decision-making process. To help you get what you want, Dr. Robin shares strategies for how to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. KEY THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: The Importance of a Wellness Plan: Dr. Robin shares her practices for maintaining healthy boundaries, being present in each moment, and finding a balance between self care and care for others. The Four Quadrants Of Well-Being: Michelle explains how to embrace the Mechanical, Chemical, Energetic, and Psycho-Spiritual approach to holistic healing. Small Changes Big Shifts: Simplify your approach to healthy living to make it doable and sustainable. Dr. Robin gives you the basic things to do today that add up to positive change. KEY MOMENTS IN THE PODCAST “For me, church is not Sunday to Sunday. It's not Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday. It's not day to day, it's moment by moment.” - Michelle “I want to own 100% of my 50% in the relationship. It’s not all mine.” - Michelle “Know your medicine. We are implanted with medicine that only we can uniquely give. Use your own medicine to help others, and figure out how you can give back to the world.” - Michelle “The gap between where you are and self-love is self-care. When people are struggling to get to self-love, just take the next step in the gap. Being well is so simple…It's shocking how hard we make it.” - Michelle CONNECT WITH MICHELLE Wellness Programs: https://onlineprograms.smallchangesbigshifts.com/course/ Small Changes Big Shifts Podcast: https://smallchangesbigshifts.com/podcast/ 31 Days Of Kindness: https://smallchangesbigshifts.com/kindness/ Wellness Deck: https://smallchangesbigshifts.com/product/snackables-deck/ Wellness On A Shoestring Book: https://smallchangesbigshifts.com/product/wellness-on-a-shoestring/ The E Factor Book https://smallchangesbigshifts.com/product/the-e-factor/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmichellerobin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmichellerobin/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichellerobin/ CONNECT WITH TESS Website: https://tessmasters.com/ Podcast Website: https://ithastobeme.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblendergirl/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblendergirl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theblendergirl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/theblendergirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessmasters/ Product Sites: https://www.skinny60.com/ https://www.thedecadentdetox.com/ https://www.theblendergirl.com/
Episode 03: The Next Three Steps
Mar 28 2024
Episode 03: The Next Three Steps
In this episode, Tess interviews Melissa Lanz - award-winning entrepreneur and business coach helping other solo-preneurs achieve financial freedom. Melissa shares the wake-up call that got her to give up the security of a high-paying corporate job for a kitchen-table start-up that she grew into a multi-million dollar company. By making value-guided choices, and focusing on the feelings she wants to have rather than the things she wants to have, Melissa achieved financial success and fulfillment. She insists that “It must be your ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ that frame your story.” Melissa gives practical strategies for blocking out the noise, listening to your intuition, and trusting yourself to overcome doubts, fears, and negative input. She emphasizes the value of strategic planning, personal audits, and investing in the little tasks to build momentum and confidence to stay on track. Then highlights rest, reflection, and leveraging your existing resources as fundamental elements that contribute to productivity. In this conversation, Melissa takes listeners inside the methodical way she guides clients to leverage the resources they already have and take the next three steps toward their goals. KEY THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: Stay Close to Your Mission and Values: Melissa explains why making choices that align with your “WHY” lead to success and fulfillment. The Fresh 20: Leveraging her internet knowledge, business acumen, and skills as a chef, Melissa built an online meal planning service to fulfill her mission of helping families eat healthy and reduce food waste. Plan With What You Have: A firm believer in being scrappy, Melissa helps clients recognize what they already have, and gives them the next three small steps so they can take immediate action. Relish the Grunt Work: Melissa shares the value of patience and confidence, and being invested in the process. Making mistakes and learning are a vital part of bringing your vision to life. The Power Of Personal Responsibility: Give yourself permission to believe you can do it. Have the courage to trust your intuition, and own the consequences of your actions. MELISSA LANZ BIO Melissa Lanz is an award-winning entrepreneur and business coach. She launched The Fresh 20 with an investment of $2500, and grew it into an 8-figure business and a leader in the meal-planning space. Through The Subscription Lab, Melissa is on a mission to help others achieve financial independence and flexibility. With almost two decades’ experience in e-commerce ventures, Melissa is one of the go-to digital resources for individuals and companies looking to build membership sites and leverage their portfolios. A seasoned chef, Melissa is also the author of The Fresh 20 cookbook. CONNECT WITH MELISSA Meal Planning: https://www.thefresh20.com/ Business Mentoring: https://melissalanz.com/ How To Build A Membership Program: https://thesubscriptionlab.com/ Cookbook: https://www.thefresh20.com/resources/cookbook/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissalanz/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MelissaBakerLanz CONNECT WITH TESS Website: https://tessmasters.com/ Podcast Website: https://ithastobeme.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblendergirl/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblendergirl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theblendergirl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/theblendergirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessmasters/ Product Sites: https://www.skinny60.com/ https://www.thedecadentdetox.com/ https://www.theblendergirl.com/
Episode 02: Make a Plan To Get What You Want
Mar 21 2024
Episode 02: Make a Plan To Get What You Want
In this episode, Mia Moran shares her journey from graphic design firm owner to wellness advocate, author, and productivity coach. Mia takes us inside her FLOW planning system, and how slowing down, being present, and listening to your intuition help you make decisions from a place of calm, and prioritize your time. Mia shares strategies for connecting with yourself in order to gain clarity about what you want, and making a plan to take action on it! She emphasizes the value of listening to your body’s signals, and how self care expands your capacity to give to others. Mia and Tess discuss the trade-offs of saying “yes” and “no,” and the importance of letting go of what doesn’t serve you in order to lean into growth. She gives a personal example of why changing her diet improved her quality of life; and how her personal transformation led to writing a book, teaching others, and developing her FLOW 365 program. KEY THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: Listen To Yourself: Mia shares the importance of getting slow and quiet, and listening to signals from yourself to make decisions from the inside out, instead of the outside in. Find Out What The Need Is: Doing her book tour, Mia asked lots of questions to get clear about how she could use her skills, knowledge, and experience to provide planning solutions for busy women. Connect with Your Future Self: Mia devotes time every week to getting to know her future self, by writing as her and meeting her in meditation to get clear about what she wants to make happen now. “What do I really want?”: Mia shares her practice of giving yourself permission to dream big without any limits. The FLOW Planning System: Mia talks us through her four steps to making decisions that align with your dreams, and strategies for putting those choices into action. MIA MORAN BIO Mia Moran is a mom of three, productivity coach, and planning expert. She is the host of the Plan Simple podcast, bestselling author of Plan Simple Meals, and creator of the FLOW Planning Method, and FLOW365 program. Mia has struck her perfect balance between wellness, work, and family; and she helps busy women and female entrepreneurs reduce overwhelm, find balance, and make a strategic plan that enables them to achieve their goals. CONNECT WITH MIA Website: https://plansimple.com Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/plan-simple-with-mia-moran/id1089766926 Book: https://plansimple.com/plan-simple-meals-book/ Instagram: instagram.com/plansimple.co/ Facebook: facebook.com/plansimple.co/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mia-moran/ CONNECT WITH TESS Website: https://tessmasters.com/ Podcast Website: https://ithastobeme.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblendergirl/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblendergirl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theblendergirl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/theblendergirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessmasters/ Product Sites: https://www.skinny60.com/ https://www.thedecadentdetox.com/ https://www.theblendergirl.com/
Episode 01: Community Change Starts With You.
Mar 14 2024
Episode 01: Community Change Starts With You.
In the first episode of It Has To Be Me, Tess Masters interviews Amber Stott, the founder and CEO of Food Literacy Center about the importance of being the change you want to see in your community. They discuss Amber's journey of starting a nonprofit and her passion for food advocacy, and explore the challenges she faced and the opportunities she seized to make a difference in her school district. Amber shares her philosophy of embracing “failure,” and the importance of letting go of tasks that are not hers to hold. She also discusses the value of storytelling, taking risks, asking questions, and working as a team to create a culture of ownership within her organization. KEY THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: Be The Change You Want To See: Amber saw a gap in the food system so she created Food Literacy Center to address childhood obesity, and empower kids with healthy food choices. What is Food Literacy? Amber defines Food Literacy as: Understanding the impact of your food choices on health, environment, and economy, and knowing that those impacts are not equitably experienced. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Get.” Amber shares how she leveraged cooking for Jamie Oliver and Alice Waters to inspire local leaders to get involved with her mission. The Lesson about “No” From Alice Waters: Amber shares the importance of waiting for the “Yes” that fits with your vision, and the value of adaptability and seizing the right opportunities for growth and success. KEY MOMENTS IN THE PODCAST “We see the change every single day with our kids in terms of what they’re eating. 50% of Americans are sick because of what they are eating. We can prevent this if we can get to our kids.” - Amber "It's not just about the success of me and just about the success of Food Literacy Center, but how we are building systems so that other people can replicate this work." - Amber “You’ll never know unless you try it. And, the best time to start is today!” - Amber “Ignore the No’s and focus on the next Yes. I never, ever hear the no. I'm simply hearing I didn't present it to you in the way that you'll say yes to right now." - Amber CONNECT WITH AMBER Food Literacy Center: https://www.foodliteracycenter.org/ Raising Kale Podcast: https://www.foodliteracycenter.org/podcast TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcJPCxpU3fY Food Anatomy For Kids: https://www.amazon.com/Food-Anatomy-Activities-Kids-Hands/dp/1648760244/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amberstott/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmberStottChiefFoodGenius Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChiefFoodGenius CONNECT WITH TESS Website: https://tessmasters.com/ Podcast Website: https://ithastobeme.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblendergirl/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblendergirl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theblendergirl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/theblendergirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessmasters/ Product Sites: https://www.skinny60.com/ https://www.thedecadentdetox.com/ https://www.theblendergirl.com/