Living in Alignment

Amy Starr Allen: Online Entrepreneur, Business Mentor & Marketing Strategis

Living in Alignment is a podcast hosted by Amy Starr Allen. Amy reveals her best strategies for bloggers, online marketers, and entrepreneurs when it comes to marketing strategies and tactics as well as mindset, personal development, and spirituality. In addition, Amy helps her audience in the area of purpose, determining an ideal niche, and living completely from intuition and inspiration. The podcast also features interviews with other industry experts, authors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. read less
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#056: Tapping Into Your Soul Centered Creativity and Creating Momentum With Ruth Klein
Aug 26 2023
#056: Tapping Into Your Soul Centered Creativity and Creating Momentum With Ruth Klein
Get the full show notes here: https://amystarrallen.com/56 Grab Amy's Free Resources here: https://affiliatemarketingjunkie.com/resources Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/315TmmM5AHI?si=ug6C9rXFP_v4k3RG In this episode, I am joined by Ruth Klein. Ruth is a joy and has so much wisdom when it comes to helping people get out out of their own way and tap into their soul aligned creativity. She’s an expert in brand strategy, time management and productivity, and the author of 7 best selling books. Ruth specializes in helping her clients create bigger possibilities in their lives and to generate higher levels of income. In this episode, Ruth teaches about her soul centered coaching process and shares how to create a best selling book in just 5 months! She also talks about the importance of just showing up for yourself, and shares about why she is a firm believer in journaling. She even shares her personal journaling process that she uses to start each day. If you’ve ever wondered how you can move beyond your limiting beliefs and be much more productive and creative in your life and your business, this episode will help you. Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review… that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Ruth’s website30 Days of Morning Momentum Coaching (Free gift from Ruth)Get Ruth’s BooksRuth Klein on InstagramRuth Klein on TikTok (@MomentumGuru)Schedule a 30 Minute Chat with RuthSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#054: Unlocking Your Intuition To Grow Wealth and Serve as an Entrepreneur With Jenn Beninger
Jun 1 2023
#054: Unlocking Your Intuition To Grow Wealth and Serve as an Entrepreneur With Jenn Beninger
See full show notes for this episode (and all of Jenn's links) at: https://amystarrallen.com/54 Grab Amy's free resources here: https://affiliatemarketingjunkie.com/resources In this episode, I am joined by Jenn Beninger. Jenn is an expert in helping people to better connect with and understand their intuition so that they can succeed in all areas of their lives and businesses at a deeper level. Jenn specializes in energy work, intuition, communication skills, and mindset work. She helps people to delve into what’s holding them back, and guides them to successfully live in their purpose by calling on their intuition. In this episode, Jenn teaches how to recognize which of the 4 I’s (Inner Critic, Inner Child, Inner Ego, or Intuition) is communicating with you so that you can access the learnings that are being provided and redirect your life in the way that is ideal for you. She covers how to use your intuition (and the other 3 voices) to hit your goals as an entrepreneur and why it’s important to trust your intuition rather than asking for advice from others. She also offer some great advice for those who have fear about trusting their intuition. If you’ve ever wondered how you can grow your wealth, live on purpose, and serve more as an entrepreneur, this episode will help you. Enjoy the episode!   Items mentioned in this episode include: Jenn’s website (GeniusUnlocked.coach) Unlocking Your Intuition Meditation Challenge (Free gift from Jenn)Jenn Beninger on Insight TimerGenius Unlocked on InstagramGenius Unlocked on FacebookSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#051: Simplifying the Social Media Game With Lauren Litt
Apr 18 2023
#051: Simplifying the Social Media Game With Lauren Litt
View the full shownotes on my website here: https://amystarrallen.com/51 Grab Amy's free resources here: https://affliatemarketingjunkie.com/resources In this episode, I am joined by Lauren Litt. Lauren teaches entrepreneurs how to simplify their social media strategies so that they can be more effective and avoid burnout. Lauren sees social media as an incredible free tool that has the ability to help people get their voices and their messages out into the world, and she loves helping entrepreneurs to make their mark in this way. In this episode, Lauren shares some of the processes she takes her clients through to help them to find the best social media platforms to use for their brand, and the appropriate amount of content to create. She helps people figure out their content ‘pillars’ and helps people repurpose their content to get the most use of of their best content. If you’ve ever wondered what the best social media strategy would be for your brand and business and the best way to get the most helpful content out to your audience, this episode will help you. Enjoy the episode! Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Lil Shameless Plug (Lauren’s website)Lauren Litt on InstagramTake Lauren’s Quiz to identify your next step on social mediaThe Daily FIT (Lauren’s video series that teaches how to get real engagement in less than 5 minutes per day)Submit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#050: When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Appears
Mar 10 2023
#050: When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Appears
Here are links to the 2 books I mentioned in this episode:  Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life- Living the Wisdom of the Tao  The Untethered Soul View the full shownotes on my website here: https://amystarrallen.com/50 Grab Amy's free resources here: https://affliatemarketingjunkie.com/resources One of my favorite sayings (that holds very true to me and has throughout my lifetime) is: When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Right now, I have 2 very profound situations going on that are a perfect example of this. One is an example of how sometimes, even though we may have already heard something or learned something or read something, that when we hear it or read it or learn it again, it teaches us something new (because we are always in a new place in our lives). The second is an example of how things sometimes show up in the exact time that we need them, to get us through the challenges we are having. OR, maybe he challenges are given to us so that we can be directed to where we need to go and what we need to learn. I hosted the Grow Rich mastermind call earlier this week and I went into more detail about this topic. I also shared some of my specific examples as well as a message I received from my dear friend, Craig, about how he believes that maybe he was challenged with cancer just so that his teacher could appear. Enjoy and I hope it serves you to remember to never underestimate the power of rereading something that you've already read... now that you are in a different place in your life- because you will get different lessons and nuggets of wisdom out of it this time around. Or, if something is presenting itself to you for the first time, or it's showing up in multiple places... don't ignore it. It may just be the teacher that you are needing right at this moment in your life. I love you, and please remember that I'm here to help, always. Enjoy the episode! PS- Here are links to the 2 books I mentioned in this episode:  Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life- Living the Wisdom of the Tao  The Untethered Soul. Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life- Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Dr. Wayne DyerJoin my Facebook GroupSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#049: You Never Know Who’s Watching (The Importance of Not Hiding Out on Social Media)
Feb 23 2023
#049: You Never Know Who’s Watching (The Importance of Not Hiding Out on Social Media)
Get the full shownotes on my website: https://amystarrallen.com/49 Grab Amy's free resources here: https://affliatemarketingjunkie.com/resources In this episode, I just wanted to remind you that we we never know who’s watching and paying attention when we are putting ourselves out there online. We never really know whose lives we are affecting, because most of the people who are paying attention will likely never interact with our content. I also wanted to shine some light on the feeling we sometimes have that we are ashamed in some way of what we are doing (maybe even subconsciously) and feel the need to hide it from friends, family, members of the community where we live, etc. Because, when we do that, we are not shining as brightly as we could be. We are not really living our purpose fully if we are denying our light to certain people. And there’s only so much success you can have if you are playing small an hiding out. Also, if you find yourself doing this, I gave you 2 options of ways to overcome it in this episode as well. It was the topic I spoke about on yesterday’s Grow Rich mastermind…. We had some technical difficulties on there yesterday, so I went ahead and put this up on my podcast to make it easy for you to listen. I love you, and please remember that I’m here to help, always. Enjoy the episode!   Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Join my Facebook GroupSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#048: Embracing the Zig Zag Path in Your Business With Susan Hamilton Meier
Jan 26 2023
#048: Embracing the Zig Zag Path in Your Business With Susan Hamilton Meier
Get the full shownotes on my website: https://amystarrallen.com/48 Grab Amy's free resources here: https://affliatemarketingjunkie.com/resources In this episode, I am joined by Susan Hamilton Meier. Susan teaches the importance of ’embracing the zig zag’ and she helps business owners to tell their stories and design their professional paths. Susan is an expert in brand strategy and distinctive messaging for businesses (large businesses and individuals as well). She believes in being your best as a strategy (rather than trying to beat out your competition), and that your unique zig zag path is a marketable feature of who you are, not a flaw. In this episode, Susan shares the process she takes people through to uncover their story, and she shares some powerful thoughts on creating a brand (and evolving as a brand) as well. If you’ve ever wondered how to entwine all of the experiences you’ve had in your career path and your life into a powerful story to represent your current business, this episode will help you. Enjoy the episode! Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Embrace the Zig Zag (Susan’s website)Susan Meier on Linked InSusan Meier on InstagramSusan Meier on TwitterSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#047: Journal Prompts and Suggestions to Help You Start the New Year with Clarity, Purpose and Celebration
Jan 4 2023
#047: Journal Prompts and Suggestions to Help You Start the New Year with Clarity, Purpose and Celebration
Get the full shownotes on my website: https://amystarrallen.com/47 Grab Amy's free resources here: https://affliatemarketingjunkie.com/resources In this episode, I shared some juicy journal prompts and suggestions to help you start the new year with clarity, purpose, and celebration. It’s 2023 already can you believe it? It’s a fresh start, a blank slate, a chance for new beginnings and a chance to start over. It always feels so refreshing to me, I love this time of year. So… I just wanted to give you a couple of ideas that might be helpful to do as we start the new year. This episode is a recording of the Grow Rich Mastermind call that I hosted this morning, and a couple of things that we spoke about were: 1) The importance of celebrating your strength and how you overcame all of your challenges last year (instead of just rushing into the new year without taking the time to acknowledge your progress). I also shared my Burning Bowl ceremony experience from New Year’s eve and gave you some other ideas for rituals you can do to release the things that are no longer serving you as you enter the new year. 2) Some journal prompts that I think may be helpful for your business, if you have one, as we enter the new year. I know many of us set goals for the new year, so it’s also good to figure out what we need to put in place to hit our goals. Journaling things out is super helpful – it’s a great way to communicate with your higher self. It’s the best way I know of to get some of the answers and insights that you can’t really get anywhere else… there’s a stream of consciousness that we tap into when we journal and write it all out. And I do believe it’s important to get clear on some of the questions we spoke about today to set ourselves up powerfully as we enter the new year, so that we don’t get to the end of it and feel disappointed that we didn’t get to where we wanted to go. I also spoke about the importance of having a personal development budget- so that we can feel good about buying the books or courses or whatever we need to help us move forward in the ways we need to… without thinking twice about it. Anyway, we dive more deeply into this in this episode. I love you, and please remember that I’m here to help, always. Enjoy the episode!   Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Join my Facebook GroupSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#046: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Mind and Business for the New Year
Dec 21 2022
#046: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Mind and Business for the New Year
Access the full shownotes on my blog: https:/amystarrallen.com/46 In this episode, I shared 5 Ways to Prepare Your Mind and Business for the New Year. I just LOVE thinking abut the beginning of a brand new year as it approaches. It’s like a blank canvas and a new beginning and a chance to let go of the things that are no longer serving us and to create a new year in a way that excites us. 2023 is right around the corner and this is a perfect time to set new intentions, to wipe the slate clean, to do things differently and to declare new outcomes in your life and business. We get to ask ourselves, “On the other side of 2023, who do I want to be?” Rather than chasing outcomes outside of us we can focus on who we want to become. Do you want to be healthier? More confident? More empowered? More clear? More grounded? More wealthy? I made a little end of the year guide a couple of days ago that I posted on Instagram. And, this morning, I elaborated on it a little more and walked through each of the steps live on our morning call. I wanted to pass it along to you, to hopefully help to give you some ideas on some things that you can do to end the year powerfully and in a state of awe and gratitude. The guide is called 5 Ways to Prepare Your Mind and Business for 2023. I hosted the Grow Rich Mastermind this morning, and I went into detail on each of the 5 ways. And I added the breakdown to my podcast so that you could download and keep it forever.  Enjoy and it hope it helps you to create your new year in a way that excites you, inspires you, and calls you to reach higher. I love you, and please remember that I’m here to help, always. Enjoy the episode!   Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Grab the visual 5 Ways to Prepare Your Mind and Business for the New Year guide on InstagramJoin my Facebook GroupSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#045: Recovery From Alcohol & Drug Abuse | My Journey Through and Thoughts About Addiction and Sobriety
Oct 20 2022
#045: Recovery From Alcohol & Drug Abuse | My Journey Through and Thoughts About Addiction and Sobriety
Read the full show notes on my blog: https://amystarrallen.com/45 In this episode, I shared some of my vulnerable experiences and deep thoughts regarding my journey through many years of alcohol and drug addiction as well as my 25 years of sobriety. This post was sparked by a comment that I received on a recent social media post, where I was expressing gratitude for my 25 year sobriety date. Most of the comments I received on that post (there were hundreds) we uplifting and positive, and many were from people who were starting out on their own sobriety journey who were very grateful because the post gave them hope that it’s possible for them to succeed on this journey as well. However, one of the posts was from a man who was telling me that it’s time for me to stop sharing my sobriety journey publicly. So I replied, “Why is that?” And his response was: “It’s not good to focus on what you don’t want… For example, do you still keep track of other behaviors that don’t support you? Do you count how long it’s been since you last pooped your pants? Or wet the bed?” This got me thinking… I thought to myself, “Should I stop talking about it?” And my intuition immediately responded- ABSOLUTELY NOT. There are too many people in the world who need encouragement on their journey. I actually read a statistic today that said that only 2% of addicts succeed at getting sober… and the majority of the rest end up dying from their addictions. So, if I can help anyone- even one person- see that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, that’s what I’m here to do. That negative comment is what inspired this episode today. And, as I went to record it, I realized that although I make a small gratitude post about my sobriety date each year, I’ve never really shared my deep feelings or experiences about my journey… so you will get all of that here. Even if you are not an addict at all… I believe that this episode might help to shed some light on what those of us that have struggled with these demons go through, to give you a new perspective about it. And if you are on a sobriety journey yourself or considering starting out on one, I’m hopeful that this might help encourage you and to remind you how important it is to celebrate every step of your journey, forever. Thank you to the gentleman who left me the comment that challenged me. Who knows… your comment may end up being responsible for saving someone’s life. Thank you. And for anyone struggling with the demons of alcohol and drug addiction, I love you and I believe in you, and if I can help in any way, please let me know. Enjoy the episode!   Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Join my Facebook GroupSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#044: Give Yourself Permission to Be Messy in Your Message and Your Marketing
Oct 3 2022
#044: Give Yourself Permission to Be Messy in Your Message and Your Marketing
In this episode, I talked about the importance of allowing yourself to be messy in your message and your marketing. As humans, being vulnerable and transparent often feels uncomfortable to us. Speaking from our hearts feels scary. And when we are new at a business or just learning how to market online, it usually feels a whole lot easier to copy what someone else (who is more successful than you) is doing, than to fumble around and find the way that suits you best. But ‘m here to tell you that, when you get up the courage to be messy and share your journey and admit that you don’t have it all figured out yet, you will attract an audience of people who want to follow along with you on your journey. This is all I’ve ever done… and, not only has it helped me to be successful in the different businesses I’ve done online, but it has also helped me to build an audience of people who are loyal, and would follow me forever, to the ends of the earth. Why? Because I’m messy, and relatable. I went into this in more detail in this episode, and I hope that it helps you to remember that It’s important to give yourself permission to be messy and to allow people to follow along with you on your messy journey. You can actually treat your business an your marketing like a playground, and have fun with it and attract a ton of people along the way. And I seriously can’t wait to see what happens for you and your business when you do. I love you! Enjoy the episode!   Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Join my Facebook GroupSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#039: Why I Don't Believe in Niching Down or Pleasing the Algorithm
Jul 11 2022
#039: Why I Don't Believe in Niching Down or Pleasing the Algorithm
In this episode, I shared Why I Don’t Believe in Niching Down or Pleasing the Algorithm. This may be a bit of a controversial topic for some people, but I’m okay with that. In my community, we get together every day to mastermind about our marketing strategies and many of us are getting great results with short form video right now (Instagram Reels, TikTok, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts). Because these short form videos are all the rage right now, it’s literally easier than ever to create content and to have it pushed out to the people who you can help with your work. But one thing I see people doing constantly, is creating content simply to manipulate the algorithm, rather than creating content that comes from your heart and allows your audience to get to know you and what you stand for on a deeper level, and ultimately content that will move the needle for your audience members. So, in this episode, I’ll talk about my take on creating more meaningful content, rather than just creating stuff in an attempt to please the algorithm. I also shared why I don’t believe in niching down (unless it feels in alignment for you)… and why I’ve always come from the school of thought that the best way to build a loyal following online is to share yourself fully. Enjoy the episode!   Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast (this way you can listen from anywhere) and leave me a review! that will help others to be able to find the podcast as well. Items mentioned in this episode include: Join my Facebook GroupSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment