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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#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: 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
#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: 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
#032: Why Your Business Culture Is Just as Important as Your Marketing Strategy
Aug 11 2021
#032: Why Your Business Culture Is Just as Important as Your Marketing Strategy
View the full show notes on my blog at: Links and Resources Mentioned in This Video: Learn more about my business and culture: How To Access All of Your Amazon Kindle Highlights in One Place: The Last Arrow- Save Nothing for the Next Life (book): Submit Questions To Amy Subscribe to This Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment Have you noticed that no matter how hard you work on your marketing strategies, that you continue to lose customers as fast as you acquire them? If so, it may be time to take a good hard look at your business culture. "The most important thing for your company and your service is your internal culture." - Gary Vaynerchuk People, more than anything else, want to feel a sense of community and belonging. When we develop a strong culture within our businesses, we create a sense of loyalty from our customers. Without a strong sense of culture, our customers will tend to have 'shiny object syndrome' and will always be looking for the latest and greatest new offer. On the other hand, when we offer a product or service that comes with a strong sense of culture and belonging, people are much more likely to stick around for the long term as repeat customers and members. In this episode, I will give you some examples of strong business culture and talk about why the culture of your business is just as important (if not MORE important) than your marketing strategies. Enjoy the episode and let me know if you have any questions. Are you in a company with a solid business culture? If so, I'd love to hear some examples of what your experience has been like and what has you sticking around for the ling haul. Links and Resources Mentioned in This Video: Learn more about my business and culture: How To Access All of Your Amazon Kindle Highlights in One Place: The Last Arrow- Save Nothing for the Next Life (book): Submit Questions To Amy Subscribe to This Podcast 4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#031: The Power of Your Choices
Jun 29 2021
#031: The Power of Your Choices
View the full show notes on my blog at: This past week, I had the honor and privilege of filling in for my dear friend Paul Hutchings on Friday on his more-than-10-years-running Think and Grow Rich Mastermind call. I spoke about the Power of Our Choices, and I shared a little about my journey when I made the choice to stop drinking alcohol. In today's episode, I have provided the recording from the call to help you when it comes to making powerful choices in your life. Also, feel free to join us on the call any time. Just dial in at 9am EST, Monday through Friday - it's free to everyone, open to anyone, and never company-specific. It's a powerful mastermind call. We also read some pages from Napoleon Hill's work each day and then we open it up for discussion. It's a great way to fill our cup each morning as well as a great way to meet some new like-minded friends. Just dial in here at 9am EST Monday- Friday: 𝟳𝟭𝟮-𝟰𝟯𝟮-𝟬𝟵𝟬𝟬 Access code: 5𝟲𝟱𝟳𝟲𝟮#   I hope to see you there. Enjoy today's episode, and I love 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: TAGR Mastermind Call: 9am Monday-Friday: 𝟳𝟭𝟮-𝟰𝟯𝟮-𝟬𝟵𝟬𝟬 Access code: 5𝟲𝟱𝟳𝟲𝟮#Resources mentioned for the call can be found at GrowRichAudios.comSubmit Questions To AmySubscribe to This Podcast4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment
#026: Leveraging Your Mindset to Uplevel Your Business With Andrea Freeman
Apr 21 2021
#026: Leveraging Your Mindset to Uplevel Your Business With Andrea Freeman
View the full show notes on my blog at: In this episode, I am joined by Andrea Freeman, the creator of the H.O.S.T Your Life Accelerator. We had a conversation about different ways to uplevel your business (or get a new business off the ground) by focusing on your mindset. I loved this conversation so much because Andrea and I have a lot of the same beliefs about how important it is to be in alignment in order to succeed in our business, and following your heart instead of your mind. Enjoy the episode! Here are some of the topics that were covered in this episode: How much of our business is affected by our subconscious and limiting beliefsHow your personal evolution fuels your business revolutionWhy you can’t outperform your mindsetWhat it means to serve your bold life purpose vs. industry standardsDiscerning your mind from your heart, turning inside for your answers, quieting the comparisonDeveloping a relationship with your internal voiceBeing a lighthouse in the harbor so that your ideal clients can find youWhy so many sales funnel break down when energy is not alignedBeing aligned with the spiritual component of your businessThe importance of trusting divine timingCollaborations and partnerships for expansion and momentumAbundance mindset vs. scarcity mindsetThe art of receivingWhat thought leadership consists of and how to create a legacy in your industryBeing a ‘host’ in your business (instead of a guest)What to focus on when you are just getting started in your business (alignment and manifestation)How to stop focusing on what you don’t have to manifest what you want About Andrea Freeman: Andrea Freeman started her first business when she was 12 years old. Three businesses and a lot of learning later, she was hosting red carpet celebrities in her event planning business. But, she felt unfulfilled. She said to herself, “There has to be a better way!” That pivotal moment prompted a soulful search. Today, Andrea uses her groundbreaking H.O.S.T Your Life™ Method and successful track record as a business owner to coach creative entrepreneurs. Her mission is to help business owners align with their purpose, create results with greater ease, and make a lasting impact in the world. 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: Visit Andrea Freeman’s website Subscribe to Andrea Freeman’s Podcast- The Upleveled EntrepreneurJoin Andrea’s free Facebook Group- The Uplevel CollectiveLearn more about Andrea’s Host Your Life Accelerator ProgramSubmit Questions to AmySubscribe to this Podcast4 Key Mindset Shifts to Help You Live in Alignment