EP 247: Imposter Syndrome: Real talk about feeling phony


Do you ever feel like a fraud? Like any minute, people will see through the facade and see you for what you are...a fake. Just pretending while everyone else clearly has it all figured out.

This is imposter syndrome. And it shows up in more ways than you can imagine. So let's talk about it and share some real world examples so you put it rest for good.

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EP 246: No BS Manifesting: Stop Making it So Hard


People make manifesting so much harder than it needs to be. Complicated. Conflicted. Frustrating.

The truth of the matter is that it's a simple, natural process. Something anyone can do with ease. If only we'd get out if our way!

In this episode we break down the most common ways that people tend to muck up the process and make it infinitely harder than it needs to be.

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EP 245: No BS Manifesting: Straight Talk for Skeptics

Manifesting is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days. And for some people it can all seem pretty woo.

People are right to be skeptical. Most times, it's talked about in vague terms, or made out to be some supernatural occurrence.

That's why we broke it down into no-nonsense terms in this episode of Illumination Podcast.

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EP 244: What to Do About Procrastination

Nothing destroys productivity and self esteem quite like procrastination.

I don't care who you are, when you break agreements with yourself, it puts a chink in your confidence. Enough of those chinks and things start to get really shaky really fast.

It doesn't feel good.

So why do we do this? And more importantly, what can we do about it?!

That's what you'll learn in this episode of Illumination Podcast™, "What to do about Procrastination."

Kisma and Nick help you to understand why this happens a…

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EP 243: How to Manage Your Annoying Cousin (aka "That" person)

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We've all got one of these...

Maybe it's a cousin, or family member. Maybe it's a co-worker. Maybe a friend that gets on your nerves.

Some people might tell you to just cut them out of your life. We're not those people (extreme cases aside, of course).

Because these people a walking opportunities for your own personal development and insight. They can help us see parts of ourselves that we'd rather ignore. They give us a chance to develop new communication skills. Recognize our own triggers and v…

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EP 242: How to Keep Your Cool When You're Stretched to the Limit

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It's been a minute! And we're so happy to be back in the podcast studio.

This episode is based on a question that we get all the time, because it's not always easy to keep up with the pace of our modern world. Even if your life is full of awesome people and things, the sheer volume is sometimes overwhelming.

Beyond that, when you start to stretch beyond your comfort zone- mentally, emotionally, spiritually- things can start to spin out. Sometimes this happens without even realizing!

Nick shares …

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EP 241: Mindset for Success with Andy Simon, Principal Clarinet of Hong Kong Philharmonic

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Regardless of where we are on the globe, humans come across the same type of challenges that can affect our mindset if we let it.

The key is to take a difficult moment or experience and see the gift in it, pull out the good from it, and create something magical with it.

This is what our special guest, Andrew Michael Simon did with his infamous Andy’s Licorice Talks— a bizarre and wonderful way he created a movement of clarinet players from all over the globe.

Join Nick and Kisma for Episode 241 of …

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EP 240: How to Exist Around Other Humans, Part 3

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I always love it when Kisma goes Cosmic.

Today was one of those days.

And you might be wondering how this is going to help you exist around other humans (part 3 of our latest series).

But being about to see others from the Cosmic level changes everything. It puts everything in its right place and takes off a huge amount of pressure to be anything other than exactly who you are.

Existing with other humans is part of the human experience. If you follow the simple instructions at the end of this ep…

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EP 239: How to Exist Around Other Humans, Part 2

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Being around other people isn't always easy.

We might be feeling insecure, or comparing ourselves to others. Or maybe feeling misunderstood, like no one will "get" you.

Some of us are just very uncomfortable in unfamiliar situations.

We feel you. And I know that the episode we have to share today will hit home. 

You'll learn three simple words that will give you everything you need to step in as your Authentic Self with more confidence and make wonderful connections.

P.S. Thanks to Brené Brown for pu…

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EP 238: How to Exist Around Other Humans, Part 1

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People are weird.

Sometimes I just look a them and think, “Wow. I just…Wow…”

And I’ll bet they think the same thing about me. And you for that matter, dear listener.

Because we all live in our own little world, but we also have to deal with all the people we encounter- who are living in their own little worlds too.

And sure, you can judge and criticize and ridicule all you want, but what if there were a better way?

In this episode of Illumination Podcast, Kisma and I want to share how you can ma…

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