Illumination Podcast™

EP 237: Inspired by The Four Agreements, Part 5

Honestly, we could talk about The Four Agreements all day. If you've never read the book, we highly recommend bumping it to the top of your list. And after that, make sure you check out the follow-up...The FIFTH agreement.

Who knew there was a fifth one? Who knew we even needed one?!

Spoiler alert: It's brilliant. And we definitely did need this one.

In fact, it's especially relevant in the information age because it will help you separate truth from lies.

It will also help you connect with other…

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EP 236: Inspired by The Four Agreements, Part 4

It seems simple enough. You probably learned it in kindergarten. But somewhere along the way, things started to slip..

Just a little at first. Maybe to save some time, or just because you got distracted.

And every time you slip, it erodes a little more of your self-confidence.

The self-judgmental chatter starts to ratchet up.

The power of this one simple agreement is truly profound. And while it is simple to say, "Always do your best," actually doing it is another story.

To stick to it, you'll need t…

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EP 235: Inspired by The Four Agreements, Part 3

My dad had this very "Dad" saying I grew up hearing. He'd say, "Never assume. It makes and ass out of u and me."

Us kids always giggled at that one, but turns out, Dad was spot on.

When you take a deeper look at the assumptions we make and why we make them, it's staggering.

Especially when you consider that those assumptions are one of the primary causes of "ALL the sadness and drama you've experienced in your life."


Fortunately, for us, Don Miguel Ruiz takes a deep look at assum…

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EP 234: Inspired by The Four Agreements, Part 2

When was the last time your life turned upside down because someone said something bad to you?

We've all been there.

But with this one simple agreement, you never need to experience that again.

Ok, it might take a little practice, but it really is as simple as this lesson from The Four Agreements.

In part 2 of our series covering this self help masterpiece, we talk in depth about the 2nd agreement, Don't Take Things Personally.


Nick & Kisma

P.S. If you don't have a copy (I've gone through probab…

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EP 233: Inspired by The Four Agreements, Part 1

The Four Agreements is on the short list of our favorite personal development books.

Every time we revisit this gem, we find new insight and clarity.

And the best part?

It’s so incredibly simple.

If you’ve read this book before, join us for a fresh conversation.

If you’ve never read this book before, considering this an invitation to dive in a real treasure trove of wisdom.


Nick & Kisma

P.S. If you don't have a copy (I've gone through probably a dozen over the years) here's a link. The Four Agree…

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EP 232: The Key to Happy & Healthy Relationships

Love songs are beautiful. And terribly dysfunctional…

Look, we love a great love song (or RomCom for that matter) as much as anyone. But the truth is that the beliefs and ideas deeply embedded in our culture around love and relationships create massive stress in relationships.

When it comes to having happy and healthy relationships, it’s not always so simple…

One person goes through a tough time, and pulls the other into it.

(We’re in this together, right?)
Toxicity creeps in.
Slowly our energy is dra…

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EP 231: Self Love and Abundance

There is a number. This number carries profound weight because...

It influences every area of your life.

Especially how much abundance you have- or rather, how much Abundance you EXPERIENCE, which is what really matters.

Only you know what your number really is. And if you can be honest enough with yourself to get to the truth of this number, you can make amazing changes in your life in a very short amount of time.

In this episode of Illumination Podcast, Kisma and Nick take a deep look at this myst…

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EP 230: The Five Foundations of Self Love


Loving yourself- I mean REALLY loving yourself- can seem impossible.

There are so many "What ifs" and "Yeah buts."

If you're like most people, sometimes the conversation in your head is positive and supportive. Other times...welll...

There's a reason the saying "Your own worst enemy" has stuck around for so long.

With a topic as big and all-encompassing as Self Love, it's helpful to break it down into pieces. That way you know where to look when things start to slide off the rails or your self-talk …

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EP 229: Change Your Life with Self Love

It's a simple thing really.

Your relationship with yourself impacts literally every aspect of your life.

Your sense of peace and well being
Your mental clarity and confidence
Your relationships (ALL of them)
Your prosperity and career
Even your physical health!

But it's also true that you can't read the label when you're inside the bottle...

That's why conversations about Self Love are so important.

Tune into this episode of Illumination Podcast as we explore just how deep your relationship with yourself…

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EP 228: The Anger Games, Part 2

In part 2 of this important series, we explore the hidden underbelly of Anger...

...the vulnerable places anger protect
...the call for change and transformation
...the use and misuse of anger

Under it all is one big fat lie that Anger tells us. And once you see it, you can make wonderful changes in your life WITHOUT all the conflict.

In fact, you can recover an extraordinary amount of time and energy just by doing a few very simple things.

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