Style Your Mind Podcast

Style Your Mind Podcast Podcast

Style Your Mind is a podcast for success-driven women who want to design their thoughts, empower themselves, and build a beautiful life and career. Hosted by bestselling personal development author and entrepreneur Cara Alwill Leyba, this show is for every woman on the edge of change who is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life. Join Cara each week for powerful conversations, uplifting interviews, and a mega dose of inspiration.

Becoming the Love of Your Own Life
Join the Style Your Mind Academy here. As Carrie Bradshaw famously said in Sex and The City, "The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself" and I could not agree more! Since February is the month of love, let's dig into the self-love we need to cultivate to make our own lives fabulous. Whether you're in a relationship, single, or somewhere in between, this episode is all about empowering you to feel good regardless, and make sure your own happiness is ...

Becoming The Wealthy Woman with Amanda Frances
Click here to join the 2020 class of Money Mentality Makeover! Power quote from today's episode: "When women are more resourced, we do more good. Money amplifies people." Today I have Amanda Frances on the show for the THIRD time. She is my most-frequent guest, I've never had anyone on the show 3 times before, so this is a big deal. Amanda is a self-made multi-millionaire, thought leader, business coach, self-proclaimed "money queen" - and most importantly, a good friend of mine who I respect and admire ver...

You Can Have it All, Just Not at the Same Damn Time with Author Romi Neustadt
This week I have an extraordinary woman joining me on the show, author Romi Neustadt. We're talking about the pressures women face to have it all, be it all, and do it all, and what it takes to create your own standards and boundaries you need to take your life to the next level. Talking to Romi is like being treated to a chat with your favorite, wiser sister, who can give you the kick in the butt you need but do it with so much love. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to be inspired. Get Romi's new book, Y...


BIG NEWS!
As you know, I love working with ambitious, motivated women through my exclusive workshops and private coaching programs help to them step into their next level, and this year, I am ready to make my work even more accessible to everyone, no matter their budget, lifestyle, or schedule.   Because I truly believe personal development should be available to everyone.   With over 6 million listeners worldwide that tune into this podcast each week for powerful conversations and a mega dose of inspiration, I knew ...

My Personal Rituals for The New Year + The Power of Words
Welcome to the last episode of the decade! How wild is that to say out loud? In today's conversation, I'm sharing my personal rituals for getting ready for a powerful new year. If you're looking for some clarity and support around how you want 2020 to look and feel, this episode will help get you focused and aligned so that you can make this your best year yet. This episode is sponsored by Stephanie Catalano of Mindful Living, a community she created to empower women on their individual journey to living a ...

3 Truths to Take into 2020 + Help You Create Your Best Year Yet
In order to make lasting changes and upgrades to our lives, we must first change and upgrade our mindset. There are core beliefs needed to weather the inevitable storms and push through the challenges that present themselves when we're on the path to living better. Life is not all roses and champagne, but with the 3 truths I'm sharing in today's episode, you're sure to remain more optimistic and feel more empowered as you handle whatever comes your way. This episode is sponsored by Stephanie Catalano of Min...


How to Banish Your Anxiety + Stop Future Tripping with Stephanie Catalano of Mindful Living
I don't know about you, but I am guilty of what I refer to as, "future tripping." This is where you start to think WAY too much about the future, and almost obsess about things that haven't even happened yet - or may never happen! Future tripping can cause anxiety, because we take ourselves out of the moment. I find I'm much more at peace, much more creative, much more focused, and much more powerful when I can just be in the NOW. When I can be mindful of the present moment and truly sink into that.   I hav...

Become a Bestselling Author with Jessica DeBry of Soulfluential Publishing
Ladies, I have SUCH a treat for you today! I'm thrilled to bring you a very special guest, Jessica DeBry, Amazon bestselling author and owner of Soulfluential Publishing. So many of you want to add "bestselling author" to your title, and Jessica is going to help you do it. Head to Soulfluential Publishing to learn about Jessica's services and apply to be featured as a contributing author in her collaborative group project, The Bestseller Collective. Click here to take advantage of her very special offer, ex...

December Manifestion: How to Get Everything You Need
In today's episode, I'm sharing my top tips on how to manifest everything you need (which may be different from what you thought you wanted!). We'll dive into how to rearrange your relationship with goal setting and leave room for more magic in your life. Click here to learn more about the Girl on Fire mastermind and apply for a spot!...


How to Speak Your Dreams Into Existence
It’s incredibly important to speak our dreams into existence. That means speaking positively and optimistically about the things we want, and talking about them with certainty that they will happen. Of course, we must do the work, but the way we speak about our dreams is crucial to their success. We must believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we will experience good things that help drive our vision forward. We must believe that the right people will show up, at the right time, and guide us on our journe...

Entrepreneur Noelle Santos Started a FIRE with The Lit Bar
Around 2014, I met a woman named Noelle Santos on the internet. Neither of us can recall exactly how we “met,” but we both recall Noelle contacting me through Snapchat, asking for advice around an idea she had to bring a bookstore to the Bronx, where none existed at the time. At the time, Noelle was working a cushy, corporate job on Wall Street, earning six-figures and putting her accounting degree to good use. She was comfortable, but after seeing a petition on Facebook to urge her local congress members t...

Entrepreneur Noelle Santos Started a FIRE with The Lit Bar
Around 2014, I met a woman named Noelle Santos on the internet. Neither of us can recall exactly how we “met,” but we both recall Noelle contacting me through Snapchat, asking for advice around an idea she had to bring a bookstore to the Bronx, where none existed at the time. At the time, Noelle was working a cushy, corporate job on Wall Street, earning six-figures and putting her accounting degree to good use. She was comfortable, but after seeing a petition on Facebook to urge her local congress members t...


Girl on Fire Sneak Peek! Stop Waiting for the Title and Crown Yourself
I'm thrilled to share an exclusive sneak peek of my new book, Girl on Fire! In this episode, I'm talking about how we define success and why we tend to seek validation outside ourselves. If you've ever waited for someone else to "crown you" before stepping into your power, or if you feel like you're not ready to call yourself by the title you know you're meant to have, this episode is going to shift everything for you. To learn more about my private coaching and mentoring, visit CoachWithCara.com....

How to Be a Better Human with Robbie Lockie from Plant Based News
I'm so excited to share today's guest with you. Robbie Lockie is the co-founder of Plant Based News, one of my absolute favorite resources for vegan news, education, fashion, lifestyle, culture and more. I discovered Robbie and his work in 2019 and was instantly drawn to his passion and compassion for animal rights. He is a wealth of knowledge, a force in the vegan community, and an inspiring entrepreneur. After leaving his full-time job to run Plant Based News full-time, he is without a doubt creating a re...

12 Rules of Being a Powerful Woman with Sarah Ordo
In today's episode, I'm chatting with author and entrepreneur Sarah Ordo. Sarah started the movement Sober As F*ck after hitting rock bottom on a drinking and drug binge, and deciding to take her life back. In this conversation we talk about her journey and the scary moment when she realized she had no choice but to get sober, her views on aging gracefully, and what it takes to show up as a powerful, purposeful woman in the world. Her inspiring story is sure to move you to take action in your own life. Grab...


You Are The Prize: Why it's Time to Stop Waiting
The entire landscape of business has changed. We no longer need to wait for anyone to give us a platform. The days are over of needing to be written up on a website, picked up by a publisher, or given a spot to speak on a panel in order to be successful. We now have the ability to build our own websites, self-publish our own books, and create our own events.   This is an incredible time to be an entrepreneur.   And no matter where you are in your career, its important to know that you are the prize. You are...

How to Cultivate a Powerful Personal Brand
This is an encore presentation of an episode that originally aired in December of 2018. To get on the waitlist for my personal branding workshop, click here. Your personal brand travels with you through life no matter what you're doing for work. It's something that will evolve, and something that requires a daily commitment. In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips for developing and cultivating YOUR personal brand and why it's so important to have control over the way you're perceived in the world. Grab a ...

How to (Literally) Trust Your Gut with Charlotte Traas of New Chapter Vitamins and Supplements
As women on a mission to change the world, our energy and overall wellness should be our priority. I don't know about you, but if I don't feel good, I can't accomplish everything I am determined to accomplish. I've been on a quest to improve my health over the past few years, learning everything I possibly can along the way. That's why I'm so thrilled for today's episode. I sat down with Charlotte Traas, director of education for New Chapter vitamins and supplements to talk all things gut health. You guys k...


My Top Goal Setting and Time Management Tips + a Girl On Fire Sneak Peek!
She's baaaack! I'm thrilled to return with a brand new season of Style Your Mind for you guys! Supercharged vibes, new intro music, and all new inspiration and tips on how to create a life and career you're obsessed with. In this premiere episode, I'm talking all about effective goal setting, sharing my top tips on how to confidently set yourself up for a successful 2020, how to honestly manage your time, and even reading an exclusive sneak peek of my forthcoming book, Girl on Fire (launching 11/11/19). Wel...

power business strategy girl entrepreneurship success setting goal

Becoming a Money Making QUEEN with Business Mentor Amanda Frances
***This episode originally aired in March of this year, but we're bringing it back because Amanda has decided to re-open enrollment for Money Mentality Makeover, the most POWERFUL course she has ever created. And YOU can enroll now using this link for a limited time. When you sign up through this link, you'll also receive my special VIP bonus which includes a live group power hour call with me, where you can ask me anything and experience live coaching directly with me! So enjoy this episode, and sign up fo...


Fashion + Compassion: My Latest Thoughts on Vintage Leather
A few weeks back, I talked about retiring my entire collection of vintage leather Chanel bags (and all the other leather in my wardrobe) after learning about the horrors of the leather industry. After a lot of soul searching, weighing the idea of purchasing new items to replace what I would no longer be using (which is frankly very wasteful and not eco-friendly at all), I have come to a new, peaceful place in regard to the leather I own and what I plan to do with it. In this episode, I'm sharing my thoughts...

You Get To Have it All: Advice to Multi-Passionate Business Women
Have you ever felt like you wanted to do all the things, and bring them into your business? Have you ever been nervous to try something new because some of some antiquated advice about "staying in your lane?" In this episode, I'm sharing my advice to multi-passionate entrepreneurs including my top tips on how to monetize your obsessions and create a multi-faceted business. It's possible to do many things and do them well, and in this episode I'll share how. Thank you to our sponsor, Jaime Crum of Queen Vibe...

Wellness + Weight Loss Update: I'm Down 40 Pounds! What I Eat In a Day + More
I thought it was time for a wellness and weight loss update! I get lots of questions about what I eat in a day, if I'm following any specific program, and how I've now lost 40 pounds and counting. In this episode, I'm sharing it all with you including what I eat in a day, what's worked for me, what's not, and more. Thank you to our sponsor, Melody Pourmoradi of GiRLiFE Empowerment! For a free module of her course to take out for a test spin in your community: http://life-evolutions.teachable.com/p/girlife...


Saving The Planet In Style: The Power of Sustainable Fashion
Did you know it takes about 2,700 liters of water to make just one cotton shirt? (That's about enough water for one person to drink for 2 1/2 years). Did you know that making a pair of jeans produces as much greenhouse gas as driving a car 80 miles? Manufacturing a piece of clothing has a tremendous impact on the environment. And the average American throws 70 pounds of clothing and textiles into the trash every year. If you do the math, you'll realize just how negatively our shopaholic ways have affected t...

Dear Cara: Who Were You 10 Years Ago?, Giving Up Alcohol, Getting Your Partner to be Plant-Based + More
It's time for another episode of #DearCara! Today I'm answering all of your questions like: Who were you 10 years ago? What was your life, energy and mindset like? (you'll be surprised by this answer!) What's been the hardest thing about taking a break from alcohol? (again, you may be surprised!) What does your hubby think about you being vegan? (and yet again, another surprise!) I hope you enjoy this jam-packed conversation filled with lots of helpful tips and inspiration for living your absolute best life...

My Alcohol-Free Adventure: A Summer Without Wine Starts Now
Big changes are happening here in my world, and I've decided to kick off summer by leaving one of my frenemies in the dust...I'm going alcohol-free for 90 days, and in this vulnerable episode, I'm sharing why. If you've ever thought about exploring your own relationship with alcohol, this important episode will help you do just that. Thank you to our sponsor, GiRLiFE Empowerment! For a free module of Melody's course to take out for a test spin in your community: http://life-evolutions.teachable.com/p/girli...


Become the BOSS of Your Fear with Author Judi Holler
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut, going through the motions, feeling uninspired, or creatively blocked? That's the number one way to know that fear is running your life...not you. In today's episode, we'll chat with author Judi Holler and get some tips on how to get out of your own way, channel your fears, and make them work for you. Get ready to become the BOSS of your fear! Get Judi's new book, Fear is my Homeboy, here. Follow Judi on Instagram @JudiHoller...

Dear Cara: How Do I Love A Job I Hate? Will I Gain Weight as a Vegan? How Can I Sell My EBook? Will I Scare People By Being Authentic? + MORE!
I love answering your questions! I felt like it was time for another #DearCara episode, so here we are! In this episode I'm answering all your burning questions like: How do I love a job I hate? Will I gain weight if I start eating a plant-based diet? How can I sell my e-book without paying for promos? Will I scare my coaching clients away if I'm my true self? and more. This is a juicy one, so get ready! This episode is sponsored by Melody Pourmoradi, a twin-girl mom, life coach and author who has literally...


Choose Your Own Adventure: Inspiration for Designing a Life Well-Lived
Do you remember growing up and reading those Choose Your Own Adventure books? They were a series of children's gamebooks where each story is written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist, and making choices that determine the main character's actions and the plot outcome. The stories were formatted so that after a few pages of reading, you'd have a few different options, which would lead to more options, and ultimately a few different endings. As I began i...

How to Supercharge Your Wellness Charlotte Trass from New Chapter Vitamins + Supplements
Every day, I find myself more obsessed with learning how to supercharge my health and wellness. From fitness, to mindset, to nutrition, there are so many factors that go into our overall well-being. I never paid much attention to vitamins and supplements until I met Charlotte Trass, Direction for Education for New Chapter. In this fascinating and inspiring conversation, Charlotte breaks down what we can do to ensure we feel and look our best every day. Click here to explore New Chapter's line of vitamins a...

Cruelty-Free Fashion: Why I'm Giving Up My Chanel Bags and Leather Goods + Moving Toward Compassionate Style
As I've transitioned into a vegan diet, I've become more aware of not just what I put in my body, but what I put on my body. And after learning about the horrors of the leather industry, it's time for me to hang up my Chanel bags and move on to a more cruelty-free way of living and dressing. In this episode, I'm talking about the shifts I've made, some of the new designers I've been shopping, and how we can all make a difference in the world by rethinking our fashion choices. Because at the end of the day, ...


The Power of Simplicity: Redefining Luxury + Examining Our Material Attachments
Did you ever feel like you were in a cycle of buying more and more things, thinking they'd make you happy, but only to find yourself feeling unfulfilled and a little bored? In this episode, we'll explore our relationship to material things, why a simple approach to life may be healthier for us, and how to redefine luxury based on your core values. Hang onto your Chanel bags ladies, we're getting deep today. Thank you to our sponsor, Tara at Resting Boss Face! Get 50% off her course, Passion to Profit, by vi...

Green Glowing Goddess: My Journey Transitioning to a Plant-Based, Whole Foods, Organic Way of Eating
The food we put into our bodies has a profound impact on the way we feel. Now more than ever, people are waking up and becoming conscious of where our food comes from, and what it's doing to us on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. In today's episode, I'm talking all about my journey transitioning into a 100% plant-based, organic, whole foods diet. I'm sharing why I'm doing it, how it's changing my life, and how you can do the same. If you're "plant-curious" and open-minded, this episode will give ...

Your Future Needs You, Not Your Past
I don't know about you, but I have spent a lot of time thinking about my past. Ruminating over situations where I could have done things differently, obsessing over why I didn't do things sooner, wishing I could have said something different. And do you know where that's gotten me? Absolutely nowhere. I love the mantra, "Control the controllable" because it reminds me that worrying about the past, or things no longer in our hands, is a waste of time. Every single thing you do today is weaving you into the w...


It's Time To Take Up Space: Why It's So Important to Celebrate Yourself + How To Do It
Have you ever found yourself dimming your own light to keep others comfortable? Maybe you don't want to share a major win in your business because you're worried you'll come across as bragging. Maybe you're worried about turning off your colleagues by being proud of your accomplishments. Maybe you're worried about being "too happy" or "too successful" because you think someone else may be annoyed by it? Whatever the case - it needs to end. When we dim our own light, we send a message that women should not ...

The Woman You Want to Be: How to FEEL Good Now
What happens when our dreams come true and we don't recognize them? In this episode, I'm sharing the importance of visualizing success as a woman in business, and also being open to changing that vision at any time, for any reason. Our best work comes from feeling our best, and we can't get there if we're clinging to old ideals and never checking in with ourselves. What's important to you right now? What do you value? What kind of woman do you want to be? How do you want to feel? We'll dig into all of these...

5 Things I've Learned from Getting Fit
In today's episode, I'm sharing the top 5 things I've learned since making fitness a priority. There are so many comparisons between fitness and life it blows my mind! I've learned so much and I can't wait to share it with you. Whether you need a boost to get your body moving, or you need some help getting back into the groove, you'll love this conversation. Thank you to our sponsor, FIT & Flirty! FIT & Flirty is a women’s athleisure and lifestyle brand with apparel designed to promote a healthy, active and...


Miami Recap! Everything You Missed
I'm bringing a full Miami recap to the podcast today, including highlights from both of my talks last weekend! If you weren't able to attend my Boss Brunch or hear me speak on stage at Beachbody Super Saturday, have no fear - I'm here with everything you missed. I'm sharing my best advice on how to handle "Analysis Paralysis," tips on cultivating confidence as a new business woman, my favorite ways to handle fear (hint: channel Oprah), and so much more. Grab a glass of champagne and get ready for ALL THE VI...

There is Room For You at the Table!
Have you ever had a fabulous idea, felt a mega spark of motivation, and then took a look around at your industry and felt like giving up? Have you ever thought that another woman's success might mean that you were somehow a failure? In this episode, Cara discusses the idea of limitless possibility and how there is room for everyone at the table. It's time to get back to business, babe. You are needed. And this episode will teach you why. Thank you to our sponsor, Rachel Davies!   Your brand is everything, a...

Spring Clean Your Spirit: Tips for Refreshing + Revitalizing Your Life
When is the last time you did a total edit of your spirit? In this episode, Cara helps you "spring clean" negative thoughts, refresh the way you spend your time, and refocus on what matters most. Open up the windows of your soul and let the new spring energy in! Grab a notebook for this one. Thank you to Breanna Bracken Killpack for making this episode possible!   Have you ever wanted to make an income while making an impact but didn’t know where to start? That was Breanna Bracken a few short years ago. ...


How Available Are You? A Guide for Protecting Your Energy + Reclaiming Your Power
When is the last time you waited to respond to a text, or actively monitored the time you spent on social media? Are you owning your time, or are you mindlessly going through the day, giving out your energy without thought? In this episode, we'll dig into the idea of being "available" to things that suck up our time and energy and I'll share some easy strategies you can implement now to reclaim your power. Thank you to Breanna Bracken Killpack for making this episode possible! Have you ever wanted to make ...

The Power of LIVE Connection: How to Show Up in REAL LIFE for Other Women
When is the last time you found yourself in a room full of inspiring women? When is the last time you sat across from another like-minded, powerful boss babe, sharing dreams over a glass of wine? There is something so powerful about the human connection, and it's so important to get offline and make those connections in real life. In this episode, I'm sharing an update about the events I've been a part of over the past few weeks and what made them so special, plus tips on how to host your own! Thank you to...

GIRL CODE: Amber Tolliver is DISRUPTING the Fashion World with Her Curvy, Full-Figured Lingerie Line
Meet Amber Tolliver, 17-year veteran of the modeling industry who is disrupting the world of lingerie by filling the need for sexy, luxurious and intimate apparel for all. Her most recent venture, Liberté, satisfies the desire many women outside the traditional industry size range look for in lingerie. Women who deserve to feel confident and empowered without the restraint of DD bras or XL panties. From becoming besties with Google, to launching a Kickstarter campaign, Amber took a grass roots approach to h...


Are You Building a Business or a Social Media Following?
I want you to ask yourself this question honestly: am I more focused on building a business, or building my social media following? Highly successful business women aren't concerned with likes, followers, or little blue check marks. They aren't concerned with how famous or loved they appear on the internet. They're concerned with making an impact and making money. In this episode, I'm sharing some real talk about what it takes to shift from Instagrammer to business woman and how to become intentional about ...

Turning Your Fears into Focus and Building a Multi-Million Dollar Photography Business with Jenny Taylor
Jenny Taylor knows a thing or two about facing her fears and being met with those who don't see her vision. But despite the challenges she faced while building her boudoir photography business, Jenny Taylor Photography, she persisted and now owns a multi-million dollar business with studios all around the country. And not only does Jenny take gorgeous photos of women, she has become passionate about empowering them to live their most confident lives as well. If you're ready to to supercharge your week with ...

Sharpening Your Mindset around Weight Loss + Health with Ilana Muhlstein
I'm back with one of my favorite guests, Ilana Muhlstein, MS, RDN, and creator of the life-changing 2B Mindset approach to positive weight loss. We're talking about how to STAY IN IT now that the New Years Resolution energy has faded, and life is happening. Between Valentine's Day and all the emotions that come with along with that holiday, and the upcoming spring and summer holidays, this episode will help you rewrite the script of how you previously lived and take control of your body and mind NOW. If you...


Branding + Bad-Assing 101 for Boss Babes with The Slay Coach, Jamie King
Why do some boss babes stand out in the crowd, while others are spinning their wheels trying to get clients and grow their audience? Jamie King, aka The Slay Coach, will share her best tips on how to be an "attention whore" (which is not a bad thing) in this incredibly inspiring episode. We talk integrity, inclusivity, and more. Thank you to Jenny Taylor for sponsoring this episode! Jenny Taylor, the founder of the Famous Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography guarantees to transform the everyday woman into a bom...

The Importance of Community + Sisterhood in Reaching Goals
Do you have the support of a girl gang who lifts you up, supports you, and helps you achieve your goals? If not, it's time to find one! In this  episode, I'm sharing the importance of community, tribe, sisterhood (whatever you want to call it - aka other humans!) when it comes to making shit happen in your life. To join my next group coaching experience, visit GirlCodeMastermind.com To join my positive weight loss + wellness group Rebel Body Babes, click here....

How to Cultivate Patience + Trust the Process
It's easy to compare your journey to others and feel like you should be further along, but if you take a step back you'll see you're exactly where you're meant to be. In this episode, I'm helping you cultivate the patience you need to achieve your long-term goals.  Similar to our mission here on the Style Your Mind Podcast, today's episode is sponsored by a career coach that can help you live your best life by optimizing your day job. WehnerEd Career Coaching empowers you to improve your life with a career ...


Episode 129: Excuses Don't Build Strong Women: How to Give Them Up Forever and Start to THRIVE
Excuses do not serve us - period. And they certainly don't build strong women. In today's episode, I'm breaking down the psychological reasons we make excuses and real-life strategies on how to ditch them forever and achieve our goals. Similar to our mission here on the Style Your Mind Podcast, today's episode is sponsored by a career coach that can help you live your best life by optimizing your day job. WehnerEd Career Coaching empowers you to improve your life with a career that BRINGS you energy instead...

Episode 128: How to Make Your Resolutions a Reality By Creating a New Version of You in 2019
Did you know that by January 12th, most people have totally given up on their New Years resolutions? In fact, January 12th is called "National Quitters Day" because of it. More than half of Americans will make resolutions, but only 8% will achieve them. In this episode, I'm helping you make your resolutions a reality by creating a new version of yourself in 2019. It goes beyond writing down goals. You've got to be willing to rewire your thoughts, commit to major change, and show up as the person you want to...

Episode 127: What Loving Yourself + Loving Your Body REALLY Means with Ilana Muhlstein
I'm back with one of my favorite people, Ilana Muhlstein, MS, RDN, and creator of the 2B Mindset nutrition program for a powerful and honest talk about loving your body and loving your life. We dive into what true body positivity means, how to fix your relationship with the scale, and how to lose weight happily and in an empowered way. To join me on my nutrition + wellness journey and become a part of Rebel Body Babes, click here. Click here to grab Energize, the pre-workout I was raving about in this conv...


Episode 126: Positive Weight Loss: An Update + Tools To Get Motivated!
After losing 21 pounds and maintaining it since May, I'm ready for the second part of my positive weight loss journey, and I'm taking you with me! Let's have a real and raw conversation about our health and why being intentional about the way we're treating our bodies ultimately impacts our lives and our work. In this motivating episode, I'm sharing my top tips for how to get started, get back on track, or find that spark inside you to focus on being a healthy weight and living your best life. Join me on th...

Episode 125: Why Kindness Always Wins + How to Handle Anger
Today's episode is all about KINDNESS. I was originally going to talk about health + wellness in this chat, but I felt called to address a lot of the anger I’m seeing in the world lately. If you’ve been confronted with senseless anger, or perhaps you’re feeling angry, this episode will hopefully change the way you view yourself and others. I'm sharing my tips on how to be more compassionate, how to take responsibility for your feelings, and why sometimes something as simple as a smile can change someone's l...

Episode 124: Setting Yourself Up For a Successful 2019!
We have THREE Fridays left before 2019! Can you believe it? How do you feel? Are you ready? In this episode, I'm giving you some POWERFUL questions to ask yourself before New Year to get clear and confident so you can smash your goals and enter the 2019 like a BOSS. If you want to be successful, you've got to know where you're going. Get a pen and paper, this is an interactive and inspiring episode!...


Episode 123: The Power of YOUR Personal Brand: What It Is + How To Create It
Your personal brand travels with you through life no matter what you're doing for work. It's something that will evolve, and something that requires a daily commitment. In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips for developing and cultivating YOUR personal brand and why it's so important to have control over the way you're perceived in the world. Grab a pen, this is a juicy one! Grab a spot in my new masterclass, Passionistas Who Profit, here....

Episode 122: The Beauty in Being a "Best Case Scenario" Girl
Have you ever caught yourself saying, "I don't want to get my hopes up"? It seems like our default setting is to imagine the worst case scenario - especially when it comes to getting what we want. But what if you started to imagine the best case scenario? What would your life look like if you let optimism rule? In this episode, we'll chat about how to shift into a space of positivity, and all the benefits that come along with getting your hopes up. Click here to join my next masterclass!...

Episode 121: #DearCara: Navigating The Hustle During PMS, When You Should Leave Your Day Job, Staying Positive While Consuming Mainstream Media + News + More
It's time for another episode of #DearCara! Your burning questions, answered. In this chat, we'll talk about the most dreadful time of the month (PMS!) and how to navigate your hustle and your hormones. We'll also tackle the big question, "When do I know it's the right time to leave my day job and give my side hustle a shot?" Plus my thoughts on staying sane and positive while consuming mainstream news, and so much more. Thank you to our sponsor, Michele Russo of The Dime Series! Michele is an author, podca...


Episode 120: How to Raise Your GLAM Vibration + Channel Your Most Fabulous Self
Never underestimate the power of glamour! In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips on how to raise your GLAM vibration and channel your most dazzling self without breaking the bank. Pour a coupe of champagne and get ready for a fun and fabulous chat!   Listen to my Vintage Glam Radio playlist here.   This episode is sponsored by Jolie Goodson of Art Fare. Are you an entrepreneur who wants to learn how to take gorgeous photos for social media? Jolie's course is PERFECT for you! Check out her course here and...

Episode 119: How to SLAY Your Side Hustle + Kiss Your 9-5 Goodbye
As someone who ditched her six-figure corporate career and turned her side hustle into a six-figure business within in it's first year, I know a thing or two about turning your passion into profit. In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips for setting yourself in your side biz up so you can kiss your 9-5 job and finally live your dream. This episode is sponsored by Jolie Goodson of Art Fare. Are you an entrepreneur who wants to learn how to take gorgeous photos for social media? Jolie's course is PERFECT for...

Episode 118: How to Evolve Your Brand as a Multi Passionate Entrepreneur Without Confusing Your Audience
If you've ever felt nervous or overwhelmed by the thought of shifting gears in your business and evolving your brand, today's episode is for you. This is the age of the "multi passionate entrepreneur" and it's becoming easier than ever to explore and monetize your different passions. In this episode, I'll share with you 4 ways to do this without confusing your audience and staying true to your core message. This episode is sponsored by Jolie Goodson of Art Fare. Are you an entrepreneur who wants to learn ho...


Episode 117: The Ultimate Confidence Hack (It's Easier Than You Think!)
In this power chat, I'm sharing a recap on my San Diego trip including some of the inspiration I gave the women at "Pays to be Brave" when it comes to gaining confidence. I'm also talking about passion projects and why its so important to let go of the outcome when we're doing what we truly love. Consider this quickie your shot of espresso for the day! XO...

Episode 116: #DearCara: Being Your Own Support System, Beating Overwhelm, Organizing Your Vision + More
In the latest #DearCara episode, I'm sharing my tips on beating negative reviews and learning to be your own support system, how to get clear on your vision and start taking action steps to actually get things done (and get out of your own head), I'm sharing my nutrition routine and how and when I "cheat," how to beat overwhelm, and more! ENJOY! XO Thank you to our sponsor, Urban Pearl Collective! Check out their luxury non-toxic beauty products at UrbanPearlCollective.com. And use code STYLEYOURMIND for a ...

Episode 115: 3 Years Ago It Was All So Different
I stumbled upon some photos from 3 years ago today on my Facebook memories and was so overcome with emotion that I had to bust out my mic. A quick, motivating episode about how fast life moves and what I believe is the #1 secret to success (hint: it has nothing to do with money, connections, or talent)....


Episode 114: Protecting Your Energy, Making the Most of a Job You Hate, Accepting Yourself + More
Who are you surrounding yourself with? If you surround yourself with women who are constantly focusing on their imperfections, you'll start to believe you are imperfect, too. If you surround yourself with women who are focused on creating beautiful lives, well, you know the rest. In this episode, we'll dig in to the energy you are allowing in to your world, plus tips on protecting your spirit, making the most of a job you hate, and more Thank you to our sponsor, Gillian Sarah! Ladies, are you looking to bui...

Episode 113: #DearCara: Learning to Be Alone in Your Biz, Social Media + Blogging for Beginners, Networking Tips + More
I'm back with a #DearCara episode, answering all your burning questions! In this episode I'm talking about the isolation that comes along with entrepreneurship and learning to love being alone, how to start getting real engagement as a blogger and on social media, why "Team No Sleep" is BS, how to network and not feel awkward AF, and so much more. Grab a glass of wine or a cup of tea and get ready to DIVE IN. This episode is jam packed with goodness. Thank you to our sponsor, Gillian Sarah! Ladies, are you ...

Episode 112: Success Rituals for Abundance
Here's one thing I know for sure: we can't get what we want if we don't know what we want. When is the last time you physically wrote down what you were available for in your life? I found myself home the other day with a lot of time on my hands and really crappy weather here in NYC, so I took the time to realign my energy and be intentional about what I plan to continue to allow into my world. In this episode, I'm sharing more about this ritual and just how powerful it can be. It's time to get honest about...


Episode 111: 5 Ways to Cultivate Your Confidence + Show Up Like a BOSS
Being a BOSS is more than what it looks like on the outside. It’s a feeling. An energy. A KNOWING that you are worthy of everything you want and everything you are becoming. In this episode, I'm sharing my top 5 ways to cultivate your confidence and show up in your life and business like a true boss. From embracing our vulnerable sides, to shifting our perspective on our life stories, I'm breaking it all down to help you feel like the baddest babe possible. Grab my book Like She Owns the Place here!...

Episode 110: Breaking Your Own Rules, Choosing Hope, and Giving Yourself Permission to Change Your Mind
Whew! It's nearly September, ladies! Where did summer go!? As we close out another season, I'm back with a life update, and some thoughts around why we should make (and break) our own rules, what it looks like to choose hope over fear, and why I am a huge fan of CHANGE. If you've been feeling some resistance lately, questioning everything, and feeling like you can't move forward until you know what's next, this episode is for you....

Episode 109: How to Be a HIGH VIBE Business Babe
I like to say I see the world through rosé colored glasses. I make it a point to choose optimistic, positive, blissful thoughts, which create an optimistic, positive, blissful reality. The first step to making any real change in our lives and our businesses is to change our energy. Our energy, or vibration, is the frequency we put out into the world that determines the quality of our experiences. Getting in a high vibe is the quickest way to supercharge your soul and skyrocket your success. We cannot create...


Episode 107: Finding Comfort in the Question Mark with Angie Lee
I honestly could not love Angie Lee any more. I had a chance to sit down with her and talk all things bravery, building community, and learning to find comfort in the question mark. Angie is one of those few women who does it her way and isn't afraid to tell you why. If you've ever found yourself worried about the unknown, but excited about a brand new venture, this one's for you! She also gets vulnerable and talks about the process of removing her breast implants and why she did it. Pour a cup of coffee an...

Episode 106: Conquer Emotional Eating FOREVER with Ilana Muhlstein, MS, RDN, Creator of 2B Mindset
If you have ever found yourself in a cycle of hating your body, binge eating, and then restricting yourself from everything you love, this episode will not only give you all the feels, but give you a SOLUTION to change that forever. I had the incredible opportunity to sit down with my new bestie, Ilana Muhlstein, MS, RDN, and creator of the 2B Mindset program that has completely changed the game for me. We talk about the dark side of emotional eating, her journey to losing 100 pounds and ultimately creating...


Episode 105: Let's REDEFINE Success!
I'm relishing in pub week and I continue to get asked 1 question that is so surprising to me. In this episode, I'm sharing what that question is, along with my thoughts on what true success looks and feels like for me. It's not what you think! I'm also offering some guidance for those who still struggle with wanting to be validated by outside forces - whether that be a title, money, awards, rankings, or anything that exists beyond us. Get ready to get EMPOWERED with this quick chat! Order my new book, Like...

Episode 104: There is No Wrong Way to Be YOURSELF!
I had to jump on and talk to you ladies about something that's been on my mind lately. I see SO MANY women completely confused and overwhelmed with the idea of being themselves. Why is it so hard to just be us!? If you've struggled with the idea of authenticity, this episode is for you. Order my new book, Like She Owns the Place here!...

SPECIAL Episode! SNEAK PEEK of My New Book Like She Owns the Place!
LADIES! I cannot believe Like She Owns the Place is out in one week! On July 10, I'll be sharing my whole heart with the entire world. Though this is my 5th full length personal development book, it still feels just as thrilling as releasing my first - if not more. I know this is my best body of work yet, but the anxiety is real! To say I'm nervous would be an understatement. But the excitement about this book truly outweighs the nerves, and I can't wait another second to share this message with you. In thi...


Episode 103: CHOOSE YOURSELF: Stop Waiting for Permission and Go Grab Your Dreams
If you've ever found yourself stalking your email waiting for an employer, publisher, blogger, or ANYONE to say "yes" then you know exactly what it's like to feel powerless. The moment we put our success in the hands of others is the moment we lose control of our future. In this episode, I'm sharing my own experience with choosing myself and the shifts you need to make to stop waiting for permission and go get every single thing you want. Your future is waiting on you. STOP WAITING ON SOMEONE ELSE. Pre-orde...

Episode 102: Taking out the Energetic TRASH: How to Become a Match for What You Want
Did you ever notice when you stress out and worry over something you want, it feels even further out of reach? Or when you are working toward something you THINK you should want (but really, deep down you couldn't care less), it feels totally out of whack and gross? In this episode, I'm giving you a refresher on how to align with your desires and become an energetic match for the things you truly want for yourself. We're taking out the energetic trash, so to speak. If you've been feeling a little off, this ...

Episode 101: Staying SANE with Social Media and Technology Featuring Dr. Fritz
Social media has changed the game for us - whether we run a business online or not. We're constantly checking our phones throughout the day, responding to messages and absorbing information - and it's overwhelming. So how do we utilize the benefits of technology but also stay sane? Where do we draw the line between being available to others online but also keeping some boundaries? Join me for this fascinating conversation about the way social media has changed our brains with psychologist and coach Dr. Frit...


Episode 100: Your Life is Your Art. What Are You Creating?
When is the last time you spontaneously created something? Calling myself an artist rather than an entrepreneur has been a game-changer. It has allowed me to work from my soul rather than a blueprint. In this episode, I'm sharing my thoughts on creativity and getting back in touch with our intuition when it comes to our work and the mark we're leaving on the world....

Episode 99: Mental Health, Boundaries & New Levels as a Successful Woman
We need to talk about mental health. In light of the recent suicide of Kate Spade, and watching so many women (myself included) struggle with overwhelm, anxiety, and depression, it's time to talk about what happens behind the lip gloss and selfies. Behind the best seller lists and seven-figure incomes. In this episode, I'm vulnerably talking about my own personal boundaries and how I'm changing what I allow into my world, and sharing tips on how to prioritize your overall well being as a woman in business. ...

the women in business health help self wellness place mental success kate boundaries like she esteem spade confidence successful cara owns leyba alwill

Episode 98: POSITIVE Weight Loss is a Thing - And I'm Doing It!
As someone who has struggled with her weight for most of her entire life (I joined weight watchers at 11 years old) I know what it feels like to have a completely dysfunctional relationship with food and with my body. After becoming a professional dieter, and losing and gaining weight like it was my job, I was done. Done beating myself up. Done starving. Done binging. Done putting the keys to my self-worth inside a pair of skinny jeans. I spent years reprogramming my brain and finding ways to accept myself ...


Episode 97: Building TRUE Female Relationships + Growing Into Your Highest Potential with Lori Harder, Author of A Tribe Called Bliss
I'm so thrilled to have one of my girl crushes, Lori Harder, on the podcast today! Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy podcast, and her brand new book A Tribe Called Bliss comes out TOMORROW! (May 8). In this raw and soul-filled chat, Lori shares with me the importance of building true female friendships, why we need tribe, and how to heal the pain of our pasts. We also talk about stepping into our full potential as women and the loneliness that sometimes comes with growth. This is one of my FAVORITE in...

Episode 96: Why the GRIT is More Inspiring than the GLAMOUR
You know who I love to follow online? Grassroots girls who are doing business THEIR way. Girls running shit out of their bedrooms. Girls with an insatiable hunger for success, believing with every single ounce of their soul that their small business in their small town is WORTH it. I don't follow the "big" coaches, public figures, or super popular entrepreneurs. I am alllll about the DIY hustle. I don't need to see fancy photo shoots at expensive hotels in faraway exotic lands. I wanna see you in your livin...

Episode 95: Birthday Reflections: How I'm Planning to Show Up Bolder Than Ever + Let Go of the Fear of JUDGMENT!
It's my birthday! As I enter my 38th year of life and my 10th year as a blogger-turned-coach-turned-author-turned self-empowered woman, I have a LOT on my mind. I've been thinking about how I want to continue showing up in the world. As a woman. As a business woman. As someone who has a lot of eyes on her, and a massive platform to express herself through and help women. I'm going to admit something: I sometimes edit myself. I sometimes hold back on saying things I really want to say because I don't want to...

female coach life women in happiness inspiration power business girl entrepreneur motivation selfesteem


Episode 94: Following Your FIRE! How I Had My Biggest Week EVER in Business + How to Confidently SELL
In this episode, I'm breaking down how and why last week was my biggest week EVER in business. From the mindset shifts I made, to what I needed to let go of to make it happen, I'm letting you guys in for a behind-the-scenes look so that you can use some of these strategies to push yourself and cultivate your own success. I'm also sharing my perspective on why you shouldn't be scared to put yourself out there and sell your products and services and why it's really SO much easier than you think. If you're an ...

Episode 93: BOSS TALK: Hustling, Hip Hop, and Caesar Salads with Fashion PR Queens Gwen Wunderlich and Dara Kaplan
Ever wonder what its like to build your own public relations empire? I'm chatting with my girls Gwen Wunderlich and Dara Kaplan of WKC Communications about their rise to the top of their industry. How they leveraged their internships into careers, why saying YES is so important, how and when to negotiate your salary, and why Caesar salads and Chardonnay became the sign that they had "arrived." Grab another vanilla latte or a glass of bubbly and dive into this very special bonus episode! Follow Gwen and Dara...

Episode 92: Spring Clean Your BUSINESS: 9 Ways to Reinvent Your Work, Increase Productivity, and LEVEL UP
Spring has sprung! And there is no better time to take stock of your business than right now. The holidays are behind us, we’re coming out of our winter slumber mode, yet we’re ahead of the deep summer stagnancy. I find that not only am I excited and invigorated by the fresh energy of Spring, but my audience and clients are as well. It seems like everyone is ready for something new. I love using the vibrant energy of Spring to look for ways to refresh my work, reinvent myself, increase productivity, and asc...


Episode 91: How to Style Your Mind for SUCCESS: My TOP Strategies for Gaining Confidence + Clarity In Your Business
After the blockbuster success of my bestselling book, GIRL CODE: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, I heard loud and clear from my community that you craved more content and support around entrepreneurship. In this episode, I'm sharing my BIGGEST strategies and secrets for success as a female entrepreneur including why your energy is everything when it comes to attracting amazing opportunities and abundance, how to cultivate your confidence, step into your p...

Episode 89: How to SHOW UP For Yourself! Mindset Shifts to Value Yourself and Make Major Changes In Your Life with Alexis Giostra, aka Miss Trenchcoat
I'm chatting with self-proclaimed Productivity Alchemist Alexis Giostra (aka Miss Trenchcoat, as her online fans know her) about the power of acting "as if" and mentally embodying the woman you want to be before making any kind of change in your life. Alexis shares her personal story of how she lost 100 pounds by using meditation and powerful mantras to train her body to rid itself of excess weight and regulate itself into better health. Alexis also shares her views on becoming a "high value woman" and talk...


Episode 88: Women Supporting Women is Not Just a Holiday or a Hashtag: Are You LIVING Your Message and Practicing What You Preach?
Happy International Women's Day! You ladies know I preach about the importance of supporting women every single day. I write about it in my books, I coach my clients on it, and I discuss it in my girl gang, the Slay Baby Collective. It's not just an annual holiday for me; I talk about it in television segments, on the radio, and on this podcast every single week. It’s my passion and my life’s work. On social media, one of the ways to promote this message and connect with other like-minded women is to use ha...

Episode 87: How Happiness Can Improve Your HEALTH! A Story About My Magical Nails + More Research That Will Make You Smile (LITERALLY)
If you don't think your health is seriously affected by your happiness, think again! I'm sharing a personal story about how my nails (that were once thin, broken nubs) grew long and strong as soon as I upgraded my happiness level. Plus, a ton of research that proves that good health and wellness can be achieved in ways we may not realize. Thank you to our sponsor, Sarah Order! Sober as F***: The Workbook is a 28-day Workbook and Journal to help you understand and navigate your relationship with alcohol. I...

Episode 86: How to Not be a Hater and a Moody B*tch! Tips on Staying Focused, Positive, and Happy (Plus Life Updates on Fitness + Mindful Drinking!)
In today's episode I'm sharing why I was so pissed at Kim Kardashian this morning, and how I snap myself out of being a hater and remove myself from toxic conversations and gossip. This chat is filled with tips on how to stay in a positive mindset even when it's tempting to be a moody B! Because life is too short to be anything but happy and positive. I got you, girl.  HUGE thank you to our sponsor, Haylee Powers of Bad Bitch Branding! Ladies, if you’re a BAD BITCH who is looking for a little help clarifyin...


Episode 84: So You Want to Write a Book? Self-Publishing 101 with My Brother, Mike Alwill
If you've ever dreamed of self-publishing your own book but have NO idea where to begin, then you are going to find so much value in this episode. Meet my brother, Mike! Mike is an author, editor and self-publishing concierge. He shares his personal story about how he made his own writing dreams come true after leaving his corporate career at Google, and he now writes novels for a living and helps others get their books out there. Tune into our chat and get some tips and learn more about his insight and ser...

Episode 85: Starting Over, Evolving When Those Around You Aren't, Doing Your Own Thing in Business, Finding a Supportive Partner, and MORE! Your Questions Answered!
I'm back with another Ask Me Anything episode (yay!) I'm tackling all your questions around life and business including how to start over when you want to change everything, how to find a supportive partner, what it's like to evolve when those around you aren't, how and why you should do your OWN thing in business, and so much more....

BONUS Episode! My Interview on Morning Sunshine with Jillian Bollanz
One of my longtime blog readers just interviewed me for her podcast and I just had to share it with you ladies. Jillian has been reading my work for a decade (!!) and she asked if she could chat with me about life, entrepreneurship, spirituality, and more. We had such a great time catching up and I know you ladies are going to love this one. Grab a glass of wine or pour a cup of tea and get ready to join this power chat!...


Episode 82: How to Fearlessly Build Your Empire with Marisa Ravel from Laser Kitten
I'm so excited for today's guest! You may know Marisa Ravel as the genius behind the 80's and 90's pop culture inspired fashion and accessories line LASER KITTEN. I've been a fan of her work for a few years now and have quite the collection of her pins and mugs (David Bowie and Prince riding on a unicorn together?! Yes please). I've watched Marisa build her business with so much passion and creativity and after seeing her most recent collaboration with Forever 21, I was so inspired that I reached out and in...

BONUS Episode! My Interview on The Skinny Confidential Podcast
I recently sat down with Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential and her husband, Michael Bosstick when they were visiting New York City for an interview on their podcast. We chatted all about entrepreneurship: specifically money mindset, side hustling, the importance of community, adding value, and more. I really think you guys are going to LOVE this conversation, so I knew I had to feature it here so you didn't miss out. Enjoy!...


Episode 81: Why CHANGE is Essential for Your Happiness
I'm so excited to bring you this episode from my NEW place! This big move got me thinking about change and how important it is to change our lives in both small and big ways. If you've been feeling stagnant or stuck in a rut, this episode is for you. I'm helping you find ways to change NOW so you can shake things up and start feeling inspired. Because adventure does not have an age limit.   THANK YOU to our sponsor, Shelby from The Unpolished! Through her work at The Unpolished, Shelby breaks down a lot o...

Episode 80: Sneakers Don't Pay The Rent: How to Negotiate Influencer Deals, Speaking Engagements and Appearances
Empowering women means paying them too. Brands and organizations with "no budget" are going to find themselves with "no influencers" and "no talent" to promote their products and speak at their events. In this episode, I'm helping you develop the confidence and strategies to ask for what you deserve, negotiate brand partnerships, get paid for speaking engagements, and more. Thank you to our sponsor, Haylee Powers of Bad Bitch Branding! Ladies, if you’re a BAD BITCH who is looking for a little help clarifyin...


Episode 78: Balancing Relationships and Career, Public Speaking Fears, Connecting with Other Entrepreneurs, Is Blogging Really Effective? AND MORE
I'm back with a life update (yay!), plus all your questions answered! How I balance my marriage with my career, my thoughts on whether or not blogging is still "in," how to truly connect with other entrepreneurs when you're beginning your career, how to get over your fear of public speaking, and a LOT more. From boss tips to mindset advice, this episode is jam-packed with goodness. ENJOY!   Thank you to our sponsor, Bad Bitch Branding! Ladies, if you’re a BAD BITCH who is looking for a little help clarifyi...

Episode 77: What to Expect When You're Expecting MORE: A Quick Guide to Upgrading Your Life
I am ALL about the UPGRADE right now - in every area of life. In this episode, I'm talking about what comes up when we start to ascend to the next phase of our evolution. What happens when we create new standards for ourselves and our lives? What happens when we decide we're not available for anything less than amazing? From outside reactions, to our own internal resistance, let's dig into all of it and shift your mindset so that nothing gets in the way of you living your most incredible life. Thank you to ...

Episode 76: Getting Out of Your Own Head, Gaining Clarity, and How to Confidently Make Decisions
I’m answering more of YOUR questions this week! We’re talking about how to get out of your head and start taking action, how to gain clarity and create a vision for your life and business, how to cure indecisiveness and start making decisions, and much more. Thank you to our sponsor, Cheryl Thacker! Alright ladies, are you coaching as a side gig and want to transition it into a full-time gig? Or maybe you’ve been coaching with no system or plan in place and don’t know how to get your business organized and ...


Episode 75: Is Drinking Holding You Back from Loving Yourself + Others? Real Talk with Stephanie Churma from The Good Love Company
I'm chatting with Stephanie Churma from The Good Love Company today about the role alcohol plays in our lives as women, especially when it comes to loving ourselves and others. If you've ever found yourself chugging a few glasses of wine before a date, or feeling like you wine or cocktails have become the "new norm" in your life and it's just no longer serving you, then you're going to want to tune into this powerful conversation. PLUS, we're both sharing some really personal never-before-told moments aroun...

Episode 74: BOSS Tips! Social Media Etiquette, How to Land TV Appearances + Magazine Features, Professionalism + More
I'm breaking down the rules of the road when it comes to social media etiquette so you can stand out from the crowd (and stop accidentally pissing people off in the process!) From tagging people in posts, to Facebook groups, to the ins and outs of sliding up in the DM's, and more, I am sharing my professional opinion and expertise to help you be as smart and business savvy as possible online. PLUS, more of your questions answers on everything from how to land press and features on TV and in magazines, what ...

Episode 73: Ask Me Anything: What If YOU are The Mean Girl?, Moving On After a Breakup, Facebook Algorithm Myths + MORE!
I'm back with the first ASK ME ANYTHING episode of 2018 and it's a good one! I'm answering all your burning questions around life and business, including what to do if YOU are the "mean girl," how to move on after a breakup when it feels impossible, what the Facebook algorithms mean for our businesses, and much more. Thank you to our sponsors! This episode is sponsored in part by Talia Di Giulio Adams, Sydney based Entrepreneur and lifestyle coach. Growing up in the entertainment industry, Talia has gone on...


Episode 72: Transparency Will Get You Everywhere: How TRUE Connections Are Made
In this quickie, I'm sharing my thoughts on transparency, empowered storytelling, and why being completely real with your audience will build the most powerful connections you could ever imagine. If you have struggled with being vulnerable, this episode will help you open up and begin to experience life in a much more meaningful way....

Episode 71: Dry January, Mindful Drinking, + Moderation
As some of you may know, I have been exploring my relationship with alcohol since the end of 2015. You can read more about my journey on the blog (click here), but I know I am not alone when I say drinking does not always serve me. In fact, it rarely does. Throughout the years, I've found myself hungover on way too many occasions, unable to reach my health and fitness goals, and just not operating at my optimal capacity. It has wreaked havoc on my confidence, left me in a bit of a fog at times, and hindered...

Episode 70: Happy New Year! How to Make Your Resolutions a REALITY
Happy New Year! Ladies, I am SO excited about 2018. I just have a GUT feeling that this year is going to be incredible. In this episode, I’m sharing my personal “Style Your Mind for Success” strategy to help you turn your resolutions into reality. This is what I am doing to make my year as powerful as possible, and I know these tools will help you, too. If you are looking to uplevel your thinking and supercharge your brand new year, then get a pen and paper and get ready. If you’re looking for even more gui...


Episode 69: Stressed Out Hot Mess? Listen to This! Tips + Mantras for Managing OVERWHELM
Are you inviting stress and overwhelm into your life? Are you pouring it a cup of coffee and allowing it to stay awhile? Not after this episode. I'm serving up my secret strategies for dealing with the stresses of every day life and work, and providing some mega perspective to help you decide what you're available for in your world. Thank you to our sponsor, Metal Marvels! Metal Marvels is a brand for badass & bold women who don't fit societies standards. Katie, the creator, was always searching for mantra ...

Episode 68: Make Your BUCKET LIST Your TO-DO List!
What if "someday" never comes? One of the most motivating and empowering truths is that we are all going to die. And nobody knows when. So why are you saving all of the beautiful, life-changing things you want to do for some imaginary bucket list you'll probably never actually check things off of? Why aren't you doing all those beautiful, life-changing things NOW? In this mini episode, I'm serving up some real talk to help you turn your bucket list into your to-do list, and start creating the wildly gorgeou...

Episode 67: Navigating the Sh*t Show Circus of Starting Something New
Can we talk about what a f*cking circus it is when you begin something new?! My apparel launch has been a MASSIVE success. I am thrilled, fired up, excited, humbled, and grateful, but OMG - I am WORKED! It's been an incredible lesson in the inevitable hiccups that come along with blazing a new trail for yourself. And I truly think so many women never start the things they dream of starting because they dread the hiccups. They dread the craziness that always tags along when we leave our comfort zones and try...


Episode 66: Getting CLEAR + CONFIDENT Before 2018! Top Questions to Ask Yourself To Prepare for the New Year
In this episode, I'm giving you POWERFUL questions to ask yourself before 2018 to get clear and confident so you can smash your goals and enter the New Year like a BOSS. You can use these questions any time you're beginning something new to get you feeling focused and fabulous. I'm also answering all your burning business questions including: how to attract high-end clients, how to get in the creative zone, convincing your spouse that you're ready for entrepreneurship and MORE. Thank you to our sponsor, Ame...

Episode 65: BOSS TIPS! How to Stand Out in Your Biz, Thinking Outside the Box, Prioritizing for the Multipassionate Entrepreneur + MUCH MORE!
Laaaaaadies! I'm answering all your burning BIZ questions in this very special episode! The New Year is almost here and I want to get you hooked up with the tips, strategies, and mind-set shifts you need to feel confident in your hustle. Where do you begin when you have a million ideas for your business? How do you handle copycats? How do you stand out in a crowded marketplace? How do you think outside the box? What do you do when you're not getting ANY clients? I'm answering ALL these questions and more. G...

Episode 64: LIFE UPDATE! Faux Fur at Jury Duty, Opening My New Store, Getting Ready for the Holidays and More
There's been a lot going on and I'm filling you in on everything in this episode! Life updates from Cara's World and some lessons learned along the way. Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine) and get ready for some girl talk. Thank you to our sponsor! Run by an active duty army veteran and mother of 5, American Hero creates FULLY customizable clothing to represent your business and ROCK your brand. Check them out at ShopAmericanHero.com...


Episode 63: Your Confidence Will Make Some People Uncomfortable: LET IT
Have you ever shared a win or a celebration that you were proud of, only to have someone try to knock you down? A funny thing happens when we reveal our confidence; it triggers those who are lacking it. In this episode, I'm sharing a personal story around this, as well as some inspiration to start owning who you are, shining your light, and stop shrinking yourself for someone else's comfort. This is a big one for my boss ladies who struggle with putting themselves out there! Thank you to our sponsor! Ru...

Episode 62: How to Be UNAPOLOGETIC and Stand In Your POWER!
Growing up, I always assumed if a woman was powerful, she was a bitch. I never understood that you could be assertive, yet kind. I never understood that you could be empowered, yet EMPOWERING. In this episode, I'm sharing a personal story about how I overcame people pleasing and learned how to be unapologetic in my life and my business, and how you can too. Big thank you to our sponsors! American Hero Clothing: Run by an active duty army veteran and mother of 5, American Hero creates FULLY customizable cl...

Episode 61: A Story About London, Patience + The Magic of Blind Faith
On a cold November night in 2013, I boarded a plane at JFK airport by myself to go to London. I decided to take a solo trip to get inspired, and meet with the only 2 readers I knew I had there. I was in heavy fantasy mode, dreaming about what it would be like to quit my job at MTV and do what I love - and also bring my brand to the U.K. In this episode I share that story and also talk about the importance of patience and the magic of believing in something when nobody else can see it but you....


Episode 60: Free Yourself From Your Own BULLSHIT: Anxiety, Quarter-Life Crisis, Depression, and the Unsexy Side of Personal Development with Desiree Wiercyski
If you have ever struggled with that restless feeling of "what's next!?" then you don't want to miss this chat with life and business coach Desiree Wiercyski. We're talking all about the unsexy side of personal development: anxiety, depression, how to know if you're experiencing a quarter-life crisis (and what to do about it) and more. Get ready to get real with us, break your own rules, and most importantly - free yourself from your own bullshit.   To connect with Desiree and learn more about working with ...

Episode 59: Dealing With Imposter Syndrome, Creative BLOCK + Total Overwhelm
Let's talk about IMPOSTER SYNDROME! Have you ever felt like a total fraud? Put an insane amount of pressure on yourself and STILL felt out of place? As the saying goes, "With every level comes a new devil" and boy did I experience it recently. I just submitted the first full draft for my next book - my best book to date - and it put me through the ringer. In this episode I'm talking about what happens when you level up and EXPAND. Because new shit comes up. And we have to learn how to deal. I'm sharing the ...

Episode 58: BOSS TIPS! My Thoughts on Social Media, Online Marketing + Public Speaking (REAL EFFFING TALK)
If you're an entrepreneur or aspiring one, I'm dropping tons of tips for you on how to get smarter about your online marketing, social media strategy, and why public speaking is not as scary as we make it out to be. Big thank you to our sponsors! This episode is brought to you in part by American Hero Clothing. Run by an active duty army veteran and mother of 5, American Hero creates FULLY customizable clothing to represent your business and ROCK your brand. Check them out at ShopAmericanHero.com This episo...


Episode 57: How to Handle Rejection, Tips for Resetting + Recharging, Starting a Blog/Business/Brand + Where to Begin, and MORE!
I'm answering all your burning questions once again! We're talking about how to handle rejection, tips for resetting and recharging, why you must be your own permission slip, how to start when you have a million ideas, where I shop (this is a popular question believe it or not!) + style tips and so much more. I love you guys! HUGE thank you to our sponsors! Remember ladies, with ANY online decorating course or virtual design service purchase from Holistic Decor, you will get an exclusive 30-minute virtual S...

Episode 56: How to Know Your Life’s Purpose, How to Confidently Ask for Money in Your Business, How to Deal With an Unmotivated Boyfriend, Are You a Self-Help Junkie?
It's time for another Ask me Anything! Your questions, answered. We're covering everything from how to know what your life's purpose is (do we even have just one?), how to confidently ask for money in your business (b*tch better have my money!), to dealing with a boyfriend or spouse who just isn't keeping up with your ambition, to knowing whether or not you may be OD'ing on self-help (yes, it's totally possible!) HUGE thank you to this episode's sponsor, Life + Business Coach Desiree W! If you're a side-hus...

Episode 55: STRIPPED: What Happens When We Let Go, Invite Vulnerability, and Remove the Layers of Control
A quick personal story about learning to let go and step out of my comfort zone. Have you attached yourself to control for too long? This episode will inspire you to shed those layers and give yourself the space to bloom. Because we all know that nothing fabulous happens inside of a comfort zone. Check out STRIPPED, my book of poetry and inspired writings for the evolving woman on Amazon....


Episode 54: How to Boost Your CONFIDENCE and Reclaim Your Power Through Positive Self-Talk + Confidence-Building Habits
A few months ago, my publisher reached out to me to let me know that they wanted ME on the cover of my new book (insert freak out moment here!) I had a TON of emotions flowing through me when I got the news – I was super flattered, nervous, excited, anxious - you name it. I happily agreed, but kind of put it out of my head until a few days ago when my editor emailed me to say they had scheduled the shoot – and it was happening in less than 2 weeks! For anyone listening who has ever had a big event – whether...

Episode 53: How to GET and STAY Motivated to Workout + Eat Well
I used to haaaate working out, and I found that any time I tried eating healthier it felt like a chore. But a few years ago, everything changed for me. I've been able to reprogram my mind and not only get motivated and excited to live a healthier lifestyle, but know exactly how to get back on the wagon when I fall off (because we all fall off). If you're looking for tips on getting and staying inspired to exercise and treat your body well, then this episode is for you. We'll explore the mind/body connection...

Episode 52: Know Your WORTH! How to Value Yourself and Ask For What You Deserve
How many times have you accepted a lower salary, taken less than you deserved, or been afraid to assert yourself to ask for what you want? Not after this episode, baby! I am going to show you how to start valuing yourself and get exactly what you want and need in your life and your career. This episode is packed with personal stories and actionable tips so you can start raising your standards, confidently ask for what you want, and begin honoring your desires. 10 THINGS WOMEN WHO VALUE THEMSELVES DO DIFFERE...


Episode 51: BOSS TIPS! Staying in Creative Flow, Elevating Your Brand, Growing Your Instagram, Coming Up With New Ideas, Tips for Financing Your Business + MORE
I'm answering all your questions again in this jam-packed episode! Tons of tips here for female entrepreneurs on staying in a creative flow, elevating your brand, how to grow your Instagram naturally, how I finance my business, and how I come up with brand new ideas. Be sure to listen with a notebook because I'm BRINGING IT! Thank you to our sponsor, LOHO!   Pre-order your very own pair of LOHO tights and get a special package including your very own Slay Baby and LOHO pins. These beautiful tights are desi...

Episode 50: My Morning Routine, Staying Organized, Asserting Yourself, and How to Know If You’re Making the “Right” Choice
I love knowing what's on your mind! In this episode I'm answering YOUR questions around my morning routine, how to stay organized, tips for balancing your side hustle, why its so important to confidently assert ourselves, and how to know if you're making the right choice. This show is PACKED full of tips so grab a notebook or be ready to take notes on your laptop!   This episode's POWER MANTRA:   I am no longer available for overthinking and obsessing.   Join the Slay Baby Collective here. Thank you t...

Episode 49: Why You Should Live in a FANTASY WORLD
Has anyone ever told you to be more realistic? Well I've got news for you: reality is completely different for everyone. And nobody has the right to tell you what yours should look like! For years, people told me I was living in a dream world and guess what? I am! And it's fabulous. When I look around at my life, it looks totally different than most people's, but it's real for me. And your fantasy world can be real for you, too. In this episode, I am giving you my personal step-by-step guide to dreaming BIG...


Episode 48: How to Get into a HIGH VIBRATION and Attract Amazing Things Into Your Life
Have you ever had one of those days where you just feel awesome? Everything feels in flow, you feel clear, energized, ideas are flowing, you feel creative and just in the zone? That is what it means to be in a high vibe. It’s basically that feeling where you believe EVERYTHING is possible and nothing can get in your way. (I love those days!) On the flip side, there’s that state of being in a LOW vibration. That’s where you feel stuck, frustrated, jealous, BROKE, drained. All those crappy feelings that NOBOD...

Episode 47: Do You Feel SUCCESSFUL?
Most of us learned from a young age to equate success with money and power. We hold high-powered CEOs, rich entrepreneurs and celebrities on pedestals, assuming that because they are “successful,” they have it all. We click through their Instagram feeds in awe, we binge-watch their reality television shows, and we spend our hard-earned money to see them speak and perform. But do we ever wonder if they are actually HAPPY? I invite you to redefine success with me today. I invite you to acknowledge that SUCCES...

Episode 46: How to Stop COMPARING Yourself to Other Women
Have you ever found yourself clicking around on Instagram or Facebook innocently enough, looking for “inspiration” – only to find yourself feeling totally consumed by someone else's life or business? I know its happened to me, and its happened to pretty much EVERY single woman I know. In this episode, I'm giving you actionable tips for how to get out of "compare and despair" mode, elevate your thinking, and stop thinking about what SHE'S got and start focusing on what YOU have. Power quotes from this episod...


Episode 45: The Art of LETTING GO: How to Release Your Past and Make Room for the New
“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining who we are” - Oprah. When we release something from our lives, we allow ourselves to detach from thoughts, feelings, people, and situations that are no longer meant to take up space. Whether it’s a relationship that has run its course, or a job that is no longer a fit for you, or a home you once lived in, we must let go of these things to invite the new. We must let go of the past in order to evolve. And as I always say, an evolving mind is a healthy mind. In...

Episode 44: Why I Don't Set Goals: How to Work From A Place of Joy and Creativity
Are you goal-obsessed? Do you spend more time writing things down and planning things out rather than actually doing them? In this episode, I'm talking about why I feel the personal development world has it backwards. Get ready for a brand new take on an intuitive, blissful way to work and feel aligned with what means the most to you....

Episode 43: My Personal Battle With Anxiety and Tips for Overcoming Panic, Overwhelm, and Stress
Women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than men. If you've been there, you're not alone sister. I struggled with anxiety for years, and in this episode I dive into my personal journey and how I used (and STILL use) behavioral therapy to manage it. If you've ever experienced an anxiety attack or overwhelming feelings of stress or panic, this episode will provide some tips and advice on how to work through them. And remember, there is no shame in seeking professional help for your mental health and ...


Episode 41: Auditing Your Inner Circle + Making New Friends!
Ya gotta have friends! But who are you spending most of your time with? And are these people energizing you, or draining you? In this episode, I dig into friendships, how they evolve, when to let them go, and how to make brand new friends as an adult. If you're looking for a positive community of supportive women, join my private group, the Slay Baby Collective here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/slaybabycollective/...

Episode 40: Women Who Rock! Babe Chat with Celebrity Stylist and Author Payton Dale
Ever wonder what it's like to pick out outfits for rock stars? We're continuing with Women Who Rock week with celebrity stylist and author of "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" Payton Dale. We talked about fashion and music, and SO much more including body image, saying yes to everything (and figuring it out afterwards), the importance of a girl gang, and why its so rewarding to be a rebel in your industry. Connect with Payton: @ThePaytonProject Check out her book, "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" on Amazon...


Episode 39: Women Who Rock! Babe Chat with JoJamie Hahr: VP of Marketing at BBR Music Group
Ever meet those girls who just GET IT? That's JoJamie Hahr. She is the Vice President of Marketing at BBR Music Group based in Nashville, TN. We chatted about the importance of relentlessly working toward your dreams, why taking a risk always pays off, and why women should be able to be, look, do, and SAY whatever they want in business. Ever feel like you need to shrink yourself as you get older? Not after this conversation. Buckle up babes, this is a GOOD one! Connect with JoJamie: Instagram: @JoJamie + @J...

Episode 38: Women Who Rock! Babe Chat with Lindsay Ell: Singer, Songwriter + Musician
In this episode, I sat down with Lindsay Ell to talk about her 8 year journey into the music industry, what it was like to move from Canada to Nashville, why "impossible" is not a word in her vocabulary, why she believes being vulnerable is the secret to success and SO MUCH MORE. We're bringing serious advice and girl power in this babe chat. Enjoy! Connect with Lindsay on Instagram and Twitter @LindsayEll Check out her new album #TheProject out now!...

Episode 37: Women Who Rock! Babe Chat With Dana Distortion: Music Photographer & Film Maker
Welcome to WOMEN WHO ROCK week! I'm sitting down with some of my favorite ladies of the music industry this week for a peek into their glittering, glorious worlds. First up is my friend Dana Distortion, a music photographer and film maker based in NYC who has photographed high profile artists like Madonna, Prince, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Metallica, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, and so many more. Her incredible work captures the energy and essences of these artists (check it all out at www.distortionpix.co...


Episode 36: How to Get Clients When You're First Starting Out
I always ask what you guys want to hear on the show, and this topic consistently comes up. In this episode, I address a health coach who personally reached out to me for help in building her clientele. No matter what business you're in, I'm sharing my advice on how to get clients when you're just starting out. I share my own personal story and how I began, and also give you actionable tips you can start working on RIGHT NOW to make it happen!...

Episode 35: Do You Sabotage Yourself? Here's How to Stop Now
It's pretty safe to say we've all sabotaged ourselves at least once before. But why the hell do we do it? In this episode, I'm answering a listener question and diving into the psychology of self-sabotage. I'm also sharing some of my tried-and-true tips for getting out of that cycle and making things happen for yourself - fearlessly. To check out my book that I reference in this episode, click here....

Episode 34: What Are You Available For In Your Life? Mantras to Build Confidence + Clarity
I discovered the power of mantras and affirmations when I first read The Secret about eight years ago. As a word lover, I was so excited to learn how to choose words with intention to literally design my life. Ever since, I have created mantras for myself almost daily to remind me that I am in control of how I want to feel, and I am in control the way I want to live my life. It sounds simple, but we really do choose our thoughts, which ultimately shape the direction of our lives. In this episode, I'm sharin...


Episode 33: "Got To Be Real": The Power of Vulnerability & Why It's Better To Be YOU!
In this episode, Cara talks about why it's so important to cut the filters and ditch the facades and just be REAL! She shares two inspiring, personal stories about vulnerability and why being ourselves is our best kept secret. To sign up for Cara's newsletter, add your name here: www.thechampagnediet.com Check out Cara's books here: https://www.amazon.com/Cara-Alwill-Leyba/e/B0097GJNV0...

Episode 32: Bad Day? Listen To This Power Chat NOW (I Promise You'll Feel Better!)
In this episode, Cara talks about why we shouldn't shove our bad moods under the rug and why its so important to feel our feelings. A breakdown can lead to a breakthrough if you let it! If you're loving Style Your Mind, can you do us a huge favor and fill out this quick, 2-minute survey? It will help us make sure we can continue to deliver you the best content possible: https://survey.libsyn.com/STYLEYOURMIND Thanks for being a loyal listener!...


Episode 30: Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe! How to Form New Friendships + Build Your Community
Survey mentioned in the intro: https://survey.libsyn.com/STYLEYOURMIND In this episode, Cara talks about the power of connection and how important it is to build your community. No matter what your age, your background, or your location, it is possible to find new girlfriends and partnerships that help you thrive. You truly are a reflection of the people you spend your time with. Choose people who inspire you, build you up, and make you feel GOOD! Listen to this show, then log off the internet and go hang o...

Episode 29: Money Money Money Money, MONEY!
In this episode, Cara shares her perspective on earning and spending, as well as her top tips around mending your relationship with money. Ever felt guilty about investing in yourself? Ever felt bad about treating yourself to something? It's time to turn those thoughts on their head, because you are worthy of more than you know!...

Episode 28: BABE CHAT with Selena Watkins: Fitness Professional, Dancer + Model
In this episode, Cara talks to Selena Watkins: fitness professional, dancer and model and Miss Black USA 2012 about gaining confidence through movement, why its so important to put yourself first (especially in relationships!), and how to use your strengths to find your true purpose in life. Connect with Selena on Instagram: @SelenaWatkins Learn more about her and her dance programs: www.bodybyselena.com www.selenawatkins.com www.socanomics.com...


Episode 25: Advice to Writers + Behind the Scenes of How I Got a Double Book Deal After Self-Publishing
In this episode, Cara shares her publishing journey: how she went from being rejected by 19 publishers, to self-publishing all her own books, to ultimately landing a double book deal from Portfolio Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House). She shares, in detail, what her experience was like and gives listeners a behind the scenes look at her path. She also offers strategies and advice to writers and anyone who wants to publish their own book. Pre-order the new version of Girl Code here: https://www.amazon...

Episode 27: BABE CHAT with Caroline Birgmann on Branding, Self-Belief, Burnout, and the REAL Life of a Lady Boss
Caroline and I connected about a year and a half ago after noticing that she Instagrammed a VERY beautiful picture of my book, Girl Code. Turns out she was hosting a book club at Kate Spade in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia and Girl Code was her first pick. We connected immediately and after a nearly 2 hour phone call I KNEW that this girl was one of us. She is brilliant, beautiful, and bubbly. In this episode we talk a lot about personal branding, self-belief, burnout and the life of a lady boss. We'll...

Episode 26: BABE CHAT with Lauryn Evarts from The Skinny Confidential on Building Community, Creating Your Own Lane, and Cultivating a Killer Brand While Having Focus and Patience!
In this episode, Cara sits down with Lauryn Evarts from The Skinny Confidential for a powerful, raw, and inspiring conversation around building a killer brand, believing in yourself, failure, creating community, what its like to work with your spouse, and how to overcome comparison and jealousy. This chat is filled with SO many gems, you’ll want to listen with a pen and paper and take notes! Lauryn's blog: www.TheSkinnyConfidential.com Snapchat: LaurynEvarts Podcast: The Skinny Confidential Instagram: @TheS...


Episode 24: BABE CHAT with Sarah Ordo, Author of Sober As F*ck + Beauty/Lifestyle Blogger
In this episode, Cara sits down with Sarah Ordo, who recently published the new book Sober As F*ck, which chronicles her two-year journey getting sober and turning her life around. Sarah is also a YouTube personality and beauty and lifestyle blogger, and the two discuss the importance of self-reflection, self-care, and the fact that we can change at any time. Whether you're struggling with addiction, or just want to make some positive changes in your life, this episode is sure to inspire you. Read Sarah's b...