Episode 000 – Welcome to Fresh Tracks

There is nothing quite like being the first one to cut tracks in the powder on a bluebird day skiing. The connection to nature as you glide down, knowing you are the first to experience the run for the day and that no one else will see what you are seeing right in that moment is priceless.  Words can’t express the feelings involved.

The same feelings of connection, calmness and peace can be experienced when you are living life on purpose and bringing your vision to reality through your work. For many of us this involves speaking and living our truth and creating a business from that place.

Being the first one to pave the way for the others that will be following is often our calling in business. You are probably here today because you have something important to say. Something others need to hear and…. It’s personal. It’s spiritual. It’s unique to you.

I can say with complete confidence that you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have gifts to share with others. The interviews and information we’ll share on our Fresh Tracks Podcast are designed with the clear intention of bringing to you the many different facets involved in living life on purpose, bringing your vision to reality, and helping others along the way.

Episode 000 provides background on who Kelly Robbins, MA is, why I started Fresh Tracks, and what you can expect in upcoming episodes.

Let’s cut some tracks together!

Kelly Robbins, MA

Run Like A Girl – Fresh Tracks with Mina Samuels

In episode 80 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year. Mina shares her story cutting Fresh Tracks and discusses how vital it is for women to not only show up in this world but pursue excellence while they are at it! Mina’s insights into how we can all find balance in our lives involves bringing out our inner athlete, even if we don’t identify as an athlete. The key lies in discovering what nourishes and empowers our inner strength and resolve. Mina believes a great way to do this is with our bodies through physical activity.

Finding inspiration in something other than ourselves and understanding that transformation is ongoing – it’s a journey not a thing to overcome, is how we run like a girl. The truth is that showing up as our authentic selves each day is what creates our strength as women and allows us to be happy. Mina shares how recapturing and retaining the energy that fuels us forward is what leads us to create a life of Fresh Tracks.

Show Notes:

3:30 – How our essential girlness gets socialized out of us and what to do about it
7:00 – Following her intuition in cutting her own Fresh Tracks
11:00 – Authenticity is not a value, it’s a right when creating Fresh Tracks
15:00 – Coming back to the “I got this” consciousness
21:30 –Showing up in the world and pursuing excellence
26:00 – How strong women make happy lives
30:00 – Giving yourself permission to color outside the lines

About Mina Samuels
Mina Samuels is a writer, playwright and performer, and in a previous incarnation, a litigation lawyer and human rights advocate. In her new book, RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A YEAR: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes Mina, shares daily wisdom as a spiritual running buddy for women on the run—which is all of us. Through entries for each day of the year, she explores the questions that confound us. www.MinaSamuels.com

 

Leading with Grace

Episode 79 of Fresh Tracks…
Have you ever thought about the role Grace plays in your life? I hadn’t thought much of it before I spoke with John Baldoni, author of Grace: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us. Our conversation led to a deep dive in the meaning and role of Grace in our lives as well as the powerful impact embodying this quality has on you and the lives of people you touch. Ultimately, Grace allows you to be a catalyst for the greater good and to live your life in flow.

John shares that being graceful naturally enhances your ability to cut Fresh Tracks. Grace is not a spiritual or esoteric concept – it is in your actions. Grace happens in the doing and is a state of being, like love or joy. Finally, we discuss the role mercy and forgiveness towards our self plays in being graceful. Take a few minutes and grace yourself with the insight’s found in this episode of Fresh Tracks!

Show Notes:
4:30 – A look at what Grace is and why it is a valuable trait for leaders
9:45 – The lens you view life through: abundance or scarcity
11:15 – Generosity. Respect. Action. Compassion. Energy
16:20 – Why helping someone is a generative process
20:30 – The grace in doing
23:30 – The valuable role of trust in the quality of grace
27:00 – How mercy and forgiveness enables grace in yourself
29:00 – Tips for leaning in to Grace when faced with difficult situations
32:30 – Why patience plays an essential role in embodying Grace

About John Baldoni
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of 14 books that have been translated into 10 languages.
In 2018 Inc.com named Baldoni a Top 100 speaker and Trust Across America honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust. In 2019 Global Gurus ranked him #9 on its list of Top 30 global leadership experts, a list he has been on since 2007.
As a highly sought-after executive coach and leadership educator, he has had the privilege of working with senior leaders in virtually every industry from health care to real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance and technology.

Baldoni speaks widely to corporate, professional, military and university audiences. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light-hearted humor, Baldoni dispenses down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately.

For more information please visit www.johnbaldoni.com

Fresh Tracks Meditation – Forgiveness

Negative feelings, thoughts, words and behaviors affect our mental and physical health, our self-esteem and our sense of self-worth. Forgiveness is not something we do for another person, it’s something we do for ourselves. By refusing to forgive, we hang on to feelings of blame, judgment, guilt, resentments, hurts and do not make room for the positive emotions and feelings we need to cut Fresh Tracks.

Join me in this 30-minute, guided meditation and forgive, release, and ultimately give yourself permission to move forward creating your life by design and with ease. Ultimately, forgiveness allows you to more easily create your Fresh Tracks!

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Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships with Jason Lauritsen

In episode 77 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Jason Lauritsen about Social Gravity and the Natural Laws of Relationships. We start by discussing the role intentionality plays in relationships and how that is different than manipulation. There is great power in setting an intention when building new relationships and Jason shares with us how to set intentions and give us examples of good intentions vs bad intentions.

Jason shares his number one way to build strong relationships as well as the number one mistake people make when meeting others that sabotages their ability to connect in an authentic way. The truth is that relationships develop one person at a time and taking the time to choose your relationships one by one, rather than accelerating it in a mass setting, is a key to achieving your goals in business and in life. Finally Jason discusses the concept of social capital, which is the value that we have access to in our lives because of the relationships we have with others.

Show Notes:

5:35 – The role intentionality plays in relationships
12:30 – Your peer group and the role in plays in your growth
16:50 – What to do if you don’t have a natural connection with people in key roles professionally
20:45 – 2 Tips for building strong relationships when you are shy
26:10 – What is social capital and how do you build it?
27:45 – Common mistakes to avoid when building intentional relationships
32:00 – How to extend social media relationships into the real world
36:00 – The impact of social gravity

About Jason Lauritsen
Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author and advisor. He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently.
A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits.
Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest.
Jason is the co-author of the book, Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. Connect with Jason at www.JasonLauritsen.com.

Healing from Betrayal with Debi Silber

In episode 76 of Fresh Tracks I speak with transformational psychologist and author Deb Silber about betrayal. When we are betrayed it hits us at a very deep, core part of ourselves and shatters our trust. When experiencing a betrayal, either in your personal or professional life, it’s imperative to process and heal rather than push down the emotions and forge on. Debi shares with us the five stages of healing from betrayal as well as the value of discovering the lessons that are there to be learned when you are betrayed. Both are instrumental in growing through this experience rather than having it ruin you.

A betrayal hurts so much because it is intentional. We are forced to face the fact that someone close to us put their needs above ours. Initially, survival instincts and strategies take over and we function on autopilot. In this week’s Fresh Tracks we examine why many people get stuck in survival mode rather than heal and move into the growth phases we are designed to experience. Making meaning of the experience allows you to heal, learn the lesson you are charged with learning, and become the stronger and more resilient person you are meant to be.

Show Notes:

4:15 – Recognizing post-traumatic betrayal
6:45 – Taking yourself from betrayal to transformation
10:00 – Why do betrayals keeps happening?
12:45 – How betrayal often drive us towards spiritual exploration
14:45 – Why we frequently don’t heal from betrayal
18:15 – The place most women get stuck when healing from betrayal
23:15 – How to recognize if you have post-betrayal symptoms
26:45 – Are there things you can do to prevent betrayal?

About Debi

Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT Institute, is a Transformational Psychologist and a health, mindset, and personal development expert. She’s an award-winning speaker, coach and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life CrisisThe Unshakable Woman.  Debi has contributed to FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz show, TEDx, The Huffington PostShapeSelfHealthWorking MotherForbesPsychology Today, WebMD, Ladies Home JournalWoman’s World and Glamour, amongst others. Her doctoral study led to two discoveries around how women experience and heal from betrayal. Based on her findings, along with 27 years of health, mindset and lifestyle coaching, she’s created a proven approach to help women heal (physically, mentally and emotionally) from a life crisis, specializing in betrayal.

https://pbtinstitute.com/

Fresh Tracks Meditation – Letting Go

One of the most powerful truths in the way Universal Law works is you have to let of things of a lessor vibration to make room for things of a higher vibration. The releasing needs to happen before, not after, what you desire arrives. This is known as the Law of Sacrifice. For example, you quit drinking beer and eating unlimited pan pizza every night before you attain the beach body you desire. In this Fresh Tracks meditation you will easily shed the baggage that’s holding you back and release what no longer serves your highest and best good – making room for the new. Providing you with the courage and ease necessary to manifest your Fresh Tracks!

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Lola Wright – On Being Yourself

In episode 74 of Fresh Tracks I speak with spiritual leader and consciousness powerhouse Lola Wright. Our discussion runs the gamut from the important role being authentic plays in contributing to society as a whole and why self-expression can be such an important value to society. Lola shares her personal journey cutting Fresh Tracks from becoming a mom at 18, to a career in the finance industry to becoming the Spiritual Director of Bodhi Chicago.

How do you know it’s time to for you to cut your Fresh Tracks? Lola answers this question and provides a 7-day process for checking “your aliveness” in your day-to-day life. We also discuss why cutting Fresh Tracks is important – because people who enjoy the life they are living are contributing more to the planet! Finally, we breach the topic of race in America and why it’s such an important topic to explore. Lola shares that you cannot shift what you cannot accept – and this applies to race as much as anything else.

Show Notes
1:40 – On being yourself
4:00 –How Lola uses self-expression to serve others today
9:40 – Why paying attention to your aliveness can help you cut Fresh Tracks
13:50 – The number one thing that prevents people from creating the life they dream of
18:00 – Where are you outsourcing authority in your life?
22:20 – Why the world needs us to take radical responsibility for exploring our blind spots
25:00 – What ARE normal white people and why is it important?

About Lola Wright

Lola Wright is the Spiritual Director of Bodhi Chicago, a global center for consciousness engaging change agents and explorers locally and around the world. Lola is also the Founder of Normal white people. A platform designed to develop racial consciousness and untangle unconscious bias among white identified people. A fierce and loving leader who serves as a lightning rod for individual transformation in service of collective awakening, Wright is a guide, speaker, teacher, wife, and mom of four children.

After spending 15 years with global financial institutions in banking and real estate, she is now a member of the Leadership Council of The Association for Global New Thought and a member of The Brain Trust with Chicago Ideas. Lola is a graduate of Emerson Theological Institute and a certified coach through the Conscious Leadership Group.

Fresh Tracks Meditation – Giving and Receiving

Giving and Receiving are an integral part of creating Fresh Tracks. Money, gifts, time, service, donating, reward, self-worth, circulation, flow are just a few of the myriad aspects to this freeing and enlightening meditation. The Universal Law of Giving and Receiving is a beautiful and often overlooked aspect of Universal Law we explore in this meditation.

Join our meditations in real time online at www.KellyRobbins.net/meditation

Mindfulness and the Key to Believing in Yourself

In episode 72 of Fresh Tracks I speak with mindfulness expert John Allcock. We dig deep into the role mindfulness plays in setting and achieving goals, our belief in ourselves, and how we handle failure. John shares that being mindful (aware) allows us to recognize if our thoughts are unrealistically negative – which impacts our belief in our self. Once we are aware we can then make the decision to check the thoughts out and see if they are correct and, if not, replace them with more accurate, positive beliefs and intentions. Which ultimately allow us to live a happier, fuller, and more meaningful life.

Sounds great, but how do you do this you may ask? John shares techniques to train your attention so you don’t get wrapped up in distorted thinking that’s not realistic. Awareness gives us the power to realize we are choosing to listen to negative thoughts and the choice to choose positive thoughts. In this week’s show we also take a look at how we handle failure. Because if you look at failure as something to avoid you won’t set lofty goals or cut Fresh Tracks. In reality failure just means that you are trying new things. John shares that mindfulness training is the solution to all of these difficult issues. Check out this week’s show and decide for yourself.

Show Notes:

4:00 – Why believing in yourself impacts the quality of the goals you set
5:50 – Tips for working your way through failure when you are in the midst of it
8:20 – The secret key to training your attention
12:00 – The art of being skilled in awareness
15:10 – An insight into how kids handle paying attention to their awareness
19:00 – You can try to pave every path or you can make some shoes….
22:00 – The one thing you can do to avoid anxiety
23:50 – What if much of what you believe is wrong?
26:20 – How to start assessing what your beliefs are – particularly if you are unhappy

About the Author:
John Allcock has dedicated over 15 years to the practice and instruction of mindfulness. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Mindfulness at Sea Change Preparatory, a trailblazing academy that regularly implements the practice of mindfulness in it’s curriculum. The school’s emphasis on mindfulness set the foundation for the success of it’s students, including world-record-breaking swimmers, which were featured on NBC Nightly News. John is also a Harvard-educated trial lawyer and has been the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property Group. He lives in Del Mar, California with his wife and co-founder Cheryl. Together they have four children.
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Law of Success Meditation

In this special edition of Fresh Tracks we have a guided meditation on the Law of Success.

Do you expect Success in everything you do? Did you know that success is your birthright? The Law of Success is one of the 12 Universal Laws each of us uses as we manifest (whether we know it or not!).

If you are struggling to achieve success in any area of your life you are blocking your energy in some way. It’s usually unconscious and can be unblocked rather easily if you know how. In this special edition of Fresh Tracks we have a guided meditation for embodying the Law of Success.

You are made for progress and growth because it is the nature of human beings to grow and expand. Advancement in all things is your overall purpose in life, and knowing this is imperative your achieving it. Because you have to expect success to get it!

In this Fresh Tracks meditation we are embracing and embodying the Law of Success. Releasing blocks, listening to what our heart guides us to do, and helping others above all else are all aspects to the Law of Success. 

How different could your life look if you KNEW you were guaranteed to succeed?

Join me in our Law of Success Meditation and find out!

Join us for the live meditation and receive email updates for new meditations as the come out. www.KellyRobbins.net/meditation