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Today's guest really needs no introduction. Rachel Martin is truly a super-woman. She is a mom, entrepreneur, author, and speaker, that has some amazing accomplishments in entrepreneurship.

Rachel Martin, is the writer behind the site FindingJoy.net, is a partner of BloggingConcentrated.com, cohost of the Amplify Podcast,  and a featured writer for The Huffington Post.

If that wasn't enough, over the past several years Rachel has built a site with millions of visitors per month that boosts an active and engaging Facebook community, and has created a successful ebook campaign resulting in her first book publication to be released this spring.

Her articles have been featured on Huffington PostPopSugariVillage, SheKnows, Parents.com, Salt Lake City Deseret, WhattoExpect, Dr. Greene, Blogher, National Foundation for Celiac Disease, and more.

As you can probably tell from her long list of accomplishments, Rachel believes in living each day intentionally and loves working with others to help cultivate vision and potential.

To her, there really is no "perfect life", her Utopia is the “idea that life doesn’t have to be perfect be wonderful and beautiful” and when you can have that synergy, life is beautiful.

Ironically, she admits to struggle a bit with gratitude. At one point, she became dissatisfied with life and used to look at others and say "if he or she makes money, he or she can be happy". One day she finally realized that she was playing the "victim" and decided to take direct ownership and responsibility. This helped her overcome fears that she had that were holding her back towards being successful.

Utopian Quote of the Show

“Don’t worry about what people think.” - Rachel Martin, Build Your Utopia. (Click to Tweet)

You'll find in this episode that we dive deeply with Rachel into how to tackle challenges and the impact emotions tied to those challenges have on your ability to tackle them successfully.

Rachel shares with us some really trying times.. one in particular relates to her son that has Celiac disease.

Through all the trying times, she finally realized that she can do whatever she put her mind to.

When it comes to maintaining a work-life balance, 
like many of our other guests, she schedules it.

Finally, Rachel's 3 value bombs were truly inspiring, check them out:

  • Comparison is the death of contentment. Comparing chips away at joy.
  • Fall 7 times, stand up 8. Don’t be afraid of failing and falling. There’s great power in standing up and trying again and again. You learn as you fail.
  • Embrace joy in your own life. There’s beauty in life.

In a lasting note, a last quote by Rachel is one to remember, "The ordinary is often extraordinary."

This episode is being published on her birthday so please go to her Facebook page, Like her, and wish her a happy birthday!

As always, a special thank you to The Strand for our intro and outro music!

 

Direct download: 032_Interview_with_Rachel_Martin.mp3
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