Clarity On Fire

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Sinopsis

Clarity on Fire is a podcast for people who know what they DONT want out of their life and career, but arent sure what theyd RATHER be doing. We're Kristen and Rachel, two best friends from college and certified life coaches who are here to help you cut through the information overload, get unstuck, and focus not JUST on how you can have a career youre passionate about, but how to create a whole LIFE that feels fulfilling. In a world where its easy to exist but hard to feel alive, we want you to experience the relief of knowing that YES, youre allowed to want more out of your life and career. And NO, you dont have to wander through the dark anymore. Our job is to light the fire that shows you the way.

Episodios

  • Announcing the COF Community!

    02/03/2021 Duración: 23min

    Since we became coaches almost nine years ago, we can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard from clients, “I feel lonely. It’s hard to make friends. I wish there was a way to connect with other people who are interested in personal development and deep conversations.” And so often, we wished we could play platonic matchmaker and gather all of these individuals together and let them make friends with each other. It’s been a bucket list idea for ages! Until now, that is. Drumroll please

  • You don’t owe anyone with Caroline Garnet McGraw

    26/02/2021 Duración: 56min

    We didn’t need an excuse to interview our Internet-friend-we’ve-never-actually-met-in-real-life, Caroline Garnet McGraw. BUT, she did sort of whisper the magic words that made it painstakingly obvious we HAD to talk to her: “I used to be in a cult. And I was good at it.” Best elevator pitch ever. Caroline’s first book, You Don’t Owe Anyone: Free Yourself From the Weight of Expectations is getting published in April, and we got to sit down with her to talk about her journey from INTENSE people-pleaser to free and self-expressed human. This one goes out to all of you people-pleasers, perfectionists, high achievers and highly sensitives, as well as anyone who struggles to let go of guilt and prioritize your own needs. We got into… How growing up in a religious cult trained Caroline to please everyone but herself. The physical and mental symptoms you can expect when you’re suffering under the weight of other people’s expectations. Why “not owing anyone” isn’t selfish, and how to rid yourself of guilt for priori

  • Side Chat: How to spot a red, green, or yellow flag

    19/02/2021 Duración: 32min

    A few weeks ago one of Rachel’s clients shared a very interesting conundrum: She’s wading through the world of dating apps, which is a masterclass in practicing discernment and listening to your intuition, as many of you know! She said, “I’ve gotten pretty good at identifying red flags right off the bat. And I’m also seeing some green flags—signs someone is respectful and shares the same values as me. But I’m struggling at identifying yellow flags. What do I do when I run into something that, in the moment, doesn’t feel like a red flag, but in hindsight, maybe it was? Was I ignoring my intuition? Should I have known better?” This deserves a whole episode, if you ask us! So, in this month’s brand-new Side Chat we’re diving into how to spot the differences between red, green, and yellow flags. We got into… Why red and green flags have more in common than yellow flags, and why the approach when encountering a yellow flag is so different. How to define what counts as a red, green, or yellow flag—Some are univers

  • Magic 8-Ball: Navigating a toxic workplace with Stacy Campesi

    16/02/2021 Duración: 01h21min

    This is one of those conversations that’s going to be applicable to 99.9% of you, because who hasn’t experienced a toxic workplace at some point in their life?? Whether you’re a college student folding clothes at the mall or a Senior VP at a large firm, toxicity ABOUNDS — in the form of cattiness, disengagement, resentment, and groupthink, to name a few culprits. In this month’s Magic 8-Ball episode we brought back this classic from two years ago, because if anything, the pandemic has made wading through the mire of a toxic workplace even more stressful and complicated than ever. Listen in as Stacy Campesi, one of our very best friends, shares her well-earned wisdom about how to navigate a toxic work environment. We talked about: The relationship between toxic workplaces and “good-girl syndrome.” Why “toxic” is a misused word, and why using it makes the problem worse. How we can identify an unhealthy environment ahead of time, before we ever make a commitment. When to stick it out, and when it’s OK to bail.

  • The shadow side of trust & timing with Catie Beth Bishop

    12/02/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    No matter how short the delayed gratification, there’s always going to be time between realizing you want something and the moment you actually get it. Sometimes, it’s easy and nearly instantaneous. You realize you’re hungry, and two minutes later you have a snack in hand. Other times, you realize you want a specific career or a certain kind of relationship, and 2, 5, 8 years later … you’re still waiting to get it. We talk a lot about the nature of trust and timing and letting go of control around here. Usually in a way that, at least we hope, feels uplifting and optimistic. But to get to optimism and hope you sometimes have to do some dredging and detoxing—you have to confront your own less-than-flattering, shadowy tendencies. So, in this month’s brand-new interview with a normal person, Rachel and her client of many years, Catie Beth (aka, CB), dove into the muck! They got into… The things CB used to want, that she now has, as well as the things she wants that she hasn’t gotten yet. The issues both Rachel

  • Dear Krachel: How do I detach from negative people?

    05/02/2021 Duración: 34min

    Welcome to another episode of Dear Krachel, our monthly advice segment where we answer listener questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself. This month we answered questions from: Ready to Move Forward, a highly sensitive person who’s been deeply affected by the meanness and negativity of people around her. She’s just now getting to the point where she’s ready to share some of her creative work with the world, but she knows it will open her up to hurtful feedback. How can she stop absorbing negative energy so she can live her life in peace? Emily, a college senior whose parents have consistently told her she’s “average” and “won’t succeed.” A lifetime of being torn down by the people meant to love and uplift her the most has left her fearful and lacking in confidence. How can she believe something different about herself, and stop allowing the toxic messages from her family into her life? Leave a comment after

  • Bonus Side Chat: How to create a light at the end of the tunnel

    02/02/2021 Duración: 29min

    We heard an anecdote recently about Navy SEALs that hit us so hard, we had to do a special episode about it: Apparently, of all the extreme things they subject SEALs to during training, the part they find the most unbearable is not knowing when it ends. It’s not the torturous conditions themselves, but not knowing how long they’ll have to endure them, that makes it so difficult. Of course, we immediately thought: This is the pandemic. Or a job you hate and have no idea when you’ll ever be able to quit. Or a bad marriage. Or being single when you don’t want to be. Or a health crisis. There are so many things in life that feel impossible to quit, and are made that much more difficult because we have no light at the end of the tunnel. But who’s to say you can’t create a light at the end of the tunnel? We believe it’s possible, even in circumstances you think you have zero control over. So, in a special bonus Side Chat, we got into… Why it feels so heavy to have no light at the end of the tunnel, and what it doe

  • Bonus Book Club! The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

    29/01/2021 Duración: 01h17min

    Calling all fellow bookworms, library nerds, and general lovers of literature — it’s time for another book club episode of the podcast! Whenever there are five Fridays in a month, we devote the extra Friday to a book that we can’t get enough of. In this episode, we’re diving into an age-old classic, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. To be VERY honest, when we say “can’t get enough,” in this case we did get enough. Too much, even. Like, “throw this book across the room” levels of enough-ness. And not because this book is awful. Quite the opposite! It’s more like, too hot to handle. If you’ve got ~stuff~ … this book is going to bring it up. And you best be ready when it does! Listen in as we talk about: Why we were triggered by this book, and why Rachel in particular had a detox-level reaction to it! The two weekly activities you can do to unblock yourself, creatively or otherwise. Why this book is excellent for people stuck for any reason, not just in an artistic sense. Some next-level ideas that were new, e

  • Message from the Universe: Looks are deceiving

    22/01/2021 Duración: 27min

    In times like these it can be especially hard to tune into your intuition and receive guidance. Fear and uncertainty create a LOT of noise, both internally and externally! And, ironically, it’s exactly when we’re most afraid and unsure that we most need to be able to receive wisdom and inspiration. Last year we started doing “Message from the Universe” episodes to help get us through the pandemic. Though we stopped doing them regularly, we promised they’d be back at random, probably when you most needed a little encouragement—and it feels like we could all use that right about now! So, if you’re having a hard time getting calm, quieting your mind, and tuning in lately (understandable, if so!), we hope this message will give you an extra boost of guidance today. We pulled 3 cards from The Enchanted Map deck by Colette Baron-Reid. One or all has a message for you — come find out what it is! Click here to see the cards, as well as read the description of each! After you listen, come leave a comment to share how

  • Magic 8 Ball: 4 Hard truths about balance

    19/01/2021 Duración: 15min

    I have this fantasy of one day having a life where everything is in perfect balance. I’m putting out quality work, exercising daily, nurturing all of my relationships, getting plenty of sleep, making smart financial decisions, maintaining a clean home, making green juices every morning and healthy meals every night, and leaving plenty of time for fun and relaxation. And eventually I imagine adding kids and pets into the equation (without disrupting the balance of everything else, of course). Intellectually, I know this is unrealistic, but I can’t help that a small part of me still hopes this fantasy will come true. Can you relate? I’m reluctantly realizing that, as long as I stay attached to the myth of a perfectly balanced life, I’ll always be slightly critical of my current, imbalanced, messy life, judging it for what it *should* be. So I’ve decided I need to take a good, hard look at this whole “balance” thing and shift my mindset around it once and for all. Otherwise, my longing for a perfectly balanced l

  • Side Chat: Does life purpose even exist?

    15/01/2021 Duración: 46min

    A decade ago both of us cared a lot about finding our purpose. It was more than just a want—it was a need. If we didn’t hurry up and find a path that gave our lives meaning we felt like something cataclysmic would happen. And now … well, to be honest, neither of us really care all that much about life purpose anymore. We’ve wondered if it even exists, period! In this month’s brand-new Side Chat, we’re getting into how we went from obsessed with life purpose to feeling

  • Finding a new job in 24 hours with Christina Hart

    08/01/2021 Duración: 01h57s

    If 2020 left you a bit world weary and you’re craving a spark of hope, optimism, and magic … today’s episode might be just what the doctor ordered. Christina Hart’s story is about finding a new job, and in record time to boot! But it’s also about something much deeper than that: trusting that things are always ultimately working out for you and opening up for life to surprise and delight you. Tune in to this week’s episode with a normal person to get inspired by Christina’s story. Kristen asked Christina about… How she built up the confidence to finally speak up for herself (even to her boss!), and the unexpected outcome of that. The story of how she quit her job with no plan, and ended up unemployed for less than 24 hours in the midst of a global pandemic. The seemingly magical bread crumb trail she followed that led her to the perfect next job. Her personal journey of building her intuition and trust in the universe, and her advice for how you can start developing this for yourself. After you’ve listened,

  • Blog: When you’re tired of waiting for what you want to show up

    05/01/2021 Duración: 19min

    There are a fair amount of things in life that we have some degree of control over. If you want to lose weight, you could follow a nutrition plan and work with a personal trainer. It might take time, but with consistent effort you would be guaranteed to see changes. Or maybe you decide to go back to grad school, but you’ve got to take the GRE first. So you buy the prep books, enroll in a class, and take practice exams until you feel positive that you’ll ace the test. And if you feel the urge to up and move to Colorado, you could save money, hire movers, rent an apartment, and haul yourself across the country. No need to wait on anything or anyone to make that happen. But there are just as many things that we have no control over—things that matter to us a whole lot that we can’t guarantee or force to happen at all. Finding a dream job. Meeting your life partner. Having your business take off. It’s waiting for these things — the things we can never guarantee, that could potentially never happen — that drives u

  • Dear Krachel: I lost ALL the progress I thought I’d made. What now?!

    01/01/2021 Duración: 51min

    Happy New Year! We’re starting off 2021 right with a brand-new episode of Dear Krachel, our monthly advice segment where we answer listener questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself. This month we answered questions from: Diana, who made a load of personal progress last year, but after a period of time woke up one day somehow back in the same old stuck place she was before. Does that mean she never made progress at all? What gives?! Good & Poor, who had the guts to ask for a raise and got unexpectedly denied. Worse, her boss heavily implied that she should be “grateful for what she has,” as if it’s shameful to ask for more. How can she let go of the guilt for wanting to earn more money? Trying not to be desperate, who is turning 34 and feeling panicked about not yet having a spouse or children, which she very much wants. Friends keep telling her “it’ll happen when she stops trying,” but her desperation wo

  • Side Chat: End-of-2020 Confessions

    18/12/2020 Duración: 42min

    If you’re reading this, congratulations. You made it to the last days of 2020—maybe exhausted, burnt out, lost, confused, and a little worse for wear—but nevertheless, you did it. And if ever a year needed processing, it’s this one. So, in our final episode of the year we’re sitting down to work through some feeling and make some confessions. We got into… How the “no expectations for the rest of 2020” challenge went—in an interesting plot twist, Kristen is feeling saltier than Rachel for potentially the first time ever. Two confessions from Rachel, one of which she’s positive you’re going to hate (Kristen sure did!) Some VERY helpful do’s and don’ts for analyzing how this year went for you. A big question to help lift your spirits as we go into 2021. Leave a comment after you’ve listened to share how this one landed—there’s a lot to unpack! LAST DAY OF CLARITY IN A TIME OF COVID! 2020 has been a YEAR, and you deserve something good! So, through the end of TODAY (Friday, December 18), you can get access to t

  • Making space in your life (when you don’t believe it’s possible) with Anna Gore

    11/12/2020 Duración: 01h43s

    You’ve probably all dreamed at some point of being Duchess Catherine (British royalty) or Beyoncé (American royalty)—if only because of how nice it must be to have the resources to outsource the mundane crap that eats up all your time! If they don’t want to cook, clean, do laundry, file their taxes, or go to the grocery store every again, they don’t have to. The dream! Like Kate and Bey, Anna is also a busy working mom of three young kids. But unlike the mega-rich and famous, she doesn’t have a full-time staff to take care of everything for her. Yet, somehow, in the midst of a pandemic, while working full-time and juggling virtual learning for her kids, she managed to carve out a couple hours multiple times per week to go to her own private studio space and paint. Given that Anna would have sworn up and down that such a thing was impossible just a few months ago, we had to have her on the podcast to talk about how she created space in her life just for her. So, in this month’s brand-new interview with a norma

  • Magic 8 Ball: Keep new ideas to yourself

    08/12/2020 Duración: 22min

    A client of mine, Jack, has been entrepreneurially minded for his whole life. He’s an idea machine, and he’s constantly coming up with cool business ideas. He can’t help it — it’s just how his brain works. Naturally, he’ll get excited about a new idea and want to share it with people. As soon as inspiration hits (which is frequently), he’ll text his brother or call his mom or tell the coworker on the other side of his cube. Their reactions aren’t always what he’d hoped for. In fact, they’re usually pretty discouraging. They’ll ask a million questions about how it will work — questions he can’t yet answer, since he’s still working out the idea in his mind — or they’ll jump to all the reasons why it’s risky or impractical or straight-up impossible. Usually, after these deflating conversations, Jack will feel less enthusiastic about the idea, and often he’ll end up abandoning it altogether. When Jack came to coaching, he told me he was afraid he’s all ideas and no action. He was feeling like maybe he wasn’t cut

  • Dear Krachel: Will I regret pursuing a career that’s not aligned with my Passion Profile?

    04/12/2020 Duración: 39min

    Welcome to another episode of Dear Krachel, a monthly advice segment where we answer listener questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself. This month we answered questions from: Laura, who’s had a number of job interview recently that end the same way: The hiring manager says it came down to her and someone else, but they went with the other person. Why does she keep almost getting hired, but falling short of success? Christian, who’s very attracted to a career path that’s great for a Firestarter—but that’s not his Passion Profile. Does he have what it takes to make it work, or will he regret pursuing a career that’s not aligned with his Profile? Kim, who’s struggling to tell the difference between being skeptical and being judgmental. How can you tell for sure whether your ego is influencing how you’re something? Leave a comment after you’ve listened to share how our advice for these listeners resonated with

  • Message from the Universe: Between two Queens

    24/11/2020 Duración: 16min

    In times like these, it can be especially hard to tune into your intuition and receive guidance. Fear and uncertainty create a LOT of noise, both internally and externally! And, ironically, it’s exactly when we’re most afraid and unsure that we most need to be able to receive wisdom and inspiration. Back in April, we started doing regular “Message from the Universe” episodes to help get us through the pandemic. While we stopped doing them regularly a few months ago, we promised they’d be back at random, probably when you most needed a little encouragement! So, if you’re having a hard time getting calm, quieting your mind, and tuning in lately (understandable, if so!), we hope this message will give you an extra boost of guidance today. We pulled 3 cards from our classic Rider Waite Tarot deck today. One or all has a message for you—come find out what it is! Click here to see the cards, as well as read the description of each! After you listen, come leave a comment to share how the message landed with you. MOR

  • Side Chat: Is it not working? Or is it not working YET?

    20/11/2020 Duración: 34min

    Lately, one of my (Rachel’s!) clients came back a couple weeks into a homework assignment and proclaimed: “I’m really frustrated and disappointed. It’s not WORKING!!” When you’ve spent a couple weeks on something and you’re seeing no results, of course it’s frustrating. Especially when every day that passes by gives your inner critic more and more fodder for beating you up—“If you were good at this, it would work.” “See, I told you that you’re a failure. Why even try?” But I wasn’t “in it” like she was, so I could see the reality of the situation: It’s not that her strategy wasn’t working, it’s that it wasn’t working YET. She hadn’t given it nearly enough time or effort to conclude it wasn’t working and would never work. So, in this month’s brand-new Side Chat, Kristen and I sit down to talk about how to tell the difference between “it’s not working,” and “it’s not working YET.” We got into… How to define what something “working” even means, according to your situation. Ways you can tell something has the po

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