Author: Rikki Ayers

This is What Abundance Feels Like

There’s a lot of rhetoric surrounding the “abundance mindset,” but what is that? It’s one of those trendy glass-half-full terms people tell you that you should have before they play on your fear of scarcity and FOMO to get you to buy their product. I think many of us have a distorted view of what abundance is, because we’d like it to have more things instead of feeling as if we have enough already. “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.” —Tom...

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10 Podcasts to Fall in Love with This Summer

The Own Up Grown-Up podcast is taking a wee break (which really means I’m taking a break from podcasting…to do other OUGU things like update this website and write some short stories!), but if your ears are already going through withdrawal, don’t fear—here are 10 podcasts you should binge-listen to this summer. 1. Malcolm Gladwell’s “Revisionist History”   Get ready for some intense life-questioning when you listen to this podcast by “Turning Point” author Malcolm Gladwell. I can’t get enough of this podcast because it rocks my world every time I listen to it. He discusses social issues around...

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Life, goals and finding your purpose with Lisa Michaud

Your purpose changes over time. At least that’s what Lisa Michaud thinks (I kind of agree). I’ve talked to several podcast guests about purpose: what it is, how to find it, what to do when you find it. There’s a trend: your purpose often stems from some pain you experienced. We want to solve problems we understand deeply. Makes sense. In this Own Up Grown-Up podcast episode, Lisa Michaud and I talk about purpose, goal-setting, and how to overcome your fear of change. I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make the right decision instead...

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Lisa Michaud gets a wake-up call

Sometimes, making a big change requires a big wake-up call. That’s what happened to Lisa Michaud, millennial on the move. She had a great career, was building a mini real-estate empire…and then her doctor gave her some news (lung cancer) that shocked her into action. Lisa decided to give up her job, move to Vancouver, BC and pursue a new life. What would it take for you to go after something you really want to do? Lisa and I talk about that and more in this episode of the Own Up Grown-Up podcast.   Whenever people said things or...

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Angela Coté on how you can fly your plane while you’re still building it

One of the biggest differences I’ve observed in people has nothing to do with race or sexual preferences and has everything to do with their attitude. There are those who relinquish control and act defeated and powerless, and there are those who experiment and work hard to figure out how to get what they want, regardless of their circumstances. Angela Coté could have had everything handed to her. She’s the daughter of a very successful Canadian entrepreneur (her dad started M&M Meat Shops, which has over 400 locations across Canada), but she’s worked hard to carve her own path....

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