“What should I wear?” | #76 | The Big Payoff with Michelle Smith

“What should I wear?” is one of those questions that has a lot beneath the surface. What it reveals is the anxiety we have when we’re headed into a new situation. The real bubble over our head is: “I’m not sure I’ll be comfortable walking into that room. Who is going to be there? What will I say? And who am I supposed to BE?” Okay, maybe that’s just Suzanne’s internal dialogue, but we are all familiar with those feelings. If you’ve ever stood in a cocktail line to avoid having to schmooze, or escaped to the bathroom rather than working the room, then this show is for you. With Michelle Smith’s help, Suzanne and Rachel learn some great tips for how to walk into any room with confidence, and even better, how to be the hostess with the mostess.

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Part II: Rethinking the “Vacation” | The Big Payoff @Daily Worth #7

We’re back! We took our vacation hypothesis on the road and put our 4 specific theories to the test so that we could tell you what we learned. (It was a tough assignment, but for you dear listeners, we made the sacrifice.) Our goal was to create a vacation experience that could result in something truly shifting inside you so profoundly, that it goes home with you and is better for you than that suntan.

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Rethinking the “Vacation” | #75

Rachel and Suzanne have packed their Louis Vuitton bags and are going on vacation. Together. For the first time ever. Here’s the problem– they’ve never been very good at taking a break from work so being together certainly won’t help matters. The good news for you is that this event has led them to radically rethink the purpose of a vacation from work, and they have some insights to share. Rumor has it that they are then going to try to apply it while they are away, and tell us all about it when they return. Yup…taking one for the team. Bon Voyage!

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The Cost of Sharing Secrets | #74

This is between us. I shouldn’t be telling you this. Don’t tell anyone I told you, not even your dog…We’ve been there– more than we want to admit. Why do we do this? What do we think we will gain? As it turns out, not much. In fact, there’s a lot to lose. Michelle Smith from Source Financial joins us for an honest conversation about what sharing a secret will cost you. This is behavior that can change– we’ll tell you how.

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Strong is the New Pretty | The Big Payoff @Daily Worth #6

Last year photographer Kate Parker was on our show to talk about her amazing “Strong is the New Pretty” photo campaign. Her breathtaking new book has recently been published and it is EVERYWHERE. To date, this episode with Kate has been our most popular, for good reason– she has helped to change the way women see themselves, and most importantly, teaching girls that they are to be celebrated for being their fearless, confident, independent, authentic selves.

Listen again to our conversation with Kate, and then go buy her book for yourself, your friends, and every young girl you know.

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But do you LIKE me? | with Michelle Smith | #73

We all want to be liked. But when we work too hard at it, we pay a price– at work, in our personal relationships, and even at places like the doctor’s office. Ever used this phrase when you didn’t really mean it: “No problem.” Yup. Us too. To the rescue: our resident financial therapist, Michelle Smith of Source Financial. She doesn’t care if we like her as long as we listen to her.

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Working on the Weekend | #72

The weekend is coming up. Here’s a pop quiz: Do you see the weekend as

a. Time to do the things I enjoy
b. No different from the rest of the week
c. An endless to-do list
d. An abyss of resentment

On this podcast we explore what your attitude about the weekend says about you. Listen to the end for some real to do’s that can make a difference for you, and to hear Suzanne and Rachel’s “Bad Habit Showdown” or in other words: “Anything she can do, I can do worse.”

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Paying Off Our Dread | #71

Ever pay extra cash to avoid a hassle or make something you dread more bearable? On this podcast, we explore the habit of “Dread Financing”– spending money to make an upcoming situation a little less dreadful. As Rachel and Suzanne discover, with the help of Michelle Smith from Source Financial, this behavior is costing you more than you might think. Let’s fix that. Ready? Calculators should be at the ready, ladies.

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Your Work and Your Soul | The Big Payoff @Daily Worth #5

Ikram Goldman is one of the most influential figures in the world of fashion and owner of the Chicago boutique, Ikram. She recently added “vocalist and performer” to her title after the band, Pink Martini, asked her to sing “Girl from Shallabiya” with them at concert halls around the globe (and on their recent album). In this podcast she shares that soul awakening experience, and the secret to being more generous and open to others, as well as “good” at what she does every day.

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What Your Junk Drawer Says About You | #70

Most of us have a junk drawer in our home. Keys, batteries, old chargers, loose change…and, what else? It turns out that junk drawers are shockingly revealing. Join us as Michelle Smith, our resident financial therapist, analyzes what Rachel and Suzanne found in theirs, and learn what your junk drawer might be telling you about your “stuff.” You might just find something that you never knew was there.

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