School Your Soul || Personal growth | Inspiration | Be your best self | Happiness

An inspirational podcast where host Sarah Cordial interviews thought leaders from around the world on life’s big questions - exploring ideas that nourish your mind, body and spirit. Grow. Thrive. Be your best self.
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Jun 21, 2016

Welcome! Do you need help managing your time and being more productive? Is your life—and your brain—cluttered with a zillion items on your “to-do” list? I have the answer for you! Join me and meet David Allen, a consultant and the author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. His clearly defined methodology holds answers for you in managing your life’s work, from the personal to the professional.

David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. Forbes named him one of the top 5 executive coaches in the US and Fast Company Magazine named him one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity.

 David’s internationally bestselling book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”  has attracted a massive following of devoted fans who swear by his technique. 

 The “Getting Things Done” methodology, also know as GTD, has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated and relaxed. Time Magazine proclaimed “Getting Things Done” to be ‘the definitive business self-help book of the decade.’

But this technique isn’t just for work - it’s a proven path for getting in control of your life.

 In today’s show we discuss all things PRODUCTIVITY. 


  • David walks us through his step by step process of “Getting Things Done” 
  •  We learn the 5 simple steps to apply order to chaos
  • David shares his “2 minute rule” for checking things off your to-do list
  • Why do we procrastinate?
  • And we discuss the importance of honoring our commitments to ourselves and why that is sometimes difficult
  • plus much much more 


What you’ll hear in this episode: 


  • How David ended up where he is today
  • David makes the distinction between what the brain was designed to do and what we want it to do.
  • We try to keep track of everything internally and overload our brains.
  • Understanding “The Open Loop”—loose ends cluttering up our head space
  • Five Simple Steps to help apply order to chaos: Capture, Clarify, Organize, Reflect, and Engage. David explains each step and how to apply it to life.
  • David’s “Two Minute Rule” for getting things done
  • Why his model is a holistic plan, going through ALL the steps to get really clear. 
  • We each have a comfort zone for unprocessed stuff.
  • Why we keep deadlines and commitments to others, but often NOT to ourselves
  • David’s plan can bring you success in ONLY TWO DAYS! It may take up to two years to become a habit.
  • Why do we procrastinate? We are afraid to fail, so we don’t start. It’s the perfectionist trap.
  • David shares his morning routine. You may be surprised at his priorities!
  • Why your lists and processes need a weekly review
  • Why are we here? “To experience who we are at multiple different levels and explore that so we return back to the essence of what we came from”


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen


Jun 14, 2016


Howard is a progressive pastor, and while the primary spiritual text he uses is the Bible and the primary example he follows is Jesus, he embraces all religions and wants to use any aspect of religion to deepen a person’s spiritual understanding. In this episode, Howard and I talk about so many important questions surrounding spirituality. I’ll tell you right now, some of Howard’s answers will surprise you. It’s not often you talk to a Christian Pastor who is so open to other points of view. I think this will be a refreshing conversation!


In this episode, Howard also shares:



  • What is a sacred center and why does it matter?
  • Howard’s perspective on the the divine purpose of each individual
  • Why each person has a homing device that constantly brings you back to your sacred center
  • Ways to find your purpose in life
  • We won’t manifest the things we aren’t drawn to
  • Why Howard looks at life differently than most pastors
  • Howard believes in meditation, but his meditation is different than you would imagine
  • Ways set apart meditation enhances our life meditation
  • Why we have trouble being present 
  • Ways we are gifted with the failures and disappointments of our lives
  • Why God is never the author of tragedy.
  • Why we hunger and thirst for - presence, alignment, connection, relationship
  • What we create when we manifest meaningful conversation
  • What Howard does when he feels overwhelmed
  • What sighing does for us when we take the time to sigh
  • The dangers of letting ego over run your life
  • Why Howard is not a fan of the word happiness
  • Find out who Howard’s greatest teacher is
  • The one thing that Howard knows for sure





Connect with Howard:


Jun 2, 2016

I am so excited to have Dr. Lise Janelle, a heart-centered success coach, as today’s guest. I am a huge fan of Dr. Janelle’s work, and it was amazing to be able to have a deep conversation about restoring our connection with ourselves, before we even attempt to connect with others. I learned so much by having this conversation with Dr. Janelle. She discusses how most of us are still dealing with negative conditioning from our past, and the fact that we are all worthy of love isn’t something everyone believes. The good news is there is a path to healing. Dr. Janelle has helped thousands of people move past their limiting beliefs.


I was able to get some really good examples of how we are impacted by our incorrect beliefs about ourselves, and she was also able to give us some incredibly valuable advice to change our beliefs.


We end the interview with a meditation, so don’t miss out as Dr. Lise guides us in the Heart Freedom Meditation!



Listen to the episode as Dr. Lise also discusses:


  • The events in her life that brought her to the breaking point
  • Why love is not an emotion
  • How the ying/yang is particularly illustrative of Dr. Lise’s work
  • How to get to a higher level of consciousness without having trauma as the catalyst
  • Why we fall into the trap on not wanting to do the work until something bad happens
  • Why up to 90% of our behaviors are based on conditioning and beliefs from our past
  • Are you petrified of love? Most people are and don’t even know it
  • 3 clues that sub-conscious beliefs are holding you back in any situation 
  • How the 2 stages of human development contribute to our belief systems about ourselves
  • Resources that can help you determine what your limiting beliefs are - find them and destroy them
  • Your limiting beliefs also have physiological impacts - learn how it manifests in your body
  • Finding the root cause of your patterns of belief can free you
  • The root cause of all of your pain lies in the belief that something is wrong with you.
  • The best way to protect your children from these limiting beliefs
  • Every challenge you experience is designed to help you
  • Ways the Best Friend Journal will help you overcome limiting beliefs
  • How you can dissolve the negative beliefs about yourself
  • Ways gratitude can play a role in your mind shift
  • It’s an act of love to get rid of thoughts that are no longer serving you
  • Finding out at what point you are no longer worthy of love can change your paradigm
  • Bringing your essence to the world is an act of love towards yourself and others
  • When obstacles come, address them with, “Since I am worthy of love……why, etc”
  • How to attract the right people to your loving relationships
  • Do not give your heart to someone until you know whether they are a good person
  • Love is not selfish
  • How Pavlov can teach us about our relationships today





Resources Mentioned in the Show: - change your relationship with yourself in 30 days!


5 Points to Look for to Draw the right people into your loving relationships - Dr. Janelle’s program, starting again in the Fall.



Connect with Dr. Janelle: - take 5 minutes for this guided meditation




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