• My take on Fake It Til You Make It

    Welcome to another episode of The Smash Your own Ceiling Podcast, I’m so pleased that you’re here.
    Today I’m sharing my take on Fake It Til You Make It
    In it I talk about:
    – What I’ve used instead of Fake It Til You Make It since the start of my career.
    – How it changed my perspective and grew my confidence and helped me to become a manager
    – How this helped me to practice new behaviours
    – How it helped me to feel different
    – How I used this when I started my business
    – How I use it to create a training plan for myself
    And I give you a bit of homework if you choose to accept it ?
    Let me know what you think on Instagram and if you know of anyone who would benefit from this episode please feel free to share.
  • How the film Back to The Future cured me of procrastination

    Hey, welcome to another episode of The Smash Your own Ceiling Podcast.

    Today I wanted to share something that we talked about in this weeks Smash Your Own Ceiling Collective call.

    Now if you don’t know what this is, it’s my weekly membership totally where you get weekly calls to stop you from holding yourself back, get out of your own way and prime your mindset for success. It’s such a fantastic place to hang out, if you’re curious, you can check it out here.

    Anyway, this week we talked about procrastination, and our future self, and I mentioned how the film Back to the Future actually cured me of procrastinating.


    It was such a lightbulb moment that I wanted to share it with you too on this weeks podcast.

    So…grab your headphones as in this episode I talk about:

    – The benefit of tuning into your future self

    – How the film ‘Back to the Future’ changed my thinking around my future self and procrastination

    – How you can keep your future self ‘alive’

    Don’t forget to let me know what you think by tagging me on social, and please do share with someone who you think would benefit.

    Have a fab week

    Barbara x

    PS – If you’d like to join a group where you get accountability, coaching and mindset training every single week so you can get the results you really want come and join the Smash Your Own Ceiling Collective. Click here for for information.

  • Why you should break some rules

    Hey welcome to another episode of the Smash Your Own Ceiling Podcast.
    Today I’m talking all about why you should break some rules…
    Here’s what I mean. So often we can find ourselves bending over backwards trying to fit into other people’s rules of life, or trying to achieve things we think we ‘should’ be doing. Only to get ourselves into a place where we’re overwhelmed, tired, stressed and unhappy.
    So, what’s the answer? It’s time to break some rules…
    Here’s what I share:
     – My view on morning routines when I’m really not a morning person
     – Changing the ‘rule’ to fit me
     – The trap of following the ‘should’s’
     – How I maximise ‘in-between times’ in my day
     – The secret benefit to having boosters throughout my day
     – How instead of a morning routine I focused on a bedtime routine which worked so much better
    I’d love to hear about the rules that you’ve decided to break, let me know by leaving a comment.
    If you’re ready for more, you can join the Smash Your Own Ceiling Collective click here
  • ?A Mental Conversation – With Chris Sutton

    Welcome to another episode of The Smash Your Own Ceiling Podcast. I am over the moon that you’re here, and to introduce you to a very special guest.
    On the show with me today is the host of the podcast Mental Conversations, Chris Sutton and we have a fab chat about he journey with Mental Health to creating his podcast, and the power of Neuro Linguistic Programming.
    It’s a fab conversation and I know you’re going to get loads from it.
    Please note that we do touch on suicidal thoughts in this conversation.
    Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button, share with a friend, or tag me on social with your thoughts, and to learn more about Chris you can find him on the A Mental Conversation Podcast.
    The book that Chris recommends is The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz, Peter Coyote, et al. Click here for more info
    See you on the inside
    Barbara x
  • How to use Positive Affirmations

    I’m a massive fan of affirmations. They’re a great way to re-write old limiting beliefs that might be holding you back, and put your manifesting on steroids.

    But what are they, and how do you use them to get the most out of them?

    Check out this video where I explain all…


    PLUS under the video are some of my fave affirmations that have worked for me in the past ⬇️

    I am growing my confidence every single day

    Someone somewhere is waiting to hear what I have to say

    I am excited to be speaking to people and taking my seat at the table

    Money is always coming to me

    I am abundant in every area of my life

    Confidence flows through me when I need it most

    I have always got enough confidence whenever I need it

    I am loving serving my audience

    I always have enough time to get done what needs to be done


    If you’re ready to

    • Remember who you are
    • Tap into your inner power
    • Grow your confidence
    • Step into the person you need to be to get the results you really want

    The Ignite Your Inner You Programme is for you. Click here for more details.

  • ?Getting past phobias and asking ourselves the wrong questions with Franz Sidney

    Hey, welcome to another episode of The Smash Your Own Ceiling Podcast.

    This week I’m delighted to welcome onto the show Franz Sidney, an NLP Coach, Nutritionist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, and we talk about phobias.

    We chat about:

    – What is a phobia

    – The effects of a phobia

    – How phobias begin

    – How to prevent a phobia and the power of your mind

    – The wrong questions we’re asking ourselves

    – How we train ourselves to ask the right questions

    – How to side step phobias

    (Please note all names and examples were changed)

    You can find out all about Franz at http://www.franzsidney.com and the book that Franz recommends is: The anti-anxiety Tool-kit by Melissa Tiers

    To listen in click the link ⬇️

  • ?This ONE thing will change how you feel about being visible

    Hey, welcome to another episode of The Smash Your Own Ceiling Podcast.

    Today I’m sharing the thing that totally changed how I felt about being visible, and I know it’s going to do the same for you.

    In this episode I also share that the doors are open for the Fearlessly Visible 21 Day Challenge.

    We kick start on the 11th May and I’d love for you to join us.

    You can find more details here

    I also mention the Podcast Episode – The Power of the Ripple Effect. You can find it here.

    See you soon

    Barbara 🙂

  • ?The challenge of consistency – What do you do if you miss a day?

    Hey, welcome to another episode of the Smash Your Own Ceiling Podcast.

    So, at the beginning of January I committed and had every intention of publishing a podcast episode every single weekday.

    Things were going really well, until the inevitable happened…I missed a day.

    This is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to being consistent…and often leads to giving up.

    So, that’s exactly what I’m talking about in this episode…what do you do if you miss a day?

    I talk about…

    The things we say to ourselves

    What it really means, and what it doesn’t mean

    And what to do next

    Listen here

    And to get your copy of the Consistently Visible Workbook click here, or to join the Fearlessly Visible 21 Day Challenge click here

  • 4 Ways to Stop Fear of Success from Holding you back?

    Something that isn’t talked about a whole lot, is Fear of Success…

    This block can bring up all sorts of things like:

    What if I can’t sustain it?

    What if I get so busy that I never watch Netflix or hang out with the kids again?

    What if I fail or do something wrong?

    What if I burn out?

    What if I decide I don’t like it?

    What if everyone wants my money?

    What if my friends desert me for being too successful?

    All of which can cause you to put your foot firmly on the brake pedal, even though you’re still trying to push on.

    So, what do you do if this is going on for you?

    1. Shine a light on what about success worries you

    Just being aware of what scares you makes a massive difference, because you can start to see it for what it is.

    Just a fear.

    This isn’t an excuse to judge yourself or think that success isn’t for you, but an opportunity to think differently about it.

    2. Surround yourself with cheerleaders

    Who you surround yourself really matters. If you surround yourself with people on a similar journey who are all supportive and cheering you on every step of the way, and most of all understand how you feel, it becomes so much easier (and a lot more fun too.)

    Find your people (and if you’re struggling join my FB Group or the Smash Your Own Ceiling Collective)

    3. Celebrate every step

    This is such a simple thing to do, but works an absolute treat. By taking the time to write down the things that you’re proud of that day, the things you’ve achieved and the things that have gone well, you’re telling yourself that it’s these things that matter and not the things that have gone wrong. Plus it’s a great way to raise your frequency and to log your progress.

    4. Remember it’s all a matter of choice

    This is probably the most important of all.

    To remember that you get to choose.

    You get to choose what success looks like for you

    You get to choose how you’ll behave

    You get to choose who you get to spend time with

    You get to choose what everything looks like.

    This doesn’t have to follow old paradigms and beliefs or things that have happened in the past. Instead, you get to create the success in the way you want to.

    You get to step up…and step INTO your new version of you that will THRIVE and not just survive in your version of success, and to choose to be excited rather than afraid.



  • The power of switching off

    Welcome to another episode of The Smash Your Own Ceiling Podcast.

    Today I’m chatting all about The Power of Switching Off.

    Now, as I’m writing this we’re coming up to a long weekend here in the UK, and switching off has been a topic of conversation for so many of my clients – and I have to say it’s something I see so many people struggling with.

    But there are so many benefits to walking away from the laptop and doing something else.

    So, today I’m sharing:

    – Why you might find switching off a struggle

    – The hidden benefits (yep we’re talking ideas in the shower here)

    – The small things you can do to switch off on a regular basis and acclimatise yourself

    I’d love to hear your thoughts, let me know by leaving a comment and if you’ve not already downloaded your copy of the 7 ways you’re blocking your own success click here