• 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
  • How to use your connections to grow your business with Becca Poutney


    I’m super excited to share this fantastic conversation that I had with Events Industry expert Becca Pountney.

    In this chat we talked about how to use your connections to grow your business or to get what you want.

    We talk about:

    • The Power of Connections and that it’s not what you know but who you know.
    • How Becca used the power of connections to land a dream job.
    • How to side step fear
    • How to master networking events, especially if you hate them
    • How to use the connections you meet everyday
    • How to connect to people on social media
    • How to use connections from your contacts list
    • AND she shares 3 practical tips that you can use to get started right now.

    Let me tell you more about Becca.

    Events Industry expert Becca Pountney knows first hand that one new connection has the power to transform your life and your business overnight. Using her experience from owning her own wedding business combined with her previous career in media working for Endemol, BBC and Heart Radio, Becca now teaches business owners how to go from feeling invisible to totally irresistible in their business in her clear, down to earth, practical style.

    Becca is no stranger to the events industry having built an award winning wedding blog and consultancy business from the ground up in 2016.

    Becca is known for transforming the fortunes of businesses within the highly competitive events sector and has worked with over 1000 businesses through her courses, membership and speaking.

    Becca’s mission is to inspire events professionals that it is possible to turn their passion into a profitable business doing what they love.




    The book that Becca recommends is How to win friends and influence people. 

  • 🎙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
  • 🎙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 ⬇️

  • 🎙The Magic of Batching

    Hey and welcome to a BONUS episode of The Smash Your Own Ceiling Podcast
    So today I’m talking about the Magic of Batching and sharing a story from my journey and when I discovered how amazing batching really was.
    The time I wrote 365 blog posts in a WEEK!!!
    This episode is sponsored by my very own Fearlessly Visible 21 Day Challenge. The doors are currently open and we kick off on the 11th May.
    See you on the inside
    Barbara 🙂
  • 🎙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

  • The Power of the Ripple Effect

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

    Today I’m chatting all about the Power of The Ripple Effect.

    This is the unsung benefit of showing up consistently and being visible,

    In this episode I share:

    • What the ripple effect it
    • How a stranger at an ice-cream van changed my view of the ripple effect
    • The belief that massively helped me to be visible (even when I didn’t want to)


    Click here to have a listen


    And if you’re ready to become more visible, the doors are now open for the Fearlessly Visible 21 Day Challenge. Click here for more details.

  • 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