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Episode 174: Your Story Matters: How To Craft a Mindful Message that Connects – with Amanda Johnson

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Is your message ringing crystal clear with the world? Are you communicating the VERY best version of YOU with the world? An impactful message is not only a necessity for your audience, but also for YOU. This week’s podcast guest, Amanda Johnson, joins me to discuss how important it is for impact-driven entrepreneurs to powerfully rewrite their stories and clarify the very core of their message to create a memorable brand that facilitates change.

Highlights of This Episode:

  • The importance of being a ‘Mindful Messenger’ (4:07)
  • Crafting a Mindful Message (16:05)
  • How Amanda began her true & purposeful journey (27:40)
  • The timing of sharing your message (35:43)
  • A polished vs. honest story (38:27)
  • How self-awareness and mindfulness facilitates an authentic message (42:35)
  • How bearing witness to our own story helps us embrace the “now” (47:35)

“When you develop something strictly for the audience, you show up specifically one way… you leave out part of yourself.” – Amanda Johnson

Insights from Amanda:

What was your first-ever job?

  • Denny’s

What’s a must-read for impact entrepreneurs?

What’s the single-most important trait for entrepreneurs?

  • Mindfulness

Who’s the most interesting person you’ve ever met?

  • High School Geometry teacher

What are you better at than anyone else?

  • Witnessing the connection between story and expertise.

What idea or belief do very few people agree with you about?

  • It’s important to slow down and do the internal work.

What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?

  • To not think small about what my book was capable of.

Do you have any ‘asks’ or request of the audience?

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About Amanda Johnson:

As a Message Strategist and Mindful Messenger Coach, Amanda Johnson helps aspiring speakers, authors, and coaches craft their message for maximum impact on their audience, brand, and bottom line. In her bestselling book Upside-Down Mommy, Amanda shares The Butterfly Approach philosophy responsible for her successes as a parent, wife, messenger, and coach.

“How many people do you trust when they stand up and give a polished story?” – Amanda Johnson

Challenge of the Week: Embrace the power of your story. How safe does your message feel? If it feels safe, are you connecting with your audience authentically?

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