39: Building Your Empire in Style w/ Cara Alwill Leyba

With a picture in your head, champagne in your glass, and a little room for magic, you can build an empire. Today's guest, Cara Alwill Leyba is a six-time best-selling author and life coach taking a glamorous approach to self-help for women. This episode is a reminder for the aspiring girlbosses and entrepreneurs: It's easy to visualize failure–try picturing success instead.

In this episode we explore:
  • 1:27 – The story behind The Champagne Diet
  • 3:52 – Why Cara started writing self-help books
  • 5:15 – Cara's 10-year publishing journey
  • 11:06 – The most powerful lesson from GIRL CODE: Stay away from drama, and focus on yourself.
  • 12:42 – Sneak peek into Cara's 2018 book: “Like She Owns the Place”
  • 14:19 – Advice for girlbosses: Work hard, and be patient.
  • 15:37 – How to stay committed and bounce back from failure
  • 17:31 – Parting message: Actively support and connect with other women.

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Show Notes:
  • Anything that you want to happen that you can picture in your head will happen, if you do the work and you just leave a little bit of room for magic.
  • There's no time for BS when you're building an empire.
  • Beauty is an energy. When you can take all the pressure off yourself to be perfect and to look perfect, everything changes.
  • If you see a woman out there who's doing something amazing, let her know … Empower the people around you.

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