May Book to Live By

The Perfectionist Guide to Losing Control

by Katherine Morgan Schafler

This book is an invitation to challenge the way you look at perfectionism. As psychotherapist and former on-site therapist at Google, Katherine Morgan Schafler explains we’ve been looking at perfectionism all wrong. You don’t have to stop being a perfectionist to be healthy. After a quiz to determine which type of perfectionist you are, you’ll go on to learn how to make your perfectionism work for you, not against you. Brimming with humor, empathy, and depth, this book is a love letter to the ambitious, high achieving, and full-of-life women who dare to want more without feeling greedy or ungrateful.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Women on Fire is committed to offering strategies for you to be your best self, but ultimately it is your decision to choose resources that work for you. This book recommendation is not medical advice.

The Disruption Podcast

Debbie was recently featured on The Disruption Podcast! 

Topics ranged from the value of community, how to feel confident when you aren’t supported by the people around you, and why the five people you keep closest should be the most influential in your life.

Key points:

– What it means to follow your intuition

– What disrupting feels like in your body

– The pivotal moment that made Debbie start her massive career switch

– The importance of the people you surround yourself with

– The negative feedback Debbie got when she first started coaching

– What Debbies coaching business looked like in the beginning and how it evolved

– Finding and living in your purpose

– Learning how to take a compliment as a women

– The importance of creating a community

Listen now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-disruption-podcast/id1664550528?i=1000616814747

August 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Louise DuArt

The interview for the August Membership is one of the most delightful I have ever conducted.

I could hardly keep from bursting out laughing — and crying!

I am thrilled to introduce you to my friend Louise DuArt, the remarkable impressionist, comedian and actress.

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As funny as Louise is, she is also one of the most inspiring individuals I know.

She was a shy child with a domineering mother. The one thing that set her apart was a knack for mimicking voices. Slipping into different characters became her escape.

As an adult, she took on the more traditional roles of wife and mother. Until one day, after 20 years of marriage, her world collapsed.

She seemed on the verge of losing everything.

Then, as she would describe it, God “ winked.”

Listen in as Louise describes the amazing sequence of events that launched her career:

Click here to listen to the Sneak Peek!

In this interview I did with Louise on Martha’ s Vineyard, she tells jaw-dropping stories of what she calls the “ godwinks” in her life.

She also shares her heartfelt insights into how to live with faith and persistence until your dreams come true.

You’ll learn:

  • How to recognize a godwink and what they mean
  • The story of the teacher who set her on a pathway to success
  • What Louise does to get into the right mindset every day
  • Why she never gives up and what sustains her to keep going
  • The way she chooses and creates the characters who inhabit her act
  • Her beliefs and research on prayer and its power

Plus, you will meet a huge cast of celebrities who share Louise’ s world.  She brought Jane Fonda, Hillary Clinton, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Carol Burnett and many others to the studio with her!

To hear the rest of this fun and inspiring interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “ the ultimate ‘ you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have only a few more days to receive the full interview with Louise DuArt, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

Join us today at Womenonfire.com/membership! 

 

We can’t wait to meet you!

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the September Women on Fire live video master class on September 13 and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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July 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Bela Gandhi

As the Beatles taught us: “Love is all you need.”

But how do you attract more love into your life?

The July membership interview introduces you to an expert on love with answers to that very question.

Bela Gandhi, one of our country’s top dating coaches, has been called “Cupid for Hire” and the “Fairy Godmother of Dating.”

She is the founder and president of Smart Dating Academy in Chicago and a popular contributor on The Steve Harvey Show.

Bela’s strategies can help anyone to be more loving and attract more love, regardless of marital or romantic status.

These are things we all can do — for free! — starting right NOW!

Listen here to Bela’s ideas about the best mindset for finding love:

In the full interview, you’ll learn:

  • Why you should want to be a “psychotic optimist”
  • The tried-and-true way to get people to like you
  • The beauty and benefits of a mindset of social generosity
  • Ways to “soften up” your style and approach to people
  • What simple device you can use to improve relationships and even have more sex
  • Strategies to enhance your body language to increase your magnetism
  • How to give yourself a lift when you are feeling low
  • The No. 1 thing you must do before you start dating
  • Where and how to meet the best people to date
  • Tips to refresh your online dating profile for spectacular results

To hear the rest of this invaluable interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have only a few more days to receive the full interview with Bela Gandhi, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

Join us today at Womenonfire.com/membership!

We can’t wait to meet you!

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the July Women on Fire live video master class on July 19 and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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June 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Nancy Kramer

She grew up as the “daughter of a Keebler elf.

In 1981, Nancy Kramer was only a few years out of college when she launched a marketing agency in Columbus, Ohio.

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Her first order of business was nailing down a small start-up in California as her initial client.

That firm was Apple Computer.

Over the next 35 years, Nancy grew Resource into the largest independent, women-owned marketing agency in the country.

She recently sold the company to a division of IBM and is setting out on a new career with them as a global executive.

Listen here to Nancy’s amusing story about teaming up with Apple Computer:

Nancy is first a mom of three — and a bonus mom to three more.

And, she is an example of what can happen when you pursue life with passion and don’t give up before the miracle.

In my interview with her a few days ago on Martha’s Vineyard, Nancy shares her experience and strategies to help you reach your own goals and dreams.

You’ll Discover:

  • How this once shy, sensitive child learned to express her authentic self
  • Why this “daughter of a Keebler elf” never ate Oreo cookies!
  • About her unexpected road to entrepreneurship
  • How she landed Apple Computer as her first client, even as she was going through her own “on-the-job training”
  • Her advice to prospective entrepreneurs about starting a business
  • The role that values play in her personal and professional success
  • How she coped with a divorce during a major downturn in her business
  • The mistake she made when she was forced to lay off employees
  • The priorities she set to allow her, as a single mom, to manage a business as well as a household with three children
  • Her thoughtful and important strategy to help a blended family flourish
  • How fear, anxiety and health struggles led her to make changes in her self-care. The result – she felt stronger, braver and more confident
  • About the advocacy organization she founded that is impacting women worldwide

To hear the rest of this important and invaluable interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have only a few more days to receive the full interview with Nancy Kramer, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the June Women on Fire live video master class on June 14, and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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May 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Julie Steinbacher

If you have any doubts at all about:

  • Getting your personal legal documents in order
  • How to be an advocate for an elderly or incapacitated loved one
  • Or how to have critical end-of-life discussions with your aging parents
    …help is on the way.

In the May 2016 membership package, Women on Fire founder Debbie Phillips interviews Julie Steinbacher, a top elder law attorney.

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Julie provides the clear, direct information you need to prepare for the worst and the inevitable.

Here is an audio sneak peek from the interview.

In it, Julie discusses a critical document you must have in place to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Putting this essential document in place can save you and your family days, months or years of misery.

Here are just a few of the many topics Julie offers her expert advice on in the complete interview:

  • What an elder care attorney does, how to find one, and what questions to ask
  • The document everyone age 18 and older needs to have in place
  • When and how to decide on in-home care options for a debilitated loved one
  • What to consider when appointing health and financial decision-makers to act on your behalf if you are unable to
  • How to select an executor for your estate and why a beneficiary may not be the best choice
  • Who to contact if your loved one is not receiving proper care in a health facility
  • How to stay involved in decision-making when a parent remarries
  • What to look for in long-term-care insurance and the potential risks involved
  • Ways to discuss end-of-life issues with even the most reluctant family members

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the May Women on Fire live video master class on May 18, and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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April 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Lisa Fischer

You’ve definitely heard her voice, but you may not know who she is!

Lisa Fischer is an Emmy and Oscar-winning singer and songwriter who for more than three decades has performed with the Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, Sting and Nine Inch Nails, and many, many others.

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Having spent most of her career as backup singer, she is now stepping into the spotlight and taking the world by storm with her incredible music, powerful voice and dazzling performances.

In my in-depth interview with her for the April 2016 Women on Fire membership package, Lisa shares her secrets for coping with the challenges of middle age, life on the road, and dealing with the intensity of her solo career.

If it ever seems that your goals and ambitions are drifting out of reach, or you are  spending most of your precious time supporting the needs of others rather than meeting your own needs…

Then this interview with Lisa Fisher will help you to change the way you look at the world, uplift you, and show you ways to embrace your own life more fully – regardless of your age or challenges.

Here is a sneak audio peek from the interview.

In it, you will hear how what began as an awkward audition with Mick Jagger turned into nearly 30 years of singing side-by-side with him around the world.

Listen below to Lisa’s funny and joyful memory of her audition with Mick Jagger:

In the full interview, you will experience a thrilling example of Lisa’s singing, and learn and be inspired by her wisdom and stories of her amazing life.

Here are a few of the many things you will discover in this exclusive interview:

  • How being featured in the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom turned her life upside down
  • Why rediscovering the joy — without the burden of expectation — can return the luster to your fading dreams
  • How to silence your negative mind chatter and find the support you need when you set out on an intimidating new project, job or adventure
  • Why being grateful for what is moves you into the flow of life when you would rather cling to the anchor of what was
  • The secret to accepting midlife changes and learning to be comfortable in your own skin
  • How Lisa perceives music and the musicians who are influencing and exciting her today

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the April Women on Fire live video master class on April 12, and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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March 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Dr. Trupti Gokani

How would you like to step into spring with more energy, vitality and a bright new outlook on your health? If so, our March 2016 Women on Fire membership package and interview is perfect for you!

Dr. Trupti Gokani, a board-certified neurologist and integrative medicine expert, tells Women on Fire founder Debbie Phillips her secrets for enhancing well-being,  managing chronic conditions, and so much more.

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A few of the many things you will discover in the full interview:

  • Ways to combine Western medicine with ancient Eastern wisdom to help heal your body and spirit
  • What discovering your unique body type teaches you about reducing your stress
  • How to choose a detox that works with — not against — your true nature so that it leaves you feeling better and more energized rather than weak and drained
  • That migraines show a disconnection with your natural state and what you can do to get back on track and live more pain-free
  • The optimal time to go to bed to allow your body to recover and to wake up fresh and rested rather than being always tired
  • Steps to retrain your mind to think positively and enjoy more of life’s wonders

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership yet, please be our guest and listen to this important clip of Debbie’s conversation with Dr. Gokani.

Among the many valuable pieces of wisdom she shares is how she cured her own insomnia — without medication. Listen here for details:

No matter the current state of your health, you’ll find inspiring strategies that could help you feel better.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, enjoy this preview of the full interview that will arrive soon in your mailbox!

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this sneak peek.

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this entire powerful interview, the March 2016 Women on Fire live video master class with Debbie Phillips, the private Women on Fire Facebook page for daily inspiration and support, and so much more.  Join today!

 

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February 2016 Inner Circle Sneak Peak w/Rob Berkley

February is the month of love and relationships.

Here’s this months “Sneak Peek” on “Making Relationships Work: Strategies for Deeper Love and Connection.”

Whether you are in a committed relationship or wishing to be in one, you will find ideas to strengthen your union and strategies to find a great partner.

I invited my own husband, business partner and master coach Rob Berkley to join me and share his considerable insights on deepening love in your life.
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If you’re not yet part of a member of Women On Fire’s inner circle, please be our guest and listen in today for free to a clip of Rob and I’s interview where we share considerable insights on deepening love in your life.

Press PLAY for a quick audio clip of this deeply inspiring conversation about how to add some more spice into your relationship.

In the full recording you’ll discover:

  • The No. 1 relationship killer
  • Five ways to invigorate a long-term relationship
  • How conscious conflict can help you feel closer
  • A twist to finding the relationship of your dreams
  • What to do after divorce or death of a spouse or partner before moving on to new love
  • The secret to dating (and it’s not what you may think!)
The strategies and observations we share are from our own experiences of being divorced, finding each other, and
from 15 years of working together with intimate partners in Couples Vision Days.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire inner circle, enjoy this preview of what’s already coming to you early in February!

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, make sure to join us today.

You have until Friday, February 12!

Don’t miss out on this exclusive interview with my husband Rob Berkley.  Whether you are in a relationship or wishing to be in one, you will find many inspiring ideas on how to strengthen your union and strategies to find a great partner!

xo

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P.S. Looking for some strategies and ideas to inspire for your relationship in February?

When you become a Women On Fire Member today, please tune in to my live monthly Members’ Master Class and Chat on February 9, at 8:00 p.m. EST. My husband Rob Berkley will be joining me to give you some more inspiring strategies, and tips to help grow and strengthen your relationships! (You can even join in with your spouse or significant other!)

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Up close and personal with the woman behind Oprah

We have a sneak preview of what’s coming in the Women on Fire members’ care package for October!

If you attended the Women on Fire Retreat in Chicago a few months ago, and if you’re like most of the women who were there, you fell in love with keynote speaker Sheri Salata, the president of the Oprah Winfrey Network.

So many of you were so inspired by what she said that you asked Debbie if her talk could be made available for you to hear again.

What a genius idea. 🙂

So for all of those members who wanted to listen to this again — as well those of you who weren’t able to make it to the retreat or who are brand new to Women on Fire — today you are in for a treat.

We’re giving you a wonderful taste of Sheri’s interview that brought down the house at our 2015 retreat.

In the full interview, you’ll discover:

  • Sheri’s recipe for life
  • The incredible story of how she got hired to work for Oprah and rose through the ranks to be OWN’s top executive
  • What Oprah’s really like to work for
  • Why you should never give up before the miracle
  • And SO much more, including a candid Q+A with audience members

If you’re not yet part of our membership inner circle, please be our guest and listen in today for free to one of the many inspiring moments from Debbie’s interview with Sheri.

Press PLAY for a quick (2:30) audio clip.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire inner circle, enjoy this preview of what’s already coming to you in early October!

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, make sure to join us today.

*** You have until midnight EST Friday, October 2 to sign up and receive Debbie’s full interview with Sheri. ***

Sheri touched our hearts and inspired our minds at the 2015 retreat with her insight, love and authenticity. So if you’ve been thinking about becoming a Women on Fire member, this would absolutely, positively be the perfect month to do it!

 

P.S. Are you struggling with something big? Something small? Something you just can’t get your head around?

Want Debbie’s help?

TUNE IN to Debbie’s live monthly Members’ Master Class and Chat on October 13 at 8 p.m. EST where she’ll be answering YOUR questions LIVE!

Join us for a very special live chat this October where you can Ask Debbie Anything and receive personalized coaching on whatever you’re struggling with.

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