EPISODE 117: [HYPE GIRL CHAT] You’re Standing in the Way of Your Own Joy

This episode is for my babes who are holding themselves back from feeling daily joy because of the lame excuses you’re telling yourself. Joy, in my opinion, is something that everyone can experience no matter what your past or current experiences are. You don’t need any kind of special skills or knowledge to feel joyful every day, no matter what your inner mean girl voice is telling you today. 


If joy has been something that’s been alluding you, you need to listen to today’s episode for some fire, tough love, and potentially well-timed gut check. 

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Welcome to the living in sunshine podcast if you don’t know who I am, my name is Maddie. And I am so excited to have you tuning in to our weekly podcast episodes, where we chat all the things from tips and tricks to funny stories from my life that have helped me to truly live in the sunshine. In this space, we are all about encouraging, inspiring and giving you the tough love that you need to hear sometimes to realize that you are totally made for more than what you currently have in life, and that you hold the power to make the changes that you need to level up and live your best self. So buckle up, grab some water, and let’s get into it. Hello, hello, and good morning. Welcome back to the living in sunshine podcast. I am so happy that you are here right now tuning in to another brand new episode. This week’s episode is one of my favorites to record the hype girl chat where I give you inspiration, motivation, all of these things to light the fire under your butt. So that way you go get out there and do the things you’ve always wanted to do. And today’s hype girl chat is for my girl for my ladies who believe in their heart of hearts, that joy is not meant for them. Or that joy is inaccessible to them, or that they see other people who are living these fully fulfilled lives, but they can’t have the same. And I’m here to call you out. Because yes, you can Joy truly fully I believe this with my whole being my whole soul, all of my guts, all of my interests, all of those things. Joy is something that everyone can feel every single day. Sure we all have bad days. Sure we all have off days. Sure we all have potato days where we just don’t want to feel anything, we want to be left alone on the couch looking like a potato slug or whatever piece of trash. But most days, Joy is accessible and doable for all, including my girls who had been trained, taught or have led themselves to believe that they’re not worthy of that emotion. Whether it’s because of their past, whether it’s because of their current situations, whether it’s because of decisions that they’ve made, or their current mindset, whatever it might be, I’m here to tell you, you’re wrong. You are able to feel joyful, you are worthy of feeling that emotion, and you are also able to seek that emotion out on your own. It all comes down to one thing though, it comes down to your ability to make a decision to notice it. All month long. I’ve been talking and preaching and guiding and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, about how we can be more in tune with the natural joys of life. Now it’s up to you to choose to do that. It’s up to you to put your BS excuses aside, throw them in the garbage and say I’m done. I’m not saying I don’t have time for this. I’m not saying it’s not possible for me. I’m not saying that I’m not worthy of this. I’m choosing today to choose joy. I’m choosing today to do things to take action to be intentional. So that way I can be aware and in tune with joy every single day. Okay? Joy is not something that takes a long time. It’s not something that takes a lot of money to achieve. It’s not something that only privilege and experience and well rounded or whoever higher up people are able to have. Anyone can experience joy. And those people who are experiencing and feeling and noticing joy every single day are doing those things because they’re choosing to they’re choosing to notice the small things. They’re choosing to practice gratitude. They’re choosing to be in tune and keep their eyes open and their hearts open to the natural joys around them. It’s a choice. And if you are someone if you are a woman right now who’s saying, I don’t have time, it’s not part of my plan. I don’t have the right background, my current situation sucks any of these things. You’re choosing to close yourself off from it. You’re choosing to say, I don’t want that. I don’t need that. I’m not worthy of that. And are you seriously going to tell yourself that you’re not worthy of feeling and experiencing and noticing joy? Are you for real? Like really, I cannot believe that you are the kind of woman who would do that because you’re listening to this podcast, you’re listening to this episode. And if you are here in this space, you know, in your heart of hearts, in your guts, that you deserve that, then you’re able and you’re worthy of getting there. But what it takes is a choice, a choice to slow down a choice to be more aware, a choice of quieting your mind and taking intentional action to welcome in peace and quiet and to drown out the noise of life in the world. Right because there’s a lot of it. Put a finger down if any of these things have been In or sound like you, you haven’t been able to take action on the idea or dream that you have, because you aren’t able to determine what the right first move was. You currently feel stuck in your head about what to prioritize in life or in your business. So that way you can get to your next major milestone. You thought to yourself, I wish I had someone just to talk to you who will listen to my words, and give me some guidance. If you put a finger down for any of these things, then girl, we need to have a chat because you don’t need to feel like this forever. Actually, I can promise you that you can totally get past these feelings, and an hour or less with one clarity call with me. What’s a clarity call you ask? Well, it’s a one hour action packed zoom coaching call with me where you bring your burning questions, and we work together to get them answered. Whether you’re wanting to map out the launch of your next big business offer, or wanting to get rounded over those mindset hurdles that are standing in the way from you turning your dreams into reality. This coaching call is for you. Grab all the details that you need and book your own clarity call today for yourself via the link in the show notes. If you’re unsure if a clarity call is for you, feel free to connect with me via email or over on Instagram. And let’s chat about it. Clarity, excitement, and most importantly, joy are right on the other side of one conversation with me and I can’t wait to help you get there. It’s also a choice to get out of your own way. And choose yourself. Saying yes to joy, becoming more aware and in tune with joy is the decision to get the eff out of your own way and step up to the plate and say I’m doing this for me, I’m opening up myself to this because I know that I’m worth it. And I know that I deserve it. It’s all a choice. And I say this all the time here on the show over on Instagram, in my community, all of the in my coaching calls that I do with people, everything comes down to a choice. And the wonderful, beautiful thing about life most often right little caveat there most often, we always have the right to choose. And we only lose that power to choose when we actively give it away. When we actively say to someone else you can have it, you can make this decision. And that other person can be your own Inner Mean Girl can be your own inner voices, right? So you can choose today to get out of your own way of feeling and experiencing and finding and noticing joy, right now, by making the intentional decision to do things like implement a gratitude practice, or go for a walk without your phone. Or say yes, I’m calling your friend who lives on the opposite side of the country who you haven’t talked to in weeks, whatever it might be. It’s a choice. And you can choose that today. And when you choose those things, you are choosing joy, you are choosing that small step, that small action step that will open you up to more joy. But it all comes down to a choice and I hope today, you choose to make that choice. You choose to say yes to that because you my beautiful friend listening to this episode. deserve that. You really do. And I hope that one day if you don’t believe me now you believe it in the future. Because you say yes to today. You say yes to making that decision today. That’s all I have for you. That’s all I’ve got a permission slip, an action step, a reminder to choose joy, and choose to do things in your life that bring you more joy. I hope that it was helpful. I hope it was a gut check for those who needed it. And before I send you on your way, I want to read a review of the week. All right. Our review of the week comes from a series of letters that make absolutely no sense so I’m just gonna read it it says Best podcast ever. Hands down the best podcast ever. I don’t know if that’s true, but I appreciate the sentiment. Maddie is so encouraging and supportive and I love her weekly episodes. Thank you so much my friend for leaving this review when you leave a review for the show. I appreciate it so much and it does help the show grow and reach more women just like yourself. So if you have not left a review, and you’re listening to the show right now, head over to Apple podcasts, leave us a rating review and know that when you do I’m sending you a high five and a hug from afar. Until next time, my dudes I’m sending you all the sunshine good vibes. And I hope you make it a great day. That is all I have for you today my dudes and I hope you love today’s episode. If you did, I would seriously appreciate it if you went and left the show a review and rating on whatever platform you’re currently listening on. For every review and rating that you leave it truly helps the show grow and reach more women just like yourself. If you had any major takeaways or aha moments, be sure to take a screenshot of this episode posted to your social media stories with your biggest takeaways and tag me at living in sunshine so I can share it with my people as well. Again, thank you so much for hanging out with me this week. And until next time, I am sending you all the sunshine goodbye And I hope you make it a great day.