Most Popular Types of Story Content for Instagram Stories and SnapChat

This is a follow up episode to the last one I released on Build Your Tribe where I talked about the 20 things that are thought to be the most annoying things to do on Instagram stories and SnapChat.

There might be a little confusion in this episode, so I want to preface this by saying that there are some topics I’m going to discuss in this episode that are actually listed as an annoying form of content, from my prior episode.  SO know this….. I got this information by surveying over 10,000 of my followers.

So here we go!

To get these in detail, make sure you download the episode here >> Most Popular Types of Story Content for Instagram Stories and SnapChat

    1. Anything funny! We love funny!
    2. Food prep and cooking.
    3. A good story.
    4. Re occurring characters.
    5. Anything motivational or inspirational.
    6. A theme or story line.
    7. Family interactions.
    8. Provide organization.
    9. Ass kicking pep stalks.
    10. Gadget recommendations.
    11. Talk about what you do, why you do it, and how!
    12. Sharing outfit ideas and decor.
    13. Productivity hacks.
    14. Workout tips.
    15. Adorable pets.
    16. Adorable kids.

So what do we do with this information? How do we know which topics to cover? Especially with the ones that are on the “good” AND “bad” list?

Here’s my advice… moderation. If ALL you do is post about your baby… sorry, but that gets annoying after a while.  So it’s about self awareness!

How to Become a Morning Person in 10 Simple Steps

Today I want to talk to you about becoming a morning person!  These 10 simple steps will have you loving getting out of bed.

Surprise, surprise… I am actually NOT a morning person.  However, I do love getting up early!

So because I’m a morning person by trait, I figured I would share some of my morning-person tips with you!

You can start implementing all of these tips tomorrow! 

  1. Set an alarm on your phone, then set your phone farther than arms distance away. This will force you to get out of bed to turn it off.  To learn how the TYPE of alarm effects your morning mood, listen to the episode!
  2. Drink water before you go to bed.
  3. Set a timer on your coffee maker so that you have something to look forward to when you wake up.
  4. Have an accountability partner.
  5. Use the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 technique.  “When I get to 1, I’m going to launch my body out of bed.”
  6. Have something you’re looking forward to.  A podcast or an audio book maybe?  Pick it out the night before and have it ready to go for when you wake up.
  7. Go to bed early.
  8. Make your room a little brighter.
  9. Create a new story!
  10. Celebrate small wins.

Implement these tips, and you will become a high energy morning person before you know it!

Podcast mentioned in this episode –> How to sleep yourself thin 

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Skinny Kitchen Makeover

Today we’re going to remodel your kitchen! The kind of remodeling that allows you to transform your body.

How do other people stay so committed? How are they NOT tempted by the cookie in the cookie jar!!?

Is it discipline? Well, I’m going to share a secret with you….

It’s not ALL about discipline! Another KEY factor in all of this is removing temptation!

So today I’m going to walk you through, step-by-step, of turning your kitchen into YOUR transformation kitchen!

This starts today! No more excuses! It’s time to set yourself up for success. I’m right here with you to guide you through all of it.

4 Principles to keep in mind:
1. Purchasing
2. Proper tools
3. Repackaging
4. Placement

– Stop purchasing the thing that you lose self control over.
– Even if it’s something “healthy” like a fruit / nut bar… this is more about the EMOTIONAL dependance on that item… the, what feels like an uncontrollable, urge to eat it.
– How do you handle this with kids? How do you dress keeping a food in the house that’s for the little ones, but you just have NO control when you’re around it? I tell you exactly how in the episode, so make sure you listen.

Proper Tools:
– Proper tools are everything, and I want to motivate you to fill up your kitchen with the healthy tools that leave you feeling fabulous about your body.

Clear, square storage containers for your greens
A good knife
Water bottle —> my preference is for you to have 3, but if you have 1 you love, stick with that. I like 3 because my goal is to drink 3 of them a day. So if you’re using one, make sure you’re refilling that 3 times!
Avo saver —> A MUST if you’re an avocado lover
Eat Cleaner to clean your fruits and vegetables
– Snack size baggies
Food scale
– Measuring spoons
– Measuring cup
Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper

– Subdivide your food into serving sizes.
– Take everything and divid up into your snack size baggies.
– Place the healthiest snacks at eye level, and place the other snacks in a different part of the pantry, so that they are more difficult to get to.
– Unhealthy snacks —> THROW AWAY!

– We want to get you and your family to create new healthy habits! This means getting them out of the pantry… because the pantry has all the stuff that lasts forever…. and that means preservatives and most likely, unhealthy.
– If you open your fridge right now, what is at eye level?
– Eye level should be filled with colorful fruits, and cleaned easy to grab vegetables!
– If you have kids, put healthy options are THEIR eye level.
– Convenience is the key.

My objective was to give you straight forward tips that create an environment in which you don’t have to exercise enormous amounts of willpower and discipline.

This is about creating an environment of SUCCESS! Take the time necessary to make it happen. You are your family are worth it.

Head to and you’ll be the first to know when we re-open this program! Candidates for this program are those who have hit a weight loss plateau or are experiencing weight loss resistance. This is not a fitness program, and all applicants should have a minimum of 10 pounds to loose.

Moving Meditation with Quotes From Marcus Aurelius

I want to invite you to experience a moving meditation. This is a very different Chalene Show episode, however I’m hoping it is one you enjoy.

A prescribed part of my therapy from the Amen clinic to repair my brain it was suggested I medicate on a regular basis

If you’re like me, you have a hard time sitting still, “quiet-ing” your mind, and the thought of sitting in silence provoked anxiety.

So I started with a practice called moving meditation. Some of us need movement to be able to let go. So download this podcast and take it outside.

DONWLOAD HERE >> Moving Meditation with Quotes From Marcus Aurelius


How Team Building Impacts your personal Brand with Winn Claybaugh

This is Part 2 of a 2 part series with Winn Claybaugh!  If you haven’t listened to part 1, make sure you do so! I put easy access links below for you.

For your convenience, you can download both episodes below.

DOWNLOAD PART 1 >> How to Build Your Own Brand within a Separate Brand with Winn Claybaugh


DOWNLOAD PART 2 >> How Team Building Impacts  Your Personal Brand with Winn Claybaugh

Topics covered in this episode:
– Why you should have integrity in everything you do.
– The “why” behind making money and why you should have that established before you move forward.
– What’s a deal breaker for you? Determine the things that are the end-all-be-all for you.
– Winn’s advice for finding people who embody the brand you represent.
– How to attract the right teammates to join your team!
– When to start thinking about your company culture.
– Making sure you don’t create a fearful environment with your employees.
– Taking ownership of the energy you’re giving off to others.
– How to address dress code.
– How to not be overwhelmed by the word “brand”.
– Winn’s definition of brand: brand is derived from who are and who you want to be, and it is also how people perceive you.
– Want to know what your brand is?  Ask!  Ask those around you what their perception of you is.
– A bad experience from a customer isn’t bad news, it’s information… information you can grow from.
– Hire people to mystery shop your business.
– Why you should regularly survey your customers and employees.

“If it’s not written down, it’s not a system.” Winn – Make sure you aren’t just creating a system, but that you are also putting forth an effort for the quality of the system.

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