GOAL MAGIC

GOAL MAGIC

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GOAL MAGIC is a weekly podcast hosted by entrepreneurs Cynthia Spitalny and Brennen Lukas. Our goal is to help you get unstuck in your life—your career, relationships, fitness and finances. To do that, we interview inspiring, magical people and share the tactics and resources that have helped us the most. Let the magic begin!
43: Healthy Parenting With Claudia Morandi
Dec 5 • 41 min
Cynthia chats with her friend Claudia Morandi, who is the mastermind behind Wholesome Mom, a blog where she shares her experience, tips, and tricks for getting her children to eat healthy and stay active, while also helping parents who may need some extra…
42: Reflections on Thanksgiving & Maureen Sherry part 2
Nov 28 • 55 min
In this “best of” episode, Cynthia reflects on Thanksgiving and tells the story about how she landed this big interview with author Maureen Sherry before we had published even a single episode of GOAL MAGIC. It’s a pretty cool story of having faith and…
41: Cynthia Breaks Free, Part 2
Nov 20 • 33 min
Cynthia updated us on her big move to Tampa, Florida, and we dug deep into how in some ways she had to “break her own heart” to make the change. We both decided that it helps to have a little (or a lot) of faith when choosing the road less traveled.
40: Journaling Is So Hot Right Now
Nov 13 • 16 min
I’m flying solo today (for the first time ever… gahh I was a little nervous) and sharing a journaling habit that I’ve been practicing for the past month or so. It’s so fun and rewarding! —Brennen
39: Cynthia Breaks Free
Nov 6 • 35 min
In this episode, Cynthia and I chat about her recent move from Philadelphia to sunny Tampa, Florida. While the move has been a positive one for Cynthia and her partner Ray, she had to overcome a lot of fears and some emotional and logistical challenges to…
38: Adorable Cat Problems
Oct 30 • 39 min
Brennen & Cynthia share stories about their favorite furry friends in this lighter episode. Our secret mission is to get the amazing Jackson Galaxy on the show to solve our cat problems!
37: Sarah Zero on Becoming a Lady Boss, Part 2
Oct 23 • 32 min
Cynthia continues her chat with Wellstruck founder Sarah Zero, who opens up about her serious health scare and how she stays sane as an entrepreneur.
36: Sarah Zero on Becoming a Lady Boss, Part 1
Oct 16 • 32 min
Cynthia chats with Wellstruck founder Sarah Zero about how she came to run her own successful branding company.
34: Mary Alice Duff on Creating a Path that Fits Your Passions
Oct 2 • 32 min
Cynthia chats with Philadelphia fashion pioneer Mary Alice Duff about how she made a huge pivot from a successful career in non-profits to launch her own ethical, sustainable and size-inclusive fashion line.
33: Liz Kimball on Embracing Your Creative Voice
Sep 25 • 51 min
Brennen chats with director, writer and coach Liz Kimball about her life in the arts, and her best advice on how to be true to your creative self. It’s an episode for anyone who’s an artist at heart.
32: Sarah DeGeorge on Getting Unstuck as a Freelancer, Part 2
Sep 18 • 36 min
Here’s the second part of Cynthia’s chat with digital marketer and entrepreneur Sarah DeGeorge. In this episode, they talk about dealing with burnout and establishing boundaries for work/life balance.
31: Sarah DeGeorge on Getting Unstuck as a Freelancer
Sep 11 • 35 min
Cynthia chats with Philadelphia entrepreneur Sarah DeGeorge about going it alone as a freelancer. Sarah has a powerful message about burnout and when it’s time to pare down to get to the good stuff.
30: Lisa Lord on How Millennials are Changing Our World for the Better, Part 2
Sep 4 • 34 min
Here’s the second part of Cynthia’s chat with the amazing Lisa Lord!
29: Lisa Lord on How Millennials are Changing Our World for the Better, Part 1
Aug 28 • 32 min
In part one of a two-part interview, Cynthia chats with professional coach Lisa Lord about how Millennials are changing our world for the better. Lisa offers career advice for younger workers, and also advice for companies as they adapt to the needs of…
28: Mike Michalowicz on Designing Your Business to Run Like Clockwork
Aug 21 • 34 min
Today we have an absolutely incredible guest for you: prolific business author, podcaster and speaker Mike Michalowicz. Mike has a brand new book out called Clockwork that’s all about creating a business that actually runs itself and keeps on earning you…
27: A Cheat Code to Life?
Aug 14 • 30 min
Today we chatted about dealing with (outside) negativity you start to get unstuck. We also talked about what we’re calling Spontaneous Excellence, and why it’s like a cheat code to life. Finally, we give some bonus tips about “money-maker” apps on your…
26: Adventures with Cynthia & Brennen
Aug 7 • 41 min
Hey everybody! In this week’s episode, Cynthia and I share some adventures going on with our lives right now, including some BIG news. We hope you enjoy our “unstuck” tales of cycling, new friendships, half-marathons and lots more!
25: Cheryl Rice on Transforming Pain & Loss into Growth
Jul 31 • 53 min
Cynthia has an intimate and revealing chat with coach Cheryl Rice about getting unstuck. There’s lots of wisdom here, including a discussion of how to transform pain and loss into personal growth.
24: Jennifer Buxton on Getting Unstuck Through Blogging and Travel
Jul 24 • 49 min
Cynthia chats with Real Posh Mom founder Jennifer Buxton about how blogging and moving abroad completely changed her life for the better, and opened up many amazing opportunities for her whole family.
23: Robert Farrington on Turning Your Side Hustle into Your Main Hustle
Jul 17 • 51 min
Cynthia chats with Millennial money blogger Robert Farrington about his journey from Target manager to financially independent entrepreneur over at The College Investor. Robert shares takes us through how he made the difficult career transition and is now…
22: Matt Lambert on Chasing Your Passions
Jul 10 • 43 min
Cynthia chats with social innovator and strategy consultant Matt Lambert about how he got unstuck in his life and career, even if things aren’t always perfect.
21: Exercise as a Way to Get Unstuck
Jul 3 • 21 min
Brennen and Cynthia chat about how they use exercise as a way to get unstuck. They share their favorite workouts, and also talk about how Brennen uses hard cardio workouts to beat depression.
20: How to Keep Your Promises to Yourself
Jun 26 • 28 min
In this episode, Brennen and Cynthia chat about their best advice about keeping promises to ourselves and others. You never want to let yourself down, right? Cynthia also shares some details about how she got started on her new wellness business.
19: Lisa Lord on Leading a Life of Inspiration
Jun 19 • 53 min
Cynthia chats with executive coach Lisa Lord about her transition from corporate HR executive to coaching and consulting. Lisa has an inspiring story and lots of insight into getting unstuck and finding your true passion in life.
18: How Alexis Siemons Turned her Love of Tea into a Fulfilling Career
Jun 12 • 35 min
Brennen chatted with his friend Alexis Siemons, who has built a really cool career around her love of tea. They talk about the pitfalls of the advertising industry, why they both love staring at clouds and how to find your own personal tribe.
17: Ruben Vergara Meersohn on Turning Entrepreneurial Passion into Massive Success
Jun 5 • 41 min
Cynthia chats with Ruben Vergera Meersohn, an amazing young entrepreneur who has accomplished incredible things in a very short amount of time. Ruben shares his best advice for overcoming adversity to make the most of your talents and passions in life.
16: Anna Goldfarb on Charting Your Own Course
May 29 • 48 min
Brennen chats with author Anna Goldfarb about her amazing and hilarious creative journey. Her story is proof that there are limitless paths through life, and so many ways to find success and happiness. This episode is great for any free spirit, especially…
15: MBA Consultant Ellin Lolis on Living Abroad and Loving Life
May 22 • 50 min
Cynthia chats with MBA consultant Ellin Lolis about moving to Brazil and starting a new business from scratch. They talk about the challenges of living abroad and what it takes to be a female entrepreneur abroad. Ellin also shares her thoughts about the…
14: Getting Unstuck With Life Coach Jennifer Blaine
May 15 • 39 min
Cynthia has a life-affirming chat with performer and life coach Jennifer Blaine. They talk about what the process of getting unstuck can look like, especially if you’re still figuring out the big thing you want to do with your life. Also: check out EP 3…
13: You Have to Love Yourself
May 8 • 25 min
Brennen & Cynthia chat about loving yourself as a way to get unstuck. It sounds goofy, but self-love is the foundation of positive change. They share real-life examples of how this can work for you.
12: What to Do When Every Day Feels Like a Monday with Mike Neidert
May 1 • 42 min
Cynthia chats with her friend Mike Neidert who made a massive (and scary) change in his life, moving from the USA to Montenegro and leaving his corporate sales job behind to work full-time as a freelance copywriter and marketer. It’s a fascinating story…
11: Michael Sussman on Switching Tracks to Make More Impact on the World
Apr 24 • 43 min
Cynthia has a fascinating chat with Michael Sussman, who switched tracks mid-career to do work that would have more of a positive impact on the world. His story is a great example of how much better life gets once your career aligns with your values.
10: From Former Wall Street Executive to Bestselling Author - Maureen Sherry on Following Your Life’s Calling
Apr 17 • 48 min
Cynthia chats with bestselling author Maureen Sherry about the real-life Wall Street story behind her fictional book Opening Belle. They discuss the ups and downs of being a female executive in Wall Street, the sneaky way mega corporations hide sexism and…
09: Brad Yates on the Power of Using the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to Get Unstuck and Propel Your Life Forward
Apr 10 • 42 min
Cynthia chats with Brad Yates about the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT, which helps move energy within your body to alleviate anxiety, stress, and other emotions. It can be really helpful when you’re feeling stuck, fearful, or anxious, so if you’ve…
08: Living the Rainbow and Unicorn Life with CakeSpy Writer and Artist Jessie Moore
Apr 3 • 44 min
Brennen interviews CakeSpy author and illustrator Jessie Moore. Jessie is one of the most creative and positive humans currently on planet Earth, and she shares the secrets that have helped her on her journey. This episode is for anyone who secretly…
07: Riding the Long Road to Success and Personal Fulfillment with Andy Williams
Mar 27 • 43 min
Brennen chats with his longtime friend, Hollywood executive producer Andy Williams. They discuss cycling, Hollywood, and the one big thing that Andy has always focused on throughout his successful career.
06: From Million Dollar Leader to Broke and Back Again with Kim Peterson Stone (Part 2)
Mar 20 • 40 min
In Part two of Cynthia’s interview with Kim Peterson Stone, they talk more about the professional and personal lessons that Kim has learned throughout her journey. Kim is an inspiring entrepreneur, and there are lots of key takeaways in this episode!
05: From Million Dollar Leader to Broke and Back Again with Kim Peterson Stone (Part 1)
Feb 12 • 41 min
Cynthia chats with Kim Peterson Stone, who went from running a $20 million company to completely broke when the venture imploded. On top of that, her marriage fell apart. Find out how Kim managed to start all over again and find a deeper level of…
04: How Heather Holiday Used the Power of Community to Turn a Single Pair of Baby Booties into a Thriving Business
Feb 12 • 33 min
Brennen chats with Mason Dixon Made founder Heather Holiday about how she launched her amazing hand-crafted shoe brand. They talk about the rewards and pitfalls of parenting while running her own business and how she overcame her fears to get started.
03: Uncovering Your Genius, Living Your Life On Purpose with Jennifer Blaine
Feb 12 • 44 min
Cynthia has an amazing chat with life coach Jennifer Blaine. They talk about how to “step into your genius” and why it’s so hard to make a change just by wanting to. According to Jennifer, creativity is the key—even if you don’t consider yourself to be…
02: Harnessing the Power of Small Gestures to Make Some Magic
Feb 12 • 22 min
Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference. Brennen & Cynthia discuss the ways in which they use small gestures to build and strengthen relationships.
01: Michael Banks on Overcoming Adversity Through Bravery and Perseverance
Feb 12 • 51 min
How do some people manage to rise above the circumstances that are holding them back? That’s what Brennen wanted to find out when he interviewed his friend Michael Banks. Mike tells the story of how he dropped out of high school but was able to graduate…
00: Stuck in your life? We were too. Introducing GOAL MAGIC!
Feb 6 • 28 min
In this quick first episode, Brennen and Cynthia introduce each other and share a little bit about our personal lives. We talk about what GOAL MAGIC means, and how we hope to help people get unstuck in their lives.