Fearfully and Wonderfully Me: Become the Leader You are Destined to Be

Fearfully and Wonderfully Me: Become the Leader You are Destined to Be

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Ria Story brings uniquely designed leadership development content specifically designed for women. Every woman deserves access to life changing tools of transformation, practical information, and real leadership principles she can apply to increase her influence and improve her circumstances at home, at work, and in her life. Ria teaches leadership and success principles for women in a real, relatable, and practical way helping you increase your influence, maximize your potential, and claim the life you deserve to live.


Motivational Words of Wisdom
Oct 15 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares some of her favorite quotes and thoughts about them to encourage you.
On Purpose, For Purpose, With Purpose
Oct 8 • 13 min
In this episode, Ria shares the power of intentional thought and intentional choices around setting and achieving our goals. Learn more about her new Motivational Planning Journals at: https://RiaStory.com/Journals
The Key to Public Influence is Personal Management
Oct 1 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares how the key to influencing others publicly or professionally is personal management. Leadership is much like learning from a tour guide instead of a travel agent and the better we can lead ourselves, the easier it is to lead…
Make Today Ridiculously Awesome!
Sep 24 • 17 min
In this episode, Ria shares how the power of intentional thinking early in our day sets the tone for the day, allows us to be more productive, effective, and have an awesome day. She also shares a new Motivational Planning Journal tool that allows you to…
Super Healthy, Super Juice
Sep 17 • 17 min
In this episode, Ria shares how leading ourselves is the key to influencing others, and part of that is leading ourselves well physically. Ria shares how she and her husband started juicing and how it has benefitted their health in so many ways.
Leadership and Love
Sep 10 • 14 min
In this episode, Ria shares some interesting thoughts on how leadership and love go hand in hand. We cannot positively influence and lead others unless we genuinely care about them.
Unapologetically You
Sep 3 • 10 min
As we grow, mature, and develop, we realize the power of stepping more authentically into who we are and not apologizing for it. Ria shares a recent example of when someone disagreed with her, and how she handles situations like that.
PRIME Time: Effective Planning Part 3
Aug 27 • 13 min
Are you living your life in PRIME time? Are you living an abundant life, accomplishing your goals, and achieving your dreams? In this third and final episode on her book, PRIME Time: The Power of Effective Planning, Ria shares the biggest two factors that…
PRIME Time Effective Planning Part 2
Aug 20 • 16 min
Are you living your life in PRIME Time? Are you living an abundant life, accomplishing your goals, and achieving your dreams? In this episode, Ria breaks down the acrostic “PRIME” with a way to identify what categories our time and activities fall into.…
PRIME Time: Effect Planning Part 1
Aug 13 • 12 min
Are you living your life in PRIME Time? Are you living an abundant life, accomplishing your goals, and achieving your dreams? In this episode, the first in a series on Ria’s book PRIME Time: The Power of Effective Planning, Ria shares some warning signs…
Leadership in Relationships 3/3
Aug 6 • 26 min
In this third episode of three in a series, Ria is joined by her husband Mack for a conversation on how leadership principles apply in personal relationships. Mack and Ria speak, write books, live, work, and travel together full time and have learned how…
Leadership in Relationships 2/3
Jul 30 • 27 min
In this second episode of three, Ria is again joined by her husband Mack for a conversation on how leadership principles apply in personal relationships. Mack and Ria speak, write books, live, work, and travel together full time and have learned how to…
Leadership in Relationships 1/3
Jul 23 • 25 min
In this episode, Ria is joined by her husband Mack for a conversation on how leadership principles apply in personal relationships. Mack and Ria speak, write books, live, work, and travel together full time and have learned how to navigate different…
#77 The Art of Imperfect Action with special guest Allison Liddle
Jul 16 • 25 min
In this episode, Ria is joined by leadership speaker and author Allison Liddle. In their conversation based on Allison’s book, The Art of Imperfect Action, Allison shares some great insight on how taking action - even if it’s not “perfect” can increase…
#76 No Excuses, No Problems
Jul 9 • 8 min
In this episode, Ria shares an inspiring story of someone who has never let an excuse keep him from working toward his dream. And, she shares a simple yet powerful way you can navigate through, over, and around your excuses to overcome them.
#75 The Art and Science of Influencing Others
Jul 2 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares how influence with others is both an art and science - and she shares one way to be more effective at applying the science to our own behavior.
#74 Creating (and Implementing) Your Personal Vision
Jun 25 • 14 min
In this episode, Ria shares the 4 components to creating and implementing your personal vision.
#73 What Will You Find on the Road to Success?
Jun 18 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares what you will find on the road to success and three important points about traveling that road.
#72 Top 5 Leadership Myths Debunked!
Jun 11 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares the top 5 leadership myths that may be holding us back, and the truth about them.
#71 Overcoming Your Inner Two-Year Old
Jun 4 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares a concept learned from James Hunter, that we all have an inner two-year old inside us which is our nature. However, success and influence is determined by how often we can silence the inner two-year old and act based on our…
#70 Women with Influence: Malala Yousafzai
May 28 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria shares some leadership lessons inspired by Malala and her advocacy for education for girls. Malala is known for her commitment to education for girls around the world and she is the youngest Nobel laureate.
#69 Strengths, Weaknesses, and the Challenge of Balance
May 21 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria shares how our strengths are gifts but also how they create a “reaction” to the opposite of our strength. And, we must be careful not to do too much of our strength because that creates imbalance in life and leadership.
#68 Achievement quotes and thoughts
May 14 • 9 min
In this episode, Ria shares some inspirational quotes on achievement and success to encourage you.
#67 Leadership Lessons from a Marathon
May 7 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares 7 takeaway lessons from her recent marathon in Las Vegas. Successful leaders, and successful individuals know these 7 key lessons are critical to success in life and leadership.
#66 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Realistic
Apr 30 • 9 min
In this episode, Ria breaks down how we must be realistic about ourselves and others in order to be both successful as women and effective as leaders.
#65 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Confident
Apr 23 • 9 min
In this episode, Ria shares the top 10 characteristics of confident women and how confidence can increase our influence with others.
#64 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Passionate
Apr 16 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares three key principles around passion and how it can help create influence with others.
#63 Leadership Gems: Be Purpose Driven
Apr 9 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares the power of living life with intention and how we can be more purposeful in life in order to accomplish goals.
#62 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Courageous
Apr 2 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares an example of when fear held her back and offers three steps to overcome fear and create more courage to conquer those fears.
#61 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Resilient
Mar 26 • 13 min
In this episode, Ria shares some stories of resilience and some quotes to point out that resilience is the difference between “I didn’t die” and “I learned to live again” after adversity.
#60 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Positive
Mar 19 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria offers three ways to embrace positivity and shift our mental stance into possibility thinking through positive thinking.
#59 Leadership Gems: Be Responsible
Mar 12 • 9 min
In this episode, Ria shares the different types of responsibility we have as women with influence personally and professionally. As women with influence, we intentionally develop our character to be responsible for and to others, which in turn continues…
#58 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Proactive
Mar 8 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares the power of a proactive response and how that increases our influence with others. Leaders MUST be proactive to increase their influence, and as women, we realize our greatest emotional freedom is to be proactive because…
#57 Leadership Gems for Women: Be Authentic
Mar 5 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria shares how important it is for us as women and as leaders to be authentic in life and leadership.
#56 The Centrifuge of Life
Mar 1 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares how what we place at the center of our life is what determines how decisions about our priorities are made.
#55 Facing Fear of Change
Feb 26 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria shares three tips on facing fear of change and how to overcome it. This episode is based on a chapter of a book she co-wrote with Mack Story, “Change Happens: Leading Yourself and Others through Change” which is available as e-book,…
#54 Harnessing Habit
Feb 22 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria talks about the power of the habits we create - both positive and negative and she shares how to create positive habits that contribute to success in the long run.
#53 Beyond Positive Thinking
Feb 19 • 10 min
Inspired by the book by Jim Collins, Ria shares the similarities between faith and fear and how we can apply “positive living” to our situation and influence the future positively.
#52 The Power of Purpose
Feb 15 • 13 min
Inspired by a quote from Rachel Ashwell Ria shares some insight in this episode on the danger of mediocrity and how purpose and passion allows us to fulfill our potential.
#51 The Confident Leader
Feb 12 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares the different types of confidence and how we can become more confident as women with influence.
#50 How to Create Courage as a Leader
Feb 8 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares three steps to creating more courage as a woman and as a leader.
#49 Can Leadership Be Learned?
Feb 5 • 15 min
In this episode, Ria shares thoughts on whether or not leadership can be learned or if it’s something we either have - or don’t. She shares some examples and teaches on some leadership qualities successful women leaders have.
#48 Women With Influence: Joyce Meyer
Feb 1 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria talks about humility and how it takes a lot of humility to stop blaming someone or something else for why we are the person we are today. She shares how Joyce Meyer has been a great example of someone with humility and how powerful…
#47 Women With Influence: Carey Lohrenz
Jan 29 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria talks about the leadership trait of tenacity and how Carey Lohrenz has been tenacious in her career as the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot.
#46 Women With Influence: Anne Frank
Jan 25 • 11 min
In this episode on women with influence, Ria talks about the impact Anne Frank had, as well as her most insightful quote, and how her diary actually came to be found. This young girl had incredible maturity and insight and her words have touched millions…
#45 Women With Influence: Mother Teresa
Jan 22 • 15 min
In this episode, Ria shares how we can learn from the women who have had influence throughout the world and throughout history. She focuses on the impact Mother Teresa had and the character traits we can learn from her and apply to our own lives such as…
#44 The Resilience Triad: Relationships Recreate Us
Jan 18 • 12 min
In this episode, part three in a three part series on resilience, Ria talks about the importance of positive relationships in our life and how our sense of self is shaped by the people around us.
#43 The Resilience Triad: The Secret of Strategy
Jan 16 • 11 min
In this episode, part two of a three part series on resilience for women and leaders, Ria focuses on turning adversity into something positive by identifying the actions we should take - or the strategy we have for action and execution.
#42 The Resilience Triad: Locating My Locus
Jan 11 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria explains how resilience has three elements and she shares the first one - an internal locus of control. She explains what a locus of control is, and how we can use it to become more resilient.
#41 Top Books Read in 2018
Jan 8 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria shares her top four books from the 50 non-fiction books she read in 2018 and what she enjoyed about them.
#40 The Power of Saying No
Jan 4 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares how she leverages focus by saying yes to high value tasks first and saying no less important activities. She offers ideas on how to make your day more productive.
#39 Moments, Not Mountains
Jan 1 • 10 min
Happy New Year! In this episode, Ria shares one of her secrets to success in setting and achieving goals.
#38 A Lesson From Pancakes
Dec 28, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, Ria shares insight in gratitude through our actions and not just our words.
#37 Putting Christ Back in Christmas
Dec 25, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria reminds us of what Christmas is truly about and offers tips on making Christmas more meaningful.
#36 Uphill Dreams, Downhill Habits
Dec 22, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares her secret for end-of-year review to determine what habits or activities have served her well over the past year and determine what needs to be different next year to achieve goals. She shares the power of habits in our life…
#35 Success Starts With Sacrifice
Dec 18, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria shares how the foundation of success begins with sacrifice because we must be willing to let go of some things in order to achieve great things.
#34 Mindset Matters
Dec 14, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, Ria talks about the trap of a victim mindset and gives an example of falling into that trap herself recently. She also shares how to move away from a victim mindset for emotional freedom.
#33 Character Comes From the Heart
Dec 11, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode, Ria shares how our character determines our influence and how it’s determined by our decision to live out our values. She discusses how faith is not just a choice we make but a lifestyle others can see and how we treat others should be as…
#32 ACHIEVE - Excellence is the Extra Inch
Dec 7, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, 7 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about how excellence allows us to shine as outstanding and how no one gets excited about average. We…
#31 Personal Vision is the Path to Success
Dec 4, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, 6 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about how our personal vision gives us hope, clarity, and discipline to achieve. Each episode of the…
#30 ACHIEVE - Success Starts with Energy
Dec 2, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode, 5 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about the sources of energy in our lives and how the foundation of success is based on our energy. Each…
#29 ACHIEVE - The Integrity Formula
Dec 2, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, 4 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about the four components of integrity and how our character determines our integrity. Each episode of the…
#28 ACHIEVE - Be Humble So You Don’t Stumble!
Nov 23, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, 3 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about the different components of humility and how humility determines success and influence. She shares a…
#27 ACHIEVE - Choices Today Define How You Will Live
Nov 20, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, 2 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about how choices define us today, tomorrow and in the future. She shares some ideas and thoughts on how…
#26 ACHIEVE - Attititude Creates Possibility
Nov 16, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode, 1 of 7 in a series based on her new book ACHIEVE: Maximize Your Potential with 7 Keys to Unlock Success and Significance, Ria talks about how important attitude is and three ways we can shift to a more positive attitude. Each episode of…
#25 What’s Mood Got To Do With It?
Nov 13, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode, Ria shares the (not-so-secret) secret to taking action on your goals and accomplishing them!
#24 Act on the Facts!
Nov 9, 2018 • 11 min
Our influence with others is based on the relationship we have. And, our ability to have a “Critical Conversation” determines our influence in the situation. In this episode, Ria covers the elements that make a conversation critical and she shares what we…
#23 Worrying Away Today’s Sunshine
Nov 2, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, Ria defines the difference between worry and proactive thinking and how we should avoid letting the possible “clouds” of tomorrow hide our “sunshine” in life today.
#22 Miracles Not Mistakes
Oct 26, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, inspired by Romans 8:28, Ria points out how God creates the miracles in our lives, instead of mistakes. She shares a powerful example of how even the little problems in life can be used for our good when we love God.
#21 Courageous Choices: Real Life, Real Emotions
Oct 23, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, Ria shares thoughts on how we cannot selectively numb bad emotions or painful emotions without also numbing good and positive ones. We must identify the choices we are making because we are trying to numb something, and then identify why…
#20 The Four Dimensions of Life
Oct 19, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria shares what the four dimensions of life are and talks about how each dimension is inter-related to the other dimensions.
#19 Battlefield of the Mind: From Captivity to Conquest
Oct 16, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, Ria shares how our mind is a battlefield where we fight the battle to become resilient through three distinct phases. She also shares three practical tips on moving from emotional captivity to conquest!
#18 Emotional Freedom
Oct 12, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode on self-awareness, Ria shares the key to emotional freedom and how what’s happening in our circumstances doesn’t have to determine how much joy we have in life. We are able to rise above anything when we choose a proactive response.
#17: Fearfully and Wonderfully Me
Oct 8, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode, Ria shares a tip on learning to love yourself more and living authentically as who you are.
#16 What’s Your Game Plan for Personal Growth?
Sep 14, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, Ria shares why it’s important to be intentional about developing ourselves and some ideas on how to go about it. She also shares how developing ourselves can help us be more successful personally and professionally because it helps us…
#15 Straight Talk: Speak No Evil
Sep 11, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode, Ria shares how our words can be powerful and we should choose them carefully, especially when mad, upset, or angry. She also shares three tips on moving forward when something you have said creates a rift in a relationship.
#14 Winning the Name Game: 8 Tips to Remembering Names
Sep 7, 2018 • 9 min
Based on a chapter from her book, Straight Talk: The Power of Effective Communication, (available on Amazon and Audible) Ria shares her 8 tips to remembering - and using - the names of people you meet so you can increase your influence and your connection…
#13 Freedom is a state of mind
Sep 4, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria shares the story of Erik Weihenmayer. Eric became completely blind by the time he was 13 but he didn’t let it stop him from going on to climb the world’s biggest mountain summits - blind. Ria points out how freedom is a state of mind,…
#12 Where Are Your Relationships Taking You?
Aug 31, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode, Ria shares how relationships determine both energy and direction. She shares a brief exercise that will help you clarify how relationships in your life are influencing you. This lesson is based on a chapter from Ria’s new book, ACHIEVE:…
#11 Achievement is Based on 7 Key Principles
Aug 28, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares what the 7 key success principles are and how they affect our mindset toward success or failure.
#10: The Essence of Self-Leadership
Aug 24, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, Ria shares what the essence of self-leadership is. Increased effectiveness leading ourselves allows us to be more effective in leading others. Self-worth stems from self-responsibility, and we must steward well what we’ve been given.
#9 A Grateful Heart
Aug 21, 2018 • 12 min
In this Episode, Ria shares the benefits of practicing gratitude personally and professionally and she provides some ideas on how to apply this in your own life.
#8 Intentional Thinking
Aug 17, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, Ria breaks down a simple, yet very effective, solution thinking model you can apply to any situation in your life personally or professionally.
#7 Toxic Relationships
Aug 14, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode, Ria defines what a toxic relationship is, why it’s bad for us, and she shares how to prevent or eliminate toxic relationships.
#6 Failure is A Stepping Stone
Aug 8, 2018 • 7 min
In this short episode, Ria shares how failure can often be the stepping stone to overcome the next challenge and how we must intentionally equip ourselves with personal growth development in order to better meet the challenges of life.
#5 Kicking Complacency to the Curb
Aug 6, 2018 • 10 min
In this episode, Ria addresses a question from a podcast listener on how to overcome complacency.
#4 Firing Your Limiting Beliefs
Aug 3, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, Ria shares some of her past limiting beliefs and how you can overcome your limiting beliefs by firing them!
#3 Managing Time to Maximize Potential
Jul 27, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode, Ria shares three important questions to allow you to “manage” your time (and your calendar!) in order to maximize your potential.
#2 Influence is based on relationships
Jul 21, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, Ria shares how she learned that leadership is more about influence than title or position, and how influence is actually based on relationships.
#1 Introduction to Three Sixty Influence
Jul 20, 2018 • 1 min
Just a quick hello!