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Episode 101

Reading is the Champion of Self-Care with Allyson Byrd

Giving yourself permission to prioritize your well-being and success

​​This week we continued our thought-provoking and informative discussions around books. I had the pleasure of talking with Allyson Byrd, who is a long-time friend and colleague of mine, and an all-around unapologetic and fascinating individual. She shares her unique perspective on how reading can maximize its impact in your life and magnify your intentions.

In this conversation, Allyson spoke about the importance of self-care but also highlighted what happens when you stop focusing on it. We often get caught up in our daily routine and forget to care for ourselves. Allyson believes that self-care is crucial to create success for yourself, and it starts with permitting yourself to prioritize your well-being.

Allyson shares some pretty interesting information as the topic moves to the new world of plant medicine, where Allyson shares her practice of microdosing on psilocybin while reading, and why she does this.

And in true Allyson style, none of her books are conventional, and one hasn’t even been released yet, but she managed to snag an advanced copy, and I won’t lie, I am jealous of this one.

If you are ready to be reminded of the power of books and how they can shape your perspectives and open your mind to new possibilities, then you don’t want to miss this episode.

What’s in This Episode

  • Why Allyson Byrd Reads 
  • What happens when you stop focusing on self-care 
  • Creating success for yourself
  • Working less and living more 
  • The power of psilocybin 
  • The fight against fear 
  • Practicality to our imagination
  • Not hiding behind worry

Where to Find Allyson Byrd

You can connect with Allyson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter. And, don’t forget to check out her website

What To Do Next

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Up Next

Next week, episode 102 is a special episode of an exclusive conversation with Mark Schaefer about his book, Belonging to the Brand.

Books Mentioned in This Episode

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Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.

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