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Ep. #66 Personalized Coaching for Goal Achiev...

by Marci Barker / February 20th, 2024

In this podcast episode, I introduce my eight-week accountability code coaching program, which I only offer twice a year due to limited capacity. The program focuses on setting and achieving one significant goal within the eight-week timeframe. I emphasize the personalized approach to coaching, ensuring alignment between the participant's goals and the program's structure. I also discuss the importance of reflection, self-awareness, and external manifestations of progress throughout the program.


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Ep. #65 The Intersection of Personal Goals an...

by Marci Barker / February 13th, 2024

In this podcast episode, I delve into the intersection of personal development and business growth, emphasizing that improving oneself is crucial for advancing in business endeavors.

I stress the importance of aligning my personal goals with business aspirations to foster a more harmonious and fulfilling journey. The episode unfolds with three key tips: setting clear personal goals, prioritizing mindfulness and stress management, and continuously seeking feedback and learning opportunities.


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Ep. #64 Building a Thriving Business Communit...

by Marci Barker / February 6th, 2024

In this podcast episode, I am happy to announce the completion of the welcome kit training for my Facebook group. It emphasizes the relevance for individuals looking to grow their businesses and enhance their online presence through strategic relationship building and networking.


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Ep. #63 The Story and Challenges behind The A...

by Marci Barker / January 30th, 2024

In this podcast episode, I reflect on my experience creating the Accountability Code, a framework for being accountable and achieving goals. I share the story of how I initially resisted the idea of writing a book but eventually embraced the challenge. I discuss the six steps of the Accountability Code: Reflection, Humility, Planning, Implementing, Commitment, and Feedback. I illustrate the importance of these steps through my personal journey of overcoming challenges, including writing the book during a trip to Guatemala, contracting COVID, and facing difficulties with the publishing process.


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Ep. #62 Simplify to Amplify: Streamlining You...

by Marci Barker / January 23rd, 2024

In this podcast episode, I discuss the concept of "simplify to amplify," emphasizing the need to remove unnecessary elements from one's life or business to make room for more impactful and meaningful activities. This episode explores the importance of embracing automation in business processes, sharing my personal experiences with automating tasks through the use of a platform called Member Pages. I also delve into the significance of prioritizing and delegating tasks, providing insights into how automation can facilitate the delegation process.


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Ep. #61 Beyond the Posts: A Guide to Genuine ...

by Marci Barker / January 16th, 2024

In this podcast episode, I address the common struggle of individuals trying to leverage social media for business growth. Recognizing that many people feel their efforts on social media are not yielding the desired results, I offer insights on making social media content more engaging and profitable.


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Ep. #60 Big vs. Small: Unpacking the Debate o...

by Marci Barker / January 9th, 2024

In this podcast episode, I discuss a viral post about the Stanley company and its significant growth after changing its target market. The company, originally a camping and hunting brand targeting men,

transitioned to offering products in various colors aimed at women.


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Ep. #59 Embracing Ease: Sustaining Accountabi...

by Marci Barker / January 2nd, 2024

In this first podcast episode of 2024, I reflect on the past year (2023) and share my personal experiences and changes in my life. I discuss a recent talk I gave at church titled "Hard Times Are Also Healing Times," and I didn't share everything on the podcast because I wanted to keep it business-focused. I express excitement for the new year and reveal that my chosen word for the year is "ease." 


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Ep. #58 Happy New Year: Last episode of 2023

by Marci Barker / December 26th, 2023

In this last podcast episode of the year 2023, I reflect on the week between Christmas and New Year's, addressing the ambiguity of whether it's a dead week, a busy one, or a time for preparation and reflection. Sharing a very short snap shot of my personal journey of transition, I contemplate whether to push harder, level up, or simply rest.


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Ep. #57 Leveling Up in Business: In Depth Tip...

by Marci Barker / December 19th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I provide valuable insights and tips for business growth, specifically concentrating on relationships, money management, and organizing offers.

This episode underscores the significance of purposeful networking, urging listeners to prioritize quality connections and align with successful individuals. Practical financial advice, including creating a budget and understanding money, is shared, along with the importance of comfortable discussions about finances and seeking professional support.


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Ep. #56 Easy and Peaceful Follow-Through: A C...

by Marci Barker / December 12th, 2023

In this episode, I excitedly reviewed the Accountability Code, a six-step process designed to help individuals align their minds and bodies for easy and peaceful follow-through in their goals and struggles. The episode begins with a discussion about taking action in the right direction and the importance of addressing resistance before moving forward. I emphasize the promise to make follow-through easy and peaceful, asserting that the Accountability Code is a valuable tool that requires reflection and humility for effective execution. The six steps of the code are introduced: reflection, humility, planning, implementing, commitment, and feedback.


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Ep. #55 Unfiltered and Unsolicited Business A...

by Marci Barker / December 6th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I discuss valuable business advice based on submissions from my Facebook group. I share my own journey in business since 2015, highlighting the changes and lessons learned along the way. I emphasize the importance of accountability, trying new things, and making informed decisions in building a successful business.


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Ep. #54 From Cult to Coach: Martha's Success ...

by Marci Barker / November 29th, 2023

This episode features a guest, Martha, who shares her experiences and insights on improvement and accountability. I recount how Martha and I became fast friends after a long car journey to a retreat.

Martha, a certified life and health coach, talks about her unique journey, including being raised in a cult, and how she has overcome challenges to find resilience and happiness. The episode delves into Martha's gratitude practice and a game she plays to shift perspectives.


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Ep. #53 Time Management and Distraction-Free ...

by Marci Barker / November 22nd, 2023

Welcome to Season 3 of Your Loving Kick In The Pants. This episode emphasizes the importance of consistency, aligning actions with goals, and achieving a deeper level of self-mastery to enhance business success. I offer some of my best tips for using your phone productively without excessive scrolling. Last we discuss taking time off to play.

I want you to know a lot of the business owners I work with, struggle with time management and you are not alone, I made this episode with you in mind.


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Ep. #52 A Whole Year of Growth! Season 2 Reca...

by Marci Barker / November 15th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I provide a season two recap of my podcast, celebrating the achievement of consistency with 52 episodes. I encourage listeners to reflect on the episodes and highlight key ones, ranging from topics like work-life balance and creating honest friendships to overcoming resistance, handling anger and stress, and mastering finances for entrepreneurs. I also gave a sneak peek into season three, promising more solo episodes and community engagement, aiming to create an interactive and supportive space for my listeners.


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Ep. #51 Dreaming Big: How Being More Ambitiou...

by Marci Barker / November 8th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I discuss the importance of dreaming big and being ambitious. The episode was prompted by a participant in a “Planning Out Your Year” event I attended, who questioned the purpose of dreaming big, considering it unrealistic. Today I emphasize the significance of setting ambitious goals and discuss my personal experiences with setting and achieving them. It touches on various challenges people face when dreaming big, including limiting beliefs, the fear of failure, and a lack of support and accountability.


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Ep. #50 Hand in the Sand : Accepting and Reje...

by Marci Barker / November 1st, 2023

In this podcast episode, I discuss the importance of sifting through various business advice and information to find what resonates with you. I emphasize the importance of being authentic, staying patient, and building a network of supportive relationships as you navigate your entrepreneurial journey. My goal is to encourage you to take action and learn as you go, ultimately working towards your own version of success.


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Ep. #49 Choosing Your Struggles: A Proactive ...

by Marci Barker / October 25th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I reflect on my past podcast recordings from 2019 and discuss the concept of "choosing your struggles' ' as a proactive way of approaching life challenges. I highlighted how I recorded my entire audiobook on my phone in my closet and how I used to share deeper thoughts in private member podcasts. I emphasize the importance of being proactive in facing challenges and how choosing your struggles can lead to personal growth and resilience. I share personal experiences, including taking parenting classes, to illustrate the benefits of actively selecting the challenges you want to tackle.


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Ep. #48 - Reach Your Goals Faster by Utilizin...

by Marci Barker / October 18th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I discuss strategies for achieving goals more quickly. The episode begins with the idea that many people want to reach their goals faster but often feel constrained by the conventional pace of goal attainment. I emphasize that it is possible to accelerate goal achievement and proceed to provide 10 tips for doing so. These tips include setting clear and specific goals, prioritizing goals to avoid spreading oneself too thin, breaking goals into smaller steps, creating deadlines to add urgency, staying organized in a way that works for you, maintaining consistency in working toward your goals, continuous learning to gain new strategies and insights, seeking mentorship or guidance from those who have achieved similar goals, staying resilient in the face of setbacks and challenges, and celebrating milestones along the way.


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Ep. #47 The Power of Struggling through Crisi...

by Marci Barker / October 11th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I discuss the positive impact of attending a retreat, emphasizing the transformations and sense of community that such experiences provide. I will also mention my upcoming mother-daughter retreat and the involvement of my daughters in planning it. I will touch on the challenges of accountability and personal development, highlighting how obstacles and resistance can arise after moments of motivation and excitement. In this episode, I want to delve into my recent personal crisis, how I dealt with it, and the importance of having a support system and resources during tough times. The central message I want to convey is about facing adversity, staying accountable to my goals, and finding strength in challenging moments.


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Ep. #45 Planning Your Perfect and Profitable ...

by Marci Barker / September 27th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I am excited about an upcoming retreat and decide to share valuable insights on how to plan and execute a successful retreat that not only elevates your tribe and brand but also generates income. I draw from their extensive experience of hosting, co-hosting, and facilitating numerous retreats across different locations. I cover various essential topics, including retreat themes and styles, making a retreat meaningful and enjoyable, selecting the right location and dates, budget planning, creating a well-structured schedule, addressing dietary and accommodation preferences, dealing with unexpected issues, effective marketing strategies, post-retreat engagement, insurance and contract considerations, and bonus content on retreat horror stories, partnering decisions, self-care, tech tips, souvenirs and swag, and bringing in workshops or guest speakers.


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Ep. #44 Accepting Observations from Those Who...

by Marci Barker / September 20th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I discuss the importance of having people in your life for an extended period who can provide accurate observations of your life's progress. I share a personal story of a long-term connection with a client and emphasizes the value of consistent relationships. The podcast also delves into my framework called The Accountability code which consists of six steps: Reflection, Humility, Planning, Implementing, Commitment, and Feedback. It demonstrates how this code can be applied to handle challenges related to personal growth, change, and alignment in both business and life. The episode encourages listeners to recognize the constants in their lives and leverage these relationships and resources to find peace, clarity, and happiness.


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Ep. #43 Title: Small Business Integrity: Nurt...

by Marci Barker / September 13th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I engage in a discussion about small business integrity and cultivating success through collaboration and professionalism. The episode is prompted by a listener's suggestion and focuses on experiences related to boutique businesses and vendor events.

I reminisce about my own experiences organizing and participating in such events, touching upon the challenges and opportunities faced within the business community.

I address various aspects of maintaining business integrity, including addressing content hijacking, using commercial images, and dealing with complaints about products not selling.


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Ep. #42 Creating Lasting Change: How Consist...

by Marci Barker / September 6th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I dive into the importance of consistency, specifically focusing on how obtaining support can lead to lasting change and sustainable results. The episode begins with me recounting a conversation with a client who aspired to achieve consistency in bringing in clients for her business. I highlighted the concept of "single tasking," emphasizing the significance of breaking down goals into manageable steps. Next, the importance of having an accountability partner is discussed, underlining the value of finding someone who genuinely cares about your goals. The episode further explores the idea of creating rituals or routines centered around desired changes, and the benefits of monitoring progress and cultivating a supportive environment. I conclude by encouraging listeners to pick one goal at a time, referencing The Accountability Code and offering assistance to those seeking guidance in achieving consistency.


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Ep. #41 Mastering Self-Accountability: Strate...

by Marci Barker / August 30th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I explore the concept of self-accountability, highlighting its significance in achieving personal goals and well-being. The episode addresses common challenges and misconceptions about accountability and emphasizes the need to align the mind and body, finding contentment in progress rather than perfection. It covers issues such as multitasking, procrastination, and losing motivation, while stressing the importance of setting clear SMART goals and establishing personalized routines for consistency. 


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Ep. #40 From Complaints to Conversions: Eleva...

by Marci Barker / August 23rd, 2023

In this podcast episode, I address the themes of sales, mindset, and effective strategies for selling, prompted by an individual on social media expressing frustration over poor product sales. I emphasize tailoring messages to the right audience and offer insights from personal experiences, highlighting the importance of adapting products to customer preferences. I underscores the value of building customer relationships, educating potential buyers, and standing out from competitors.


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Ep. #39 Decisions Unveiled: Exploring 'Would ...

by Marci Barker / August 16th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I explored decision-making and accountability in entrepreneurship through "Would You Rather," emphasizing the role of reflection in understanding values and fostering self-awareness. The episode covers a variety of hypothetical scenarios, such as choosing control over delegation in business, prioritizing time or money, and honesty over likability. I highlighted the importance of timing in being honest, discussed speaking up versus staying silent, and concluded by emphasizing the ongoing value of reflection in guiding decision-making and personal growth. I also reflect on the challenges of balancing honesty and being liked, drawing from personal experiences, character traits, and the evolving perspective that comes with age, ultimately encouraging listeners to engage in these reflective exercises for aligning actions with personal values and making intentional decisions.


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Ep. #38 From Self-Promotion to Genuine Connec...

by Marci Barker / August 9th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I talk about the importance of sharing value in Facebook groups and social media platforms. I shed light on the problem with those who only show up to promote their products or services without providing any value to the group members. Intention is everything when it comes to sharing content on social media.


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Ep. #37 Navigating Reviews: Embracing Feedbac...

by Marci Barker / August 2nd, 2023

In this podcast episode, I discuss the importance of advertising in a way that resonates with clients and builds a sustainable business. I share my own experience with an advertising method that I paid $4,000 for to find out that it didn't work for me! I also highlight the need for aligning advertising strategies with your desired target audience. I emphasize the significance of understanding the emotional reasons why clients would pay for a product or service, speaking to their pain points, and providing solutions. In this episode we explore the power of referrals, testimonials, repeat exposure, and creating a positive vibe to attract and retain customers. Join me as I read submissions from my Facebook group that add to the discussion.


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Ep. #36 From Turnoffs to Turn-ons: Navigating...

by Marci Barker / July 26th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I discuss the importance of advertising in a way that resonates with clients and builds a sustainable business. I share my own experience with an advertising method that I paid $4,000 for to find out that it didn't work for me! I also highlight the need for aligning advertising strategies with your desired target audience. I emphasize the significance of understanding the emotional reasons why clients would pay for a product or service, speaking to their pain points, and providing solutions. In this episode we explore the power of referrals, testimonials, repeat exposure, and creating a positive vibe to attract and retain customers. Join me as I read submissions from my Facebook group that add to the discussion.


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Ep. #34 Navigating the Intersection of Spirit...

by Marci Barker / July 12th, 2023

Today’s Guest is Naomi Haigh, a psychic, medium, and intuition coach. They discuss the concept of being psychic in today's world and how everyone has some level of psychic ability. Naomi explains that being psychic is about connecting to one's intuition and being open to receiving information beyond logical thinking. They talk about redefining the traditional image of psychics as fortune tellers and emphasize the importance of getting out of one's head and tapping into other senses. Naomi advises listeners who feel an inkling of psychic ability to seek out others who can help them explore and understand their experiences, even if those people are strangers. They also touch on the difference between what Naomi does and therapy, highlighting the intention behind their respective practices and the freedom Naomi has as an energy worker.




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Ep. #33 The Power of Self Reflection: Discove...

by Marci Barker / July 5th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I introduce you to Taylor Proctor, a business strategist with experience in guiding Fortune 100 Organizations and building multi-million dollar companies. The conversation touches on the importance of humility in leadership and how Taylor's top strength of significance transformed from seeking attention to using her skills and expertise to support others. Taylor emphasizes the significance of asking why and diving deep into the reasons behind wanting or not wanting something. She suggests that fear should not be an excuse for giving up on a goal, and that sitting with one's emotions and processing them can lead to understanding and growth.


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Ep. 32 Mastering Discipline: Building Structu...

by Marci Barker / June 28th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I interviewed Dre Baldwin, the CEO and founder of Work On Your Game, Inc. Dre shares his experience as a professional basketball player and discusses his journey as an author. He explains that his first book was about his own story and how he transitioned from being a basketball player to a writer. Dre emphasizes the importance of reflection and humility in personal growth and success. We also delve into the topic of accountability and how it relates to achieving goals. Throughout the conversation, Dre provides insights into his strategies for reaching more people and expanding his business.


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Ep. #31 Building a Thriving Business while Pr...

by Marci Barker / June 21st, 2023

In this podcast episode, I have Angie Radke, the owner of Lilikoi Artistry who specializes in permanent makeup, joining us. We discuss the importance of feeling confident in one's appearance and how permanent makeup can enhance a person's confidence and simplify their lives.


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Ep. 30 Mastering Your Finances: Money Managem...

by Marci Barker / June 14th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I introduce Beth Ann McMerrick, a Money Mastery coach who combines her expertise in accounting with spiritual intuition. I get very real and discuss my recent money experiences and seek Beth Ann's guidance. Beth Ann explains that many entrepreneurs struggle with money management, leading to financial difficulties and emotional stress. She emphasizes the importance of healing the emotional side of money and developing a positive relationship with it. Throughout the conversation, we explore the concept of money as energy and address the challenges of balancing leniency with clients' financial responsibilities.


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Ep. 29 Unleashing Your Authentic Brand: How U...

by Marci Barker / June 7th, 2023

In this podcast episode, I introduce you to Shaylee, who shares her powerful story of witnessing her father murder her mother when she was just 11 years old. Despite the trauma she experienced, Shaylee emphasizes that healing is possible no matter what kind of trauma one has been through. She talks about her journey of healing, including her initial denial and attempts to portray everything as fine, and her turning point when she started talking to her father and realized she needed to face and work through her emotions. Shaylee also reflects on the challenges of her father's trial, where he tried to avoid accountability by claiming he didn't remember the incident. Despite this, she has now developed a relationship with her father and achieved a sense of healing.


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Ep. 28 Healing After Trauma: A Story of Resil...

by Marci Barker / May 31st, 2023

In this podcast episode, I introduce you to Shaylee, who shares her powerful story of witnessing her father murder her mother when she was just 11 years old. Despite the trauma she experienced, Shaylee emphasizes that healing is possible no matter what kind of trauma one has been through. She talks about her journey of healing, including her initial denial and attempts to portray everything as fine, and her turning point when she started talking to her father and realized she needed to face and work through her emotions. Shaylee also reflects on the challenges of her father's trial, where he tried to avoid accountability by claiming he didn't remember the incident. Despite this, she has now developed a relationship with her father and achieved a sense of healing.


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Ep. #27 Inside the Teen Mind: Exploring Homes...

by Marci Barker / May 24th, 2023

In this fun episode, I get to have a candid conversation with my oldest daughter, Leila. She is also my office manager and head of HR in my company. We talk a little about Leila’s roles and responsibilities in my company. We also discuss junior high school experiences, shedding light on prevalent issues like smoking and vaping among her peers. Leila shares her observations and insights with us about popularity and social dynamics from her very own perspective. We also talk about topics such as money, homeschooling, building confidence, and fostering new friendships. We spill the beans a bit about some of the things we are planning for our next retreat and also review some things we want to do differently at this one vs. our last retreat.


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Ep. 26 Decisions and Goals with Lexi Barker

by Marci Barker / May 17th, 2023

Lexi, my second daughter is on the podcast today! Her job title is Team Leader. Lexi spills the beans on our big adventure coming up as a family. You may already know about it, if you follow me on social media. Lexi has some blunt opinions throughout our chat and her honesty makes this episode pretty fun.


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Ep. #25 How to Handle Anger and Stress with L...

by Marci Barker / April 26th, 2023

In this episode, my project manager Liz Barker, AKA my daughter, who is turning 11, discuss various topics ranging from Liz's recent birthday party to her definition of modesty. You will enjoy this heartwarming podcast episode and genuine mother-daughter connection. Liz answers questions about bullying, modesty, and being an empath.


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Ep. #24 Bringing The Confident Vibes with Lea...

by Marci Barker / April 26th, 2023

I'm so excited to bring my own daughters onto the podcast! Today's episode is with my youngest daughter Leah. My girls have recently become official employees in my business. In the Spring they planned and executed their own Mother-Daughter retreat! You could say I’m one proud mom! Today, Leas shares her favorite part of the retreat, as well as, what it is like working for my company. You will love her funny additions to our conversation and she just turned 9 years old.


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Ep. #23 Overcoming Resistance with Love, Acce...

by Marci Barker / April 26th, 2023

I'm honored to have my good friend and client Elle Pace on the podcast today. She is a massage therapist and one of the most accepting people I know. This episode starts off with a story where Elle had resistance to accepting someone without even knowing them.

Listen as she describes her process of overcoming that resistance and allowing the teaching moment to expand into other areas of her life.


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Ep. # 22 Creating Honest Friendships with Amb...

by Marci Barker / April 19th, 2023

In this episode, you get the pleasure of hearing from my best friend Amber Myers. We talk about friendship, setting boundaries, and how important self-love is. You’ll love our convo as we discuss therapy, good friends, and setting boundaries. You might shed a few tears when I talk about getting out of a depressive time and how Amber was there for me.


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Ep. #21 Finding Work + Life Balance with Jean...

by Marci Barker / April 12th, 2023

Join me in this episode to hear from Jeana Nunez, a busy mom and a business owner that helps others improve their health by reducing the toxins in their homes.


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Ep. #20 Season 1 Recap & What’s Coming in S...

by Marci Barker / April 5th, 2023

This Podcast Episode is a solo episode where I recap season 1 pointing out all the best moments. We also talk about what to expect as we move into season 2 next week, and I announce some exciting guests coming on the podcast soon!


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Ep. #19 Choosing Your Own Happy with Mary Jay...

by Marci Barker / March 29th, 2023

Today I got to bring Mary Jayne onto the podcast, a mother of 4, married 21 years, and personal assistant who has gotten very good at going deep. If you have ever shown up differently to please your spouse or partner, you will relate to the ah-ahs she had throughout being a part of the program. Mary Jayne joined the program on the invitation of a friend, and was expecting a fitness program. She was surprised at how eye opening it was when the program required her to look deeper into herself to get into alignment.


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Ep. #18 Being Brave and Courageous with Chris...

by Marci Barker / March 22nd, 2023

In today’s episode I’m excited to introduce Christi Green Warr, the founder and facilitator of Dirt Learning, a play based program that helps little kids explore life through hands on experiences. Christi’s has been running her preschool program for 20 years and she has an amazing facility that is unlike anything you have ever seen


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Ep. #17 Overcoming Resistance and Procrastina...

by Marci Barker / March 15th, 2023

In this episode, we hear from Suzie Bell, a Foot Zoner, speaker, and mother of four. She has been a business owner for 10 years and is working to find the balance between family life and business. Like many business owners, Suzie had some areas in her business that she was resisting, and it was impeding her growth. Listen in to hear how the Accountability Code helped her increase her action steps, grow her business, and increase her profit.


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Ep. #16 Driving to Freedom with MJ Winn

by Marci Barker / March 8th, 2023

Today I got to bring MJ onto the podcast, an author who has a gift for uncovering valuable lessons in seemingly ordinary but sometime extraordinary life events. Her upcoming book Dirt Roads highlights her many adventures. On this show she shares a great flat tire on a dirt road story. You will love hearing how she learns from her misfortunes and transforms them into ways to connect to God, and her true self.


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Ep. #15 Weighed Down by Clutter with Heather ...

by Marci Barker / March 1st, 2023

Today I’m excited to introduce Heather Wagner. She has been a photographer for over 20 years and specializes in personal branding. We first met each other through a Lady Bosses retreat. She shares how she’s been on her own weight loss journey over the last year, and how she became an Optivia coach. We have a unique banter because of our differences in coaching styles. Instead of letting our differences keep us apart we embrace them and actually work together very well. It goes to show there is not one way do to things. And that's what The Accountability Code is all about. Finding what is right for you.


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Ep. #14 Cleaning Out Negative Beliefs with As...

by Marci Barker / February 22nd, 2023

Today's guest Ashley Goodrich runs an awesome cleaning business for Airbnb's, a business that was just a hobby in the dark shadow of her “day job” when I first met her. If you have ever had a “bridge job” while you build your dream business you will totally relate to her story and maybe be surprised at what she uncovered. She joined The Accountability Code coaching program after taking advantage my free call where I reassured her that I would be her loving kick in the pants and be there for her all along the way.


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Ep. #13 Creative Growth with Felicia Black

by Marci Barker / February 15th, 2023

Watercolor Artist Felicia Black is my guest today. Better known as @felicia .Paints

She is a wife, mother to 5 kids, and a growing business owner. Felicia recognized a need in her business for accountability and immersed herself in The Accountability Code program nearly a year ago.


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Ep. #12 - The Gift of Pain with Alexis Whitne...

by Marci Barker / February 8th, 2023

Alexis is the owner of SLC Muay Thai, a Muay Thai and MMA gym and community in Salt Lake City Utah. She joined The Accountability Code to strengthen her dedication and commitment to growth and going to the next level. To all business owners who get lost in the many things to do, you will be inspired by Alexis' story of taking pause and finding focus.


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Ep. #11 - Finding Clarity and Community with ...

by Marci Barker / February 1st, 2023

Relationship coach, Sharon Costanzo, joined The Accountability Code coaching program simply to stay connected to the amazing network of people at my events and in my groups. Connecting people is truly one of my favorite parts because a rising tide lifts all boats. If you have been on the fence about getting involved just know that you don't need a big goal or massive struggle as a reason to join us. You can join my community because it will benefit you.

In today's episode, Sharon lets us in on how she was able to clear up the blind spots in her business through her coaching calls, and how she used that info to get clear and move forward with focus.


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Ep. #10 - Zoning in on your Business with Jen...

by Marci Barker / January 25th, 2023

New foot zoner Jen Coleman shares how The Accountability Code helped her establish and grow her new business, and how it became the perfect tool she used regularly during her business start-up. When boundaries with family came up the steps helped her through. When she had questions about her business and marketing she found so much clarity by putting the code into practice.


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Ep. #9 - When Things Don't Go As Planned with...

by Marci Barker / January 18th, 2023

In this episode, my guest Nicole Marshall, a mother of 6 with big goals, explains her journey through The Accountability Code. As a massage therapist and life coach herself she is on this planet to make a difference. Like so many super busy moms out there Nicole realized she was putting her health last. 

Listen in to learn her big takeaways while we worked together and how she got right with her priorities.

We ended this episode with a really cool conversation about being an empath (Like Nicole is) and being an Anchor (Like I am) and what all that means! You're going to love it!


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Ep. #8 - Relief in Taking Action with Deborah...

by Marci Barker / January 11th, 2023

My guest today Deborah Thackinh is first generation Laotian. She and her family experienced culture shock when they first came to the United States. She shares how her unique upbringing shaped her early years.

Learning about her own values and taking accountability for her own life is not new to her but she was feeling somewhat stagnant in her life. It was then that she knew it was time to get into The Accountability Code.

Deborah shares how the program accelerated her progress and how many small commitments that she made throughout the program snowballed into huge leaps and changes in her life.


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Ep. #7 - Soul Searching Pivot with Lisa Wayme...

by Marci Barker / January 4th, 2023

I want to introduce you to Lisa Wayment. She is a busy mom and worked through so many things during her time in my program.

Finding self-love and worthiness was a major shift for her.

Other moms out there will relate to how putting yourself last will eventually lead to burnout.

Listen for what her key takeaways were as a client and what her next kick in the pants will be.


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Ep. #6 - Making Time for Millions with Bessi...

by Marci Barker / December 28th, 2022

I met today's guest at a networking event. If you follow me I'm sure it is no surprise that networking is a huge part of my life. I was hosting the Lady Bosses of Utah Retreat when I met Bessie McIntosh, the founder of Merkabody.

In this episode she volunteered to let me guide her though what a real coaching session would be like, and what I do with my actual clients when I take them through The Accountability Code.

If you feel an big calling has been placed on your soul, and you are destined for a big purpose, then I know you will relate to Bessie and get a ton out of this episode.


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Ep. #5 - Spotting Trauma with Hollie McKeeth

by Marci Barker / December 21st, 2022

This is a special episode because I got to interview my oldest sister Hollie Mckeeth!

She is a wife and a mom of 20 years. She works in a microbiology lab and enjoys event planning on the side. Talk about the perfect mix of beauty and brains.

Hollie was the first to point out to me the toxic behavior of our father and set the stage for me and the rest of my siblings to talk about the abuse we experienced (and continue to experience).

If you have read my book you know how much healing I worked through concerning familial relationships. If you have similar family-of-origin challenges you will enjoy hearing two sisters bond and grow over the struggles shared in today's episode. Please share with someone you know struggles with an abusive or toxic parent.


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Ep. #4 - Delivered From Pain with Debbie Hans...

by Marci Barker / December 21st, 2022

In this episode, I get to interview my mom Debbie Hansen. First off I'm so excited for you to hear my mom tell the story of the day I was born! It's so relevant to who I am today! 

Beyond being my mom, Debbie has bravely applied The Accountability Code to her life and she is an inspiration to anyone who has ever walked on eggshells in their relationship or hidden their own pains and struggles while serving everyone else.

You're going to want to share this episode with your mom or your daughter, and please do. Having The Accountability Code as a way to communicate effectively helped us grow closer. I hope our relationship inspires you to strengthen your own family relationships as well as heal from the toxic ones (as we share a bit of that in this episode as well).


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Ep. #3 - Manifestation in Action with Kim Car...

by Marci Barker / December 21st, 2022

Today I am talking with my client Kim Carlson. She is a busy mom of 6 girls ages 18 - 5 years old. She is a life coach aka a "Hope Dealer."

She is skilled in manifesting and she shares with us some tips. As she worked through The Accountability Code she got to take action on big speaking goals steps in her business.

Kim's journey will inspire anyone who has a dream but feels trapped by fear. I was honored to support her and watch grow. Kim had what she calls a "terror barrier" around sharing a vulnerable life vision, and she took the stage at my recent retreat shared it with a group of 25 women.

Enjoy this message and lean into your terror barrier. Reach out to me to get your own loving kick in the pants!


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Ep. #2 - "Always Ready" - Audiobook Story Ab...

by Marci Barker / December 21st, 2022

Today I want to give you an excerpt from my audiobook "The Accountability Code."

This story comes from the Commitment chapter and is called Always Ready.

It is a good example of what it felt like for me to have the desire to follow through with those positive reassuring promptings I was receiving, and what it did for my ability to take action.

I hope it Inspires you to be "Always Ready" to take action on the promptings you get in your life.


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Ep. #1 - Podcast Launch - Your Loving Kick in...

by Marci Barker / December 14th, 2022

Welcome to "Your Loving Kick in the Pants!" 

In this first episode, I explain why I started this Podcast and what my program and book are all about. 

Listen to this fun episode where my friend Andrea interviews me. 

You'll learn some fun behind the scenes things about me and what it's like to experience your own personal loving kick in the pants!


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Home Workout vs Gym

by Aubrey Barker / July 30th, 2020

Do you really need a gym to get a great workout?

Millions of people have great success with home workouts while others not so much. Lets discuss some most important things you can do to get the most beneficial results.


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The Fun & Sustainable Lifestyle: Realistic Go...

by Marci Barker / January 7th, 2019

Ladies: DON'T get caught up in making goals and resolutions that don't even make sense for you. 

If you're ready to start setting and ACHIEVING realistic goals, you need to be part of FAST! 

FAST stands for "Fun & Sustainable Team." When you're part of our team, you'll learn how to create a FUN & SUSTAINABLE healthy lifestyle that actually makes sense for you and your life.


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3 Healthy Eating Myths You Probably Believe (...

by Marci Barker / November 14th, 2018

Sometimes people make healthy eating sound harder than it is. Here are the 3 myths you probably believe about eating healthy. (And they're all lies.):


Lie #1: If you are eating healthy you must be obsessed with your food.


Well let me tell you what! Your mind is about to be blown because my clients are not obsessed about their food. The whole point of learning to eat healthy is being able to incorporate healthy, delicious meals into your every day life.


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3 Fatal "Healthy Eating" Mistakes You're Maki...

by Marci Barker / November 12th, 2018

I just can’t hold it back anymore. Every once in a while I see these crazy posts on social media with people wondering why they're not losing weight, why their "healthy" diet isn't working. They’ve “tried everything already” and their cry for help will bring in uneducated direct sales and MLM people by the masses.


There are 3 fatal mistakes you are probably making right now and frankly, it’s holding you back.


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Why NOW is the best time to start eating heal...

by Marci Barker / November 5th, 2018

Ahh the dreaded (or delightful) start date of your new journey. I’m sure you’ve heard “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” and it’s well known and used often because it’s true.

 

Speaking of a 1,000 mile journey, I could probably think of 1,000 reasons why procrastinating sounds good. It’s easier to blame the crappy food in the fridge on your spouse, it’s easier to cater to your kids when they want what “everyone else gets to have”, and it’s easier to eat what is put in front of you rather than plan out what will be best for your body.


These are just your average, every day excuses, but over the holidays? We definitely like over indulging. Nobody wants to be the odd one out who’s “on a diet” during the holidays, throwing away treats from the neighbors like you're ungrateful or making treats without "taste testing."


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My Story

by Marci Barker / October 29th, 2018

Of course we all wish we had that “rags to riches” or “fat to fit” story that makes others drop their jaws in amazement.

I don’t know about you, but for me, that’s just not realistic.

The truth is that life -- MY life -- my story -- the whole reason I created the Healthy Eating Challenge and more -- has a whole bunch of ups and downs -- positives and negatives. Sometimes things seem so smooth - you’re motivated to workout, craving healthy food, taking care of yourself and life just seems to be falling into place.


Other times…


You just want to eat cake, lay in bed watching Netflix, cry yourself to sleep and ignore the alarm. (or accidentally forget to set it in the first place).

That’s ok! Please let me tell you first-hand that life will never be perfect and that is TOTALLY, 100% OKAY!!


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Veggies: Good V. Bad

by Marci Barker / October 22nd, 2018

Our 4th & final week of the Good v. Bad Series is all about VEGGIES!

I'm sure you were wondering when vegetables would make their debut in this healthy food conversation.

 

Guess what? When it comes to vegetables, there isn't really a good side and bad side. Veggies are always good! Veggies are whole foods, packed with nutrition and they make you feel full longer. Veggies make you feel amazing.

 

The only "bad" of veggies is when you aren't eating them. If you aren't including any vegetables in your diet, it is detrimental to your health. Our bodies thrive off of the vitamins and minerals received from whole foods -- especially fruits and vegetables that are in season.


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FAT: The Good & The Bad

by Marci Barker / October 15th, 2018

Last week we covered the controversial topic of carbs. Today, we're talking all about FAT. In Healthy Eating Challenge I teach you the good, the bad and the ugly of about 4 different types of fat. Basically, there are good fats, bad fats and a couple inbetween. We go pretty in-depth in the challenge.

 

Today, let’s just talk about the WORST and BEST kinds of fats.


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Carbs: Good V. Bad

by Marci Barker / October 8th, 2018

When someone says "grains" or "carbs," do you get the same shivering feeling as hearing "Mufasa"? Contrary to what many fad diets would have you believe, YOUR BODY NEEDS CARBS!! It just needs healthy carbs.


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Sugar: Good V. Bad

by Marci Barker / October 3rd, 2018

Need help figuring out what to eat? Want to NOT eat all of the Halloween candy this month? Need consistent Accountability with guidance and hand holding? There’s so many fads and different opinions that navigating through healthy eating can be really hard. Over the next 4 weeks I’m going to break down some of the goods and bads -- and you might find there’s some “goods” you weren’t expecting.


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Fun and Sustainable 101

by Marci Barker / September 25th, 2018

Your fitness journey MUST be fun and sustainable. Did you know that if your current program wasn't then it just wouldn't work? 

That kind of seems like a trick question huh? Like if we want to get into the best shape of our lives we're going to have to hate it a little bit right?

I'm here to help you understand why Fun and Sustainable is the way to go and to tell you a little bit about WHY that's the name of my business.


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FOOD: GOOD V. BAD

by Marci Barker / October 24th, 2018

What foods should you eat? What should you avoid? There’s so many fads and different opinions that navigating through healthy eating can be really hard. Today I’m going to break down some of the goods and bads of 4 categories - sugar, carbs, fat and veggies. You might be pleasantly surprised that there's a decent balance of good and bad.


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Body Sculpting + Recovery

by Marci Barker / September 12th, 2018

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the rat race of life and never get a break? Life makes a lot of demands of us – work, family, exercise – everything in our lives can cause some form of stress.

Maybe if we were all energizer bunnies, we could keep going and going without ever taking a break. But we’re not. We’re human. And in reality, even energizer bunnies go, go, go… and then just die. Nobody wants that.

Cue recovery!


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Body Sculpting + Realistic Goals

by Marci Barker / September 5th, 2018

Raise your hand if any of the following make you want to curl up in your bed, eat an entire tub of ice cream and spend the day binging a Netflix series:

  • You need to lose 20 pounds in 20 days. 
  • You need to cut out ALL sugar from your diet to get rid of headaches. 
  • You're planning to cut bread to stop the bloating.  
  • Nag your partner to eat all the healthy food you're trying to make. 

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Protein + Body Sculpting

by Marci Barker / August 29th, 2018

Is it just me or does it seem like everywhere you turn people are telling you what to eat, what not to eat, how much protein you...


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Proper Form Guide

by Marci Barker / August 21st, 2018

Have you ever walked into the gym wishing you were cool enough to push heavy weight? I have a couple secrets for you...


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Macro Calculator

by Marci Barker / August 14th, 2018

Calculate your macros with our macro calculator.


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