Remarkable Conversations Unfiltered – Madi Still

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image1Madi Still is a Remarkable Woman  – a self-proclaimed “life changer,” she founded Still PREP’n 24-7 to positively restore and empower people to meet their goals in life, business, and health. She is also a leading wellness coach in health and fitness, sustaining more than a quarter of a million dollars in business per year.

One of the most memorable parts of the interview was when Madi shared the loss of her first child at just two days old. She describes the crippling pain and how she was able to confront it and eventually allow herself to heal. Madi channeled that pain into two newfound passions: health and fitness and inspirational speaking. She said, “When we don’t confront the pain, it cripples us in so many other areas of our lives.”

Today, Madi is happily married, a mom to an eight-year-old son and living outside of Philadelphia, PA. She shares her powerful story and inspires women through trainings and public speaking at local business events, including her first appearance on the TEDx stage. She is also currently writing her first book, an autobiography and guide to being a modern “MomPreneur.”

Madi’s deep desire to impact as many lives as possible is what continues to drive her everyday. Her one piece of advice to women is: Know your truth and share it, because there’s power in vulnerability.

Connect With Madi

Madi would love to hear from you! Connect with her via her website at MadiStill.com.

The Element of Surprises

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Imagine if you could wonder again? If you could feel empowered to go after the thing that matters to you in life?

And how about sharing that experience with women who inspire, challenge, and push you to be your best? It can be just the therapy you need in work and life. And best of all, it can even be remarkably fun!

I like to find unique things to do and think of a way that I can incorporate a particular kind of engagement with my girlfriends or even if I am introducing a new friend to all of my close friends. Let me be frank I am over conversations that start “I hate my job” we all do at times I just don’t want to spend time talking about it unless I am asked to help with advice. Here is another one “ did you hear what Joy did?” we all gossip even when we try to make an effort that we aren’t going to do it again or making that effort to stop. I think it is human nature. I want authentic connection and engagement so let me share with you an example of what an evening is like for my girlfriends and me.

When I have this get together, I just want my friends to show up. I don’t want them thinking there is one more thing they have to do. Just have them just show up. I will ask all the ladies to join me in the living room with a fire going and candles along with wine and appetizers. I have a beautiful special box in the middle of the room.

The opening of the box starts our experience. It is such a fantastic experience to share with the women you care for. If you value your time their time, your friends can expect to enjoy each other’s company, get to know new people and leave with their gift, without the pressure of having to buy something new just to spend time with you. This is why I have Remarkable Gatherings. 

How to Communicate and Influence Others

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“You have a story to tell, and someone needs to hear your story because only you can help that person.” This is an inspiring quote by motivational speaker Les Brown, and it’s something he said to a friend of mine named Ria Story. A motivational speaker herself, Ria is a remarkable woman I interviewed earlier this year for my Remarkable Women podcast.

Ria shared many quotes and nuggets of wisdom with me, but the most memorable involved helping people communicate and influence others. She described the great courage it took to overcome her own fear in sharing her painful past.

By pushing through that, Ria learned she could genuinely help others to share their own stories. She realized that she could be “that” person who started conversations and shared information effectively.

Today, Ria helps people from all walks of life to learn the skills that enable them to gain influence and use it for the most impact. We all have positions of influence, whether it is in our family, workplace, or social circles. Ria is passionate about helping others see and understand the potential they all have inside of them.

One of my favorite parts of our conversation was talking about authenticity. We both agreed that it is most freeing to be honest with others (and ourselves) about our mistakes. She believes that doing so actually helps us build influence and credibility with others.

As Ria says, “We all have weaknesses. We know it. Others know it. The question is, ‘Do they know that we know it?’” There’s strength that comes when we are our authentic selves and don’t cave in to the pressure of conforming to someone else’s ideals.

Another success tip Ria shared is to be intentional about your own personal growth and development. This will help you gain more leadership and influence with other people.

Intrigued? If you want to learn more, I encourage you to connect with Ria on LinkedIn. You can also read her latest book, Leadership Gems for Women, in which she shares 30 precious gems of leadership wisdom on characteristics of very successful women—and insight on how you can develop them yourself.