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Is it possible to go for a crazy goal while actually enjoying the journey? 

Join entrepreneur Alison Cardy as she aims for a billion dollars and a great life in this weekly podcast.

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Episode 089: Giving Yourself Permission to Learn

What has me chuckling about this podcast The tight timeline I’m working on tonight The financial request I made and received All the things I LOVE about our career coaching work How I felt about being coached recently An empire state of mind Reports from the energy lady; I’m not perfect, what?! Changes to my […]

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Episode 088: Feeling Wonderful with $100 in the Bank and $30,000 in Debt

The staggering financial situation from which I entered 2019 The weird juxtaposition of feeling great and financially stressed The tremendous positive influence my coach had on me Why supportive, non-judgemental listening is so powerful My curiosity about energy Reflections from my new energy lady My helping mantra The recommendation I received aro…

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Episode 087: Feeling Shame on Vacation

How it felt to head off into vacation in the midst of things undone and unknown Vacationing in the desert Our track record around vacations The undertone of pain I felt during vacation A super uncomfortable financial first around paying my team My observation of a place I’m out of alignment Quotables “Oh my gosh, […]

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Episode 086: Gratitude for My Past Self

A revenue update! Why going for goals and missing has still been valuable How distancing myself from one business model is affecting my level of insight How I’ve been feeling about my past self Where I lost focus this year The level of tightness I’ve been feeling around money Will the cashflow in match up […]

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Episode 085: Do Your Part

Playing with mental limits… like how to mentally hold 10 to 100xing my pricing The two BIG pitches I got out into the world What has me feeling beat and proud My turkey farm story and the preparation behind it The importance of giving people scaffolding What I used to not talk about, and what […]

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Episode 084: Jibe-Ho! Maybe?

What’s coming into view about my target client My sailboat metaphor for the life experience I’ve been having The lesson from my Eeyore day Walking the balance beam of feedback The trip that I said yes to and the feeling that came with it The FB post that brightened my day What’s tricky about coaching […]

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Episode 083: Courage and Ownership

What I devoured over the weekend that wasn’t food My new purchase that I’m having a lot of fun with The three characteristics I see in current and future clients What I didn’t want to share with a colleague Why I’m so on guard against slipping My big networking error that had me hanging my […]

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Episode 082: A Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseball

What I’m calling myself out on My super important role for Thanksgiving My concerns about my next coaches Balancing a commitment to growth with financial responsibility Quotables “I’m kind of doing a terrible job of not working.” “I’ve had it and I’ve lost it, so I need to get back to it.” “It’s kind of […]

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Episode 081: Surprise; It Didn’t Break!

The surprising thing that has been bugging me in terms of aiming for clients Where and why I kept getting lost What has my shoulders hunched over and me avoiding the gym Panic! And how I dealt with this feeling The one email that I send that makes a world of difference Introducing Be the […]

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Episode 080: Charging $250,000 for a Year of Coaching

The realization that made everything feel a lot easier The skill I have that sets me up for success My question around positioning and this podcast My perspective on charging a whole heckuva lot for coaching Feeling my way through to my ideal client Why I’m loving a rebel avatar The expert advice that had […]

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About Your Host

Alison Cardy is motivated by three main drivers: to be helpful to others, to personally grow and to have fun along the way. She’s a quiet rebel who pushes limits. She dreams big and executes regularly. And she has the dual capacities of creativity and systematic thinking.


On To a Billion with Joy Alison shares the ups and downs of her entrepreneurial endeavors, including how she built, grew and even tried to break one business that ran like a machine. Spoiler: it didn’t break.


Alison is a frequent speaker at universities and alumni groups, including Harvard, MIT, Georgetown and her alma mater, The University of Maryland. She is the author of the bestseller, Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, and The Washington Post.


Her other business ventures can be found at cardycareercoaching.com and bethebeacon.com.

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