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


Join entrepreneur Alison Cardy, along with her colleagues, coworkers, mentors and friends as they aim to heal and uplift billions while creating great lives in this weekly podcast.

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Episode 155: Accepting and Embracing Right Here and Now

Some thoughts on community building What I felt like I missed from some groups My intention to create a soft place to land Our first newsletter for our podcast guests Technology for the win Quotables “I’m sure I’m a better person just from getting these cool people’s input into my brain.” “I’m much more interested […]

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Episode 154: There Are Amazing People in the World

Some thoughts on community building What I felt like I missed from some groups My intention to create a soft place to land Our first newsletter for our podcast guests Technology for the win Quotables “I’m sure I’m a better person just from getting these cool people’s input into my brain.” “I’m much more interested […]

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Episode 153: Cleaning Up!

Centering and cleaning A break from podcast recording Season 4 applications The benefit of having a project to focus on Quotables “I’m hoping to have this symbolize and represent being a little more organized and responsible around finances.” “It feels really good.” “My crew is doing well.” “Clean out your stuff every now and again.…

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Episode 152: The Downsides of Positivity and Optimism

The habit I have around this podcast What I’m noticing about the rate of things bubbling up Re-centering in appropriate boundaries The downsides of positivity and optimism How optimism plays into vision and aim Grappling with Covid and cashflow Letting go of perfection Quotables “I did realize, ohmygosh, I bit off quite a bit here.” [……

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Episode 151: Letting Life Flow Through Us

A different definition of work The most beautiful thing I get to work on Increased awareness of my brain Who I’m really excited for you to meet! Quotables “Is to be that still place for them.” “Good job me for getting to work with such amazing, strong people.” “I’m doing alright.” “Let’s create this moment.”

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Episode 150: Routines and Perfectionistic Tendencies

A change up to the daily routine! Where I’m putting my attention for 30 mins a day What I’m putting more into my life An experience of finding what’s true for me in the moment Pod formation Some concern and compassion around blind spots Quotables “Actually counting that self-care, quiet stillness, re-centering type stuff as […]

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Episode 149: Vacationing During Corona-19

The overlap between normal life and vacation Two things I noticed were creating a feeling of despondency Re-centering in compassion, forgiveness, boundaries and unconditional love Noticing a drive to prove and accomplish Some stuff that has crept into my internal world Quotables “Some of my normal routines, I generally kept.” “I don’t have …

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Episode 148: Creative Juice

An update on my podcast project! A state change into movement and play Girlfriend thoughts Resources for past, future, and present Unmuffling powerful people Quotables “I love creating.” “I’d been very still the last couple weeks.” “I’m just focused on my locus of control.” “I love these powerful people.” “In general, I just l…

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Episode 147: How I Got Outfoxed by My Own Marketing

Podcast transformation My hilarious monetary framing Unexpected benefits of hosting this podcast How my marketing hook hooked me My call for beautiful souls A cool practice I picked up from one of my spiritual directors Quotables “That time I outfoxed myself with my own marketing.” “I’ll frame my podcast around money, and then I’ll talk […

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Episode 146: Embracing a Spacious Week

An experience of spaciousness and stillness A book discussion group experience New thoughts about the future of this podcast Letting the slowness in Quotables “I needed to update my husband on some of my inner world.” “An identity of having more of a spiritual bent.” “I really do believe having people in our corner supporting […]

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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 and her guests discuss the ups and downs of life, with a focus on how to be helpful, scaling a healing impact and their thoughts on staying happy, healthy and grounded along the way.


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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