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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 097: Don’t Fall in the Gap!

How it feels to be playing with ideas Where my sweet spot points me direction-wise What has me feeling uneasy What appears to me to be the highest value activity The benefits of detaching from my business My interest in good bones of a business My growing standards and aspirations Facing the gap! Why I’m […]

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Episode 096: Unresolved Problems

What created a feeling of bliss in my morning An attack of nervous, warbly voice! My bad night-time habit around unresolved problems What the heck is a problem box? My Zone of Competence Taking a dive down the YouTube rabbit hole The three structural buckets I’m looking at Why intel sucks at first and then […]

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Episode 095: Fresh Perspectives and Fun Ideas

Reports from two conferences Three people I met who made a big impression on me The responsibilities of a leader A great lesson about stability and experimentation The memo I totally missed with my first business Ideas and excitement all over the place! An interesting learning about spirituality Moving from limbo to action The sweetness […]

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Episode 094: What Do You Love?

Playing with food in social situations My (happy) hermetic, frumpy side Why I’m holding my breath around some events I’m attending My new year that is starting in March My stand-up memory that has me smiling Client wins that I am so proud to report on! My old curiosity about who people are “off stage” […]

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Episode 93: Super Vulnerable Sharing

What I let slide for about six or seven months The form of courage I needed to lean on What made me chuckle when I did a financial clean-up An expense breakdown for 2018 Why I am loving looking at a terrible financial situation My year end reflections on 2018 Things I learned this past […]

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Episode 92: Financial Hilarity and an Expense Breakdown

What I let slide for about six or seven months The form of courage I needed to lean on What made me chuckle when I did a financial clean-up An expense breakdown for 2018 Why I am loving looking at a terrible financial situation My year end reflections on 2018 Things I learned this past […]

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Episode 091: Following the Love Breadcrumbs

Who I’m noticing that I love The trouble I’ve been having when I think about expanding the career coaching business The place I have most control The difference I’d been feeling between having a bigger organization and being a solopreneur Learnings from working with a weight loss coach The big driver in why I created […]

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Episode 090: Reforming After Turning to Goo

The most dedicated guest on this podcast Two trips that have me excited The resource that perpetually upgrades my life that I believe in so much A gift just for listeners of this podcast!!! What it feels like to re-form after turning to goo Four questions that have been helping The idea that is super […]

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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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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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