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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 130: It Was Actually About Love

How strangers have been treating me The next step that brought up a lot of resistance The actual theme of the past two years Some gushing about my husband What I notice happens when I hang out with marketers The difference between my communication on air and off air Quotables “Wow, there are some amazing […]

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Episode 129: Loosening an Old Mental Grip

Straightening out some money things The not fun thing I noticed about my behavior Releasing a really tight grip What’s improving because of my big goals What I’m appreciating right now The generosity and kindness I’m witnessing What makes reaching out to people worth it Quotables “That was probably enough for one week.” “I was [……

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Episode 128: Learn and Do a Little Better Next Time

Morning routine creep! Did I overshare on facebook? A really good conversation with my husband Where is the place for anger? The benefits of coaching youth soccer Quotables “Numbers are just numbers.” “I do better with quiet and focus.” “You need to feel and express and anger.” “My husband and I have an opportunity for […]

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Episode 127: It’s Really Okay Wherever You Are

What had me talking to cows The decisions I’m facing and what has me feeling nervous Re-connecting with a former mentor of mine The downside of my extreme sunshine The freedom of genuine yeses and nos The completely natural thing anyone would bump into as they’re growing Quotables “My marketing instincts are poor.” “My work […]

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Episode 126: Learning to Work with Authority Influence

The pleasant surprise of a recent effort Bragging on our clients Intensive re-cap What created a slow and steady journey for me historically A meta-lesson around mentor selection and allowing influence A new development on retirement savings Quotables “Our clients are inspiring, beautiful, wonderful people.” “How can I show up with good integ…

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Episode 125: Just Back and Heading Out the Door

Some eye opening lessons learned from an intensive The impact of things that feel so right Why I’m grateful for my goals Quotables “We can clean up our inheritance or we can get run by it.” “I can be a very tricky client to work with.” “I think it’s a really good thing to do […]

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Episode 124: Starting to Dig Through My Own Psyche

The cool things are happening in my world A place where I’m seeing a need to work The surprising physical signal I just caught onto My newest humbling lesson as a soccer coach Why I value being involved in my community Money stories and their impact! Quotables “I didn’t know how to figure some things […]

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Episode 123: Short and Sweet and Jam Packed!

The people in my life who are kicking butt The philosophy I believe wholeheartedly A bold proclamation Quotables “To see smiles of recognition of what’s really in somebody’s heart and being able to put a name to that.” “Yes, I’m excellent at client selection, and yes, I know how to help.” “Gosh darn it, I’m […]

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Episode 122: I Wanted to Leap

Can’t talk too long! Things that are helping my focus How I’m feeling at the moment The thing that has surprised me over the past few months Quotables “I had a wonderful, relaxing, restorative, active vacation.” “I feel like I am pointed well.” “Ok, tried that investment size once. Let me try it again and […]

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Episode 121: Fall is Here!

A new co-coach for me Morning routine expansion My favorite book at the moment Making room for what’s next Quotables “All the fall things are starting.” “Wow, it’s so fun to help people move forward and through things.” “A really interesting perspective that’s so different from my day-to-day world.” “So there’s a bit of an [&h…

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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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