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 076: The Beauty of a Break Week

How would you behave if you were at your next level? What I did with a week OFF My experience of tunnel vision and rumination What I think is absolutely necessary to weather storms The big gift my parents gave me The seduction of external metrics The thing I look for beyond success or failure […]

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Episode 075: Lemme Me Hop Up On My Soap Box for a Moment

That time I played lightning rod at 9:04 am on a Tuesday How I handled what felt like a (well-meaning) sucker punch without personally getting hurt How I was able to hold my value in the face of questioning My insight about my new target client Why I’m so glad I went through this experience […]

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Episode 074: So Much EXCITEMENT

The hilarious reason I was having trouble sleeping What had me crying, laughing, and shaking all at the same time The song I was listening to on repeat to get the emotional energy through What has me feeling so excited The lightning rod I’m planning on setting down A sneak peek at some upcoming events […]

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Episode 073: Pain Sets Me Free

A bunch of things I went through in pursuit of growth The three phrases I lean on to move myself forward My game plan to hit $1M in about four months What do I need in place around me to offer that level of support to others? The unfortunate return of hyperactive night-time brain The […]

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Episode 072: Tough Conversations About Marriage and Business

The big, loud warning flag I received from someone I respect about communication in marriage My happy realization about my story and positioning The dramatic change in the pace and intensity of growth I’ve been pursuing The unusual metric I’ve been using to optimize my business around What I realized I prioritize above even my […]

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Episode 071: I Chose This Growth… Darn

New here? Catch up with a re-cap of what’s been happening How did I get here? What I think this season of discomfort is actually creating Why I’m simultaneously happily dancing full out and feeling nervous/ questioning my sanity The edge I’ve been skating What had me working over part of my vacation The big […]

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Episode 070: Tears, Awe, and a Cliffhanger!

My message (and question) to my future self Where I normally live in time Taking stock of the results of my cash flow scramble efforts The question that’s on my mind to ask my coach supports What made me cry mid-meal The revelation that is dawning and the reflection I’m finally owning A distinction between […]

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Episode 069: The Price of a Terrific Education

The day that thrilled me! Bringing Rumi in for back-up The expansive project we’re tackling that is meant to help people shine their light brighter Seeing new possibilities for our coaching team The lens I’m taking on high expenses that has me feeling happy How parallel parking is like marketing for me The two disparate […]

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Episode 068: Dealing with Grump-a-Lump

What had me hating EVERYTHING and feeling daunted How I shifted out of major grumps What does it really take to be a million dollar business owner? The article that initially completely repelled me that I went back to read The tendency I have to watch to move forward The payoff I see for enduring […]

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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 and

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