Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Living a freaking awesome life is achievable for everyone. Angela Belford and her daughter, Sami Kinnison, join together to provide practical applications to level up your success, business, and life, in a freaking awesome way.

EP76 Understanding ‘Ask vs Guess’ Culture with Ashlyn Simmons

JULY 11, 2023 | EPISODE 76

In this episode of Be Freaking Awesome, we dive deep into the concept of “Ask” Culture and “Guess” Culture, evaluating what the advantages and disadvantages are of each in various situations. Our guest, the astute Ashlyn Simmons, a licensed clinical social worker and best friend of Sami, shares her personal journey navigating through this concept. This episode walks you through an enriching discussion on the dynamics of these two cultures and how they play out in our everyday lives – from the four walls of our homes to the corridors of our workplaces and even our friendships.

As we wrap up this vivid conversation, Ashlyn brings to light how the ‘ask and guess’ cultures play out in various communities, underlining the importance of sensitivity and empathy when dealing with people from different backgrounds.

Let’s navigate these cultures together and learn to communicate our needs while being empathetic and considerate of others.

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EP99 What to Do When You Fall Off The Wagon

EP99 What to Do When You Fall Off The Wagon

Have you ever caught yourself slipping back into old habits after a period of progress and self-improvement? It happens to the best of us, and that’s why Angela Belford and Sami Kinnison spend some time unpacking the rhythm of personal growth, particularly when faced with the test of holiday family gatherings. Expect a candid discussion about navigating these moments with a blend of vulnerability and compassion, as we shed light on why it’s essential to respond to our own imperfections with the same grace we’d offer a friend in need.

EP97 Reframing Success with Dimple Dhabalia

EP97 Reframing Success with Dimple Dhabalia

Have you ever wondered about the challenging world of humanitarian work and the intricacies it presents? This episode brings you the remarkable insights of Dimple Dabalia, founder of Roots in the Clouds. With a 20-year-long journey in the government and hands-on experience working with asylum-seekers and refugees, Dimple opens up about the harsh reality of vicarious trauma that humanitarians encounter. We dissect the need to redefine success in such taxing fields, referencing her new book coming out in February 2024, “Tell Me My Story,” which promotes the idea of humanitarians caring for their own wellbeing first.