Your Personal Power Pod

Is your life unfolding the way you want? Can you see where you want to go but not the path to get there?

Then this podcast is for YOU!

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Season 2:

Episode 32- What Do You Believe? – Revisited

When you look ahead to your day, your week, or your year, what do you expect? Do you believe that things will come together just as you want them to and all will be great? Or do you believe that even though you really want a certain outcome, something will happen to sabotage the result you want?

Either way you will probably be right!

In today’s episode we look at expectations and disappointment, and how you can manage them both.

Episode 31 – Do You Expect to Succeed or Fail?

Are you one of those people who decides you want something, sets the goal, backtracks to outline the action steps necessary to achieve it, and then believe it will work and moves ahead expecting to succeed?  Or do you decide you want something, set the goal, and then start coming up with all the reasons why it will never work?

If you are the first kind of person, your life is most likely fantastic, and exactly as you want it to be. If you operate in the other way, you’re probably not living the life of your dreams, and might be confused about why nothing ever works out for you.

In today’s episode we look at success and failure and how both of those are achieved.

Episode 30 – Choices, Rewards, and Consequences

Are you aware that you make choices, big and small, all day long, throughout your life? Often you might not even notice you’re doing it, but you are.

How you choose to see things, and then the behavior choices you make based on that, determines the way your life unfolds. Since this is so important, in today’s episode we’re looking at choices, rewards and consequences, and the powerful impact they can have on your life.

Episode 29 – Endings and Beginnings

Recently it seems that things are changing at a rapid rate. People are moving far away, businesses are closed or have new owners and are not what they used to be, people are getting sick and dying, and attitudes seem to be different.

In a previous episode we looked at Change, Grief and Loss, and in today’s episode, we are revisiting that topic since it seems that so much has changed during and after the pandemic.

Episode 28 – Procrastination

Do you have a “round to it” problem? There are things you need to do to improve your finances, relationships, health or other areas of your life? Yet for some reason you never get around to doing them?

This is called procrastination, and it can stop you from ever achieving your goals or attaining the life of your dreams.

In this episode we look at what procrastination is, where it comes from, and how you can overcome it so you can move ahead in your life.

Episode 27 – What Do You Believe?

Have you ever really looked at what you believe? The thoughts, that come from your values and attitudes, that you run your life by? Many of us just take these for granted and follow them without thinking. However, these things form your belief system, which dictates how you conduct your life. You might believe that things will always work out well, and this attitude creates a happy and successful life. Or you might believe that things will never work the way you want and even when they are going well, something will go wrong. This usually ends up being a self-fulfilling prophecy. You get what you expect, often based on your belief system.

In today’s episode we look at your belief system and how it affects your personal power and makes all the difference in your life.

Episode 26 – Respect

Have you noticed that in the past few years it seems that the concept of respect has gotten lost? Many people are so intent on promoting or defending their own beliefs that they’ve lost sight of other people’s humanity. Along with that, some people seem to have lost respect for themselves as well as each other.

In today’s episode of Your Personal Power Pod Sandy and Shannon look at the importance of respect and how it affects your personal power.

Episode 25 – Interview with Marketing Guru Robert Middleton

Have you ever wondered how highly successful people got that way?  How they go from struggling financially, having no money or credit, and change that into living the life of their dreams.

In today’s episode we have the honor of talking with marketing guru Robert Middleton from Action Plan Marketing, about how he went from bankruptcy to doing the work he loves and making millions of dollars.  Robert shares his journey and the role self-esteem and personal power played in his success.

Episode 24 – Routines, Habits, and Comfort Zones

We all have routines and habits we follow throughout our day. Some are positive and help us accomplish what we want, and others can be negative and stop us from being an effective person and living the life we want. In today’s episode we look at your routines and habits, how these repeated actions can create a comfort zone, and how these affect your personal power.

Episode 23 – Power and Control

Many people believe that power and control are the same thing. However, they are very different, and both can be used for positive or negative purposes. In today’s episode we look at what you do and do not have power and control over, and how to use these things in your life.

Episode 22 – Do you Settle?

Have you ever been in a situation where you feel stuck? You’ve settled for something even though it’s not what you want? A relationship, a job, a financial situation, etc. You might feel you don’t deserve anything else, or you might not know what to do next, or believe you deserve more but are staying where it’s comfy. Whatever the reason, you are unhappy. In today’s episode we talk about being stuck and settling, and what you can do to change that situation.

Season 1:

Season 1 Wrap Up

Thank you for listening to Season 1!
Season 2 will start in a few weeks! Let us know what you would like to hear on the podcast

Episode 21 – Dealing with Conflict

Unless you’re a hermit you probably have people in your life, and if you do, at times there will occasionally be disagreement about something. If you don’t handle it calmly, this disagreement can turn into conflict, which can get out of hand. In today’s episode we talk about what conflict is and the different ways you can deal with it.

Episode 20 – Are You Afraid?

How does fear operate in your life? Does it keep you safe from really dangerous things, or does it stop you from pushing your comfort zone and trying something new? In today’s episode we look at fear and the role it plays in your life.

Episode 19 – Who Are You?

In today’s episode we look at who you are. How you define yourself, and if this description fits the person you really are, or the person others want you to be. Do you see yourself as a list of labels (mother/father, employer/employee, etc., or as a human being who brings special skills and talents to the labels? When you’re clear about who you are, you’re then able to claim your personal power, and live life the way you want it to be.

Episode 18 – The Power Of Positivity – It’s Cheesy But It’s True

In today’s episode we’re looking at more “fun stuff.”   These things are fun because they are all about being positive, finding the joy and good, and appreciating the people and things in your life.  It’s also fun because when you spend your time looking at these things your life changes for the better, and that process is big fun to watch!

Episode 17-Authenticity

How do you show up? Are your thoughts, values, beliefs and behavior congruent? If you “walk your talk” you are authentic. However, if you say or believe one thing and do another, you give away your personal power and lose your own and other’s respect. In today’s episode we look at how you respect yourself and show up in the world.

Episode 16-Priorities and Life Balance

How do you choose to live your life? What are your priorities and how do you balance them so you have the quality of life you want? In today’s episode we look at how you determine your priorities, where you spend your time, and if that is meeting your needs.

Episode 15-Relationships and Communication Revisited

Several listeners asked us to talk more about relationships and communication, so in today’s episode we do that. Different kinds of relationships at work and elsewhere, and how the way we interact, use our personal power, and communicate, makes all difference in how things flow.

Episode 14-Powerful Communication

In today’s episode we’re talking about communication. What it is, the many different ways we do it, how it impacts all of our relationships, and the way we claim our power.

Episode 13- The Fun Stuff

In previous episodes we’ve talked about a lot of important but difficult things, so we’re excited that in today’s episode we are talking about the fun stuff! These are things like happiness, joy, fun and appreciation. We look at their importance in your life, and the ways that these things can make all the difference in how your days, and your life, unfold.

Episode 12- Anger and Shame

In today’s episode we look at Anger and Shame. Two emotions that most of us feel at various times and under different circumstances. We will look at why Anger happens, what purpose it serves, and what we can do about it. We also explore what Shame is and how to deal with it.

Episode 11- Stress and Anxiety

In today’s episode we look at Stress and Anxiety. Two emotions that we all feel at times, and have felt more often in the last 18 months because of the pandemic and other local and world situations. Many people think that stress and anxiety are the same thing, but they are not! Today we talk about the causes, the differences, how they affect you emotionally, physically and socially, and what you can do to deal with them.

Episode 10- Boundaries Revisited and Guilt

We heard from several people about their struggle with setting boundaries, so we decided to take another look at it. In today’s episode we will be talking about what setting boundaries means, how to do it, how people might react when you do, and the feelings of guilt that others might try to lay on you when you make your boundaries known.

Episode 9- Transitions,Change, Loss, and Grief

In today’s episode, we will be looking at change and how it affects you. There is an emotional process we all go through with each change, big and small, in our lives.  It’s important to understand this process so you will know that what you’re feeling is normal, and how you can get through it and claim your personal power.

Episode 8- Passive, Aggressive, Assertive

In today’s episode, we will be looking at different ways of behaving: how you behave and treat others, and how others behave and treat you.  It’s important to understand these different modes so you can pay attention to what you do, what you allow others to do to you, and how you can claim your personal power.

Episode 7- The Shadow

Today we’re talking about your Shadow. This is the part of you that is the
opposite of everything you want to think you are. You want to think you are all positive, but as with all in nature, we are balanced, and have an opposite side, as well. Once you identify and come to terms with your Shadow, your life will be much easier.

Episode 6- Relationships

In today’s episode, we will be talking about many of the relationships in your life and how they directly relate to your ability to claim and use your personal power as you create the life you dream of.

Episode 5- Boundaries

In today’s episode, we will be talking about boundaries and how to set them so you can be successful and achieve your goals and dreams.

Episode 4 – Inner Child and Self-Talk

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about your inner child and self-talk, and the importance of understanding how the way you talk to yourself will directly affect your ability to be powerful.

Episode 3 – Where Did You Come From

In today’s episode, we will be talking about where you came from, and why understanding and working with this directly affects your ability to feel, and be, powerful.

Episode 2 – Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

In today’s episode, we’ll be looking at self-esteem and self-confidence, and how these two things impact the level of your personal power.

Episode 1 – Personal Power

Welcome to Your Personal Power Pod, a podcast about tapping into your personal power in order to create the life you want! Today, we’re talking about… Personal Power! What it is, where it comes from, and how you can claim yours and make it work for you!

Your Hosts:

I want to share all I know about what it takes to be emotionally healthy so that your relationships with yourself and others will be effortless, uncomplicated, trouble-free, and fun.

~ Sandy Abell

You might not know it but you’re having a relationship with… YOU! That relationship affects your entire life so, shouldn’t it be as healthy and happy as possible? “

~ Shannon Young


This is a wonderful podcast. The topics discussed are great. Personally, I have learned a lot from them and they have helped me to improve in many departments. I find both Sandy and Shannon great to listen to. They make the topics interesting and enjoyable even though what they are discussing could be a tough issue to discuss. The two ladies are just great fun and make me happy just listening to them. God bless them both.

Karim Tawfik

I have really enjoyed listening to these! Great tips and takeaways.


Fantastic, and speaking from a radio perspective, Super Fantastic! You compliment and highlight each other genuinely. I was engaged entirely.


I am currently listening to Episode 27 – What Do You Believe, it is awesome. Thank you so much for this episode, I find it really useful and empowering. You and Shannon are fantastic. Sometimes, we make our beliefs and then our beliefs make us.
Thank you once again for spreading great lessons to help people to have better lives.


Today I had a couple of significant projects to do in the backyard, edging, transplanting etc. I had been wanting to get some time to listen to Your Personal Power Pod podcast and this was the opportune time. I put on my good headphones and listened as I worked. What a great experience!
I listened to the episodes “Respect”, “Routines, Habits and, Comfort Zones”, “Power and Control”, and “Do You Settle?” I really enjoyed all of them. My personal favorite was “Power and Control” and the highlight for me was when you shared your own story about your earlier marriage and how that experience was a foundational piece of your personal power journey
The content of your podcasts was very informative and the delivery was strong as well. I really enjoyed how you interact so comfortably with each other and keep the listener engaged with personal anecdotes and examples.
It was a delightful afternoon spent with the two of you! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m a fan and will be listening more in the future.