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Connect the Dots - Lead the Way

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Are you trying to be a better leader, change industries, reset after a layoff, or looking for ways to bring your whole self to work? Connect the Dots - Lead the Way  is focused on helping you through these situations and more by sharing real life stories and practical tips. Heather is here to suppor… read more

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

An important message from RadioPublic

Goal Setting Reloaded: Working Smarter, Not Harder, with SMART Goals

August 23rd, 2023

37:05

Are you ready to harness the power of SMART goals? Join me, Heather Balcerek, as I take you on a refreshing journey, dispelling the complexities of goal setting and transforming it into an exciting, rewarding endeavor. …

Words for the Workplace: A Deep Dive into Emotional Communication at Work - Day 5 - Gratitude

August 18th, 2023

9:58

Ever wondered how you can bring more gratitude into your workplace? As we wrap up our enlightening mini-series on words for the workplace, we shed light on the importance and methods of expressing appreciation to …

Words for the Workplace: A Deep Dive into Emotional Communication at Work - Day 4 - Connection

August 18th, 2023

12:47

Get ready to revolutionize the way you navigate the digital communication landscape in your workplace. We promise you an insightful conversation …

Words for the Workplace: A Deep Dive into Emotional Communication at Work - Day 3 - Burnout

August 17th, 2023

33:26

Ever felt that choking burnout at work? That desolate feeling of exhaustion that seems to suck away all your energy, making the simplest tasks feel …

Words for the Workplace: A Deep Dive into Emotional Communication at Work - Day 2 - Creativity

August 15th, 2023

8:12

Want to supercharge your creativity at work? This episode promises to take you on an enlightening journey packed with fresh insights. We delve into the world of emotions, exploring how they ignite and fuel creativity in …

Words for the Workplace: A Deep Dive into Emotional Communication at Work - Day 1- Happy

August 14th, 2023

7:41

What if there was a more profound way of expressing your emotions at work beyond just being "happy"? Let's get into a stimulating chat about …

S4E9: Unlocking the Value of Learning and Development in Business - Part 3

August 9th, 2023

25:20

In this episode, we continued exploring the world of learning and development in the business realm. Here are some key takeaways from the discussion:

S4E8_Unlocking the Value of Learning and Development in Business_Part 2

July 26th, 2023

30:02

Hello Connect the Dots community!

Welcome back to our 3 Part series, titled "Unlocking the Value of Learning and Development in Business," previously …

S4E7: Unlocking the Value of Learning and Development in Business - Part 1

July 12th, 2023

38:58

Hello Connect the Dots community!

In our latest episode, titled "Unlocking the Value of Learning and Development in Business," we dive deep into the …

S4 E6: Creating Purposeful Connections in Virtual Environments w/Dave Stachowiak

June 28th, 2023

51:05

This episode is a really exciting one because we are welcoming in a guest that has made more of an impact on Heather’s journey than he probably knows or will ever know. Today we are talking to Dave Stachowiak

S4 E5: Embracing Resilience: Conquering Layoffs, Coping with Loss, and Celebrating Life's Blessings

June 14th, 2023

19:07

*****I do want to start with a quick disclaimer today. This episode may touch on mental health topics. I am not a doctor or certified mental health professional. If you are  or someone you know is in crisis, please call …

S4E4: The Importance of Recognition in and out of the workplace

January 25th, 2023

26:43

Over the past week, I have seen such an outpouring of recognition, both personally and across the posts on LinkedIn. It has made me think about the importance of showing recognition in the moment in and out of the …

S4E3: Three Questions

January 20th, 2023

20:04

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

- Charles P. Steinmetz



When I met with my mentor yesterday, she had me answer 3 questions …

S4E2: No Regrets

January 19th, 2023

17:51

It’s Day 1 of this new world where my job is to job hunt. Oh the life of a layoffee...

Since I left Apple for Amazon in November 2021, I have been asked if I regret the move more times than I can count. So sitting here …

S4E1: Open to Work

January 18th, 2023

22:30

Well now...here we are... together again. It's Season 4 of the podcast and this season is all about bringing all of you to work. I will say I had a different plan to start this season but it seems I have more time on my …

Just Checking In

October 9th, 2022

5:14

Hey All! I just wanted to check in and let you know what’s been going on since I haven’t released a podcast in the past month. All is well. I’m just working through some things that I committed to. I’ll be back soon. I …

S3E17: Wine with Me: Talking Student Loan Forgiveness

September 2nd, 2022

2:36:33

Disclaimer: This video/podcast contains explicit language and covers topics that might cause you to use explicit language too. I might hurt some …

S3E16: Do a New Thing w/Christa Hutchins

August 18th, 2022

46:58

After almost 3 years, Christa and I finally got to sit down for a conversation. We met at Blissdom in late 2019 and I was instantly drawn to her passion for helping others. She is a project manager by trade, then was …

S3E15: Book Review - How to keep house while drowning by KC Davis, LPC

August 15th, 2022

59:33

After seeing so many people online recommend the book, “How to keep house while drowning” by KC Davis, LPC, I decided to pick it up and read it. I really enjoyed her approach to cleaning and organizing. I had a lot of …

S3E14: Unscripted Fun - Deep Thoughts on Nothing

August 4th, 2022

49:43

Today’s episode is all about nothing. I mean it’s not dead air, but I just had some fun talking about the random things going on in my life. It’s just some unscripted fun catch up from the last few weeks. I cover …

S3E13: Talking Creativity w/Martha Arrington

July 21st, 2022

1:09:21

On today’s podcast, I welcome Martha Arrington. She is a painter, a certified zentangle instructor, educator, and amazing human. I met Martha on …

S3E12: Masking & ADHD

July 14th, 2022

1:00:28

Masking. When I started to research ADHD, this was a term that came up quite a bit. Masking “involves hiding symptoms or overcompensating for them. …

S3E11: Reversing the Rachel Hollis effect (Deconstructing Toxic Positivity - Part 2)

July 8th, 2022

26:36

This is part 2 of the “Reversing the Rachel Hollis effect - Deconstructing Toxic Positivity” podcast set. I am sharing a few YouTube videos that help …

S3E10: Reversing the Rachel Hollis Effect (Deconstructing Toxic Positivity Part 1)

July 5th, 2022

1:05:46

Toxic positivity is something that I had not really heard of until the last year or two. But it’s something I am extremely familiar with. For me, …

S3E9: Finding Harmony with Work & Life

June 23rd, 2022

40:58

Finding harmony between work and life is hard. This week we are navigating the workplace as we talk about work/life harmony. So what’s that all about. When people talk about work/life balance that brings up this image …

S3E8: The Power of Telling Your Story w/Michael Rix

June 16th, 2022

1:05:54

You know those people that you see online and you are drawn into their story because it’s powerful. Maybe it’s a story of change or survival or …

S3E7: Do I have ADHD? My Neurodiversity Journey Update

June 9th, 2022

43:43

It’s the second week of the month so we are talking about neurodiversity. Today, I’m going through an update on my neurodiversity journey. I am still at the beginning stages of my journey and there is a lot to learn. I …

S3E6: Did Elizabeth Holmes set the clock back for women?

June 2nd, 2022

49:08

Recently I watched “The Dropout” docuseries on Hulu, which is about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. So many questions came to mind as I watched this …

S3E5: Badges We Carry: Burnout, Perfectionism, & Workaholism

May 26th, 2022

1:24:49

Today I’m going to dive a little deeper into a topic that was brought up in episode 74 of the 100 days of podcasts. When I talked about burnout and I made the comment that I had turned in that badge. This got me …

S3E4: Know Your Worth w/Lori Thorn

May 19th, 2022

51:48

On today’s episode I’m welcoming one of my dearest friends. Lori and I became friends while working at Apple together. We both left the company last year but get together for coffee or cocktails a couple times a month. …

S3E3: Imposter Syndrome w/Tim Thorn

May 17th, 2022

45:35

In one of the last episodes of the 100 Day Challenge, I talked about imposter syndrome. More specifically, I asked if men suffered from imposter syndrome and if they did, do they talk about it. Whenever imposter …

S3E2: History of Neurodiversity

May 12th, 2022

22:22

It’s the second Thursday of the month so we are talking neurodiversity. Since this is the first one, we are going to start with the history of Neurodiversity. In doing the research for this episode, I found some good …

S3E1: Deep Thoughts on Ruby Wax

May 5th, 2022

1:25:02

I recently read the book, How to be a Human by Ruby Wax. There were a good bit of things that made me go, "What???" so I had to dig a little deeper to understand Ruby and the background behind the book. 


Join me as I …

Day 100: We made it!!!

April 19th, 2022

25:52

It's the last day of the 100 day challenge. Can you believe it? I would say I'm speechless but then you wouldn't have a podcast to listen to. LOL! …

Day 99: Looking back over the last 98 days

April 19th, 2022

16:31

One more day...I am so incredibility proud of myself for this. Today I actually attended a workshop called "I am remarkable." This workshop is focused on helping you learn how to self-promote. It's something I …

Day 98: 2022 Podcast Topics

April 17th, 2022

20:12

If you want to know what I'll be covering in the months to come, listen up! I've spilling all the beans today so you can get excited about what's coming up.


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


@msheatherbdot

Day 97: Wishing you a blessed weekend

April 17th, 2022

4:20

Today I'm just sending out well wishes to you as you go about your weekend. Happy Easter!


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


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Day 96: Let's plan

April 16th, 2022

10:06

Today we are talking through the plan for what happens next after the 100 days is over. I'm covering the new day for the podcast and the date it will start. 


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


@msheatherbdot

Day 95: How can I get a TED talk?

April 14th, 2022

18:49

Doing a TED talk is on my bucket list so today we are going to google and find out how I can do that. :) 


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social …

Day 94: My Website

April 14th, 2022

16:06

Today we walk through my website together. It's a mess. Goodness me! If you know someone that is good at websites, please send me a DM on Instagram with their information. I need some help!


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Day 93: Who shall I interview?

April 13th, 2022

21:07

Today I'm running down the list of individuals that I would like to interview on the podcast. It's a semi-long list but I think I can make this …

Day 92: Topics Part 1

April 12th, 2022

19:56

Today we are doing a little breakdown of the topics covered and some feedback I got from yesterday's question. 


Laughter, Love and Blessings,


Heather


Day 91: Questions for you!

April 11th, 2022

15:31

As we start to wind down the 100 days of podcasts, I need your help in figuring out the next steps. I have 5 questions for you (see below). Please got find my post from 4/10/22 on IG and you can comment back or DM me …

Day 90: Sharon Says So

April 9th, 2022

17:49

I'm a huge fan of "American's Government Teacher" on Instagram. Sharon does such a great job of making government, politics, and news very easy to …

Day 89: Funny Accounts I follow

April 8th, 2022

7:18

Here are 2 of the accounts I follow that never cease to make me smile and laugh.


Chunk the Groundhog


OMGItsWicks


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Day 88: The Bird's Papaya (Sarah Nicole Landry)

April 8th, 2022

14:13

I have been following Sarah on and off for a long time. I recently started following her again on my @msheatherbdot account and I'm so glad I did. …

Day 87: Be there in Five (Kate Kennedy)

April 7th, 2022

16:12

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite longe form podcasters, Kate Kennedy. She has such a good way of deep diving and explaining things. Really enjoy her take on things. Check her out!


@bethereinfive


bethereinfive.com


Day 86: Carmeon Hamilton

April 5th, 2022

15:31

Today I'm talking about one of my favorite interior designers on the gram. Carmeon has inspired me in so many ways. I am thankful for everything she …

Day 85: Jenny, Candace, and Shut the Should Up

April 5th, 2022

24:38

Today I'm talking about 2 of my favorite ladies on IG and their podcast. Here are all the links....


Jenny Randle


Candace Payne


Shut the Should Up podcast

Day 84: The Home Edit

April 3rd, 2022

17:43

Today I'm getting ready to start watching Season 2 of Get Organized with The Home Edit so I figured I would chat about these awesome ladies. The Home …

Day 83: The Financial Diet & The Budget Mom

April 2nd, 2022

20:05

Today we are talking finances. I have 2 accounts that follow currently that have helped me shape up my budget and learn more about money. Check them …

Day 82: Carlos Whittaker

April 1st, 2022

13:13

Carlos is one of my favorite people on Instagram. His content is funny, informative, and thought provoking. If you haven't followed him, go do it. …

Day 81: HowtoADHD.com

March 31st, 2022

7:07

Jessica McCabe is one of my favorite people/accounts to follow on Youtube. She runs the website and channel How to ADHD. She give wonderful insight …

Day 80: Current Reading List

March 30th, 2022

9:24

Here's what I'm reading. What are you reading? Let me know on the socials.


1. How to be Human: A Manual


2. The Diversity Gap


3. Change


4. Crucial …

Day 79: Get Creative

March 29th, 2022

12:10

It's my anniversary! But that's not what today's podcast is about. I'm talking about ways to get creative. How do you get creative? Do you paint? sing? garden?  Let me know over on the socials!


Laughter, Love, and …

Day 78: Taking Time Away

March 28th, 2022

14:14

Let's talk about your vacation time. Are you maxed out? Have you stopped accruing time? If so, take some time off!! It's for your mental health, physical health, and to help you be a better employee. It's not a badge of …

Day 77: Do you know how awesome you are?

March 27th, 2022

14:43

Let's talk about your awesomeness today! Do you know you are awesome? Do you read your resume and think "I'm a bad ass?" Well either way, take a listen to today's episode to learn more about how my perspective changed …

Day 76: Divergent Mind - Part 3

March 26th, 2022

24:03

We are continuing the conversation about the book, Divergent Mind. I am really enjoying diving back into this book and giving you some of the insights I am learning.


Find the book here.


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Day 75: Happy Friday!

March 25th, 2022

1:40

Just a short message to say Happy Friday.

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Day 74: Stop making burnout a badge of honor

March 25th, 2022

29:54

I saw this point on LinkedIn the other day and it said: 


We NEED to stop glamourising overworking. Please.


The absence of sleep, good diet, exercise, relaxation, and time with friends and family isn't something to be …

Day 73: Divergent Mind - Part 2

March 23rd, 2022

18:20

We are continuing the conversation about the book, Divergent Mind. I am really enjoying diving back into this book and giving you some of the insights I am learning. 


Find the book here.


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Day 72: Divergent Mind - Part 1

March 22nd, 2022

20:24

Hello Everyone! 


Today I am starting a review of the book, Divergent Mind: Thriving in a world that wasn't designed for you. I am talking about why the topic of neurodiversity is very top of mind of me currently. …

Day 71: What is neurodiversity?

March 22nd, 2022

13:05

We are starting a new topic set today. I am going to talk about a few topics I have been learning more and more about recently. Today we are talking about neurodiversity. 


Here is the article I referenced in the show:

Day 70: Packing Tips

March 21st, 2022

22:27

Since I'm going on a trip next week, I thought it would be good to see if my packing tips line up with some I found on the internet. I reviewed the …

Day 69: The Joy of Traveling

March 19th, 2022

15:22

Today's podcast was totally inspired by a quote I heard on another podcast this morning. I love to travel and make memories with friends. If it …

Day 68: Places I want to revisit

March 19th, 2022

16:21

There are always places that we want to go back and visit so today I'm talking about 5 of mine. 


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


Day 67: Reminiscing Rambles about Italy

March 18th, 2022

40:21

Today is a long one as I am talking through my trip to Italy. I am extremely blessed to have been able to have this type of trip with a great friend. 


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


@msheatherbdot

Day 66: Favorite Beaches

March 17th, 2022

13:18

We are talking about our favorite sandy beaches today!


Jay’s Favorites


https://www.vinow.com/stt/stt-b/brewers-bay/


https://www.aruba.com/us/explore/eagle-beach


Heather’s Favorites


Day 65: All about cruising

March 16th, 2022

15:33

Today I'm talk about the 4 reasons I love to cruise. I've been on 17 cruises since 2006 so it's safe to say I'm a fan. 


You can find my food and travel blog here: itsasaltylife.com / @saltylifefft


Laughter, Love, and …

Day 64: Travel coming out of Covid

March 15th, 2022

12:11

Today we are talking my travel plans coming out of Covid. I'm excited to get back to planning bigger trips and different countries. 


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


@msheatherbdot @connectthedots_podcast

Day 63: Traveling during Covid

March 14th, 2022

19:19

Today, I'm giving a recap of where we traveled during Covid and what it was like. 


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


@msheatherbdot

Day 62: Our last trip pre-covid

March 13th, 2022

22:12

Today we are recapping our last trip pre-covid that happened just 2 weeks before everything shut down!


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social …

Day 61: Let's Travel

March 12th, 2022

2:34

Today is short and sweet! Just giving you a quick rundown of what's to come over the next 9 episodes. See you tomorrow for more.


Laughter, Love, and …

Day 60: Shows I'd watch over and over and over again

March 11th, 2022

19:49

Today, I'm reminiscing over some of my favorite TV Shows. There seems to be a theme...detective shows are my favorite. Come laugh along with me. 




Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


@msheatherbdot

Day 59: What's on my DVR?

March 10th, 2022

26:34

Spending a little time talking about what's on my DVR and why I like it. Hope you enjoy!


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


Day 58: Musicals…Recent Favorites

March 9th, 2022

8:53

Reviewing some of my favorite musicals from 2000 til now.

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Day 57: Musicals...the beginning

March 8th, 2022

16:24

Where did my love of musicals start? I absolutely give my Grandmother 100% credit for this. 


I do sing a little bit in the episode. Apologies in …

Day 56: Love Actually

March 6th, 2022

14:36

This movie has such a great cast, great story lines, and great music. It's definitely my favorite movie. The opening monologue from Hugh Grant's …

Day 55: That Thing You Do

March 6th, 2022

19:05

Recapping one of my favorite movies with Jay.

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Day 54: Resetting after my trip

March 4th, 2022

10:12

Quick debrief of how I reset my mind after traveling and working remotely.

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Day 53: I gave my first talk

March 3rd, 2022

16:22

A few weeks ago I gave my first talk ever. It wasn’t about career or talent though. It was about my journey through chronic pain with migraines. I am sharing this story today on the podcast. I want you to know if you …

Day 52: Need some encouragement?

March 2nd, 2022

1:51

Today I’m taking 2 minutes to offer up some encouragement to my friends. ❤️

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Day 51: Random Thoughts

March 2nd, 2022

7:20

Today it’s random thoughts and inside jokes. Come and learn about my favorite old man drink.

Laughter, Love and Blessings,
Heather

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Day 50: The music that brought us together

February 28th, 2022

17:17

Listen in to hear my rambles about the music that brought Jay and I together. Jay even chimes in a bit. Come reminisce with us and have a laugh.


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


Heather


Social Links


@msheatherbdot

Day 49: Ryan Ellis

February 27th, 2022

20:22

I discovered Ryan's music at the end of 2021. His voice is beautiful and the words God has given him to share with the world are too. I didn't know …

Day 48: Postmodern Jukebox

February 27th, 2022

12:09

You know there is just some music that makes you smile, dance, and groove...well Postmodern Jukebox definitely makes me do all three. 


Official Website: https://postmodernjukebox.com


Wikipedia:

Day 47: Pause

February 25th, 2022

5:38

Today we are pausing on our music theme to pray for Ukraine. Join me as we pray.

Link to Prayer: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2022/articles/a-prayer-for-ukraine

Love and Blessings,
Heather

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Day 46: Train...Oh so good!

February 24th, 2022

26:38

Today I'm gushing about my all time favorite band, Train. Been a fan since I heard "Meet Virginia" on 107.7 The X out of Birmingham, AL. I do sing a …

Day 45: The Marfa Tapes

February 23rd, 2022

13:45

If you are a fan of real and raw music, then I highly recommend The Marfa Tapes with Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and John Randall. the documentary on Paramount+ is great and the album is phenomenal. 


Laughter, Love, …

Day 44: Ed Sheeran

February 22nd, 2022

14:27

We are reviewing the works of Ed Sheehan today. I had forgotten how much I really enjoyed his music. Come along and review his musical journey with me.


Links I mentioned:


Perfect w/Andrea Bocelli Video:

Day 43: Taylor....I'm Sorry

February 21st, 2022

12:50

Today, I'm sending out an apology to Taylor Swift. I definitely had a poor opinion of her when she started out in country music. But as she has grown …

Day 42: Jireh

February 20th, 2022

18:44

Today I'm sharing another worship song that has been on repeat since it came out in March 2021. "Jireh" from Elevation Worship and Maverick City …

Day 41: Voice of God

February 19th, 2022

28:52

We are starting the 10 episodes of music. So excited to be at this section of the 100 episodes! Today, I'm talking about one of my favorite worship songs, Voice of God by Dante Bowe (Feat. Steffany Gretzinger and …

Day 40: Late Night Rambles

February 19th, 2022

18:56

Welcome to late night rambles with me. Tonight in our last deep thoughts episode I'm talking about some of the influencers on Instagram that I have questions about. Join me as I ponder the backstory of a couple business …

Day 39: The tension of Cognitive Dissonance

February 18th, 2022

13:07

Today I'm sharing thoughts that have come up since revisiting the concept of cognitive dissonance. I shared information from Brene Brown's book, …

Day 38: The fine line of High Standards

February 17th, 2022

14:10

What do you think about when you hear the term "high standards"? Today I'm diving into the fine line of high standards vs toxic work environment. I shared a good bit from Anja Ferk's article from Jan 2020 (link below). …

Day 37: Work/Life Bal...Work/Life Harmony

February 16th, 2022

12:37

Are you searching for a balance of work and life? Guess what! Me too! Let's transition that phrase to work/life harmony. Come on the journey with me as we discuss the ebb and flow of our lives. 


Love and Blessings,


Heather

Day 36: Working from Home

February 14th, 2022

16:27

Working from home is way more common than it used to be. However, for some folks, there are still some challenges. Today I'm giving some advice on …

Day 35: How the Hollis drama helped me?

February 13th, 2022

15:48

Do you who know Rachel and Dave Hollis are? I was a big fan of theirs for a few years. Back in June of 2020, they announced their divorce. There has …

Day 34: Shame Shame Shame

February 13th, 2022

18:30

Please know that today's episode discusses a situation of sexually harassment/assault. If this is a subject that is difficult for you to listen to, I …

Day 33: Overcoming Perfectionism

February 11th, 2022

28:07

I'll be honest I didn't realize until I started recording this episode how fired up I would get. This episode is a bit longer but it's a subject …

Day 32: Making Changes

February 10th, 2022

23:25

A year and a half ago, we moved to FL. While I didn't have to change jobs since I was a remote employee already, Jay did. Jay left his steady paycheck to continue pursuing the one thing he loves so much, music. We had a …

Day 31: Finding Your Worth

February 9th, 2022

16:39

It's the first day of deep thoughts and I'm talking about finding your worth. I have really learned a lot about myself over the last 3 months. Today I'm sharing 4 things that have helped me find my worth and build my …

Day 30: Uninvited

February 8th, 2022

20:49

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lisa TerKeurst was such a breath of encouragement for me. Such timely words for us as we can all feel like this. She shares wisdom from her story …

Day 29: Grit & Grace

February 7th, 2022

10:03

Tim McGraw's book, Grit & Grace, came out in November 2019. I picked it up and finally read it in 2021. There are a few things I wanted to share with you from this book. Take a listen and see what you think. 


Also, …

Day 28: Growing Boldly

February 6th, 2022

11:06

Today I'm reviewing and sharing my takeaways from Emily Ley's book, Growing Boldly. This was such a wonderful, uplifting book. 


You can see her …

Day 27: Getting to Know God's Voice & Dream Come True

February 5th, 2022

16:16

Today's podcast goes back over some of the highlights of 2 devotionals from Jenny Randle. Getting to Know God's Voice and Dream Come True came out in 2020 and 2021. 


Check out Jenny online: https://www.jennyrandle.com

Day 26: Bored and Brilliant

February 4th, 2022

17:38

Being bored is not overrated. Manoush Zomorodi's book, "Bored and Brilliant," gives us a great look at why being bored can be a catalyst to …

Day 25: Greenlights

February 3rd, 2022

4:07

Alright, Alright, Alright.


Today's episode is short and sweet. I'm talking about the book, Greenlights, by Matthew McConaughey. 


I do have a favor to ask though. If you listen today, will you please share the podcast with …

Day 24: 5 Second Rule & The High 5 Habit

February 2nd, 2022

11:58

Do you know who Mel Robbins is? Cause she is everywhere!


I have been a follower and fan of hers for sometime now. I finally got her books on Audible …

Day 23: Own Your Everyday

February 1st, 2022

15:14

Definitely had some interesting thoughts about Jordan Lee Dooley's book, Own Your Everyday. Not bad thoughts, just reflective on how a book written …

Day 22: Dare to Lead

January 31st, 2022

19:32

Jumping into Brene' Brown's book, Dare to Lead today on the podcast. So many takeaways that I'm going to actually do a couple deeper thoughts episodes between episodes 31 and 40. 


Here is the link to the empathy video I …

Day 21: Enter Wild

January 30th, 2022

20:21

Hello and Welcome Back! 


These next 10 episodes will focus on takeaways from some of the books I read last year. First up is Enter Wild by Carlos Whittaker. I cover the 3 major takeaways in today's episode. 


Below are …

Day 20: Quote of the Day

January 29th, 2022

4:58

Daily Kairos posted this on their IG account and I'm 100% in need of this reminder everyday. 


"Your purpose is to know and be known by God."




Love and …

Day 19: Quote of the Day

January 28th, 2022

3:37

Breathe in the hope!


There is hope in the air again. Lift your head from your phone and have vision for your life once more. - Brendon Burchard




Love …

Day 18: Quote of the Day

January 27th, 2022

2:27

God can’t stop loving. It’s who He is.


- Krista Willams


God is love. He loves you more than you know. His arms are open for you to receive His love. Today and everyday may we never forget. 


Love and Blessings,


Heather


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Day 17: Quote of the Day

January 26th, 2022

8:38

What a reminder...


If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.


- Tony Gaskins




Love and Blessings,


Day 16: Quote of the Day

January 25th, 2022

4:49

This is a quote I see on a daily basis and it's one of my favorites. 


"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle


Love and Blessings,


Heather


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Day 15: Quote of the Day

January 24th, 2022

3:27

Short and sweet for this Monday episode. 


"Life is meant for good friends and great adventures."


Love and Blessings,


Heather


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Day 14: Quote of the Day

January 23rd, 2022

10:03

Today's episode is just a bit longer and I hope the message comes through the way I intended. Here's the quote:


"Don’t fear being the only woman at the table. It’s not ideal, but too often it’s a reality. Take your seat …

Day 13: Quote of the Day

January 22nd, 2022

4:58

Emily Ley said, "You have the freedom to design a life that is beautiful and filling and impactful." This quote has always reminded me that life …

Day 12: Quote of the Day

January 21st, 2022

4:51

Today's quote is from Margaret Thatcher: You may have to fight the battle more than once to win it. 


Love and Blessings, 


Heather




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Day 11: Quote of the Day

January 20th, 2022

6:52

Today we kick off 10 days of quotes and commentary. Our first quote is: 


"Just because something is popular doesn’t mean you have to buy it. Life …

Day 10

January 19th, 2022

7:09

Today I’m breaking down the upcoming themes for the rest of the 100 Days of Podcasts.


Make sure you are getting into the conversation over on IG and FB too.


Love and blessings, 


Heather


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Day 9

January 18th, 2022

18:12

Now that we are into mid-Jan, I have my 2022 goals and vision board ready to go. Let’s breakdown my 2022 goals together!


Love and blessings,


Heather



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Day 8

January 17th, 2022

14:46

I definitely made my share of purchases in 2021. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites.


Love and blessings,


Heather



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Day 7

January 16th, 2022

11:05

Have you ever pondered the meaning of your name? Come along and let’s talk about it.


Love and blessings,


Heather



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Day 6

January 15th, 2022

14:31

Let’s wrap up my list of books from 2021. I read/listened to 17 books last year. Here’s a list to inspire your 2022 reading.


Love and blessings,


Heather



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Day 5

January 14th, 2022

3:24

It’s Friday! Let’s celebrate!

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Day 4

January 13th, 2022

9:07

I had big goals for the books I wanted to read in 2021. Did I read them all?


Love and blessings,


Heather



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Day 3

January 12th, 2022

18:59

Today I do a run down of my 2021 resolutions and vision board. Let’s see how I did.


Love and blessings,


Heather



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Day 2

January 11th, 2022

17:49

Today we play catch up on work, health, and travel from 2021. 


Love and blessings, 


Heather



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Day 1

January 10th, 2022

1:55

Hey there! I'm so excited to be back on the podcast and kick off 2022 with 100 new episodes. That's right...100 days of podcasts. These should be …

Sunday Thoughts

April 18th, 2021

17:45

First off, pardon the sniffles and my tears during this episode. I wanted to share a quote from Emily Let’s new book, Growing Boldly, which lead into …

Coffee Talk: Be kind and love one another

December 11th, 2020

26:40

I went live on IG this morning for a Coffee Talk session. Come along and listen as I process through a few things.

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24: Purpose, Clarity, and the Unhurried Life with Jen Brazeal

December 2nd, 2020

51:09

Today is a podcast in the making for almost a year. I was finally able to sit down with Jen Brazeal. Jen and I met at Blissdom in Nov 2019. Jen has …

23: Divine Discontent w/Kaytie Fiedler

November 18th, 2020

1:01:36

Today, I welcome Kaytie Fiedler to the show. She is the owner of Epic Events Global and the US Executive Director for Open Arms in Kenya. She and I had this conversation back in April but the message is still timely. …

22: Seeking to understand w/April Corbett: A conversation about race

November 11th, 2020

1:01:19

Today, I welcome April Corbett to the show. She is an engineer, project manager, and an amazing creative. April and I met at Blissdom back in November 2019. I was instantly drawn to her message.


Back in the early summer …

21: Burn the Boats

November 4th, 2020

36:18

Episode 21: Burn the Boats


Today I’m going to give you the run down of our recent move to Florida. I’m excited to share this experience with you and kick off a new “season” of the Connect the Dots podcast. I called this …

Finding Peace

August 8th, 2020

19:16

I know it’s been a minute since my last podcast but this was on my heart to share all day. Hope you find encouragement!

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Just a hello.

July 3rd, 2020

2:14

I’m currently on vacation but wanted to take a minute to say hello.

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Kind Words

June 23rd, 2020

0:43

Proverbs 16:24 says, “Kind words are like honey - sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”

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Let’s do the heart work.

June 19th, 2020

10:04

Tonight I wanted to share a couple of paragraphs from Lisa Whittle’s book, “Jesus Over Everything.” This really spoke to me as I read it last night and I hope it encourages you.

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Things I learned this week

June 10th, 2020

14:57

Reflecting on all the things that I have been learning this past week in today's episode. I know I will probably still say something wrong or not …

Processing the past week's events.

June 1st, 2020

16:44

We are all processing the events in this nation. I woke up Sunday with these words are my heart. 


I want you to know that I see you. I honor you. I stand with you. 


I love you. 


Heather





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A Memorial Day Tribute

May 25th, 2020

8:12

Well today is Memorial Day and I wanted to share something that really impacted me this past week. It's the story/meaning of the Fallen Soldier …

Podcast Update!

May 18th, 2020

7:03

Today is just a quick run down of some upcoming changes to the podcast. As I take the next month or so to update the format and get some topics done, I'm going to be sharing shorter podcasts. Once I get everything …

20: For the Graduates

May 11th, 2020

14:38

On today's episode, I'm giving a commencement speech for those who are graduating in 2020. So many graduations have been cancelled or postponed due to the guidelines around COVID-19, I wanted to take a moment to help …

19: Speaking & Socks w/Carrie Grace

May 4th, 2020

52:40

Today, I bring you my conversation with Carrie Grace. I met her at Blissdom back in November of 2019. Her website tag line describes her perfectly, “encourager, motivational speaker, & believer in kindness.” She sat …

18: You are not a failure.

April 27th, 2020

15:36

Today we talk about the feelings that can come up when made a mistake or don’t meet a goal. That feeling of failing can be destructive if you aren’t …

17: Hearing God’s Voice w/Jenny Randle

April 20th, 2020

51:56

Today, I interviewed Jenny Randle. Jenny Randle is a nationally sought-after speaker, award-winning creative, co-host of the Shut the Should Up …

16: Staying sane during COVID-19

April 13th, 2020

17:29

Episode 16: Staying sane during COVID-19


Today, we discuss how to stay sane during this time of COVID-19. We talk a little science as we get a basic understanding of what COVID-19 really is. Then we review how to stay …

15: Message in the Mess

April 6th, 2020

28:10

Today, I am bringing you my thoughts about how to find the message in the mess that is currently happening due to the COVID-19. As we all shelter in place, our new normal is one that has no definite end date. I want to …

14: Life on Purpose with Anna Rose Robertson

March 30th, 2020

47:45

Today I welcome Anna Rose Robertson to the show. She is a wife, mother, teacher, coach, and podcast host. She shares with us her journey of finding …

13: Show Up

March 23rd, 2020

18:17

Today I let you listen to a voice memo that I recorded as I was driving home from Nashville when my mind was just flooded with thoughts about what it means to show up in life. I let you hear the ramblings of my thoughts …

12: Leaders, how are you treating your customers?

March 16th, 2020

28:55

Today, I bring you a show that is a bit longer than my previous shows but I had a lot of stuff I wanted to address. I didn’t have any formal notes for this episode so it was kind off the cuff. This is the real me for …

11: Get Out Of Your Own Way (Dave Hollis Book Review)

March 9th, 2020

14:23

Episode 11: Get Out of Your Own Way


Today, I’m giving you some of my biggest takeaways from Dave Hollis’ new book, Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptics …

10: Being Positioned w/Christina Menkemeller

March 2nd, 2020

37:00

Today my guest is Christina Menkemeller. She is the founder of Being Positioned, a non-profit that is offering full paid journeys for individuals who …

09: What I wish I knew about paying for college

February 24th, 2020

25:44

Today, we look at the advice I wish my 35 year old self could have given to my 18 year old self. Here is a quick run down of the topics we cover.


What …

08: College - To Go or Not To Go

February 17th, 2020

21:43

Episode 08: College - To Go or Not To Go


Today, we look at that decision we have to make about going to college. My goal is to give you insight on …

Bonus: Love is a reflex

February 12th, 2020

6:27

In the book “Everybody Always,” Bob Goff says, “When joy is a habit, Love is a reflex.” After hearing about the passing of a friend, I wanted to share some thoughts about loving everybody always. May you be blessed …

07: Driving Forces w/Roni Lambrecht

February 10th, 2020

51:28

Episode 07: Driving Forces w/Roni Lambrecht


Today, we have our very first guest!! I’m so happy to have Roni Lambrecht with me today. She is an amazing woman that I connected with at Blissdom. She shares the story of how …

Bonus: Open your circle

February 4th, 2020

7:30

I had a story and some things on my heart that I wanted to share today. Hope you enjoy it!

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06: What if community scares you?

February 3rd, 2020

15:39

Episode 06: What if community scares you?


Today, we tackle the topic of community and what to do if it scares you. This is a very raw and real episode for me. I have dealt with this personally in throughout my life. I am …

05: Defining the Customer Experience

January 27th, 2020

17:38

Episode 05: Defining the customer experience.


Today, we look at the customer experience and how to define it. We run through 4 steps to help you drill …

Bonus: You can do hard things.

January 22nd, 2020

5:16

A little mid-week motivation for you!

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04: So it's time for your first job

January 20th, 2020

13:28

Episode 04: So it’s time for your first job
Today, we look at getting that first job. When should you? Why should you? And how can we support you?
Here …

00: Meet Heather

January 13th, 2020

16:49

Hey There!


Come on in and pull up a seat at The Polka Dot Desk. I'm here in this very first episode to give you more insight about me and this …

01: Career - What is that exactly?

January 13th, 2020

20:54

Episode 1: Career - What exactly is that?


Today, we look at the basics of what is a career, how dreams play into your career, and talk a little about …

02: Customers - Who are they?

January 13th, 2020

13:59

Episode 2: Customers - Who are they?


Today, we look at the basics of who customers are, the roles we play, and the importance of understanding them. …

03: Community - What is that?

January 13th, 2020

15:42

Episode 3: Community - What is that?


Today, we look at the basics of what makes up a community. Here is a quick run down of the topics we cover.



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