I've had several guests come on
the show, and they all want to talk about decluttering. Some want
to declutter our schedules and some want to declutter our kitchen
cabinets, but they all say to declutter our lives is to declutter
our souls. Today's guest is knowledgeable, funny, charming, and she
is an expert at getting rid of clutter. I know I’ll learn a thing
or two from her and so will you.
Allie Casazza is the host of
The Purpose Show - a top-rated podcast - and the creator of online
courses that have earned her international attention for her fresh,
practical lifestyle strategies for moms. Known as 'The Life
Minimalist', she encourages and inspires women to pursue abundant
life by creating space for what matters most. Allie and her
husband, Brian, live with their four young children in Southern
California wine country.
Her signature course,Your Uncluttered Home, is available for $100 off (normally $297) for
a limited time only. She's running this sale in coordination with
her annual free challenge called Declutter Like A Mother. This
price will be available through January 15th at midnight
[03:06] Allie serves women and
mothers who feel overwhelmed with life and schedule. She loves
helping them find routines that are light and bright and serve
their lifestyles. [04:02] Allie has four children and lives in
[04:26] Most people who have
something to offer the world find it was born out of going through
a really hard time in life. That's what happened to
[04:37] She was depressed and
overwhelmed with her role as a mother and wife.
[06:10] She was overwhelmed and
wasn't happy with the way she was showing up and living her life
with her family.
[09:14] Allie knew she needed
to fix the source, but she was so desperate that she almost went
and got medication.
[09:35] She decided to get rid
of everything that wasn't used or loved. It took a few months to
get rid of the clutter, but her health felt different after the
[10:48] Having what needs to be
and nothing extra enables her to travel and run a business and do
all the things that she does.
[11:10] Allie teaches online
classes. She shared her journey on her blog. People were sharing
her great ideas.
[12:05] She wrote an ebook, but
realized online courses were a better format. She is good at
marketing and loves working from home and helping other
[14:02] Melissa is a mom who
gets overwhelmed easily. She admires Allies organizational skills
and entrepreneurial ability.
[15:51] It all starts at home.
We can only do one thing at a time. The physical act of
decluttering and letting go of weight in your physical space will
make you feel better.
[18:25] If you have a beautiful
room you want to spend time in, you are more likely to pray or
meditate or spend time with God.
[19:03] Any habit you want to
change begins with your environment. Decluttering is a physical act
that can make your life better.
[20:21] You become a better
person by creating spaces that you enjoy.
[22:24] Allie just started
blogging for herself and now she has a huge following.
[28:18] Allie has big plans.
Her revenue comes from courses about getting your life together at
home. When you trip over a secret and have the audacity to share it
[30:12] Once Allie's business
started taking off, minimalism became a trend. She was worried that
she wasn't famous or fast enough.
[30:38] Even though, there are
multiple teachers in this niche, they do not have Allie's voice and
[33:12] In Allie's business,
she is working on simplifying and only doing things that move the
[33:49] She wants to show up in
a way that brings impact, revenue, and change. She is also
coaching, and she has some new courses coming out including a
simplifying homeschooling course.
[34:47] This season is about
taking out the unnecessary and focusing on the goal.
[35:04] Allies husband quit his
job and is helping out with the business.
[36:22] Allie loves going to
fancy dinners. She gets a skinny margarita and a giant burger at
her favorite local place.
[37:36] Friendship is having
the ability to connect, share, and be together without the burden
[39:06] Elizabeth Olsen or Anne
Hathaway would play her in a movie.
My mom’s King Ranch Chicken casserole. My small hometown in East Texas. My eleventh grade choir teacher. Know what all of these things have in common? None of them are famous. None have been written about or sung about or reported on. You might call them “ordinary.”
Welcome to Ordinary People. Ordinary Things. Where we talk about all the things that we see and touch and fear and feel and eat and hope for - every day. Because that’s what life is, you know? It’s one miracle after another - we just get so used to seeing them...we call them ordinary.
“THE WORLD IS A SERIES OF MIRACLES. BUT WE’RE SO USED TO SEEING THEM WE JUST CALL THEM ORDINARY THINGS." - Hans Christian Anderson