Everyone faces unique pressures, obstacles, and challenges—but it’s how you show up and overcome them that defines your life. Whether you’re a full-time career professional, a business owner, a mom, or simply a woman who wants to enjoy life at a deeper level—it all starts with granting yourself permission.
Our guest is Patty Aubery, #1 NY Times Best-selling Author, Co-Founder & President of The Canfield Training Group who built the publishing industry’s first billion-dollar brand, Chicken Soup for the Soul®.
Patty is an internationally recognized leader in personal development and peak performance. As the business strategist behind the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, she has worked side by side with Jack Canfield helping millions of individuals maximize their potential. For more than 30 years, Patty has been training and coaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, and people from across 108 countries, how to create the life and results they desire.
Patty’s most recent book, Permission Granted, which has already soared to the top of multiple best seller lists, presents empowering stories of how life changes when you give yourself permission to show up. In this episode, Patty shares her perspective on how women need to and deserve to show up, stand up, and speak up.
[03:40] Patty’s journey
[07:10] Advice for getting unstuck and moving forward
[08:53] Overcoming setbacks
[09:21] Stop focusing on what you don’t want
[13:32] What Patty wishes she had known sooner
[16:43] Give yourself permission to ask for what you want
[20:55] The emergence of “Permission Granted”
[23:49] Overcoming limiting beliefs
[27:31] Standing up and standing out in a partnership
[33:49] The importance of authenticity
[36:30] Having the right mindset for feedback
[38:40] Going from dreaming to doing
[45:59] Gaining proximity to influential leaders
[49:46] Writing “Permission Granted”
[52:50] Patty’s vision
[57:45] Final words of wisdom
“Not making a decision is probably the biggest wrong decision you could ever make. The only failure is by not taking some sort of action.” – Patty Aubery
“Women need to give themselves permission to live their passion, their purpose, their vision, and be in alignment with their truth.” – Patty Aubery
“When we don't honor our passion, our truth, that's when the universe makes it hard.” – Patty Aubery
“Don’t talk yourself out of the equation before the game starts. Go in with clarity and confidence that you truly belong there.” – Patty Aubery
“If you aren’t scaring yourself enough then you aren’t growing.” – Patty Aubery
“By sharing your vision and your goals, you are creating accountability.” – Patty Aubery
“When you have clarity, you have confidence.” - Patty Aubery
“Give yourself permission to be high maintenance. And then your view of what high maintenance looks like might just be equality.” - Patty Aubery
“When you identify someone you want to connect with, ask yourself ‘how can I be part of their agenda and be of service to them’.” – Patty Aubery
“The universe rewards the people that take risks.” – Patty Aubery
As President of The Canfield Training Group, Patty Aubery has not only overseen the growth of the publishing industry’s first billion-dollar brand, Chicken Soup for the Soul®, but she’s also created a multimillion dollar training company around the success principles of author Jack Canfield. Patty has expanded these live training and coaching programs to 108 countries and prepared thousands of emerging success trainers for professional careers in the transformational field. She is a #1 NY Times bestseller. She is the CVO for Goalfriends, and she is now dedicated to bringing her experience to women entrepreneurs, sales professionals, and corporate employees through live events, retreats, women’s summits and speaking engagements that teach audiences and small groups the Success Principles and strategic career planning.
All of Patty’s offerings are geared toward women who are ready to invest in their future and take their life and business to a new level.