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The Heidi B Show

Jan 14, 2021

Discovering the Warrior in You with Candy Wheeler

Are you thinking of starting a business? Maybe you want to do or create something new, but fear and self-doubt are holding you back. Will you stay in your comfort zone, or will you do what you want and be happy?

In this episode, Candy Wheeler talks about women’s empowerment in business. She shares her own experience in entrepreneurship and how she moved away from her fears. Candy also discusses how she created the podcast, Words of a Warrior.

If you are going through a time of discovering your purpose, then this episode is for you.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Know more about women’s empowerment in business.
  2. Discover warrior tools as shared by Candy to navigate your everyday lives.
  3. Learn about creating and hosting a retreat.


Episode Highlights

How Candy Found Her Purpose

  • Candy attended a Powerhouse Women event hosted by Lindsey Schwartz.
  • In one exercise, Candy realized how she always pointed out what she wanted to change about herself. She learned how she never expressed gratitude.
  • While trekking in the Himalayas, she became grateful for her legs and body.
  • The mental strain of endurance pushed Candy into a space of gratitude. For her, gratitude makes her feel the most alive.

How Candy Moved into the Entrepreneurial Stage

  • Candy would not have left her job if it was up to her alone. She felt fear about quitting her job.
  • She already started her coaching business and realized that she could replace her income and more if she chose to go her own way.
  • Candy gathered the courage to leave her job. She knew she could not go back when another path was presenting itself to her. 

The Most Common Thing Candy Coaches Women Through

  • Candy is a business and leadership coach; she focuses on empowered leadership.
  • Most people who come to Candy come for business coaching. They want to create something but experience fear and self-doubt.
  • Feeling good and worthy enough is the most common thing Candy would coach women. She believes all women deserve a life full of joy and gratitude.

Warrior Tools to Help Us Navigate Our Everyday Life

  • Take one deep breath before getting up in the morning.
  • Ask yourself how you want to feel today.
  • Go about the day with awareness, and say yes to things in alignment with your intention.
  • Before going to bed, acknowledge yourself.

What Makes Cacao and Cacao Ceremony So Special?

  • Candy is drawn to cacao, a plant whose origin is Southern South America.
  • At the physiological level, cacao is used as a medicine for anything concerning the heart. It is a vasodilator that helps circulate blood flow.
  • At the energetic level, it helps us bring up stuck emotions. It allows us to open our hearts for more love, connection, intimacy, and abundance.
  • Creating a ritual of getting still is a powerful way to commit to feeling our feelings.

What It Takes to Create and Host a Retreat

  • In hosting a retreat, you need support from the team or tribe.
  • You should also expand and choose to embody your leadership. Say yes to the excitement.
  • Seek counsel from others who have done something similar, but stay true to your vision.
  • Channel support and believing in yourself.

Words of a Warrior Podcast

  • Candy always dreamed of having her show. She knew that podcasting is something she would love doing.
  • She loved the freedom of expression provided by podcasting.
  • What she finds challenging is not having a team yet. Candy plans to delegate the tasks of editing and to create show notes soon.
  • The consistency of having an episode to share every week is also something that Candy finds challenging.

75 Hard Challenge and Candy's Daily Non-Negotiables

  • This challenge is composed of two workouts per day, lasting 45 minutes each. You should also drink a gallon of water, follow a specific diet, and read books on personal development or non-fiction.
  • Candy is currently doing the challenge. It helps her build discipline and integrity. 
  • Candy makes sure to have her time to herself in the morning. It makes her more effective in fulfilling her roles.

5 Powerful Quotes

“When you do something that challenges you physically, it's going to challenge you in all areas — mentally, emotionally, spiritually.”

“If we're always waiting to be unafraid to make these big life changes, we'll be waiting forever. We have to learn to move through them with the fear.”

“It's so much better to be over the top in the positive direction than it is in the negative direction.”

“Making and keeping promises to yourself really up levels you when it comes to your belief in yourself.”

“Find what brings you joy, find what brings you excitement, and follow that without guilt.”

About Candy

Candy Wheeler is an internationally recognized leadership coach, podcast host, author, and motivational speaker. ​As a conscious leadership coach, she’s on a mission to help millions of women feel fully recognized and seen not just for their potential, but more importantly, for the results that they create in the lives of others.

Connect with Candy through her Instagram and website.

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