Finding Your Spark With Gratitude

Finding Your Spark With Gratitude


Tracy Austin, founder and CEO of Elevated Talent Consulting, shares her journey of finding her spark and navigating unexpected life changes. She emphasizes the importance of personal work and self-discovery in order to create a fulfilling life and career. Tracy discusses the seasons of life and the need to let go of control and embrace acceptance. She also highlights the power of gratitude and morning practices in finding joy. Tracy encourages listeners to try new things and rediscover themselves, letting go of societal expectations and shoulds. Overall, the conversation explores the themes of self-discovery, acceptance, and finding joy in life's transitions.


Personal work and self-discovery are essential for creating a fulfilling life and career.
Embracing the seasons of life and letting go of control can lead to greater acceptance and joy.
Practicing gratitude and morning routines can help cultivate a positive mindset.
Trying new things and rediscovering hobbies can bring joy and a sense of self.


00:00 Introduction
01:27 Background and Business
03:28 Seasons of Life
05:34 Finding Your Spark
06:20 Accepting Emotions
08:10 Morning Practice and Gratitude
09:29 Letting Go of Control
12:27 Self-Discovery and Trying New Things
24:06 Discovering Yourself
28:44 Letting Go of “Shoulds”
32:47 Conclusion and Contact Information

About Traci Austen
Traci Austin is a certified HR professional with two decades of experience building HR departments from the ground up for small businesses. Her mission is to create a container for every employee, if they choose, to be fulfilled in their work while meeting business outcomes. She does this through employee development and engagement, performance consulting, training facilitation, and coaching HR professionals.
Traci uses her consulting expertise to serve clients in applying behavioral concepts to hiring and selection, designing and implementing talent pathways, coaching, motivation, and leadership. She is a highly sought-after expert on these topics. She hosts a weekly podcast titled, Talent Optimization with Traci Austin and has been distributed to thousands of HR professionals and business leaders across the globe.  
She is the Chief Strategy Consultant and owner of Elevated Talent Consulting, a certified women-owned business, that impacts small business and HR professionals in exceeding performance expectations while being fulfilled in their work.


Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!

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