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Ask the Expert: Amy Deagle

Dynamic thought leaders are featured for our “Ask the Expert” interview series. This year we’ve spoken with Whitney Johnson about success, Cameron Gott about enlisting help, Dr. Thomas Armstrong about motivation, Harold Taylor about time management, Erin Rooney Doland about clutter, Francine Jay about letting go, Todd Henry about next steps, Dr. Debbie Grove about change, and Joshua Becker about fresh starts. For October, I’m excited to have with us marketing strategist and coach, Amy Deagle to share her insights about possibility thinking.

As I mentioned during last month’s interview, one of the perks of being active on social media is meeting interesting people that I might not have met otherwise. That’s how I met Amy. Her positive attitude and possibility mindset caught my attention. I wanted to learn more about her ideas for suspending doubt and thinking bigger, so I invited Amy to join us. Before we begin the interview, here’s more about her.

Amy Deagle is a Personal Brand Strategist and Business Coach for networkers who are ready to step up and claim their spot as the CEO of their business, stand out from the competition and help more people than they ever thought possible. Through her proprietary Possibility to Prosperity System™ and Credibility Booster Formula™ she helps others create one of a kind, obsession-sparking businesses and brands to magnetically attract publicity, success and sales. When she’s not transforming girl-next-door businesses into A-List’er brands, she’s obsessing over fabulous stilettos, binge watching Scandal or two-stepping her way to the front row of country music concert. You can connect with Amy on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or website. 


Linda Samuels:  As a self-described “Lifestyle Designer,” you help others pursue a “life of audacious possibility.” What are some ways to create an environment that nurtures possibility thinking?

Amy Deagle:  Make sure that you have your mind in line. By that I mean, make sure you are filling up your brain with positivity and affirmations. Drown out the negative nelly in your head. To start imagining a life of audacious possibility you need to first believe that it is possible for you.


Linda:  What is one obstacle we might encounter? 

Amy:  Mindset gunk. We are our own worst enemy. Getting out of your own way and overcoming resistance is a daily battle, but you must take action everyday towards your goal.


Linda:  What are some techniques or questions to ask for imagining possibilities?  


  • If anything were truly possible what would I want for my life?
  • If no one was going to be mad, disappointed or upset, how would I actually want to spend my time?
  • What service could I provide to the world if I didn’t care what anyone else would think? 
  • If I had unlimited funds for a year, to spend how and when I wanted, with the caveat that I must do something of service for the world, what would that be?
  • How would I spend my free time?


Linda:  What has been your biggest personal challenge around embracing possibilities?

Amy:  I have a horrible negative nelly in my head. She is something fierce. It is a daily battle to make sure that I don’t let that negative, scared piece run my life. But even with fear, you just have to jump. You are never going to know what is possible unless you try.


Linda:  What is your most surprising discovery about the possibility mindset? 

Amy:  As soon as you think you have one path figured out, another one pops up that is even bigger, even better than what you could have possibly imagined … possibility is unlimited … once you start reveling in that mindset, new opportunities and possibilities unfold effortlessly.


Thank you, Amy for joining us. I’m sure that many of us relate to the battle between suspending negative messages and encouraging positive ones to thrive. As you mentioned, sometimes we need to push forward anyway, even when we’re afraid or doubting ourselves. I also like the questions you posed, which helps us get out of our own way, suspend our fears, and play the “possibility” game. And my new favorite term, "mindset gunk." We have to floss the brain of that stuff, right?

Join Amy and me as we continue the conversation. What resonates with you?




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Reader Comments (10)

I always say the loudest voice in our lives is our own. The power we have to discourage ourselves, talk ourselves out of action, and deflate ourselves is incredible. The good news is that we have the same power if we focus on the positives. I so agree with Amy on this. Perspective is huge, and perspective is largely within our control.

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

Amy is right, if I don't try I won't get to know where my real limits are. As she said is a constant battle, every day, every hour, it's important to overcome bad feelings, bad thoughts and bad moods. Negativity is a chute and positivity is a ladder, as simple as that.

Thank you Linda and Amy

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNacho Eguiarte

I love the questions that Amy puts forth for us to ask ourselves. Just imagining the possibilities is a fun and wonderful activity in which to engage. I bet that if you take the most audacious possibility you can imagine and then scale it back to a more realistic level something wonderful could come from that leap of faith! Thanks for this interview, Linda.

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Quintana

We always tend to listen to that negative element in our heads. Amy is right we really need to learn to tune her down to a level we can be productive in. I don't think we can get rid of negativity altogether we just have to learn how to deal.

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJill Robson

So wonderful to "hear" all of your voices! What a great group!

@Seana- Power of self. It can be fabulous when we encourage that voice.

@Nacho- Chutes and ladders. What a poetic analogy. Love it.

@Diane- There's power too, in the "leap of faith" that we each will encounter at some point in our lives. A beautiful thing.

@Jill- Tuning "her" down to a barely audible level so the positivity and possibilities can thrive. Yes!

October 22, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Awesome message! Thank you, too, for the reassurance that the fear is there but we just have to set it aside and leap. I often feel like those feelings have to be gone to take the next step. But, clearly they do not.

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNettie Owens

Nettie- Great to "hear" your voice. Fear is normal. And I guess it's as normal to feel paralyzed or stymied by fear as it is to take the leap and go forward. The good news is that either way, we always have that choice. I'm constantly amazed what happens when I let go and move ahead despite the fear. Growth happens. Confidence increases. It's quite a wonderful process even with the "scary" factor.

October 27, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

So often we have to get out of our own way! What a great connection to possibilities!

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Delap

Those are powerful questions, and some of them will be hard to answer, but definitely worth it!!

October 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Barclay

Ellen- Oh, yes!! Getting out of our own way. Not always easy to do, but so powerful when we realize that it's only our self that's holding us back. Realizing it is half the battle.

@Janet- Agree that they are "powerful" questions that Amy poses. And the answers aren't quick to discover. But they are certainly worth pondering and then seeing if the answers are in alignment with what is currently happening.

October 29, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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