Polly Campbell, Simply Said

If you want to succeed in today’s changing business climate and create the life you desire, you’ll need to understand the psychology of success. Join author and entrepreneur Polly Campbell as she offers science-based success strategies and practical ideas you can adopt today, to build a better business and create a life you want to live.

Mental Health
Ep. 177 Eric Maisel: Use Visualization for Bett...
Design your mind for greater joy, peace, and clarity
26 min
Ep. 176 Finding the Opportunity in Discomfort
Tweak your mindset to find unexpected benefits during the difficult times
25 min
Ep. 175 Joe Bailey and Restoring Your Innate Me...
"We are always living in the thinking of our our thinking," Bailey says. And we can reset our thinking.
30 min
Ep. 174 The Skills Every Employer Wants and Eve...
Why soft skills are so important to our success in anything
27 min
Ep. 173 Make a Difference with Alex Amouyel
We can make a difference in the world and help solve some of the biggest problems And, we must. Time for action.
33 min
Ep. 172 The Habits of Mentally Healthy People
When we add these mental health-boosting practices to our days, we are able to cope better.
29 min
Ep. 171 The Healing Practice of Journaling wit...
Journaling can launch your creativity, ease your stress, and even help heal. Here's how to do it.
29 min
Ep. 170 How to Get Through the Suck
A difficult moment or frustrating day doesn't have to take us down. Here are some ways to manage.
26 min
Ep. 169 How to Push Your LImits and Thrive with...
Face the unknown by challenging beliefs and trying new things
29 min
Ep. 168 How to Move On
Sometimes the best thing we can do is to give up on one goal, to go after another.
28 min
Ep. 167 Access Your Inner Jefa
Business strategist Ashley K. Stoyanov Ojeda talks entrepreneurial goals
24 min
Ep. 166 Take a Break
Mental fatigure can lead to burnout and health issues but there is a simple way to avoid those problems.
23 min
Ep. 165 Wisdom to Change the World
Wisdom to Change the World
26 min
Ep. 164 Living a Rich and Happy Life
Yep, money can make you happier, but it's how you spend it that matters most.
22 min
Ep. 163 Overcoming the Fear of Failure
Evaluating the risks can help diminish the fear
28 min
Ep. 162 Clear Out the Mental Clutter
Get rid of the ideas and thoughts that hold you back.
27 min
Ep: 161 The Easy Way to Enjoy Your Day More
Simply noticing the details of your life can make even the mundane marvelous
30 min
Ep. 160 Top Tips From the Last Three Years
We've covered a lot of good ideas since we started Simply Said. In honor of our 3-year anniversary, we recap a few of Polly's favorites.
19 min
Ep. 159 How to Make Good Habits Stick
A little reminder can help you create a stringer of small behavior that lead to big success
22 min
Ep. 158 Keys to Better Communication
These positive communication strategies can improve relationships.
32 min
Ep. 157 How to Avoid the FOMO Focus
Do you get caught up comparing yourself to others on social media? Here's how to stop.
23 min
Ep. 156 The Benefits of Dreaming
Giving into dream consciousness is a route to growth.
27 min
Ep. 155 Set Boundaries to Ease Stress at Work a...
How to Set Boundaries to Ease Stress at Work and at Home
23 min
Ep. 154 Is Gig Work for You?
Consider these factors before kissing your office job goodbye and becoming a self-employed freelancer
26 min
Ep. 153 This Practice is Essential to Coping wi...
Curiosity helps diffuse stress and amp up innovation. Plus it just feels better.
21 min
Ep. 152 Reclaiming Your Mojo
G. Brian Benson talks about slowing down, creativity, self-acceptance, and authentic living
27 min
Ep. 151 How To Get Rolling With Any Project
It can be hard to get going, but by upping our speed of engagement we can move more easily through our days
20 min
Ep. 150 Building Better Relationships with Lind...
The renowned therapist shares how we can skillfully navigate the challenging times together
32 min
Ep. 149 Break the Bad-Mood Pattern
Our negative moods can hurt our relationships and business, here's how to manage them
22 min
Ep. 148 Networking for Introverts
Skip the group gatherings and go direct
21 min
Ep. 147 Badass Educator and Author M.J. Fievre...
Awareness and action can help end racism and empower our community and all of its people
34 min
Ep. 146 Breaking the Pattern of Procrastination
No, you are not lazy! But a different approach can help you feel better and get more done
22 min
Ep. 145 How to Make Your Own Luck in Work and Life
Reframe circumstances to create 'Smart Luck'
31 min
Ep. 144 Build the Lifestyle, Then the Business
These ideas can help you create a sustainable lifestyle and business you love
27 min
Ep. 143 Why Reflection is More Powerful Than R...
Take time to notice, your accomplishments, failures, and growth and you'll be energized for the new year
28 min
Ep. 142 Find Your Next Big Idea with Sam Sanders
Launch 2022 with the ideas and energy that will move your life and business forward
26 min
Ep. 141 Micro-habits to Ease Seasonal Stress
Managing stress is key to enjoying the season at work and at home
25 min
Ep. 140 Give Kindness this Season
Looking for a creative gift? Try a Joy Jar or a random act of kindness
28 min
Ep, 139 Grieving Through the Holidays
Grief doesn't diminish during the festive season of celebration and joy, says bereavement counselor and author of  Opening to Grief, Claire Willis. Often we feel it deeply during this time. And that's nothing to be ashamed of. Grief is an...
26 min
Ep. 138 Give Your Brain a Break With a Mental H...
When you are feeling stressed and anxious, exhausted and overwhelmed it's time for a break. Take a Mental Health Day, like you would take a sick day if you were down with the flu. Here's why I think this is essential to do every once in awhile and how...
20 min
Ep. 137 Talking Resilience with Gwen Moran
Do you keep going through tough times or are you more likely to fold up your tent and go home?  Can you bloom anywhere? Today we are talking resilience with author Gwen Moran, host of  . We'll cover what it means to be resilient and...
30 min
Ep. 136 Relationships Built to Last
Our relationships with others whether it be family members, spouses, or friends, are the most important things in our lives--but they aren't always easy to navigate. In this episode, Polly offers some research-based tips that anyone can use to create...
28 min
Ep. 135 Build Your Business with Intuition
What are the "Clairs" and how can we use them to gain insights to help our business and improve our lives? Psychic, intuitive, and author of Intuition @ Work and other books, Melanie Barnum, tells us how we can combine our innate intuitive and...
29 min
Ep 134 Make Your Own Definition
Success is a matter of how you talk about it
23 min
Ep. 133 The Transformative Power of Pets
Animal intuitive Lynn McKenzie talks about how animals help elevate and enrich our lives and how we can learn to connect and communicate with our furry friends in a deeper way. www.PollyCampbell.com Lynn McKenzie, www.LynnMcKenzie.com, is the author...
25 min
Ep. 132 Future Cast a Healthier Life
Would you like $30 now or $45 in 30 days? How you answer that question can impact your happiness. But we can all learn to "futurecast" and use our thoughts to create a healthier, happier life now and going forward. This episode discusses the research...
22 min
Ep. 131 Tess Whitehurst Talks Self-Love
 You don't have to accomplish anything, lose weight, be any different than you are. You are already worthy of being here. You matter right now. When we learn to love ourselves this way--like we love others--we can discover the treasures and...
25 min
Ep. 130 An Interesting Life Can Lead to Health ...
The pursuit of happiness may not bring us happiness at all. But a life filled with interesting and diverse experiences and perspectives increases our sense of well-being and that can lead to a good life, and a happy one too. Today, we'll talk about...
24 min
Ep. 129 Learning about Reiki with Raven Keyes
Reiki uses spiritual energy for health and transformation. Master teacher and practitioner Raven Keyes tells us what Reiki is and how it can help in healing and help us navigate these challenging times. Raven Keys, author of Medical Reikie,...
19 min
Ep. 128 The Upside of Failure
When it came to my economics class,  I crashed and burned, and then, I did it again. Economics wasn't fun. Either was failing. But when we think about failure as productive, as a way to learn and grow, we tend to gather the information we need to...
26 min
Ep. 127 The Book Maven Shares Her Favorite Book...
Bethanne Patrick, The Book Maven, a book critic who writes for The Washington Post, the LA Times, and other publications shares her top books for fall and why listening to audiobooks is as powerful as reading in print.  
28 min
Ep. 126 Acceptance Makes It Easier to Get Through
Acceptance is not giving up or giving in. It's recognizing what the situation or circumstances are--what is--without judgment or complaint. That allows the kind of clarity we need to then work through challenges and cope better with them. It also...
23 min
Ep. 125 Christy Whitman Talks Law of Attraction...
Christy Whitman, bestselling author of The Desire Factor and other books talks all things Law of Attraction and how we can access it to create the lives we desire, raise our energy, and feel good.  Find Polly at and order her newest book, You,...
29 min
Ep. 124 Are Early Risers Happier?
Today we talk about the link between chronotype--your sleep/wake patterns--and well-being. And we also cover some strategies Polly is using to try to get a good night's sleep and wake feeling more energized. Research reminds us that knowing our...
24 min
Ep. 123 Kundtz Stop to Hear Inner Wisdom
Author of The Art of Stopping, David Kundtz talks about the importance of learning to get quiet, to become still so we can hear the wisdom we have within. Kundtz believes we have all the inner wisdom we need to live a good life, but we must break free...
28 min
Ep. 122 Learn to Love the Body You Have--It is ...
Making peace with how you look and feeling good about the body you are in is an important aspect of living a healthy and happy life. Research shows that when we learn to filter out the messages that lead to comparison or doubt we will feel better...
19 min
Ep. 121 Nita Sweeney, Moving Through Depression
Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hates a Moving Target talks about her experience with depression and bipolar disorder and how moving--running even just 60 seconds at first with her dog--helped her find her own inner strength and cope with mental...
32 min
Ep. 120 Stress Management at Work
Stress is unavoidable, but we can deal with it better.
28 min
Ep. 119 Kim Forrester Talks Activating Our Intu...
Author Kim Forrester tells us how to activate our sixth sense and how we can connect to our psychic energy.  Our intuitive power is not a mystery she says, but a sense we all have and one relied on by some of the most successful people in the...
31 min
Ep. 118 Time Tweaks to Boost Well-Being
Managing our time well is about more than getting stuff done. Science says the right kind of time-use strategies will boost our well-being and improve our health, which ultimately helps us be more productive.  Listen today to learn about how we...
22 min
Ep. 117 Letting Go to Move Forward
Transitions can be difficult and scary, but when we let go of our expectations and become open to the possibilities we will find a path of greater meaning and less stress. We talk about it today with author, actor, Tedx speaker, G. Brian Benson. ...
28 min
Ep. 116 Re-Entry Anxiety and Optimal Discomfort
Research shows about half of all people are experiencing what psychologists are calling re-entry anxiety, the kind of anxiety that comes as we learn how to navigate this new world. But some discomfort,  managed, or "optimal" discomfort can help...
23 min
Ep. 115 Make Your Ripple of Impact Marc Angelo ...
We can all create a movement by making a positive change, a ripple of impact , that adds joy and meaning to our lives and changes the world for the better. Marc Angelo Coppola, podcaster and founder of Valhalla and the Superhero Academy tells us how...
27 min
Ep. 114 Quick Ways to Relax and Calm
It's easy to get riled and upset, but that constant stressed state can do damage to our minds and bodies and keep us from the clarity we need to manage difficult moments. Today, Polly offers some quick-and-easy, in-the-moment strategies you can use to...
23 min
Ep. 113 Rachael Wolff Talks Letter Writing for...
Rachael Wolff, author of Letters from a Better Me, explains how we can use letters to figure things out, tap into our spiritual side, and develop awareness and acceptance that allows us to break painful patterns in our lives.  Find Polly:...
30 min
Ep. 112 Watch out for Toxic Positivity
You don't have to feel good all the time to live a meaningful, even happy life. Learning to feel all of the difficult emotions is what allows us to move forward despite challenging circumstances. In this episode, we talk about how to avoid toxic...
21 min
Ep. 111 Transforming Big Energy with Michelle W...
Plus: The Magic of 111
33 min
Ep. 110 Luminous Spaces with Maureen Calamia
Maureen Calamia, author of Creating Luminous Spaces talks about Feng shui, biophilia, and how we can align with our natural elements wood, fire, earth, water, metal to connect to our higher energy and live a more luminous life indoors and out. 
26 min
Ep. 109 Post Traumatic Growth
No doubt life is filled with challenging moments and battering adversity. Yet even in the most difficult moments, there can be growth and opportunity. Psychologists call it post-traumatic growth and many of us are experiencing it right now. Polly...
25 min
Ep. 108 Talking Tea with Jodi Helmer
Farmer, tea expert, and author of Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard talks about the health benefits of tea and how we can grow our own tea gardens and brew our own blends, right now in our...
24 min
Ep. 107 How to Deal with Sadness and Stress
There is nothing wrong with feeling big emotion even if it's sadness or fear. In fact, allowing yourself to acknowledge your feelings, is an important way to cope with them. So what can we do when we are feeling bad?  Polly covers how to vent,...
23 min
Ep. 106 Are You a Sensitive Striver? Here's How...
Are you a sensitive striver? A hard worker who feels deeply, leads with empathy, and yet never feels as though you are doing  enough? Yep been there, but not anymore. Thanks to today's guest Melody Wilding, we don't have to sabotage ourselves....
25 min
Ep. 105 One Superpower to Help You Avoid Burnout
Curiosity can help you banish worry and stress and feel healthier, happier, and more connected. And it all starts by asking questions. Acting curious builds empathy, ease, and enthusiasm. It attracts novelty which also makes life more fun and...
25 min
Ep. 104 Creating the Best Story of Your Life
There are many different ways to tell a story and we tell them all the time. But the way we tell the story of our lives determines the kind of lives we'll live. Tell a story of hardship, unhappiness, and challenge, that will be what you notice. Tell...
24 min
Ep. 103 Do This to Create Good Habits
Thinking about what we have to eliminate or cut out of our lives to live well, feels hard and punishing. Instead, let's shift our focus to what we can add in to enhance our lives, to renew, and recharge. When we do that, we create all kinds of...
25 min
Ep. 102 Boost Your Natural Vitality and Renew ...
Spring is a time for new growth and fresh starts. In this episode we'll talk about one way we can boost our natural vitality by identifying and plugging the energy drains that keep us feeling stuck, tired, and burned out. No matter what is going on in...
28 min
Ep. 101 Jessica Lahey on Preventing Addiction i...
Prevention is the key when it comes to keeping our kids safe from addiction. Author of The Addiction Inoculation and The Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey shares some strategies and her own story as a teacher, mom, and alcoholic.  Contact: 
27 min
Ep. 100 Tapping into Your Intuition with Amy Sc...
Learning to use our sixth sense, our intuition, can help us make better decisions and live with greater ease. In today's show intuitive business strategist and energy healer Amy Schuber tells us how to do it.  Amy says "on the other side of the...
28 min
Ep. 99 How to Ease Overwhelm
When we are in a flurry of doing--working, playing, parenting, living full lives--we can wind up feeling depleted, overwhelmed, burned out. Listen to today's episode and learn how to avoid that kind of energetic crash. Simply Nifty: Read about...
28 min
Ep. 98 The Real Way to Make a Positive Difference
Can we really make a positive difference in this world. Yep, and doing that might look different than what you think. Activism isn't violent, or damaging--it can even be quiet. Today we talk to Kate Hanley, author of How to Be a Better Person who...
23 min
Ep. 97 Living a Values-Based Life
If life feels hard and draining, if your days feel like a drag it could be because your behaviors don't align with what matters to you most. We can change that. Polly shares how she did that in her own life and how it helped her recharge. ...
25 min
Ep. 96 Recharge Your Body with Movement
As part of our continuing series You, Recharged we talk with trainer and fitness expert Tonya Robson who tells us how to maximize our movement to strengthen our bodies and elevate our mood--just while we are wandering around the house. A customized...
20 min
Ep. 95 Winterize Your Mindset Ease the Blues
Feeling the winter blues? Here are some ways to manage your mindset to create better wellbeing, health, energy, and yes, even joy. 
26 min
Ep. 94 Launching Our Best Lives, Reaching Goalt...
Time to recharge and start the New Year with vitality and energy and that means setting good goals. Goals that inspire us and drive us toward the things that add value, fun, and meaning. Author of the DEB Method  Debra Eckerling explains how to...
23 min
Ep. 93 Expectations
Holding tight to expectations about what we'd like the New Year to bring can lead to more stress, upset, disappointment. Plus, we can't hold 2021 to the same expectations from previous years because the world has changed and so have we. Things are...
26 min
Ep. 92 Simple, Meaningful Ways to Celebrate the...
Interview with Author and Happiness Coach Sherry Richert Belul
26 min
Ep. 91 Why Giving is Good For Your and the Caus...
'Tis the season for giving, but before you start giving your time and money, here are some things to consider to make sure your contributions make a positive difference to the causes you care about. Chris Benninger, CEO and President of Guide Dogs for...
21 min
Ep. 90 Keeping it Simple
One thing I've learned this year is that keeping things simple helps me manage stress and create comfort. This got me thinking about minimalism and how clearing clutter from my mind, environment, and schedule has helped me become more purposeful and...
24 min
Ep. 89 Easing the Pressure
S2 Interview with Dr. Carrie Hastings
28 min
Ep. 88 Get Your Gratitude On
I didn't always believe it, and I certainly didn't practice it, not in the beginning, but I've since learned that the most practical way to raise the level of your life is to practice gratitude. Even during these crazy times, a regular practice of...
37 min
Ep. 87 Don't Be Bored!
Boredom can trigger depressed moods and bad habits, but how can we keep things interesting even when we are stuck in the mundane of a daily routine? We'll cover some practical, boredom-busting strategies in this episode. And, we'll also explain how...
23 min
Ep. 86 Make Your Own Happiness
One way to experience more happiness is to believe you can be happier. In this episode, we talk about the research and the strategies that can help us feel happier no matter what's going on the world. 
27 min
Ep. 85 This Can Change the World
Choose compassion. Not only will you help others who are struggling, but the choice will boost your mood, improve your heart health, and leave you feeling better no matter what's going on in the world. Here's how to do it. 
26 min
Ep. 84 Working Better from the Home Office
S2 Interview with author Laura Vanderkam
22 min
Ep. 83 How to Cut the Cravings
I've added some pandemic pounds this year by loading up on comfort food, but I've cut my craving for ice cream and other high-carb snacks and I'm feeling better. In today's show, we cover some science-backed strategies that might help you do it too. 
21 min
Ep. 82 How to Be a Better Leader at Home and Work
The most effective leaders are consensus-builders, not bullies. In this episode, we talk about how we can all be more effective leaders at home and at work, inspiring and motivating our kids and our teams to collaborate and succeed no matter the task.
24 min
Ep. 81 Creating a Good Life with the Rules of I...
Will you accept the offer? Or reject it? How we answer that question determines what we will draw into our lives next, says Gary Hirsch, visual artist and creative consultant who draws from his improv background to find creative solutions for business...
28 min
Ep. 80 Imposter Syndrome
Feeling like a fraud? Filled with self-doubt? Psychologists estimate about 70 percent of us experience Imposter Syndrome. What does that mean and how can we deal with it before it sabotages our success?  We'll cover it all in this episode of...
20 min
Ep. 79 Dealing with the Downside
Life has plenty of challenges -- we've experienced many this year alone. Last week was a super difficult one for me. But, it's how we deal with the downside that makes a difference. How we manage the sadness and stress and upset can add meaning and...
30 min
Ep. 78 S2 How to Help Our Kids (and ourselves) ...
School psychologist Trish Thompson joins the S2 Interview
32 min