A Special Podcast Series

Episode 3

What Do French Fries Have To Do With A Clear Mind?

With Barbara Patterson + Melissa Palazzo-Hart

Are you wondering what french fries have to do with a clear mind?

Join our hosts for today’s episode to discover the wisdom within french fries and other “incidents,” as they recognize, through their own hilarious yet profound stories, how the internal state of our mind very much affects our life experiences—and visa versa if we let them.

And, don’t be surprised if your mantra for today becomes, “Get out of the car!”


  • Barb conveys the wonderful ‘french fries incident’ that helped her recognize how an amped up mind can cause all kinds of insufferable self talk and judgement. [00:01:24]
  • Barb shares how the idealized image of who she ‘must be’ is a made up construct, and talks about how much energy she has utilized in the past to live up to try and this made-up image. [00:06:45]
  • Melissa shares that her success is her achilles heel which she worries about and allows to take her out of the moment and rob her of her freedom. [00:11:20]
  • Barb talks about how she and Melissa are drawing out together here is those places where we have all of us have more opportunity for inner freedom and more freedom of mind. [00:13:58]
  • Barb discusses how we get locked in our mind and narrows our experiences. [00:14:30]
  • Melissa shares her, “Get out of the car!” story. [00:17:01]
  • Melissa shares that her physical and metaphorical “vision” has improved. Is there a relationship? [00:21:19]
  • Barb talks about how holding curiosity is fun and creative and will show us what’s possible, what’s meant for us… [00:21:18]



Meet Your Hosts

Barbara Patterson is the owner of a global coaching and consulting company bringing the insights of performance and fulfillment to clients around the world. She helps organizations, leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches access more clarity, creativity, have greater impact and higher levels of performance in work and life. Barb is the Founder of Beyond Limits in Business, a global platform and community designed to point people to the source of human potential.

You can follow Barb on Linkedin ,Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at

Melissa Palazzo-Hart has 25 years’ experience leading marketing, strategy, finance, operations, and talent for some of the most prestigious agencies and brands including Disney, Activision and Omnicom. Throughout her career, she has built campaigns for some of the biggest names in entertainment and media which have been awarded Emmy Awards, Cannes Lion Awards, Effies, Telly Awards, Game Marketing Awards, Broadcast Design Association Gold Awards, and Clio Awards. Melissa is building a movement of paradigm shifters to unlock the potential of their minds to affect change in our world through seeing and living beyond perceived limits. She guides leaders and organizations at the highest levels how to make a meaningful impact through the power of heart work, instead of hard work.

You can follow Melissa on Linkedin and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at


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