Cowgirl Confessions

Cowgirl Confessions

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Sharing the wonderfully wild & western life stories of cowgirls from all walks of life. We’ll talk about the highs, the lows and everything in between when it comes to navigating careers, cowboys, kids & cattle. If you’re into wet saddle blankets, talks with God, buckets full of laughter– and the life lessons learned in the process- kick off your boots and settle in. I pray these stories encourage, empower, and give you just the “leg up” you need. Here’s to embracing the COWGIRL STATE OF MIND- no matter how wild & western life may get along the way. Hosted by Dakota Dawn Johnson.
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Here we are~ 50 Cowgirl Confessions podcast episodes later! To celebrate this milestone, we're sharing segments from the Top 5 most listened to episodes as well as a Cowgirl State of Mind story from your host Dakota Dawn Johnson. Thank you for joining us on this Wonderfully Wild & Western adventure. Let's Connect: INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: https://www.dakotadawnjohnson.com/ *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

Join me as I catch up with Bailey Nahrgang-Director of Barrel Racing for the National Barrel Horse Association & West Coast Barrel Racing. If you are looking for encouragement when it comes to making a career shift, have a deep appreciation & love for barrel horse stories or you might know (or be) someone interested in learning more about internships available in the barrel racing industry- this episode is for you! There is even an EPIC duct tape X Cowgirl State of Mind story that you don't want to miss. Bailey is the kind of story teller that makes you feel like you were right there in the moment with her. I absolutely adored visiting with this incredibly authentic business minded Cowgirl. To connect with Bailey Nahrgang: INSTAGRAM: @bnahrgang To learn more about NBHA & WCBR: INSTAGRAM: @officialnbha & @west.coast.barrel.racing To follow along with podcast updates or connect: INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host: INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: https://www.dakotadawnjohnson.com/ *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless,

Join me on this episode as I visit with Caitlyn Havelka, Miss Michigan State University Rodeo. Caitlyn currently resides in East Lansing, Michigan & will be graduating from Michigan State University in May with her Master's in Social Work. Caitlyn's speaking platform that she shared while recently competing during the Miss Rodeo USA 2022 pageant is Dream. Believe. Achieve. This is a young woman that has been embracing the cowgirl state of mind for many years in pursuit of her cowgirl dreams. Tune in to learn more about Caitlyn, her journey of being an active cowgirl in spite of having cystic fibrosis and for more encouragement to dream, believe & achieve. INSTAGRAM: @caitlynhavelka FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cmhavelka FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/msurodeo ************************************************************************************************************ This episode is sponsored by SPACE COWGIRL- a one- stop space station for all your solopreneur needs. Be sure to let them know you heard about them on the Cowgirl Confessions Podcast. WEBSITE: https://www.spacecowgirl.com/ INSTAGRAM: @spacecowgirl.eth JOIN THE CONVERSATOIN ON CLUBHOUSE: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/space-cowgirlz-connection?utm_medium=ch_club&utm_campaign=nkdUtLPBI9cFpbqcvkMqPQ-63870 ******************************************************************************************************************************* INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: https://www.dakotadawnjohnson.com/ *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

Welcome to another episode to the Cowgirl Confessions Podcast, my friend. This is a solo episode with yours truly. If you have been feeling STUCK, trying to FIGURE IT ALL OUT or asking yourself WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO LEARN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE??? at any point, then this episode is for you.I share my personal process (the 4 P's) that help me lean into any situation I'm faced with with the "I'll figure it out" mentality.I believe the real difference in being stuck & figuring it out is being in motion. ******************************************************************************************************************************************* INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: https://www.dakotadawnjohnson.com/ *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

Each January, the International Professional Rodeo Association holds the International Finals Rodeo where the Top 15 cowboys & cowgirls in each event gather to compete for World titles. IFR 52 makes ten years since cowgirls have had the opportunity to the back in the box and compete for the IPRA World Championship title in the Cowgirl's Breakaway Roping. It's truly incredible to see how far this event has come in one decade. On this episode, I catch up with IPRA Cowgirl's Breakaway Roping Event Director- Cassie Vaughan. Growing up in a rodeo family with roots that run deep in IPRA history, Cassie has a special place in her heart for the association & shares what it's like serving in this director position. The talented cowgirl calls Ottawa Lake, Michigan home, where she is a 3rd grade school teacher. Cassie & her 10 year old mare Chex are headed into IFR 52 ranked #3 in the World. To connect with Cassie Vaughan: INSTAGRAM: @vaughancassie FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cassie.vaughan.5 To learn more about the IPRA & watch IFR 52 on the Wrangler Network visit: https://www.ipra-rodeo.com/ We'd love to hear from you: INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: https://www.dakotadawnjohnson.com/ *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

For years, I've heard people talk about the phrase "Progress Over Perfection". I've saved quote posts, read blogs & books and listened to many podcasts on the topic. However, it was rare when I actually heard someone sharing how they walked the walked not just talked the talked when it came to embracing this POP saying. The people who actually took the time to share what it looked like to embrace this way of thinking & walking it out their lives (be it home life, in their profession or learning a new skill) were the ones I learned from the most. By hearing their stories, I imagined specific areas of my life that I could embrace that POP mentality & courageously do the same. Progress Over Perfection was my word (ok three words) for the year in 2021. It was the phrase I reminded myself of & drew my focus back to day in and day out. On this episode, I share what 2021 looked like for me as I walked the walked with my focus on Progress Over Perfection, what I learned from leaning into this idea & how the growth I experienced in 2021 helped me identify my word for 2022- CADENCE. I also share on this episode the new format for 2022 that you can expect to see from the Cowgirl Confessions Podcast. ***************************************************************************************************************************************** INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: https://www.dakotadawnjohnson.com/ *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

Taylor Steele has been my friend across the miles for nearly a decade & she’s the kind of woman who leaves a little sunshine everywhere she goes. The way she approaches life day to day with sincere gratitude & how she uses her artistic abilities to bless the lives of others are just two of the qualities I love about her. As you listen to this episode, I hope you hear her heart & the resounding message that even in the midst of tragedy (including even being homeless for a spell) there are opportunities around us & good people still left in this world. I’m excited to see where this new adventure with Burns Saddlery takes my friend Taylor & her daily. https://taysteele.com/ Let's Connect: INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: www.dakotadawnjohnson.com *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

Hold on to your hat friend! We cover alot of ground in a short amount of time on this episode with the Fabulous Cowgirl & Entrepreneur THEA LARSEN. Thea Larsen is your hype girl with a plan. She is on a mission to own the day, savor motherhood, nurture ambition and aggressively cheer for you to do the same. If you're looking for accountability, encouragement and an actual plan to embrace your dynamic role as woman, wife, mother and entrepreneur... YOU’VE FOUND YOUR HYPE GIRL. You can find Thea wrangling cows, toddlers and empire-building ambitions out on the ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Chasing her Happily Ever After with husband, Jesse, two tiny cowboys, Oliver (5) and Elliot (3), and a ranch full of horses and cattle. Today Thea is the lady behind the screen of a successful women’s western lifestyle community, Cowgirls Over Coffee . Founded in late 2014 as a way to connect with other women over all things western lifestyle, Cowgirls Over Coffee took root and quickly grew to an audience in the tens of thousands. Today the platform offers connection through a sisterhood at the intersection of support & strategy for entrepreneurially inclined life in the middle of nowhere. To connect with Thea: INSTAGRAM: @thea.does.the.things & @cowgirlsovercoffee WEBSITE: https://www.thealarsen.com/ Let's Connect: INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: www.dakotadawnjohnson.com *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

When you push play on this episode you'll hear from the bold & beautiful cowgirl businesswoman Quincy Freeman Eldridge. She shares her story of how the Rodeo Q brand was born, how she navigates her roles as a rodeo wife, mama & business owner, her must haves for taking on Vegas as a vendor during NFR & much more. Quincy also gives us the inside scoop on a new project she's working on that is very near & dear to her heart. Such a fun & encouraging episode that'll have you ready to go buy your tickets to attend the NFR in Viva Las Vegas! To connect with Quincy: INSTAGRAM: @rodeoquincy FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/RodeoQuincy WEBSITE: https://www.rodeoquincy.com/ INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: www.dakotadawnjohnson.com *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

It's an absolute honor to share my sister in love Ayla Johnson of Ayla Johnson Photography with you on this episode. She is a wife & mother that's just as handy with a rope as she is behind the camera. Ayla finds joy using her Cowgirl roots combined with years of western retail experience as well as growing up immersed in the photography business to capture moments for families & businesses who also love the western way of life. Ayla & her husband Trenton are both real estate agents, and she is well versed in real estate photography too. Tune in to learn more about how Ayla's western roots & years of experience helped her find her very own niche in the market. To connect with Ayla: INSTAGRAM: @aylajohnsonphotography FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: http://aylajohnsonphotography.com/ INSTAGRAM: @CowgirlConfessionsPodcast EMAIL: CowgirlConfessionsPodcast@gmail.com Follow your host INSTAGRAM: @DakotaDawnJohnson FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaDawnJohnson/ WEBSITE: www.dakotadawnjohnson.com *********************************************************************************************************** Thank you for spending your time with me on the Cowgirl Confessions podcast. I am so glad you stopped by. If you could take a moment to share this episode and tag us on social media- I’d be happier than a cowgirl in a sea of BOGO vintage turquoise. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss an episode. New episodes will be released bimonthly. Please leave us a review if you feel so led by going to I tunes. Your feedback will really help us breath the idea of grabbing life by the horns with a COWGIRL STATE OF MIND into women across the globe, some that may have never even had the privilege to throw their leg over a horse but could most certainly use the cowgirl state of mind while navigating life. Until next time, keep pursuing your dreams with that All Go & No Whoa mentality. Remember- You’re writing a story that’s worth saddling up for sister. God Bless, Dakota

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