Episode 24

All In

With Barbara Patterson + Melissa Palazzo-Hart

In today’s episode, Barb and Melissa discuss the concept of being ‘all in’ in different areas of life. Despite not knowing if something will work out or be reciprocated, our hosts demonstrate that choosing to be all in creates a level of fulfillment that just doesn’t exist when we are reserved or waiting for outside indicators to give us the green light to show up fully. 

Are there places in your life inviting you to be all in?


  • Melissa recognizes that despite her extroverted all-in personality and drive, she still has a bit of a filter through which she experiences her “big, beautiful life.” [00:01:17]
  • Melissa shares that despite how frightening it may be, saying no to people, jobs, and things not aligned with her has become essential in freeing up space to live driven by energy that conveys a “Hell Yes!” [00:03:33]
  • Barb discusses how Plan B can keep up from fully actualizing Plan A. [00:05:45]
  • Barb shares a fun moment of profound awareness that her friend and colleague Aaron Turner helped her to see how much aliveness she sacrifices by wanting a guarantee. [00:09:23]
  • Melissa shares how dropping the drive to perfection and embracing the messy and imperfect shifted her entire life and brought the love of her life back into her life because she was willing to go all-in. [00:14:12]
  • Barb reminds us that being all in entails all of life, the ebb and flow and ups and downs, and how much we underestimate the value of not being careful but being carefree and trusting. [00:14:52 ]
Do You Have Questions for Barb & Melissa?


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 and is hosting the BEYOND LIMITS BUSINESS SUMMIT in Edinburgh Scotland this May.

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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