Mastery Unleashed (formerly Overcoming Mediocrity) is a podcast for success-driven women who want to empower their thoughts, design their dream businesses, and build beautiful lives that are aligned with their destinies—hosted by Bestselling Author and Business Strategist Christie Ruffino.

Each episode features today’s top influencers and entrepreneurs on the rise as they share empowering stories and ninja tips meant to become the FUEL that will ignite a positive change in YOUR life and the lives of others.



I am Christie Ruffino, and I am addicted to helping women step into the power of their story in business so they can help more people and make more money.

Because I know what it feels like to be weighed down by challenges that seemed impossible to overcome, yet I did. Instead of saying, “why me”, I said, “what’s next” and allowed my mess to guide me into discovering my true life’s purpose.

I also discovered how I could make an even bigger impact in the world by sharing that journey and wisdom with others to equip them to become overcomers as well.

So, they can rise and thrive!

From a broke single mom to a top-rated podcast host, Best-Selling Author with 15 books, and Profitize Your Purpose™ Coach, I guide entrepreneurs through my process to harness the power of story, systems, and community to build a more dynamic brand, attract more clients, and make more money.




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I am glad you are with me for this new pilot episode of the mastery unleashed podcast. I am Christie Ruffino, and before I dive into this show, I want to share a little story.

When we first launched this podcast about a year and a half ago, I shared the eagle chicken story. To summarize, it is about a baby eagle that fell out of his nest, landed in a chicken coop, and grew up his whole life, never reaching his full potential because he believed he was a chicken. He would see the other eagles fly, and he longed to be able to soar with them. It’s a story about us expanding into greater things. Being the little fish in the big fish tank so we can grow to become bigger and better so we can make a bigger impact in the world.

Today, I want to share a different story. It is a story about Jenna. Now, this is not a story about a real person. This is a story about a culmination of many real people. Many women have shared their stories in our overcoming mediocrity books. They all came to me because they had a mess in their life, and they wanted to share that story. They wanted to find true purpose. Maybe they got over a terrible divorce. Maybe they got through cancer, maybe they lost 100 pounds. Maybe they got through a difficult job change. Maybe it was an illness of somebody they love. The stories could go on and on.

But these women spent the majority of their life helping other people live their stories, helping other people accomplish their goals. They got to a point in their life when they realized that they wanted the time to be their time. They wanted to find their true purpose.

They realized that their mess became their mission in the world, and they wanted that to become a big message so they could share it with many people.

  • So, others could learn from their mistakes…
  • So, others could learn from their successes…
  • So, others could streamline their results by learning the wisdom that these women have learned along the tail of their story.

They wanted that mess to be their mission, to be their message…

  • So they could make more money helping other people…
  • So they could live their purpose…
  • So they could profitize their purpose and finally enjoy more time freedom with the ones they love.

I am Christie Ruffino. The host of the show that used to be titled Overcoming Mediocrity. An extension of our Overcoming Mediocrity book project. The premise is to give women a voice to give entrepreneurs that have a strong message a platform to share it with more people.

I’m also a business strategist and the CEO of the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network. I’m an avid motorcycle rider. And most importantly, I’m a mom of two kids and a grandma of two, and a mom of a little fur-baby, Missy.

I’m happy that you are here. Either you’ve been a fan of our show since its beginning, or maybe you just found us!

Each of our shows has a guest that shares their story and shares wisdom, and they also share a free gift. So, we have a lot of great things that our listeners get to receive from each one of our shows and each one of the guests that we have on.

You may be thinking, well, heck, why are you changing your name from Overcoming Mediocrity to Mastery Unleashed?

Well, we just reached our 100th episode. And I just reached a couple of milestones in my business, so I decided it’s time for a change. I decided I wanted to take the vision of this podcast and have it become greater.

Overcoming mediocrity was a great brand. It is a great brand. But I’ve grown, my clients have grown, and we no longer resonate with being mediocre. We resonate with being masters, and we hope you resonate to become masters as well in your industry.

I believe everyone can have the business and life of their dreams, but they have to learn how to master their story along with their craft. We don’t want to be the jack of all trades, we want to be the master of one. So, we rise above the competition we become known for our area of expertise. And our story is what helps us do that.

Our story is what differentiates us from our competition. Our story is what attracts us to our ideal clients. Or I should say, what makes us attractive to our ideal clients. And our stories can either hold us back, or they can propel us on to greater things. And part of the process of sharing your story is owning that story. So, you can grow into your next bigger, better story.

That’s what I love about our projects. That’s what I love about Overcoming Mediocrity. And that’s what I love about our new show Mastery Unleashed. Because it’s about people stepping into their brilliance, unleashing that brilliance on the world, becoming masters, and using that to make a bigger impact in the world.

Who is this show for?

We have guests on topics relating to business and topics relating to life. And every once in a while, we’ll bring a guest on that has a topic relating to community and service. One of our highest-rated shows was about human trafficking. We’ve had shows on how to be more balanced in your life and how to learn specific skills in business.

So I think if you are looking to continually better yourself, continually learn from other’s mistakes and successes, and you want a couple of resources to help you learn from them better. Well that our show is for you.

If you’re looking for a little encouragement, well, then listen in.

But if you want to be more than inspired. And if you want actionable tips and strategies, and resources that you can apply to your life and your business, then I encourage you to carve out time in your calendar every week to be one of our raving fans. Who knows, you may even be one of our future guests.

The format of our show is probably something you’re familiar with. But we kind of do things a little differently. I’ll bring on a guest, and the first half of our show is all about their story. It’s their “why” it’s how they got to become the expert they are now. Then we usually take a little commercial break, and we come back. And that is the time that they unleash their brilliance on us. It’s where they share their strategies and their tips.

Most of our guests inspire me and educate me, and I have a notebook that I take notes from all our guests that we then at our shows; I learned so much just from listening to them. And once in a while, I’ll share a little bit of my brilliance too.

So, if you’re a guest and you want to continue to listen, I encourage you to have some sort of a tablet to keep track of your notes or a notepad. The show is typically format, formatted to be an interview-style show. And we’re going to have those as well as occasionally, we’re going to be doing our mastery minutes. And that minute will be me sharing a topic of the week or bringing on a special guest that’s going to be sharing a short little informational topic.

Most of our shows are only about 30 minutes, some of them go a little bit longer. I’ve had quite a few guests that had so much to share that they did go longer, or we broke them into two episodes.

So, if any of this sounds appealing to you, I encourage you to subscribe to our show on whichever platform you most listen to podcasts. Of course, iTunes is the best from my perspective; if you could go on there and give us some a review or give us a rating because that is what helps us continue to grow as a show. iTunes is the mother of all podcast platforms. If you could go there, show us some love, and give us a review. That would be great, of course, an honest review.

But the rest of the platforms are good as well. So just do what you can to support us. Subscribe to our show, and show us a little love so we can continue to get amazing guests to continue to serve our audience. And, of course, if you want to share your story, either on our podcast or in one of our books, definitely connect with me. I’d love to be able to see how I can help you achieve your vision of making your mass, become your mission, and then evolve it into a powerful message so you can monetize it in a way that will really serve you, your family and the world in a way that is beyond any of your expectations.

So this is Christie Ruffino signing off, looking forward to another 100 episodes with you, and looking forward to helping you achieve your wildest business and life dreams.

Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you at the next show.

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Now, if you’re feeling extra loving, I’d be very grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews go way beyond fanning the flames of our egos; they help other people find our podcast. (They’re also fun for me to go in and read.) Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review,” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.

This podcast will also be distributed to Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and YouTube.

We invite you to be a guest on our show.
If you have a story to share, along with a ninja tip or two, and would like to be a guest, apply here.

Read the incredible stories of a few of our guests.
Last but not least, don’t forget to pick up one of our Overcoming Mediocrity Books on Amazon.  👍