Practical Optimism for Inspired Living with Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw is an eternal optimist, building a world of optimism as an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. It is her goal to inspire everyone around her to believe the best in each other and in the unlimited possibilities of the world. In pursuit of this goal, Elizabeth built the Davine brand on the foundation of her passion, optimism, and curiosity. She has successfully educated thousands of individuals and organizations on how to incorporate practical optimism into daily life, work, and events, in ways that are tangible, sustainable, and immensely rewarding.

Here are some of the big topics we talked about…

  • We all know people who are optimistic and pessimistic. Elizabeth talks about how it’s so important what you do with what you’re given!

  • How Elizabeth stalled for 7 years in launching her business because of perfectionism and discusses how important it’s been to release expectations, accept “good enough,” and find the right people on her path

  • Shutting off input and expressing herself creatively helps her be able to stay in the present moment, even if it’s a short meditation and journal period in the morning

  • Seeing optimism in smaller steps than one obstacle

  • Seeing the potential for the best in yourself and others can be an opportunity for growth and encouragement, or it can lead to crippling perfectionism. Seek balance!

  • Practical optimism is about shifting your experience to more positivity despite what hardships may happen. See the good, improve the world around you, and learn!

In Elizabeth’s Voice

“I’m very driven and I always think there’s something more to be working towards and improving. I’m also embracing the good in ‘what is,’ even if it doesn’t always look good on the surface.”
“I stopped seeing the good in front of me, or the good in what was, because I was always looking for how to make it better.”
What’s the point of living an optimistic life if you’re not enjoying the life you’re living now? If you’re only looking to the future, you’re missing out on so much in the moment.”
“If we’re just thinking optimistically towards the future we’re not actually doing anything to create that or move towards that. Action gets us out of where we are, gives us opportunities to learn, and teaches us lessons in how to apply optimism.”
“I attribute so much of the fulfillment and success I have in my life to living optimistically. I look for opportunities rather than be shut down by obstacles. I look for ways to connect and see others. I believe there is so much potential in the world.”

Connect with Elizabeth

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Book: The Optimist’s Manifesto
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Doing It Your Way with Jennifer Barcelos & Sandy Connery

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Jennifer Barcelos is an attorney, a changemaker, a mother, and an entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of the Namastream software platform, the Soulful MBA school and community, and the climate justice nonprofit, Three Degrees Warmer. Prior to her foray into entrepreneurship, Jennifer served as a Gates Public Service Law Scholar and received a graduate degree in Environmental Science from Yale.
Sandy Connery is the co-founder of Namastream Software, Soulful MBA, and Connectable.Biz Software. After a twenty year career in footwear and gait analysis, Sandy sold her million-dollar brick and mortar retail business and clinic. She now brings her business experience to the online space where she loves to create community, teach, and inspire other women to find the freedom and impact they desire.


Here are some of the big topics we talked about…

  • Listen to anecdotes Jeni and Sandy share from being revolted by the “tech incubator” experience to they themselves being the two support people on their software platform (decidedly not having bots answer questions) to their closeness as best friends, mothers, and full-time leaders who work remotely from home

  • How they weave soulfulness, artisanship, and feminist philosophy into all they do

  • Even a year before they officially started working together, Jeni and Sandy had congruent inner voice intuitions yet didn’t discover that until later!

  • The gratitude between these to women is clear - their working relationship is incredibly important to both of their lives and it’s a gift that they share with us how it works

  • Importance of not participating in the harsh masculine language of online business (like ‘crushing it,’ ‘dominating,’ etc) and consciously living by a code of conduct that resonates with you, even if it’s not the absurdly growth-driven “success” so sought after

  • How wellness practitioners can shift the belief that spiritual practices like yoga or meditation shouldn’t be profitable businesses

In Jeni’s and Sandy’s Voices

“Digital artisanship is the idea of taking the standards and principles of this offline artisan world and bringing it into the internet.”
“We met in a very masculine setting, we were in a course together with very few women in it. In this environment, it was about growth, profit, and speed. There was a real missing voice.”
“We did a lot of work early on the kind of company we want to build, how we want our customers to experience our company, how we want to empower women to be able to create their own business, have more freedom and flexibility with their time, earn more money, spend more time with their family or in nature. We just weren’t seeing that out there in the very ‘masculine’ economy.”
“Success is also watching our teachers on our platform succeed. They have a gift to bring to the world to teach; they use our platform to reach a greater geographical audience and make an online business because of our tool. Those ripple effects are extremely satisfying.”
“I want to cultivate the innate talents of other people in order to build wealth that supports all of us.”
“We have to be very careful of the words we use because that’s creating the world we live in.”

Connect with Jeni and Sandy

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Business Facebook page (Namastream)

Podcast Facebook page (Soulful MBA)
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The Digital Artisan: A Manifesto for Crafting a New World


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Casey O’Roarty on Self-Awareness That Works

Casey O’Roarty is a facilitator of personal growth and development. Her work encourages parents to discover the purpose of their journey, while also providing them with tools and a shift of mindset that allows them to deepen their relationships with themselves and their families. As a Positive Discipline Trainer since 2007 and certified coach, Casey has led countless groups through workshops and classes that have left them feeling empowered and excited about parenting. She also offers an engaging podcast, live and online classes, and individual coaching at www.joyfulcourage.com. Her first book, Joyful Courage: Calming the Drama and Taking Control of YOUR Parenting Journey is available for presale and launches May 20th. Casey lives in the Pacific Northwest with greatest teachers – her husband, and two teenage kids.

Here are some of the big topics we talked about…

  • Real-life friends Kelly and Casey talk about Joyful Courage, Casey’s new book on self-awareness and parenting, and how it applies to life beyond parenting, in her second appearance on the show

  • As much as possible, become conscious of your responses to life experiences because those reactions very much influence outcomes!

  • Bring awareness to your autopilot reactions, like going into a rage or a “fix-it” mode

  • It’s those times such as when you’re automatically angry that you can begin to recognize choice points of whether to join in bad moods of yourself or others

  • One of Casey’s top tools for navigating your self-awareness journey: Make a practice of finding your breath, scanning your body, and taking a “balcony seat”

In Casey’s Voice

“Typically for me what I’ve learned over time is to recognize what’s happening in my body as a signal to check in and find my center so that I can remain more in the design of the experience I want to have. That’s what the book is all about!”
“We’re always influencing our experience, whether we’re consciously aware of it or not.’
“We can get emotionally hijacked by the people in our lives and their emotional experiences.”
“It’s only when you’re aware you’re on an emotional freight train that you can make a choice to stay on the train or get off.”
“Be really clear on who you want to be. Create that anchor, that center.”
“When things hit the fan, are you that gentle, loving, kind parent you declared you would be?”
“A lot of people react and say, ‘this is just who I am.’ I would challenge that. This is available to anyone who’s willing.”
“Even when it’s really hard, being able to say, ‘Yes! This is going to take me to a new place!’ Trusting that it’s happening for you is really important.”

Connect with Casey

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Lisa Carpenter on Deep Trust, Commitment, & Integrity

Lisa Carpenter is the secret weapon for driven, ambitious, achievers who want to live, lead, and perform at their highest level. With nearly 20 years of coaching experience and an extensive background in nutrition and fitness, Lisa brings a unique combination of coaching to her clients helping them claim a relationship in their lives, businesses or bodies free of stress, struggle and frustration. She’s the creator of E.A.T!™ and Feelings & Food™, her signature online weight loss and mindset programs, and also the author of the best selling Amazon book Let’s E.A.T! Lisa is a loving wife and proud mother of three boys. She and her family live in Steveston, British Columbia.


Here are some of the big topics we talked about…

  • Of the many ways we numb out, the biggest one plaguing most of us is social media

  • Mindless scrolling means we don’t have to connect in with what’s going on in real life

  • Keep your head up from the screen and the feeling that you’re missing out on anything!

  • Things that make you feel alive - do those things, embrace your life!

  • Watch out for your excessive over-helping of others; it enables them to under-function

  • Numbing out the feelings that we don’t want to be with (being good enough, loved, belonging, security, anger, sadness) to cover up feelings of unworthiness

  • How Lisa came back from burnout to trusting herself to decide daily to work out or not

In Lisa’s Voice

Full frontal living is being 100% committed to showing up for yourself without using numbing or avoiding behaviors. It helps the women I work with step into next-level impact and influence because they have put their physical and emotional wellbeing as their #1 priority.”
You matter first in your own life.”
Numbing behaviors can look many different ways, from overeating to over-drinking, over-exercising, overworking, people-pleasing, controlling, approval-seeking, or caretaking.”
“Facebook no longer lives on my phone. I’ve put intentional time and boundaries around it. It’s not that I don’t have the time. I don’t want to make the time anymore for endless scrolling.”
“I was spending so much time taking care of everybody else and no time taking care of me.”
“For so many women, workouts are not about nourishing their body. It’s punishment for how they did or didn’t eat, or how they do or don’t look.”
“My number one priority is staying in integrity with myself around how I’m feeling.”
It’s a practice between knowing if we’re staying comfortable to stay comfortable, willing to get uncomfortable, and willing to tune into what you really need in the moment.”
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should!
“You build trust by checking in with yourself on a daily and weekly basis to see if you’re honoring how you’re feeling and staying in integrity with the things you’ve committed to.”
Rest is a life business strategy. When we do less better, we perform at a higher level.”

Connect with Lisa

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Mining Your Emotions for Data

Your emotions are more than just what you are feeling at any given moment. They hold so many truths (and lies) about who we are and who we are required to be. Our emotions can also teach us how to live a more intentional life, if we take the time to get curious about the information they have inside of them.

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How To Be Strategically Creative with Stacey Harris

Stacey Harris is a social media strategist and trainer working with frustrated entrepreneurs who are tired of spending hours online with no results. Through her podcast, live video, membership community, and consulting she helps business owners take control of their social and actually see results so they can up their income.

Here are some of the big topics we talked about...

  • Stacey’s ability to think on her feet is one unexpected aspect of her creativity

  • A gratitude list helps create the space to honor yourself

  • Strategic creativity was born out of building social media marketing and now applies to her life in lots of ways

  • Take the pressure off to think of something clever: be creative more often

  • Strategies are living and breathing, they’re in pencil! They’re not there to control you

  • Maximize the creative energy of the moment: batch your content! Swap or reorder on a whim only because you have structure in the first place!

  • Stay in the space of content creativity for longer before switching into distributing

  • Map out your plans when you’re not feeling creative and lean on it to feel creative

  • These ideas work not just for entrepreneurs but for families, meal planning, and more!

  • Learn how Stacey structures her life to front-end decision fatigue, which rewards her with more time and even more space for creativity later!

In Stacey’s Voice

“Creativity for me is that state when you’re effortlessly coming up with ideas.”
“There’s so much creativity in entrepreneurship, in living our lives, in problem solving.”
“Starting a business while having a two year old took a lot of creativity!”
“A gratitude list is easy the first week. Then you run out of things to be grateful for. It forced me to dig deeper. I realized I’m grateful I can always find a solution - it’s a skill I’ve always had.”
Creativity is not reliant on skill. I can enjoy the exercise of doing something creative.”
“For me it’s about creating a foundational structure that allows me to semi-reliably become creative and share things worth sharing.”
“On days when I’m not feeling creative, I can lean back on days when I was and just use that.”
Almost no one is clever and creative on demand.”
“The plan, organizing, structure, and system were not there to contain me but to support me!”
Building out that initial structure of here’s what I’m saying, who I’m talking to, what I have to tell them, allows me to then come in with a certain perspective.”

“You’re probably already using systems in your life and really love them. Just apply that!”

Connect with Stacey

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Practical Practice

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This week's episode is all about practice - letting go of the results we typically expect from practice (ahem, perfection) and tapping into the deeper benefit of daily and practical practice.

 

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Dialing in Your Practice with Sara Intonato

Sara Intonato (E-RYT 500, Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga) is an Ashtanga yoga instructor with 15 years of teaching experience. She is the director of the Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga program at Absolute Yoga in Woodbury, New York, which is the only traditional Ashtanga program in Nassau county, and she teaches private one on one lessons. She also hosts multiple retreats per year, at local and international venues, and teaches an online yoga philosophy course. Teaching yoga is her gift, and she has made a business out of creating every opportunity she can to share the healing capabilities of yoga. A perpetual student herself, Sara continues to make annual trips to India and study at KPJAYI in Mysore. She lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and two children.

Here are some of the big topics we talked about...

  • Practices like yoga, meditation, journalling, and good sleep let you be more fully you!

  • The choice is ours to pause and take three deep breaths at any point in the day

  • Taking the pressure off of the idea of meditating makes it more approachable

  • It doesn’t matter how it goes after you start meditating, just that you started

  • What’s under the surface can be beautiful, intense, or provoke change

  • Calm your nervous system with yoga in order to connect with your own steadiness

  • Ancient practices of yoga and meditation provide equanimity; they’re not fads

  • Connecting to the life that you want is achieved through asking for help

  • Intention is so helpful when failure tends to stop your practice.

  • One way to deepen your practice is to go to a retreat or get a teacher.

In Sara’s Voice

“Practice can look so different from person to person.”
“Writing is very real. When I put something down on paper, a strong intention has been set.”
“I find that when I don’t have practices in my day that help me check in amongst all the chatter and distractions then I’m not successful.”
“My practices are meant to put me in a state so that I’m available to check in with myself.”
“For an overachiever like me who can get caught up in trying to meditate ‘right’, I have found it really freeing to think, ‘I just have to sit down.’”
“When you are doing any spiritual practice that requires your attention, there’s no escape. You’re going to feel your feelings. You’re going to see what’s beneath the surface.”
“Yoga and meditation give me a sense of quiet. Journalling gives me a great space to access visions, goals, and what I need to release.”
“Any practice is better than none!”
“Life is too short to spend a long time being stuck.”

Connect with Sara

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Mary Shores on The Power of Words

Mary Shores is the author of Conscious Communications: A Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life. Recognized as a leader of innovative thought, she has spent over a decade teaching businesses and individuals how to identify their goals, create new ways of thinking, and take action to create meaningful results. Mary travels across the nation giving lectures and teaching courses, and has been featured on local and national radio and television shows, podcasts, and blogs.

Here are some of the big topics we talked about...

  • Words, thoughts, feelings, actions: aspects of manifesting

  • Do you see the world through rose colored glasses, smudged glasses, or clearly?

  • Mary cautions us against trauma bonding. It’s disempowering, reinforces the negative

  • Stories of excitement make you like a magnet to other people

  • Mary shares her expertise on creating rocking affirmations!

  • Doing affirmations consistently builds a pathway in the subconscious

  • One outloud declaration to make someone happier by the end of the call informed her bestselling book and all parts of her life - words are powerful!

In Mary’s Voice

Your words influence your internal drive and reveal your internal thoughts and emotions.”

True knowledge is when you see life as it really is. That’s your most powerful decision-making state of being.”

Trauma bonding is when we are telling traumatic stories to our past in order to create a resonance, bond, or connection with another person.”

“The way you talk about yourself, is a reflection of your identity.”

“Those [trauma] stories are best kept until you have a strong relationship with someone.”

“When you’re meeting someone or wanting to share parts of your life, all it takes is focusing on the triumphant.

“The most beautiful part of your story is definitely in how you have learned to move forward.”

I’m living a life that is more beautiful than it was before. I have the wisdom, awareness, and experience to consciously make choices I’m in control of. My moments in life are more delicious. Everything works more effortlessly. Not all the time. Life is a journey and many times it’s uncomfortable. Being authentic isn’t going around saying you have a perfect life!”

“The point of affirmations are to support your emotional state in the world. When you feel better, you’re going to do better!”

“Everyday in every way, I’m building the connections that are creating my future life right here and now.

Connect with Mary

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Daily Desires Diary

Mary’s In Her Voice Ep. 106, “The Science of Personal Development


Michelle Mazur on Your 3-Word Rebellion

Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. founded Communication Rebel® on the belief that communication changes the world, so that’s what she helps business owners and speakers do: rebel against the status quo to make a difference, one compelling message at a time. She is the author of 3 books including the newly released 3 Word Rebellion: Create a One-of-a-Kind Message that Grows Your Business into a Movement and the host of the Rebel Rising podcast. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her adoring husband, three obsessive felines, and a huge collection of Duran Duran memorabilia.

Here are some of the big topics we talked about…

  • Having 3-Word Rebellion calls in the right people and gets them to act

  • Michelle’s strategy helps entrepreneurs succeed, applying principles of social movement theory to their businesses

  • Define yourself by what you really love and what holds meaning for you

  • You can learn to craft your message and hear yourself over all the noise

  • Free-writing gets raw ideas onto paper, where you can deal with the ideas and patterns

  • Hear more about her step by step process of how to see objectively

In Michelle’s Voice

"It’s that one of a kind message that encapsulates the change you want to create for your audience. It helps you grow your business.”

"It makes people curious about what you’re doing in the world and compelled to act, to find out more.”

"Social movements are amazing at encapsulating the change they want to create in just a few words. Entrepreneurs do the same thing!”

“You have to figure out what you’re rebelling against and come up with a plan for something different.”

“It should really be about creating something bigger than yourself and making a difference!”

“I think what people are really craving now is significance, legacy, impact.”

“I believe your message comes from your own voice. Your 3-Word Rebellion exists in what you’ve been saying and creating, it’s just that you’re too close to it and your brain is too noisy to actually hear it.”

“There is no right or wrong, just the essence of what you’re actually thinking. So I recommend free-writing!”

“I look at the words as a data set, where I’m trying to figure out what patterns are there here?”

Connect with Michelle

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Karen Aberle’s Invisible Dance of Love

Karen Aberle, author of #1 Amazon bestseller Love’s Invisible Dance, has spent the last 30 years researching and teaching about relationship. The dance became visible to Karen through her extensive studies in the philosophy of language, an 18-year apprenticeship with Huichol shamans of central Mexico, and her own 30-year marriage. Through her leadership program, Mindful Collaboration, Karen has coached individuals and teams in Fortune 100 organizations to achieve extraordinary results by better understanding how to learn, love, partner, and fight -- the same skills she and her husband have taught around the globe in their Deep Relationship programs for individuals and couples seeking more love in their lives. A native New Yorker, Karen now lives in Dallas, close to the embrace of her children and grandchildren.

Here are some of the big topics we talked about…

  • Relationship discourse is traditionally invisible in our culture - not taught in schools

  • Energy of attractiveness can be created in our speaking

  • Why taking a beginner’s mind to relationships is key

  • The need to look as though “you know,” blocks opportunity for learning

  • How “not wanting to make mistakes” factors with courage in all kinds of relationships

  • Intimacy: allowing a slow unfolding of our authentic selves

  • Honoring the choices of the other; honoring oneself

In Karen’s Voice


“There are universal laws about relationship - one of them is that it happens in language; another is that we’re constantly being drawn towards and repelled from other people.”
“We need to learn how to make requests and assessments effectively. Assessments are always an opinion. We have to be able to listen and understand other’s intentions. We begin to look much more deeply under the surface of the words.”
“In my view you’re never more attractive than when you’re open, operating in a mood of wonder, you have generosity, you show up as grateful, and you are interested.”
“As human beings we are constantly growing, constantly in a space of learning.”
“Another law of relationship is that we are here to learn. There is a way to increase the speed and effectiveness of learning.”

“Intimacy is the willingness to be mutually, deeply known. Do you want to be loved for who you truly are, or do you want to be loved for who you pretend to be?”
“If we don’t give ourselves permission to be learners, it’s going to be impossible to be intimate with someone else.”
“We declare to each other, ‘Your concerns are my concerns.’ This is the foundation for partnership.”

Connect with Karen

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Sarajane Case on Using the Enneagram to Connect with Your Inner Voice

Sarajane Case is a writer, speaker, podcaster and course creator based in Asheville, NC. She is the host of Brave Radio as well as The Enneagram and Coffee Podcast.

Here are some of the big topics we talked about…

  • Enneagram is personality typing that changes with your circumstances

  • Only you can know your type! Quizzes are great but reading can help you uncover your motivation and thus your enneagram number

  • The Enneagram helps you become more aware of your behaviors and work with yourself better

  • How your number changes when you feel safe, open, able, and secure

  • What signs indicate needing self-care

  • Notice your indicators of being in a state of stress and being in a good place

  • Sarajane describes the light and dark sides of the enneagram numbers

  • Allow and embrace both the greatest parts of yourself and the ones you’d rather hide

  • External and internal qualities: experimenting with what you need to show up the best

  • Subtleties, knowledge and awareness that allow you to ask powerful questions

In Sarajane’s Voice

“The enneagram is essentially a personality typing tool, except it’s internally motivated and movable based on what drives you, what you’re afraid of, and levels of stress and health.”

“Enneagram is living and breathing. You can use it as a thing to work with.”

“In the nine basic Enneagram numbers, certain numbers play with other numbers in different seasons and different ways.”

“The moment of understanding your description and being like, ‘Oh, I resonate with this number!’ is where most tests end. The enneagram starts there. ‘Okay so I know my number. What does that mean for me? How does that impact my life? What behaviors that stem from that number that are serving me beautifully? What are the ones that aren’t serving me at all?’”

“When elements of a rest number show up, such as feeling spontaneous as a seven, it means your environment is supporting you.”

“When behaviors show up that only exhibit in your season of stress, how can you nurture, comfort and support yourself?”

“A lot of times we forget to ask ourselves the questions and we think that we’re out of touch with our intuition. But they’re there, just waiting for us to ask.”

Connect with Sarajane

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@enneagramandcoffee

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Creating Impact with Ali Boone

Ali Boone left her corporate, 9-to-5 job as an Aeronautical Engineer to create lifestyle design and start her own business. Now she goes to school (for fun!), travels and flies airplanes. How does she do this? Ali has found a great way to generate truly passive income by investing in turnkey rentals. Through her company, Hipster Investments, Ali teaches others to do the same.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about

  • Ali discusses growing up “epically left-brained” - math, airplanes, good grades

  • Breaking out of not even “having feelings” - she was so in her head that it overrode any actual feeling that was happening

  • Becoming an entrepreneur was a mindset change

  • Lifestyle design is a constant journey

  • Openness to discovering something new about the self

  • Keys to feelings: not judging what comes up

  • Getting over her tendency to over-analyze by learning to be a neutral observer

  • She had the “coolest job” - top secret flight test engineer for top secret military planes

  • She is grateful for experiencing that, but always had her inner knowing it wasn’t for her

  • Passion vs. living in the way you want to live

  • Surrender and patience with the process - there’s a reason for the pace it’s happening!

  • We don’t have an owner’s manual but we do have our intuition

In Ali’s Voice

“I spent about five years trying to get out of my corporate job. I had no idea where that was going to take me. It was a journey in itself. It was a journey of trying as hard as I could and being open to what was presented to me.”

“It was a soulful journey of finding out who I am (I was under some false impressions). In some ways I’m not different at all today but in other ways I’m completely different”

“It’s about the lifestyle design, who I am, what I’m here for, and really just enjoying life, minute by minute.”

“We have resistance: there could be some reason that we’re terrified to suddenly not be the thing we’re supposed to be.”

“I was like, I should explore this emotion-feeling thing. It was such a mystery. And it was frustrating for quite a while because I was even asking people to explain them to me. I was hoping for a bulletized spreadsheet list! People would just stare at me. For the longest time, I was just clueless.”

“At that point because of how gracefully it had laid itself out, it was so clear to me, there were no questions at all that I had to be doing this. It was as if someone signed me up for this and I had no choice. It was partially knowing, and partially building it in a way that made it concrete for me.”

“I don’t think you could survive as an entrepreneur if you don’t have passion somewhere in the equation. The only thing that got me through the roller coaster was for the freedom of lifestyle. I want this so bad that I’m willing to rough out the hard times.”

Connect with Ali

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