Allie has a Journalism Degree and MBA, and has worked in PR for the Agriculture and Spa industries. For her to consider me an expert for her podcast is an honor.
‘Selfish encourages you to focus on one thing: yourself! Each episode, various lifestyle experts will guide us through improving our lives one interview at a time.’
She asked me questions about what drives me in entrepreneurship, salt cave health benefits and what my greatest challenges and achievements have been. I was having a good time with this, but when she got to the hardest part about my experience, I knew immediately it was getting to know myself.
It is easy to imagine a world where you’re your own boss, create your own schedule, work with your best friend, have an iconic business opportunity and get to spend all day working on yourself, as complete bliss. Working on yourself is tough.
Allie gave me the opportunity to tell my story and it feels good to think that, first of all,people might actually care, but also that I have been given the chance to impact a wider audience in a positive manner.
The goal to be void of ego and judgement, to be compassionate toward ourselves and others, through empathy and grace, is what many of us work toward. But to recognize when we aren't, that instead we are human, and that the gift of noticing our imperfection, not only provides us with a chance to begin again, but I believe is the reason we are here. Awareness.
Recently, I heard Pope Francis say, ‘The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people.’
Humbling, right? To remember that my words have power? It reminds me that with each opportunity I’m given, I’m also given the chance to stop and ask myself how I’m going to utilize this gift. It is the consistent check-in that keeps one on a path of least resistance.