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#42 - Lizzie Moult on Living Consciously, Adapting to Life & Creating Your Own Wild Success.
February 14, 2019 Carlo Cirillo
The Conscious Podcast

#42 - Lizzie Moult on Living Consciously, Adapting to Life & Creating Your Own Wild Success.

February 14, 2019

Carlo Cirillo

On this episode I shared a conscious conversation with my lovely friend, Lizzie Moult.


Lizzie is a Business Strategist, success coach, Podcast Host, CEO of Wild Success

We dived deep into topics including her off grid lifestyle, her experience backpacking the world, living minimally, trying many things, piggy backing off old passions, letting go of a dream for something more, living in the now, creating your own wild success and so much more!

I am so grateful we finally caught up after planning this conversation for months!
 It was so worth the big drive up to Byron Bay and into the rainforest to hear more on Lizzie’s story.


This episode is full of amazing energy, insights and wisdom.
 

I really enjoyed this and I hope you do too! 



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On this episode I shared a conscious conversation with my lovely friend, Lizzie Moult.


Lizzie is a Business Strategist, success coach, Podcast Host, CEO of Wild Success

We dived deep into topics including her off grid lifestyle, her experience backpacking the world, living minimally, trying many things, piggy backing off old passions, letting go of a dream for something more, living in the now, creating your own wild success and so much more!

I am so grateful we finally caught up after planning this conversation for months!
 It was so worth the big drive up to Byron Bay and into the rainforest to hear more on Lizzie’s story.


This episode is full of amazing energy, insights and wisdom.
 

I really enjoyed this and I hope you do too! 



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Follow Lizzie on:


 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizzie_moult
 Podcast: Wild Success Podcast
 wildsuccesspodcast.com


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 Pre order link: www.carlocirillo.com/magazine
 

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/theconsciouspodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theconsciouspodcast

FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/672149613149198/


 
Follow me on:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/carlo_cirillo 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/carlocirilloofficial
 

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Episode Transcript

Speaker 1:0:00Hey everybody. My name is Lizzie mode and you're listening to the conscious podcast.

Speaker 2:0:14Welcome to the conscious part of my name is Carlos to reload and this is your place to cultivate wisdom wearness life insights to raise your ba and become more conscious in your daily life.

Speaker 3:0:36Hey, conscious fam. Welcome to episode 42 of the conscious podcast. On this episode I shared a conscious conversation with my lovely friend Lizzy molt. Lizzie is a business strategist, success coach, podcast host and CEO of wild success. We dive deep into topics including her off grid lifestyle, her experience backpacking, the world, living minimally, trying many things, piggy backing off old passions, letting go of a dream for something more, living in the now creating your own wild success and so much more. I am so grateful we finally caught up after planting these conversation for months. It was so worth the big drive up to Byron Bay and into the rainforest to hear more on Lizzie's story. This episode is full of amazing energy, insights and wisdom. I really enjoyed this and I hope you do too. Lizzie, how are you? Hi. I'm so good. College. That is so good to hear. What have you been up to today?

Speaker 1:1:45Ah, I've been cleaning my house because I'm so excited. You've come to visit me in the forest.

Speaker 3:1:50Thanks for cleaning up. It looks great. Like it's like let's paint a picture here. Where are we? We have to use a map to get here. So what's, where are we right now?

Speaker 1:2:01So we are in the northern rivers. We are in a place called upper barring bar, which is just outside of Murwillumbah, northwest of Byron Bay. 30 minute drive. I live completely off grade a hundred percent. Um, Carlo can not vouch for that cause he's done the house tour. Um, and yeah, so we are literally surrounded right now by a beautiful little valley subtropical plants that are just ridiculously green and encompassing our house. Yeah,

Speaker 3:2:30it's so refreshing and just bless like it's literally rainforest around us. We have uploaded photos but when this comes out you might not see it but we'll get a snap together and put up, put that up on Instagram. Cause this is just crazy. I've never seen so much grain. Like I'm from a small town that was flat. No heels, just straight roads. Whereas this is like up mountains, winding paths, dirt paths.

Speaker 1:2:57Yes. Extreme. Crazy. I can totally understand. It's really different. The first time I came here 12 years ago, I was like, I need to live here. So my partner grew up in the house next door, so I was like, oh, this is the best. Like this is awesome because like you, I grew up flatlands well it's kind of like rolling hills, but more like pineapples in dairy. Cows like fruit and Veggie trays. Like trees did not exist and all I wanted was a kid was like, I just want to be in the trees in a mountain or on a mountain. Here I am. You got that. And you've got your family here as well. And two young kids. That's right. Awesome. Such a cool place to grow up as well. If I was a child, what are you most excited about in life right now?

Speaker 1:3:42This year is so juicy, like my word for this year is expansion. Expansion in all things. But this year I am as a family, we're taking our kids backpacking. Oh, I'm so excited. So my husband and I have traveled a lot and we're minimalists full stop. So when we go backpacking, we're talking like minimal luggage. Everyone gets one backpack each no more. I'm serious. Don't lie. Um, so we're going to take them to Japan. We're going to spend three and a half weeks in Japan, backpacking around. Um, and that's one of the highlights, I think for this year. So I'm so excited to do that and just show them culture and just a different way of living and life because, yeah, the world is amazing. That'd be so cool. So when are you going to do that? Um, end of June. End of June, July. So it'll be summer over there.

Speaker 1:4:34So we're going to the north of, yeah, they're North Ireland, obviously. Just moved into my van and gone. Pretty minimal. But this is like next level. Minimal backpack only. Yeah, yeah. Yes. No, we, um, we did South America with 35. I had 35 liter backpack. I can probably show you. It's tiny. Um, and he had a 45 liter backpack and that's all we had for six months. Whoa. Yeah. And we're talking like going to the city, Plano, a Plano, I can't pronounce it. Lt Planner. Yeah. Um, and it's freezing cold. You wake up and it's minus 30, but then it gets to like 30 degrees in the day. So you need like the super cold stuff, the hot stuff. And you know what you learned to let go. You don't need staff. Like you just let go and you acquire what you need as you go. Nothing attached to like items and collecting and hoarding stuff. Yeah. I am the worst. I throw everything out. I'm not a hoarder. We had this discussion the other day, my mom, because she holds everything. It's funny. Yeah. So does my parents, they build sheds for their stuff and I'm like, really? I'm like, I don't need anything. That's a separate podcast called the hoarding podcast yet. But um, we got in touch maybe six months ago, probably more. And I was on your podcast, which

Speaker 3:5:58is wild success and that's kind of where I met you. I'm not physically, what's the word, technologically through the screen. Um, yeah. And we had a good chat on there and loved your energy and love what you were about and had a good chat on your podcast. And then we've kept in touch ever since. And I was like, I'm getting you on mine, but I do all mine face to face. So when I come to Byron or around this area, we're going to do it. And you're like, yes, lock it in. And I just didn't actually think I'd be driving an event. I knew I was coming up, but I'm actually here and it's like perfect alignment to do this, to sit down to have this conversation. Um, but I don't know too much about your story and our bit, but not heaps. So for the listeners that don't know you and for myself, what's a wrap up of your life from start to now and everything you're doing now? So,

Speaker 1:6:45um, where do I start? So first of all, I'm a business strategist, but I am also a success coach, hence wild success. Um, which is the podcast that I have as well as the new business that I'm starting. Um, this year, um, I grew up in the country, super farming family and my whole life was about routines, working hard, doing all the staff, like, you know, getting up in the morning, feeding the chickens. You know, I had a fulltime job like pretty much when I was in high school. Um, I wanted out, I wanted small town living as act. This is not for me. I want to travel, I want to see the world, I just need to get out. So I left, went to uni, um, went and did art and yeah, I'll just say this is awesome. Ended up doing branding and graphic design and I was like, this is where lack, I am really good at.

Speaker 1:7:35Like I love creating ideas on my thing. I then decided it was really awesome idea to go traveling the world. I was young, I was like, yes, I'm out checking out. So I flew to England when I was 20 and spent two years over there traveling around England at Umbra and lived, did a few other places through Europe, Turkey. Um, oh, what is it? The Czech Republic and all the other countries, everyone goes to like Amsterdam and that's not the country. Um, the Netherlands, everyone goes to Amsterdam. Right. Um, but yeah, all the other countries and yeah, it was a really amazing experience and I got back and I was like, holy crap, I've had this huge experience in two years. I cut back and I think it was 23 and I was like, what do I do now? Was that back to the farm? No, I came back to the city.

Speaker 1:8:22So I was living in Brisbane at the time. So I grew up outside of Brisbane, two hours from a small town called gimpy, moved to Brisbane after I'd finished high school, came back from overseas, but back to Brisbane. It's like, right, what can I do? And I was like, I'm going to start our causes. I was 23, I ended up running some of the best art costs is booked up art courses in Brisbane and taught in other people's businesses as well, how to draw. So we did life drawing, so full naked life drawing. So fun. Um, and then I, a lot of like burlesque, ballet dancers and other like circus performers and stuff would come into my art classes and pose and yeah, I ended up selling that business and me and my husband got married and went traveling and that was through the South America came back and were like, we're never living in the city again.

Speaker 1:9:14Um, by the time also, we weren't married just then yet either. So we traveled, came back, let's leave somewhere else. And Yeah, we ended up getting married, had the crazy three day wedding festival at my parents' place. I'm just Super Fun and decided we wanted to find, um, some land because both of us, like he's grew up in a hippie commune and I grew up in the countries we had to like find a mesh place to like live. So lived on the sunshine coast for five years. And in that time, this is kind of lack of my biggest moment in life where I was like, okay, we were food and travel writing. So I was blogging, I was writing for the travel magazines, photographing travels and right. Putting that in, but also had the blog and it was super successful. I ended up speaking awesome places and we had to leave it behind.

Speaker 1:10:06It was huge. And when we moved down here, which was three and a half years ago, I couldn't write about food sustainable living because we were no longer doing that. I was living in Suburbia, in Mullumbimby. And the culture here has that, but it wasn't the same. I wasn't actually actioning what I was practicing, you know, like I didn't have my veggies, I didn't have my like chicken farm and stuff. So yeah, I had, we had an organic veggie farm. I was like blogging on the side. Um, and then yeah, the wake up call happened and I was like, dude, need to change my life. What can I do? So I decided that I did a bit of soul searching. I had some kids as well along that journey as well. So that happened.

Speaker 3:10:55Are we advocating if your soul searching you have kids?

Speaker 1:10:58No, not at all. I think my kids were actually like the trigger. My second especially, it was the trigger to like, okay, life needs to change. Um, you know, and the same thing happened with my husband. This our first, our daughter changed him. That's why we got a job. He got a different job to move down here, the northern rivers and closer to home. So that was good for him, but it made me change my work. So that was really big. So yeah, that's how I ended up becoming what I am now because how like, oh, what I've been doing all along for free for others, helping people's businesses and branding and marketing like, oh, I could've been like getting paid to do that. So now I do, which was really good.

Speaker 3:11:42This is so cool. And it's something that's been a topic on the podcast for the last few episodes is that you meshed everything together. I'm stealing your meshed, you meshed everything, all your passions or things you were good at, all the things you were doing

Speaker 1:11:54anyway together to them, make a business and make money. Absolutely. And that's exactly the truth. Like I am not he now because of like, well sorry, I'm, he now because of the decisions and choices I've made and that hands down has put me where I am and all those experiences that I've had. Ah, you know, I'm so much richer for that. Yeah. You've got like a master's degree in life to get here. It's not like you studied the one thing and that got you to where you are now. True. I'm a monster evolve. So let's go back to the, you were traveling, you left it. What age was that? Um, so I first left when I was 20. Yeah. 20. Yeah. What was some of those key values you got from traveling on your own backpacking? Um, as a 20 year old, two years travel lighter.

Speaker 1:12:49I took a 65 kilo backpack with me to England and I remember getting there and there's massive packs. And I was like, what a joke. You didn't use half the stuff? No, I had a call wardrobe. I was 20 I got there, I raised I think a thousand Australian dollars. And at the time when I left it converted to 300 pounds. I had nothing lined up. I just got on the plane and I went within two days. And that's the thing that you do what you want, right? You're just like, oh shit, I need money. I found a job within days, you know, like be resourceful, resourceful. Like he learns so much traveling so, so much. Like you just become your confidence I think especially like is amazing. And I got some really great advice from older travelers before I'd left. You know, like always walk with your head up, you know, don't ever look down because it's like you're walking with confidence.

Speaker 1:13:45So if anyone wants to like, you know, pickpocket you or whatever, like you're the one that they're not going to use because you're like walking with purpose. And I'm like, yes, I'm going to use that. Um, and I never got pickpocketed ever. Um, which was, yeah, really, really good. I'm trying to think. There's something else that someone said to me, it'll come to me. So that's all I'll leave in. Would you say your living your purpose almost almost, I feel like this year is the birth of the big things to like really like make it 100% true. I think I'm in that creative birthing process right now, but I know that what I've got in store is that's full purposed. It's coming. So yeah, I'm on the path and it's on its way. So everyone keep tuned. Yeah, absolutely. Big things happening here. Look forward to it. Uh, would you say no, that's what I just asked. What is success to you? Oh, I love this question. So miss while Mrs Wild success

Speaker 3:14:52herself.

Speaker 1:14:53Yeah. Um, well this actually ties in with something else. Um, my husband has always told me my whole entire life live food today. No, sorry. What is it? Don't leave for tomorrow and live for today. Yep. That's his saying, sir. We've been together for 12 years, I think. Um, possibly longer. Yeah. 12 years I'll say. Um, and yeah, like that. He's, he's philosophy and it's taken me probably 12 years to go. Holy Fuck. You're right. I come from the country. I work hard. I come from like people who, um, it's materialistic things. I'm going to work really hard so I can go and retire early. I can going to go work really hard so I can go on the one holiday for one week and drive and for that whole entire week for my holiday, not actually rest. My family don't know how to rest. Yeah. Would do is I am still very much like that. I'm learning to not do, but yet wild success to me is like life is so much more than conventional success. So what life is for me. Look where I live. I'm surrounded by the forest. I am so happy. I am so much happier being here then in suburbia cities, places I can always go visit those places, but I don't need them right around me. Yeah. Um, and content, like, just be happy. Right. So

Speaker 3:16:22whatever makes you happy, you do more of, yeah. That's wild success. You've cultivated like your ideal environment and situate working in situation, career and all that to suit you to help you thrive. Absolutely. Yeah. Everything supporting me. Yes. That is amazing. Um, touching on how are you talking about your parents? Cause I'm a very similar, um, and I feel like my background is very similar to that. Would you say that came from their lifestyle of uh, let's say with the cattle and stuff like that? It's a longterm process. You plant the seeds, obviously this is, this comes into play with a lot of things in life, but you plant the seeds and to reap obviously longterm, many months later, the produce of whatever it is, where it's the milk or the cattle made or whatever it is, veggies. And if it doesn't happen, then that's it. Like there's no structure or stability. It's always working on making sure that happens and stuck in that cycle. Every year of the, we've got to work hard, we're going to do this, but it's doing just this.

Speaker 1:17:24They're stuck in a cycle. Yeah. And it's a behavioral cycle. Like we all have our own behavior patterns and they've been taught, there's like our parents, you know, from their parents and then we've done the same thing. So you know, farming, it's a cycle. You know, you do, you plant the seed, you watch it grow, but you need it. There's so many things in its favor or against it, you know the word. If it doesn't rain, you're fucked. Like seriously, like recently. Yeah, it's bad. Too Much Ryan. It's bad. It's like this so many outs. Um, outside factors that input like, you know, stop them and their livelihood. And that's the thing like I think not necessarily always farming, but it's that mentality. Like they save everything for the last minute. I bet you your parents are very, very similar. Like they keep things that you give them for a rainy day cause it's just so special.

Speaker 1:18:19Need it as well with other stuff. Like we need it. No, I resourcefulness. Yeah. And that's the thing, right? My Dad's shed like all this now could come in handy. I'm like, for what? Seriously Dad? Like you've got another whole packet in that like do you really meet it? Yeah. And it's funny because we are such a wasteful society now. It's so wasteful. And I get it. Like I, you know, I am really resourceful too. Like, you know, I've had many years in kitchens as well and you know, I can recycle any food into something else. But that comes from like that frugal living recycling, recycling and keeping, but minimal. So you're not collecting heaps of stuff. Yeah, but they keep it just in case. And I get it. I really do. But is it really necessary? Because that's the other thing is like, well, you know, Oh, I've got this old stereo, but it just sits there just in case.

Speaker 1:19:11But you're going to buy a new one. Why? Why do you do that? Why do you need the new story? You're going to re fix the other one? Why don't you just get rid of it? Give it to someone else who might need it. Don't keep it for 50 years. Seriously love them. But yeah, it's the same cycle. They, they keep buying the smaller things for instant gratification, but don't get the bigger things and give themselves the time to actually be in life because they're so busy with farm work animals. My parents always have like jobs as well. So it's like there's so much in life that keeps them busy in a cycle, whereas, you know, you and I like then life, rain forest life, it's like, well I choose and it's coming back to decisions and breaking the cycle. So yeah.

Speaker 1:20:02What are you most proud of in life? You know, this is one of the toughest questions I've ever been asked and I loved it because I really had to think deep about this. And I'm going to refer to my notes now. What did I have for this? Cause it was really the hardest question. Ah, okay. Um, obviously my podcast now, it's probably like one of the most things I'm super proud of, like interviewing incredible women. It gives me the goosebumps all the time. And males male, actually, no, I have had nails I've had like, yeah, I've had actually a few good males. Yeah, yeah. You too. Yeah. So yeah, focusing on the podcast and where it goes and the people I'm interviewing with that it's just awesome. And the energy and the goosebumps, just so good. But with my old blog, then I stopped prior to like having myself discovery moment.

Speaker 1:20:56I was so proud of it. Like it was a stray is like top 10 food travel blog. Wow. Yeah. I was writing for publications. I had my self published, I spoke at Woodford folk festival about it. Um, and just had an amazing following and community around it. And like a lot of them have followed me into what I'm doing now. But it was just such a huge, huge thing for me to like create this community from scratch into a wreck, such a big community. And I was so full of love, sustainable black people who just, yeah. Wanting to change the world. So yeah, that's pretty much like the biggest proud moment for me is like achieving so much with that. And I know that this business now is going to do a very similar thing groundworks and know that you're capable of doing that. Now let's do it with this.

Speaker 1:21:48Yes. Yeah. And you know what's really interesting is like doing it once the second time around is kind of like off putting cause he like, oh but I had like this and like I have to go through these challenges. But also, you know, total disclosure, like back in the day, like when you had a Facebook ad you'd spend $5 and you'd gain 15 new followers for like your business. Insane. Like you don't get that now at all. And that's the thing, like it was so much faster to build an audience back then. Also because people weren't using the platforms like wheel wear. You know, like I was very savvy with blogging and social media and how to use ads is huge. But yeah, it's not the same now. It's very, very challenging now overpopulation, everyone's doing it cause it's so easy. Right.

Speaker 1:22:41Very true. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you and how is that the best thing that has ever happened to you? So this goes back to my story. So when we were on the farm, on the sunshine coast, we, yeah, I had the travel blog. We had an organic veggie farm and I had like farm gates and had this amazing community. Um, my daughter was a year old and my husband's like this, this can't happen cause he was fly in, fly out. So he was two weeks away in Papa New Guinea, two weeks in Australia. Wow. Yeah. So with a one year old it's like pretty crazy. Um, however, being a little girl, he's like totally smitten and I was like, I love him, like love her so much and I'm like, I can't be away from her. He, so he got a job down here.

Speaker 1:23:27So we moved down here. My whole life was turned upside down. Um, you would set up everything that we were working towards because we were going to open up like, um, I was running workshops and um, cooking classes there, which was super fun. But yeah, that all had to stop. I didn't have the facilities in a rented house in the northern rivers. However, we had a community down here, friends and family. Whereas it took us five years to build that where we were. So it was one of the hardest and actually cried about this yesterday talking to my husband and I was like, I really miss the place. Like we were on top of a hill, perfect view ocean, some trades, not too many trees but still trees and it was just so beautiful and it felt so good to be surrounded by amazing people there. But yeah, now having to leave that behind it was, but yeah, one of the hardest things I ever had to do, learning to let go of your dreams, that was like, yeah, that was it.

Speaker 3:24:26So you had to shift everything. Like whatever you're doing, you just have to stop it. Start new here.

Speaker 1:24:32Well I didn't have to like the blog is you can take anywhere, right? You can always take a blog, but when you lack, always been talking about sustainable living and that sort of stuff and like I was doing farm place, like how to grow a potato and what, how to cook with it and like all these cool fun stuff about like that side of things and how to do it organically. I didn't have that available for me where I was, where we moved. I think I stuck with it for maybe four or five months where I just wrote about different farmers locally down here and did some food stuff, but it didn't feel right. The community down here is very wholesome, very organic, which is great. Like they were already doing what I was doing, so I wasn't, didn't need to educate the people that I lived around down here, but I knew there's a large audience that needed to know about it. But yeah, it just didn't feel right. So I was like, I'm done. You know, when you start pushing yourself and like you just like, ah, I just, ah, I can't, I can't even write a sentence. Like, you know, like that's really hard. Passionate or inspired while doing it, but leaving our dream property. Yeah, that was hard. Yeah. It's probably the hardest. But now look where I live. So happy. It's one of those,

Speaker 3:25:48that's why it's structured like that because it's, it's finding the gratitude, finding the opportunity, finding the goodness in those bad things that happen. Like at the time, like you said that you were crying about it and like it was the worst thing because it would have been, it was everything you had built over years. Probably to have that taken away isn't a nice thing. We're not saying it's a great thing but then led you onto a different path. Yeah. Yeah,

Speaker 1:26:13and it's interesting because the funny thing about this question, which I love is that I'm an optimist. I don't see a lot of bad in a lot of things and when it, that's the thing that's happened what, three and a half years ago I've moved on so much since then, like I've forgotten about it. To really think of something that was really upsetting and hard like yeah, you forget about it. Like that moment is so small compared to what's ahead. So small.

Speaker 3:26:40What is the best advice you've ever been?

Speaker 1:26:44Don't live for tomorrow and live for today. My husband, honestly, the best advice. Yeah. I don't know if you want me to explain it more, but honestly that is true. He's Mister Zen.

Speaker 3:26:58I am going to say explain it more cold just for the listeners.

Speaker 1:27:03All right, so my husband's obviously, you know, you're sitting where he grew up. Um, his parents are backpackers as well, world travelers, but they are like the Zen masters. Like you know, my mother and Laura explain, I'm like, ah, you know, I'm learning meditation. I had been so much for the last year and, and she's like, I don't need to meditate. I just go outside and sit and look. And I was like, really? Like your mind can just stop. And she's like, yes. And I was like, wow, that's amazing. Like how is that possible? My father in law, you know, he's just so chilled. Like he'll just walk away from like a conversation and just go and get a book and read because that's what he feels like doing. Like if he decides he wants to do something, he just does it. And, but they're all very accepting. But they acknowledge that when you go, say for example, traveling, you know when you rock up somewhere and you're like, I'm not paying $60 to go in here.

Speaker 1:27:59And you're like, that's something like a story. I would tell myself, I'm not that person anymore. What if you're only there once? What if you're only there once? What if you only ever get to like someplace outside of Chengdu in China that you can't even pronounce and you're like, there's an amazing ruin on the other side of this fence, but I have to pay 60 Australian dollars to get in there to see it and I can kind of see it from here. What do you do? You go do it. Because here's the thing right now, I had that situation, what I'm probably nine years ago, I don't remember how much it costs us to get in really back. I'm just using $60 as an example. But I remember actually going how grateful that I decided to go in and do that. Like those moments where you go, ah, actually how good is it right now? Like right now in this moment. So, so beautiful. So I've been practicing that and recalibrating my learnings and behaviors from my husband for years and I'll tell you now it's taken me a long time. I can fully say I own that statement because I wasn't in that statement

Speaker 3:29:11and it reminds me back to so many times where I've done the same thing because it's like, again, the programming and all that in my mind was like, don't spend that money. Like you could need that for another day or you know, you don't need to do I really need to have this experience. And it's like life is about experiences.

Speaker 1:29:27It's like, yeah, I'm trying to think. Um, that dress, I don't know for me. Okay. You're like, oh my God, it's so awesome. You try it on one thread. The worst thing for me anyways, dresses, maybe it's a pair of sneakers, but you like, I really, really want them go fucking by him. Yeah. Because what if you're going to get to wear them for the next week? You know, you don't know how long life is like, and you never going to remember one how much that dress cost. But I'll tell you what, you're going to remember all the shit that you did wearing that dress and how awesome you felt wearing it.

Speaker 3:30:03Huge. I can relate to. That's booking flights. Yeah. Look, I could save that money. I could not go, but the executive, like you said, something could happen in six months time and I'm not be around anymore. And if I didn't take that flight,

Speaker 1:30:17yeah, that's the worst case scenario. I'm like, what? So for me, like I want to go hiking in Nepal, it's probably not going to happen just yet. And planning for it. I've got two small kids so it's a little bit different but with testing out Japan fast, but that's the thing aiming for that. But you know, I'm going to work towards it and yes that's in the future, but I'm going to do the small things to still feel that experience, which is taking my kids backpacking, booking those flights to go there. Because if I can't get to Nepal, I can get to Japan. Yeah. You know, what's the easiest way to get me to that place as well. So yeah, leaving the moment, be grateful for what's around you and just revel in how amazing life is. So good.

Speaker 3:31:03That is an amazing message. What advice would you give your 16 year old self?

Speaker 1:31:12I was such a rebel people like, no, I'm kidding. Um, okay. So my advice to myself was that you can have anything you want, anything you just need to make the courageous decisions to habit. Um, I actually spoke to you a little bit earlier today about something crazy I did two days ago, cause it all comes back to fear. So make courageous decisions and lean into fear is my biggest thing that my 16 year old self could do because I'm 35 and literally two days ago I got my ears pierced for the first time ever. Like I've had my nose pierced, my, I don't even know what this is called a libretto. I think it used to be called back in the day, um, below your lip and your Chin pissed. Um, you know, I've done that. But yeah, for some reason when my mum said no to me when I was 10, I was like, I just took it.

Speaker 1:32:08I was like, oh my God, really? I can't do that dude. Make the decision like, what do you want? Chase it, lean into it, feel the fear and do it anyway. Like I got on a plane to go to England at 20 years old with 300 pounds in my pocket, um, to like spend. That's all I had. That was one of the most scariest things I've ever done. Like imagine, you know, like 300 pounds. I ain't going to get you far. 300 Australian dollars ain't gonna get you far. Like if you had nothing but the clothes on your back, what do you do? Yeah, I didn't have anywhere to stay, you know, like just, yeah. That's what I tell my 16 year old self. And also not to forget it because I feel like at some stages through my life, I've probably forgotten it. So yeah.

Speaker 3:32:57On your wrist. So you see it every day.

Speaker 1:32:59Yeah. Lean into fear. Don't forget you can have everything you want. Make the choice.

Speaker 3:33:06Yeah. Yeah. Great Tattoo. Um, watch people get that after this episode. Yeah. I think I can really relate to that because at 1916 I did the same thing moving away from home than at 19, I moved to Europe by myself. Um, and even right now, you know, leaving everything to buy this van and go on this adventure and live this lifestyle. So much fear came up. But every time I've take it, like I, my mind goes crazy over what's the worst case scenario? This could happen, this could happen. Parents come in, oh, but what if, what if someone steals you or whatever. It's like, yeah, okay, they can happen then there worst case scenarios. But we as humans are adaptation machines and I've found every time I've taken the leap or whether it's even increasing your lifestyle to the next level of income, um, or a new career, we adapt.

Speaker 3:33:58But we also become resourceful as you were saying. Like you were when you were in England. You, you find jobs, you've networked with the right people, you discover new ways. If you're like, okay, let's use my example. I've just purchased this, this brand new van, which is amazing. My a little vanilla, I call it Fyi. It is spectacular. It's still a lot of work to do, but it's great. It is more abundantly great for me right now. Um, but it meant I had to, I never had a lease on a car. So now where do I find that 500 a month? And it's like, okay, where's all these avenues going to come from? And I sat down, became resourceful, made a list of all these ways I can make more money and then you go pick one, do it. We, we can step into this fear, we will adapt and we can make it happen. It's, I think we just get caught up in those um, program beliefs, but then also the fears of you know, what could happen. And it's like, well you haven't done it yet so you won't know if you don't try.

Speaker 1:34:57And the other thing with this is like we, oh hold on. We are actually programmed to avoid fear. Like avoid fight or flight mode, you know, so cause if I need to stay safe, you know, like what if I like, you know, it step, take that one step that like it's a bit scary, you know, like what's going to happen? Like what's the worst case scenario, you know, you will always find a solution. It's like, once again, going back to that, you know, live for today, you know, not for tomorrow because you're going to like regret like no one wants to live in regret. And I was thinking about this the other day, Israel, it's like there's that I've ever really regretted in my life, like made a bad decision about, you know, like, and that's a good place to come from. And that's a thing. And that's also stepping into fear like, and leaning into it and going, you know what, this is a bit scary, but I trust myself enough to do it because that's his thing. Like if once again, you know, you've got your van and like life in that car, say you've got to make the rest happen around you and you'll do it, we all do it. If that was what was served up to you,

Speaker 3:36:10you just do whatever's feeling of like really aligned to you to do, obviously you assess.

Speaker 1:36:18Yeah. I'm a big believer in trusting you intuition, trusting your gut. I am very grateful as zen as my husband, he is, um, he always plans for worst case scenario because of the, the line of work that he does. So he's always like, what about this? What about this? What about this? And I'm like, okay, cool. Like I get that, but I think it's going to be good. Like let's evaluate like you said, you know, like look at the pros and cons, see what the best choice is, go for it. But also know that when you're making that decision you want to hell yes. Not a AH, yes, it should be like hell yes. Like that's what you want.

Speaker 3:36:58Yeah. I like to think of it as like, I put it up on my Instagram the other day. If it's in five months, you look back and you think that you'll be like, shit, I should've just done it. Then they'd be like, yes, do it. Figure it out afterwards.

Speaker 1:37:12I had the as such a funny thing as well about this as well because I read a book, um, recently settings, very similar. Like what you're worrying about right now. If it doesn't affect you in five years, let it go. Like how simple. Like I don't think five years ahead. I'm usually more like three months, but I was like, it's exactly that same principle. I'm just like, let it go. It doesn't serve you right now. Just you do not need it. Yeah. How do you think people can become more fulfilled in life? Oh, this is a good question. I am, I'm going to say let go of anything that you don't need. Um, I really lived simply, um, literally. Um, but yeah, no, I don't keep anything I don't need. I use only what I need to use being fulfilled. Like it's just doing all the things that make you happy and doing more of them. Create, play, hang out with your friends, fill up your cup. Like that's how you can be fulfilled. But also, yeah, like keep it simple, keep it simple. Love it.

Speaker 3:38:31Simple advice. But yeah. What is a big problem you think needs to be talked about more in society?

Speaker 1:38:39Well, this is going to be good for you. Sorry. Farming our food. Majority of people buy food from the supermarket. Um, coming from a farming background for me, I get really upset and a bit outrage. So one ice to have an organic veggie farm selling veggies, it was small scale, which is totally fine. It worked for us, but it took so long to like educate people that they could buy a bunch of Kale. For me that was three times the size of what they could buy at the supermarket for like half the price. I'm like support your local farmers. If you have farmer's markets, go support them. Go buy the veggies from them, go talk to them and just sympathize. They do it so tough. Like honestly the weather is the biggest black thing. Um, and yeah, just be aware of like where your food comes from. Like for me it's a huge one. We are lucky where we live. We have so many great farmers markets. I also, our local butcher actually grows his own cows. Whoa. Yeah. You know, like I am a conscious shopper so we buy where we can to support the people who actually produce our food. And I think a lot more people need to be doing that and more aware of actually where their food comes from. And you know, Australian farmers hat's off to them. You know, there's drought, there's, you know, severe hailstorms that wiped out a whole bunch of crops earlier this year in southeast Queensland. So yeah, they need those as much love as we can give them

Speaker 3:40:13[inaudible] it's conscious living. Yeah. It's supporting the community and supporting the people that are growing the, the good produce here because a lot of the time, the lot of stuff from the convenience store or the supermarket is very convenient and being conveniently made.

Speaker 1:40:28Yeah. Yeah. So here's the funny thing, um, because I've worked for other farmers and things as well, like iceberg lettuce, there is no way and how you can buy an iceberg lettuce organically, realistically grown in soil in Queensland. You can prove me wrong, anyone in Queensland, Fyi. But you need a cold climate to grow an iceberg lettuce because it's closed tight water, dense vegetable like that from like Melbourne, Tasmania, like somewhere, you know, and I'm fine with hydroponics, the palm setups. That's totally cool. Like that's fine, but like we have a green leafy passing down the road as well. Like that's where we get our grains from. Yeah. You know, you can find an alternative and you can find something that's growing by someone locally to support local. Yeah.

Speaker 3:41:18Yeah. The message in there is like, you don't need that lettuce that is not grown from your local person. What if I'm craving it now? I'm Jackie. It's okay. It's all labs, but that's it.

Speaker 1:41:30We owe like do not add that, not the cos lettuce, all the iceberg if you really want it. Okay. Like do you not do that? But I want you to make my life, make better choices. It takes a step, like making better choices and yeah, if he can't find a pomegranate, let's go to the of, that's fine. Okay. You crack me up.

Speaker 3:41:57Well, my, my grandparents, uh, my, no, no, no, no. Have the, they live 300 meters up the road. They have the biggest, um, veggie patch and it's amazing to go over cause they're always like, oh look what I picked this morning. Here you go. And it's like, Yep, great, fantastic. Don't have to shop for it.

Speaker 1:42:13Yeah. And how fresh is it? Yeah. And also how much better does it taste?

Speaker 3:42:18Especially cause they don't use any chemicals cause they know that. Yeah. They, here's the thing, they still buy stuff from the supermarket, but at home they're like no chemicals cause we want to, we know what we're spraying on them. We want to eat it.

Speaker 1:42:30Yeah. Yeah. And that's the same thing. Like we had an organic veggie farm, but I tell you right now, I couldn't grow an onion to save my life. So I'm still buying onions. But I choose to buy organic onions or like that's the thing, like you make those traces and you know, I don't buy organic macadamias cause I'd hate to even know how much they cost and I shouldn't think about that either. But yeah. You know, you make those traces, but if you can support someone locally, um, just with like $15 worth of something you're making that day. Yeah. Yeah. Something is, uh, goes a long way. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Yeah.

Speaker 3:43:05If this was the last time you seen me and I asked you to teach me something tangible that I can use everyday in my life to improve my life, what would you teach me? Now? By tangible, I mean, um, uh, a set of skills, a mindset, some, some sort of tools that can help me improve my life,

Speaker 1:43:23write everything down. It is so powerful for us to declare one what we think and what we want. Write it down. If I gave you, if I, if I had a pen right now, I'd pass it over to you, but if I asked you to write down what you wanted in life, black, yeah. What you wanted in life right now, I bet you that you would take probably two to three seconds, maybe five to actually pause to actually really think about what you want it to. Right? So I'm a big believer in writing down what you want and declaring it. Sir, I'm a big one for journaling. I Journal, I love journaling. So, um, but if you don't write it down with intention, then you're not going to bring it forward. Yeah. It's just say something whirling around in your mind. Now with my journaling, I'm also going to quickly add that, get everything out of your head, brain dump, and write your list to do for tomorrow.

Speaker 1:44:23I'm a really tactile person, so I have loads of bits of paper around my house, but I also, yeah, write everything down. I'm very much the same. The thing has notepads and yeah. Yeah. And that's exactly it. Like get it out of your head and get it onto paper journal, like your thoughts and feelings if you need brain dump if you need, but also set yourself up for the next day. Like it's the last thing I do in my office. I have a to do list for today, ready to go, which I made yesterday. Yeah. Um, I've a couple of things that I need to do today and I'll do the same tonight before I go to bed. So I'm ready for tomorrow. I'm not starting empty. So my big thing is, yeah, write it all down. So you already know this. Now I feel like I've got to think of something that's okay. But for the listeners as well, which is great advice. Um, it's something that I haven't shared, but it's like, yes, I'm on the same wave length. Yeah, yeah. Write it down. Get it out of the head. Yeah. Love that. How can I find my purpose? Or how can people find their purpose?

Speaker 1:45:24Hmm. I don't think it's easy. It takes like, it's a journey, like your purpose, like

Speaker 1:45:37it's an never ending exploration of your own life. I'm, you know, I'm 35. Yes, I'm almost living in my purpose. But you know, I've also in the last three and a half years ditched my dream, which I thought was my purpose. Also, you know, like your purpose evolves and changes as you go. So I think the only way to acknowledge right now, what's your purpose is to come into complete awareness of like what's true to you. Like what makes you happy, what do you love doing and am I happy and like about what I'm actually putting out into the world. You know, you and I spent a lot of time on social media, so it's like, well, what's my message? What am I sharing? Like, yeah, I think purpose is a tough one. You really need to like tune on in to your intuition. Meditate.

Speaker 1:46:32I'm a big believer in meditating and like just listening to your body. So being aware of your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and acknowledging them or like when they happen and what they mean. And I don't mean to for everyone to go, oh my God, like I said this or did that like just now in some situations, like if something's not quite feeling right, like acknowledge it. That's obviously not your purpose. You know, if your job is shitting you, like, look at what you're doing, is it the things that you're doing? Is the people that you're doing, is it like your own story that you're telling? Like, can you change it? Find out what it is, fine tune it, make it better. It's a work in progress. I love that. What is most meaningful to you in life right now? Ah, you met them earlier. It's such a cliche answer, but I do, I love my kids. I love my family. So grateful. Um, for them, I'm so grateful for where I live, so, so grateful for where I live. But, um,

Speaker 2:47:38yeah.

Speaker 1:47:39Yeah, my meaningfulness. I don't know, I'm just my community, everything. I don't know. Like I practice gratitude. I'm so grateful for everything.

Speaker 3:47:50That's my answer. It's a great, great attitude and thing to practice as well. Daily. Yes. What impact do you want to have on others? Uh, like the other people, the community and the world.

Speaker 1:48:04Um, I want to tell everybody that life is so much more than conventional success. That's my message. I want to tell everyone. I want everyone to know that what my success looks like and what Beyonce is looks like. Yes. Completely different. But you know, I'm happy. She's happy. We're doing our thing when doing our purpose and that's totally okay. You can be anyone anything and actually be wildly successful. So, and yeah, it can look like anything. If you want the jet ski though, go get the jets. But you know, like, think about what you really want. Yeah.

Speaker 3:48:43It's unique to you. I love that you've, oh, well you just said there's so much I'm going to steal out of this and make quotes out of

Speaker 2:48:51I'm an earth. Got Ass. Ah,

Speaker 3:48:59what does it mean to be conscious?

Speaker 1:49:02Alright, you ready? This is good.

Speaker 2:49:07I'm ready. That's what I was comfortable position right now. I'm ready for this.

Speaker 1:49:14Make wise decisions based on how it impacts you. Others and the earth.

Speaker 2:49:20Hmm.

Speaker 1:49:23Conscious living and consciousness is awareness and how you move through life through like the earth, everything and how you impact others. So being conscious is yeah. Being true and moving gracefully. Such a great answer. I love that.

Speaker 3:49:46Is it now that, is there anything else you'd like to share with everyone?

Speaker 1:49:51Um, that's a good question. Um, I always ask this too and I never thought that you

Speaker 2:49:59good.

Speaker 1:50:03Actually. Is there anything else? Um, I don't know. Follow me. Come check out the wild success podcast as well and also watch this space because something creative and really juicy is happening in Byron soon. Yeah. The magic is coming. Yes. The magic is coming. It's brewing. Yeah.

Speaker 3:50:22Um, so what, yeah, where can people follow you? What's the, what's the links for that?

Speaker 1:50:26Um, you can follow me Instagram at Lizzie underscore, Molt, m o u l t spelt, um, as well as

Speaker 3:50:35how do people find your podcast?

Speaker 1:50:37Ah, that's a good question. Wild success. podcast.com. Yeah, wild success podcast.com. Yeah, that's how you'll find it.

Speaker 3:50:46Okay. I'll provide all those, those links in the show notes as well so people can just scroll down and you'll find all those clickable links in there to follow Lizzie and wild success and everything magic that is happening. And uh, just to wrap up, like I want to acknowledge you for the amazing human that you are for all the lessons that you share with me for being so vulnerable. So opens for taking time out of your day to spend it with me. I'm showing your me your amazing place in this just tropical paradise that you've got here. And I think there's so much wisdom in this, this conversation that we've had and um, for you reaching out so long ago to ask me to come on your podcast and then it was just, it's such a natural alignment for me to go. I want you on this podcast. I want to sit with you, have a conversation and it's been amazing. So thank you so much.

Speaker 1:51:34Oh, Carlo, I am so grateful that you're here. I'm so thankful for this conversation and I know that your podcast is just going to be blowing up this year with consciousness. And I'm so grateful that you made the drive up here.

Speaker 3:51:53It was incredible. You're incredible. Look guys, if you want to get in contact with either of us, if there's any value in this that's really stood out to you, that's triggered you, that's inspired you, reach out to Lizzie. Say, you know, I love hearing from people. Yeah, reach out. We respond to stuff and it gives us a lot of feedback on, on what we're doing and if it's actually relating to people. So, um, make sure you reach out and make sure you subscribe to both podcasts. They've both got so much value and take it

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