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Self-Acceptance and Unconditional Love with Mia Frankel

October 26, 2023 Danielle Nicole La Rose Episode 16
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Self-Acceptance and Unconditional Love with Mia Frankel
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Picture growing up in a world where you always feel different. This was the reality for our POWERFUL guest, Mia Frankel. She shares her personal journey of self-acceptance from the depths of self-belittlement, the transformation that took place, and the steps she took to shift her mindset from victim to owner. We journey with Mia through her past, her struggles, and her triumphs to inspire us all to embrace our own imperfections as a part of our unique identity. She also reveals the power of setting personal boundaries and inspires us all to connect deeper to our true selves and desires.

Mia is a mom, employee and entrepreneur, a teacher, a healer and a sage. As someone who has belittled herself for the majority of her life to date, she is now truly embodying her right to her worthiness. The practice of detachment, of anchored sense of self and acceptance of that, has completely blown open how she can share her heart and wisdom in the world.

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Speaker 1:

And if you don't develop yourself as you go, you will get stuck. You will hit these obstacles because you're not overcoming yourself Right? It's another one of my taglines Overcome yourself to become yourself.

Speaker 2:

I am so pumped, mia, to have you on this podcast episode today because not long ago I was on the other end of this on your amazing podcast, where you seriously like. Your podcast is amazing like just letting women feel seen and heard from where they're at, with starting their journeys, with starting businesses and different things, and so I just love everything that you're about. You and I have connected so much on so many different levels that we're just like, yes, and we could probably sit here and talk for like five hours, being honest. So before I'm going to have you jump in, but before I do that, I'll give a quick rundown for my friends listening.

Speaker 2:

Mia Frankel here is in the house and she is a mom, employee and an entrepreneur, a teacher, a healer and a sage and, as someone who has belittled herself in the majority of her life to date, she is now truly embodying her right to her worthiness. Oh, that right there, sister, you wrote her right to her worthiness. That is, oh, that is so good. The practice of detachment, of anchored sense of self and acceptance of that has completely blown open how she can share her heart and wisdom with the world, and we are so honored to have her here today and we are talking about well, we're going to just see where the conversation takes us, but Mia is an expert and just so full of so much knowledge and really focusing on unconditional self-love. Yeah, oh, mia, what does that even mean to you? Unconditional self-love Like what is that?

Speaker 1:

You know what it's going to be, your own version of it, but I'll share it to you as being the purest and most uninfluenced version of yourself that ever existed, and so this is beautifully captured in the concept of us in the womb, our moment of creation, your moment of being unbiased. Look, I'm already bursting and this is all coming out naturally, like none of this is as preplanned, right, and this is kind of first sharing of my message. So it's very pure. So it's that truest light-force, most beautiful miracle time that we are where we're just alive, in consciousness, in the womb, as like an embryo, basically, right, we're not even formed, we're like a little worm, and so it's that, and that is such an incredible place to start from. And then, as we grow, we move away from that and we have to backtrack or sift through dense, heavy, fog-like energies to remember and allow that light to shine again.

Speaker 1:

So that is a very big concept and there's so much unpacking we can go into that. But that's how I would say unconditional self-love is life, and provided that you had a womb that desired you and had love being enveloped in that. But you are ultimately responsible for your own unconditional, true self-love. So you have to own that, like you did. Without that consciousness that not necessarily consciousness you would have had consciousness in the womb, but you wouldn't have had a notion that your aliveness mattered on somebody else.

Speaker 2:

Yet oh my gosh, you are just like, honestly, every time I think of like okay, danielle, words, use great words. Like be more like Mia. Mia just has this way of just explaining things. That is just like so magical, it's so good. So, mia, give us a little backstory of who you are, how you got to this place, right, like employee and entrepreneur, like all the things. Just give us a how'd you get here?

Speaker 1:

I want to get here. I'm just like walking along and life, looking at stuff going yeah, no, maybe maybe again, no, no, yes, until it all comes together. I'm 41, earth years trucking along. I started I'm in Canada, so I started my life in Quebec, born to immigrant parents, and so we were a little bit different and, like Quebec in the 80s was very stereotypical, you know, very Quebec-ish, so whatever that means to you, but like it was. I felt different. I felt like I was in a different culture with my family. Our traditions were different. My last name was weird I would eat shepherd's pie, but we called it something else and so there was just all of this stuff and my parents really wanted us to live like a good Canadian life, so they didn't bring a lot of the traditions or language, but they're, you know. I mean, you are who you are and where you're from, and it came with them.

Speaker 1:

And I was a thumb sucker. This is great, I love this. You guys. I sucked my thumb until I was 10 years old because I had insecurity and it was the safety blanket and it was everywhere I went, and so that resulted in buck teeth right. Like you, I pushed my teeth out for 10 years and parents tried to get me to stop and dentists wanted me to have braces and all these things, but it didn't come to fruition until later in life. I did get braces four and a half years and I'm very happy with the results. And so you know that allowed me to find reasons to be insecure and allowed me because now I'm taking personal ownership so I want you to recognize this victimhood approach versus now being a bit wiser and having done a tremendous amount of work that is continual to come to a place where I can choose. These words Allowed me to lean into the insecurity, lean into the I'm different, lean into the I'm weird. In all of that, it also gave some space for me to just be weird, because if I was already being seen and treated as weird on the outside, whether or not it influenced me, it did give me some freedom to be expressed.

Speaker 1:

And so, when I was 10, we moved from Quebec to British Columbia. I had a shift in friends, a shift in environment, a shift in language, but British Columbia, the West Coast, is amazing and I took to it like a fish to water. And I was blessed with a mom who pushed me to do an extracurricular activity courseback riding where I met my tribe of sisters and we are three decades strong, still rocking and rolling and killing it at life together. And they are incredible women. They are all powerhouses in their own regard and friendships have strengthened over three decades of time. And so there I could be more of who I was, because I didn't go to school with them and I felt safe and they just saw me as me, like there was no expect. We all have horses, we all lived at the barn, we all just rolled around together like at the stables, not in any other conversation. All the time we lived at the barn and that was great.

Speaker 1:

And then I sort of started separating into slightly two different versions, right, and life goes on. I mean, I had a strong idea of what I wanted to do university, so my confidence started coming. And then relationships as you enter your desire or years of meeting somebody, and I made bad relationship choices that fit the lesser narrative of me. So we'll see that in women who are kicking butt, taking names, doing more than Tony Robbins does before 9 AM type of thing, cuz, yeah, girl, yeah you are, you know you are, and yet then in their home life it's something else, and that's where we divide ourselves to suit different roles and different things that we think we want, or where we haven't completed the harmony of our full self.

Speaker 1:

So in all of that, my experiences, life, bad relationships, this and that they helped serve me to step forward more into that, to bring all the meas closer and closer together, and I mean that's still happening. I don't know that there'll ever be a time where I've like arrived, except on my deathbed when I go to heaven. Hopefully I did it. It's a long game and we'll see these heroine stories, women you're like in achievement, but it's important to remember what's happening underneath what we're seeing and how that's always going. So it's always a reminder that it's a continuous journey. And now I feel like it's just sort of serendipitously coming together and I'm more open to leaning into it with a bit more detachment than I have so far.

Speaker 2:

So how can other women do that yeah.

Speaker 1:

Detachment is this purity, that childlike expression, where you're just running free, chasing bubbles and not worried about what's going on around you and so, for whatever reasons, we become very concerned with the external environment. So I think it's the practice of developing that ultimate extreme, like beyond Olympic gold level, striving practice for yourself in doing what you want to do, being how you want to be, in experimentation, in exploration and curiosity, and without, like you might have a goal that's drawing you, but without being too attached to it. And this is, it's like well, how can that be Like? This is like a conflict, and you know, I mean it is. It takes a bit of processing to try and explain that so and it's going to look different for everybody. And so this is where you have to try different things until it starts to click into place and to feel free.

Speaker 1:

And for me, I am often led to fit into a box, a label, a stereotypical type of role and be defined by that. And so for me, the detachment practice has been, you know, recognizing and spending time to see all the different things. I am so in the description which I wrote, which, when you read it at the beginning of the show, I'm like oh yeah, like I wrote that, that sounds really good. It does sound really good. Right, I'm not fancy, my loves listening. Like I wrote that myself. I don't have a copywriter, I don't have a marketing manager, but they drop in now and things can come out.

Speaker 1:

I am, I am a mom, I am a sage, I am, you know, a wise and ridiculously silly woman. I'm all these things and I'm embracing them. Let's see, the visual that's coming is like like I'm all these little children of myself, embraced, and not little in the sense of age, but in the sense of that love, that endearment, that joy. You know that we often, and hopefully you know, get to experience as as a young person and loving all those bits, and that also means loving the not so great bits and practicing detachment from letting those dark bits be greater than the actual small percentage they make up in you. I love that visual.

Speaker 2:

And I love the word that you keep using, like detachment. Detachment and that is a hard, that's a. It's a great word to use, but it's also a very challenging thing to do. Right, because you know, you mentioned like those dark pieces of you, you know, and a lot of times those are the parts where we're like why, why is that? Why is this in me? Why, how can I change this? I don't like this, I hate this. I, you know, and we go on that and so to say, like, detach yourself from that, like those are pieces of you. But getting to a place of detachment, like that sounds like the ultimate goal, you know. So I love how you, I love how you explain that. So can you share with us, like what you do in your business, what, what does that look like for me?

Speaker 1:

In my business of putting this into practice. Yeah, oh, man, it's okay. So my favorite tagline because apparently I write commercial jingles, because they all sound like commercial jingles but they're really quite clever and I enjoy them, and so one of them that really speaks to this question is that the business is the playground for your soul to expand. So Danielle comes from fitness background, right, my love's like she, and she's all about body expression and body movement in non-judgmental space, which means runners. We always see you in runners and workout gear, looking adorable and having a blast. So that is like the training tools that you are using to achieve an outcome, and a business is the training tools that you are using to achieve an outcome. And a business can test you beyond, especially because we'll connect ourselves to it, as though the success or failure of it means something about us. We're really. It's just a creative idea and we're not sure how the world will respond, so we can either find out or not, or find out and see that it may or may not be working. Maybe it's something to do with how we're running or not running a business, or maybe it's just not a great idea. That's okay, you don't have to not love it just because nobody else does, but you're not going to make money at it. So this is where the business will either reflect what your strengths and weaknesses are and you will either lean into them or attach to them and want them to be something. Because you're trying to fulfill something in you externally and you think, if I can get this thing to sell, then what? You're still going to well, I'm a 12-year-old kid here. Sometimes You're still going to go to the bathroom the same. You're still going to need to eat. You're still going to grow old. So then what? Why does that need to happen in your life in order for you to be what you already are? And that's letting go and in business then, challenging yourself. It's like an intentional challenge and if you don't develop yourself as you go, you will get stuck. You will hit these obstacles because you're not overcoming yourself.

Speaker 1:

It's another one of my taglines Overcome yourself to become yourself. How do we do that? For different folks, right? The common ones, from what I've observed and from what I practice, is spending quiet time with yourself. Spending quiet time with yourself, and I will give the grace of it. It doesn't matter when or how often. We're not trying to hit quotas here. We're just working on ourselves, for ourselves, and then the benefits of that show up in other places in our life in relationships, in our choices, in our bodies, in our business, etc. So when we spend quiet time with ourselves, we get to know ourselves more intimately. The most important person you can know if you're not a believer in God or another, god is yourself. The most important person you can know is yourself. And how do you get to do that is hanging out with your number one baby, and so you know in that that practice is quieting the outside noise and using some help to go down those roads.

Speaker 1:

So I'm talking about journaling and journal prompts, meditations, guided self. Music has really been coming up for me. Songs really move through my inner essence and I get tears, I get chills, I get dancing out of my seat. So you got to find you know something like that, and it can be different every day. One morning it can be just quietly sitting with your eyes closed, but, much like in fitness, you have to do some work.

Speaker 1:

There has to be some type of efforting, which I would call discomfort, in order for these things to take effect. It's safe discomfort. You're not walking into an abandoned minefield. You're not, you know, endangering your life in some way, closing your eyes at the steering wheel. You're walking into the safe discomfort of your inner abyss and exploring and seeing what's there, pick one thing, pick another thing, and as you do that, as you move around, you will start to build some momentum in that and as you do so, you'll acclimatize to going into the darker places.

Speaker 1:

You might go in quickly I see it and run back and disappear again. Hide, that's fine, you went and saw it. You're like oh, peek, pulling back the curtains, oh, you're back there. Hello, okay, I see you Close the curtains, run away. You know a week, a year, oh, you go back. Maybe you look at it a little bit longer, right? Because I don't. This isn't a pressure, this isn't a time is running out. This is just a gentle, continuous practice that you're doing for you. If you want to get there faster, go hard, but go carefully because, like in training, you still need to rest, the lactic acids need to pulse, the muscles need to restore, the glucosees need to stabilize. That is physiological and in this spirit, healing. There is also integrating and processing and it's big work and it can have a physical demand on you too, so you do need to rest and recover, but as you build that fitness, you can potentially do more, and you will guide yourself in that.

Speaker 2:

So good. I love the ability, though, to, just like you said, pull the curtain, take a peek, and if you need to run away, real quick, you run away. But at least you did the work. You're making progress. I love that visual. That's so good. You know, in the beginning, your magical words. One of the things that you should write is that you are someone who has belittled herself for the majority of her life to date. So I know that majority of women, myself included, can relate to that. Right Like we go through a lot of our lives feeling like we're not worthy, we're not good enough, we're not smart enough, we're not, we're not enough. Then have you ever had an experience where you maybe felt a lot of that and then you found a way to, like, step into your power and really do something different or feel different, and if so, what did that look like for you?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I'm just going to share. Like I used to hurt myself when I was younger, so, and I had chose a couple of eating disorders, thinking, body dysmorphia and things, so like I've gone into some dark places and come out of them. So you know, it's been real and I would say two of the biggest best lessons that life has handed me was that one relationship when I was just on the cusp of becoming 20 and entering my 20s and I was with that person for eight years and it was toxic and abusive and controlling, and while I was shining in the outside world, you know, I was hurting on the inside world and it became a beautiful gift because one day that person approached me in such a way and I was just like, no, I don't think so, this is done, forget it. And I stood up to them. I had been bullied, so like it was a lot to unlock my voice and this is my continuous practice is to unlock my voice and feel safe to express myself as I'm feeling, because you know, in romantic relationships, that's where it gets tamped down, and so that was such a stepping in, like now, you guys, I'm standing up stronger, I'm like, yeah, no more. And I left them, broke everything Bye bye and then went into eight years of being on my own. And that was so much fun because, like I had given up, I had I had done something. With my twenties, you know, that was a bit more serious. So now it was time to play and to know who I am right To know who I am.

Speaker 1:

And I spent a lot of time hanging out with myself. Like I said, I take myself on dates, dinner, dress up, have a glass of wine. I was so proud because I was, for the first time in my late twenties, paying my own rent. I had a real job, such big responsibilities, and I killed at it, and I had this beautiful group of friends. I had established community and a life. I had hobbies. I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and I did roofing and I'm scared of heights and I was climbing the scaffolding standing on a roof and that was a big deal to me. Yeah, yeah, I was camping by myself. So once you get, you know, give an inch, give yourself an inch. You could take a mile and I did. I went and I just, like I said, I just did a lot of stuff with me and that allowed me, like then I'm less influenced by other people in that space.

Speaker 1:

I'm not saying being single is the way, because it's important to take that framework and bring it with you everywhere, right. And so in my version it happened in this way. But if we're in relationships or whatever we're in, it's the practice of holding that, no matter what. That's where we don't have this external environment that we choose to victimize with Right, and that's how we really step into our power, and so we can vary joyfully.

Speaker 1:

I would say it's like you're being, you're having boundaries, but you're not a doubt it. You don't have to be a jerk to be firm in who you are and what's okay and what's not okay for you. And so an example I always give of this because often personal boundaries are very personal is to really put it into tangible context is you're at a restaurant with somebody and the French fries come, and so it is the little caddy of a Coutre-Mas for the French fries and you reach for the vinegar and they reach for the salt. It's like you put the vinegar on yours, they put the salt on theirs and you happily eat to your enjoyment, right. So you're taking care of yourself because it's for you. It doesn't affect the other person, if you want vinegar or not, until you kiss later. Maybe Vinegar, perhaps. So it's trying to describe how boundaries work, how it's safe to have them, how they generally are taking better care of you and your specific needs, that if you've hung out with yourself, you will know what's best for you.

Speaker 2:

One part that really stuck out to me was you saying you go an inch and then it could go a mile. I think that's essentially what you were saying you take one step and it's because of the ability to spend that time with yourself to figure out what is that next step. What is that inch that I want to take, without the expectation and the pressure on yourself to go the whole mile? Maybe if we're afraid of heights, maybe we're not just going to jump right on top of the roof, but maybe the next step is just applying or doing this or going and viewing it. And it's just taking that step, but based on, like you said, of knowing yourself and then putting into place whether you're by yourself or you're with someone or with groups of people, still being willing to say, no, I want the vinegar on mine, or no, I want this on mine, and you can have whatever you want on yours. But this is I still do me and you can still do you, and that's the beauty of that. That was a wonderful. I love all of that and I love that Our businesses are so beautifully, almost perfect, and the same is that you are powerful and so you want to share with us like what do you do in your business? I have to also say, mia, one of the things that I find so powerful about you there's so many of them, I could make a whole list One of the things is I believe there's a big pressure on people who have a desire to be an entrepreneur, to start a business.

Speaker 2:

There's a lot of pressure to leave everything else. You can't do anything else. You have to just do the business or you'll never be successful. And what I love so much about you is you stepping into your power and you saying no, I am an employee, I have a full-time job and at the same time, I pursue my passions and I love that. You get up early, super early in the morning and do the podcast episodes. You just make this work because it's so important to you. What is for your business, what is the powerful push for you that makes you want to do it, the desire to do it and what you actually do in your business. Would you like to share that?

Speaker 1:

5.45 am is when I record folks.

Speaker 2:

It's so true and it's so good. But again, that speaks to the power of when you have a passion and you have a purpose, that you find a way because it's important to you and I just love that about you. I'll shut up now.

Speaker 1:

It's important to me because it's important to those who need it, and as I heal and expand myself, I want to give that gift to the others who are, you know, just wanting somebody to be an example, somebody to follow, and it circulates. I'm part, I am a chain in the link. I'm a link in the chain right and I have my place for those who need me specifically, I follow those who I need specifically and we all circulate together in this place of falling madly in love with all of who we are. So powerful. Inc started as Mia Frankel online business manager, so very serious librarian type of businessy, strategic systems person, which was very much a lot of my personality. And just as I grew, the business evolved. The download came about a year and a half ago.

Speaker 1:

Powerful F-U-L-L for the fullness Inc incorporated Cause powerful. Just I was like, uh, it's missing. And now it's business systems and strategy and simplicity to help an entrepreneur run their business without it running their life, because creatives will have ideas and sell and the backend will be messy, like a dump truck came and just left all your contents in a pile outside in the driveway and then it rained and snowed and then animals came and now you want to hire a team and it smells weird.

Speaker 2:

And every entrepreneur right now is like nodding their head like, oh my gosh, how does she know?

Speaker 1:

I'm an ice man and I have my paint and my glitter and my glue and my colors and I'm like sprinkle some magic dust around and turn it into something that you would see on Pinterest. I love that. Yes, it's really good. It's all very organically coming out right now. And then you go back into your office and you're like whoa, look at me Like I'm a real business owner.

Speaker 1:

They have folders, I have proper names on stuff, I got rid of duplicates and triplicates of things and it's through that decluttering and cleansing process that you get that extra thing that comes with me, which is no, no, like the love, the encouragement, the joking around and the believing in you, like that's such the bigger piece. So it's powerful ink, because I believe in you so much more than you believe in yourself that you almost don't have to believe in yourself, but you do because you're the one who is responsible. And when we hold the mirrors up to each other, like that, we're like the infinity candle, right? So the infinity candle if you don't know, google it. It's a candle in a mirror and then it just reflects in perpetuity, for eternity, and it's a very beautiful thing and it's very real and a lot of this is healing myself. It's also a lot of natural skills that I have. It's also the heart that I've been given to serve and love and support and help and now I get to do it all in a very fun way and it's really been. It's evolved from having been like really much in the trenches with a CEO while working a full-time job and kids and yada yada, to now becoming a more digitized online program with access to me through groups. So I'm still very present, but I had to switch it.

Speaker 1:

For me, this is a boundary.

Speaker 1:

This is how I applied and you guys listen in here because I'm even articulating it for myself I applied a very direct boundary for my business that I do wanna replace my job with by making it work for me rather than making it work for somebody who was giving me money to work for them.

Speaker 1:

Okay, that was huge and in that I can stand in my power and I can serve in a much more free way to create the different things like I do women's circles, I do mindset stuff, I do the systems and strategy. I have many business management things and whatever else is gonna come out in all of that. And now it's not like I'm any one label, but I have a container that really captures them all and makes them available. And there's a real magic to how I get activated when I sync up and co-create with somebody and the podcast has been all about that. Like that's not just me. I'm really good on the show but it's because the guest and I can open our hearts to each other and the light connects for that duration of the conversation, like Danielle and I are having right now too, because Danielle I love with her.

Speaker 2:

The feeling is so mutual, like no, it's so true, like that is exactly what your podcast does, and that is a reason why I wanted to start this podcast again, because it's just so powerful right To have these conversations with women, because we're all powerful so much in our own right and in different ways and we're just so unique and I just think it's a beautiful thing. And, like you just shared, you know, I know for me and so many of the entrepreneurs that I talked to are even in our careers right, like we put these pressures on ourselves and we like on ourselves and then we set the expectation that everyone else is more important than us. Right, like the client that needs. They need the call at this time. Well, I'm not really available, but okay, but they want to pay me and they need help, so I'll just do that. Or the career right, the boss. The boss wants me to come in an hour earlier, but I got kids or I got to do this and I really can't do that, but I guess I will because I should, and you know.

Speaker 2:

So I love that you just shared. You know you're building something that allows you to step into your power with your boundaries, and how much more powerful are you and able to serve those humans, because now you're filled up, right, like you're on that next level, because you're like, no, this is I'm going, like this is me, like I have the energy, I have the ability, I have everything that I need to pour into you, rather than feeling like, oh, I guess I'll just do that because XYZ, so that is just so good. And you're like I love how you shared too. You know, like you were given the heart, you were given this purpose, you were given this to do this work and, yes, it's the systems and you can make. I love that so much.

Speaker 2:

Now I just see, like all my I see all my trash just outside getting poured on and then Mia comes in and just makes it look like Pinterest and I'm like, oh, it was just like a little dusting of like and now it's perfect and so, like, that is that is what you do. So any business owners that are listening to this, you're like I need that in my life. Like, reach out to Mia. She will make it happen. But what I love even more is that you identified because this is how I feel about you is that you identified that the real work is that heart. Right Like, I'll be there. I believe in you. I right Like on that shoulder to like cry on. I'm like we do business, we do life like we're humans and you have this special connection that you just like you feel when, like, when I look at you, when I talk to you, like I just feel warmth and comfort and just know that, like you know, if you were to come and turn my stuff into Pinterest, like it would be so much more than just like here's all your files and here's that like there's a true love and like connection, and so you're just an incredible, powerful human that I'm just so grateful to have here.

Speaker 2:

Are you ready for some rapid fire questions? Okay, okay, what is your favorite color? Pink? Oh okay, we're both wearing green today. So I was like is her favorite color green? Cause, my favorite color is green. So I was like maybe we got that connection too, but I love pink too. Okay, cool, if you could choose any one meal as your treat meal. Where it's your last meal ever, what do you choose?

Speaker 1:

Fettuccine Alfredo with seafood so good. Garlic bread, Parmesan.

Speaker 2:

I love that answer. All right, what are some of the main topics that you see when you open your social media, like on your main news feed?

Speaker 1:

It's like people's kids and puppies and beautiful places and things like that. So yeah, is that a good?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I love it. So you know I see a lot of reality TV stuff myself, or you know, like I just see different stuff, I'm always curious like what is the algorithm sending to other people? Yeah, right. What is one movement or exercise that you enjoy doing, that makes you feel powerful?

Speaker 1:

I like to ride my bike, I like to plank, I like to kickbox. So it's not one move, it's like a workout class, but any type of cardio kickboxing you guys? There's a whole other conversation around connecting your mind, body and spirit to each other, but when I am punching, I'm like balling but like destroying.

Speaker 2:

And I love that answer so much because I teach cardio kickboxing and it is my absolute favorite. So good, great answer yeah. So if you watch TV, what is your absolute favorite show? If you could only watch one show for the rest of your life, friends, that's a common one I love it.

Speaker 1:

It's not a rose place, but it's been a while. Friends was yeah, I know pretty much all the lines to every episode.

Speaker 2:

And yet we can watch them over and over and over again and still be entertained. He's magical. What does being pretty powerful mean to you?

Speaker 1:

Leading by example. Leading by example, Don't do as I say, do as I do and hold myself accountable to do right for you as your leader.

Speaker 2:

That was good, that just came. So good, so good. What is one? Do you have a favorite book that kind of transformed your life or mindset?

Speaker 1:

One that I find myself drifting back to is Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love, Because that moment on the bathroom floor when her higher self spoke to her, really reminded me of how we're not alone. We have ourselves. No matter what, through thick and thin, you can count on yourself. And then the moment where she sat in the mosquitoes all zanned out and I'm like I can't even read this without being irritated. But it also helps me come to a very calm state of being to think of what that would have been like for her, of how surrendered she would have been. So, I mean, it's not necessarily the most life changing, but it is one that those two parts really hold close.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I think it's those little moments and those stories where it helps you in a specific moment, where you can just picture that or imagine that. So that's powerful. Who is one powerful woman that has inspired you in your life?

Speaker 1:

Well, I've always adored Madonna. Yes, yes, but that's a big question, danielle. How much time do we have left here?

Speaker 2:

Hey, madonna works. Hey look, I remember I was on a podcast one time and they asked me a similar question and I said Britney Spears, because I love me some Britney Spears.

Speaker 1:

And I was like I know that's not like the quote, unquote, like professional answer that you were looking for, but like hey, it's not, yeah, madonna's bad ass and Cher, like those two, have stood the test of time, have been awesome and awful and not given a rat. I want to be like that. Yes, yeah, irving's right.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, those are great. Those are great. What is a daily or consistent habit that helps you step more into your confidence and self love?

Speaker 1:

Well, the journaling is great, my quiet time in the morning. So like I wake up and I have that quiet time. I have a five year old that I have to get off to school and stuff right, so that quiet time really helps me ground in Journaling is amazing. Going for walks is incredible and then I really get turned on by sitting down at my computer and working on my business and creating my content and practicing just practicing what I'm doing, getting better at it.

Speaker 2:

I love that we get to practice what we do. That's good. I like that. Thank you for sharing that. Okay, last one. If there was one powerful piece of advice that you could leave for your daughters, what would it be?

Speaker 1:

Be kind to yourself and to others. Things will work themselves out. Move your body and have fun.

Speaker 2:

I love that. What a beautiful sentence that just encompasses everything.

Speaker 1:

Simple, so hard. Right, we make it hard, but it's not hard so good.

Speaker 2:

You are absolutely incredible. I feel like I've said that a hundred million times and I get sick of myself talking, but it's so true and I could literally listen to you talk all the time because you are so good with your words and a couple of those quotes that you shared. I know we're gonna pull those out and just put those things on repeat for ourselves, and so everything that you shared here today was just perfect and amazing and just gonna change so many people's mindsets, because that's where we start right. It's shifting our mindsets, especially, like you said, like with how we treat ourselves by taking that quiet time for ourselves, and so it's just so good. Where would you like for people they listen to this? Or like I need more me in my life. Where do they find you? Where would you like for them to come hang out with you?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Facebook and Instagram at Powerful Inc. On both.

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