The Purposeful Pivot with Kelly Trach - 'Business is a Spiritual Practice'
I met Kelly through the Rock Your Bliss Community. She has a mutual love and respect for San Francisco and inspires me every week with her Podcasts and courses on Teachable! Kelly might be my first Canadian friend.
Let's get to the Purposeful Pivot Interview- 5 questions all about changing careers---
What is one piece of advice a mentor told you that's stuck with you? Who told you?
"Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is." - Danielle LaPorte, The Fire Starter Series. (Also, as a side note from me - only take advice from people you want to become. Nobody else. And listen to your intuition!)
Name a time that you pivoted in your career?
When I finally quit my failing tech-startups in SF, tossed my ego out the door, moved back home with my parents in Canada, and shared what was in my heart which was talking about my health journey. I started with a little blog and my business has taken huge pivots since then, but that was the moment when it all changed.
How did it change your life, and based on that pivot, where you are today in your personal and professional life?
I've become an entirely different person. I am who I really am. I am fully my authentic self and it feels really, really good to be home. I always share and teach that "business is a spiritual practice" and I really believe that. Plus, I am seriously getting paid to be myself and show up as who I really am (versus who I "should" be) which is the best thing I could ever ask for.
What advice can you offer the next generation of people coming out of college about their career?
Don't do what everyone else is doing. If you feel a calling on your life, now is the best time to start. You can always get a "real" job later. (And chances are, you'll never have to). Right out of business school, I started my first business and never looked back. You don't need more experience, you just need to get going. Don't trick yourself into thinking you need more time to start because that's so not true. You have divine gifts and wisdom already inside of you. Master your mindset, overcome those self-limiting beliefs, and just go for it. (My course Your Conscious Empire can teach you how to do just that!)
Last question. Answer it 'rapid fire' style the first thing that comes to mind!
----->>>>>"What's one word that describes your career up to this point"
Divine. As in, a divine intervention from the universe because it had something bigger in store for me than what I could have ever imagined. Allow yourself to be open to the universe's possibilities for you. It's usually quite divine and expansive.
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