Hey Friends, I am sharing some of my favorite and interesting quotes on intuition, trust, and how to listen to life.
Life is guiding us in every moment when we get to do and who we get to become. It’s simple and not easy. There are many contemplative practices to learn to listen to life a.k.a. intuition. It’s a skillset to develop and worthwhile.
I have used these quotes as meditative and they guide me in different directions. Interestingly, I learn and get new guidance every time I read them as I evolve from one stage in life to another stage.
I hope you enjoy these quotes which help you in slowing down and guide you to listen to your life.
“Can you embrace the notion that your intuitive voices and life are not always going to be clear? Can you trust that you’re not always in control, driving the car of your life, but simply a passenger looking out the windows? And can you trust you will be okay regardless of what happens? In ambiguity, we often learn our deepest lessons.” –Source: Molly Carroll: book Trust Within
In this interview post, I sat down with Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez (also known as “Dr. J”) an award-winning Psychologist and Board-Certified Leadership Coach with a 15+ year career dedicated to the betterment of leaders. She has worked with individuals in top organizations in Silicon Valley and throughout the world.
She, her husband Ted, and I met 2 years ago first time at a mutual friend’s home and we have been in touch since then.
Feel free to connect with her on social media she also offers a coaching program which you can find on her website.
Danielle Sunberg is a wellness entrepreneur, transformational coach, author, international keynote speaker, and mother. A former Big Law attorney, Danielle worked as a corporate litigator at an award-winning law firm in Washington D.C. After successfully defending her client against a $6 billion judgment, Danielle was diagnosed with depression. She left the firm to travel the world to discover what truly inspired her, training with some of the most preeminent mentors in conscious living and studying as a Reiki Master. In 2019, Danielle founded a cannabis wellness brand dedicated to connecting people to their innate wellness that was acquired in December 2021. As a coach to elite entrepreneurs and leaders, Danielle guides people who have achieved success yet yearn for something more out of life. Her new book, Atlas of Being: From Briefcase to Backpack, One Former Lawyer’s Exploration of the Human Way, is a #1 New Release.
“As a young lawyer, I sat at the defendant’s table in the federal courthouse day after day, listening to witness examinations and flipping through binders of depositions to confirm matching testimony. I was nothing if not vigilant. Our client was a movie investor facing a six billion dollar claim in a class action lawsuit over the movie’s advertisement, and I was going to make sure I lived up to every penny he paid his legal team not to lose his hard-earned fortune.
My life had unfolded along an expected professional path. I pored over my laptop fifteen hours a day, squeezed into pencil skirts, and crammed my feet into high heels. I would have welcomed the pain from pointe shoes, but I begrudged it from my stilettos. I had chosen to be an attorney; it provided financial stability, commanded respect, offered prestige . . . and was utterly devoid of satisfaction.
Is there a specific language to request feedback in our personal and professional life?
How should we filter those people in our lives? Whom to trust?
What makes a good feedback giver?
How not to take feedback personally?
How can we learn and grow from Feedback?
Who are our loving critics who love us no matter what and want to see the best in us?
Have you ever struggled with this? If yes, I am with you.
In this post, I interview Dr. Tasha Eurich who is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She uses science to help successful executives—from early-stage entrepreneurs to public company CEOs—achieve dramatic and measurable personal and organizational change.
Her TEDx talks have been viewed more than seven million times. As a global thought leader, Dr. Eurich has been named one of the top 30 emerging management thinkers (Thinkers50).
In this blog post, I interview Alisa Cohn who is an executive coach who works with senior executives and high-potential leaders to help them create positive permanent shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve. She was named the #1 Startup Coach in the world at the 2019 Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards in London, and also named one of the Top 30 Global Gurus for Startups of 2020.
How she coaches the founders and the cofounders in the startup world.
Adapting to different styles in a high-growth environment, 360-degree feedback, and conscious communication.
Switch between personal and professional mindset, the power of breath in and out.
How to plan for high stake conversations and calming techniques.
Not only these practices are applicable to Startup founders, but also to everyone who has direct reports or in similar capacity.
Now, the interview starts:
Nishant: You were named the #1 startup coach in the world at the thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith leading coaches awards in London. How do you coach the founders and the cofounders in the startup world?
Alisa: If I think about founders, they really have a few common elements. So first of all, they’re not always aware that like they’re the founders and they’re the CEO that people are looking at them a certain way. They’re just thinking —hey, I’m me, and they have to kind of get used to the fact that they show up as the boss.
The second thing I would say is that they are constantly having to adapt their style. That’s what a high-growth environment is. It requires you to adapt your style. So you have to be constantly learning and accelerating your own growth to keep up with the needs of the growth of the startup.
A few weeks ago, I called my friend Jennifer Goodman to discuss a business problem. I wanted her feedback to know if I’m thinking straight. She nudged me to listen to Ryan’s podcast and suggested I should connect with his entrepreneurial community.
I’ve met Ryan a few times via mutual friends(and at retreats). I started listening to his podcast and really got obsessed with it. I don’t usually listen to business podcasts other than Tim Ferriss. Also, I instantly signed up for this Cap Con event.
Below is his short bio and how you can connect with him, and then follows the list of my favorite podcast episodes.
Ryan Daniel Moran is driven by the belief that entrepreneurs solve problems, and that the world needs more empowered entrepreneurs. He’s proud to take a bold stance on behalf of for-profit entrepreneurs. He believes business owners create change, and the government does the opposite. He believes that success requires personal responsibility and ownership. He believes that businesses must create, rather than extract. And he believes that the ultimate way to get ahead is to act in the service of others. That’s Capitalism in a nutshell: own, create, and serve.
I’ve been following Abraham Hicks for quite some time and my morning starts with her Youtube audios. Below are my favorite audios I’ve listened to many times.
Abraham Hicks is an inspirational speaker and author. She co-authored eight books with her husband, Jerry Hicks. Together, they have presented Law of Attraction workshops for Abraham-Hicks Publications in up to 60 cities per year since 1987. Hay House, Inc. published the Hicks’ best-selling book, Ask and It is Given, in 2004. Since then, they have also published four more New York Times Best-sellers:
This book has helped me to embrace fears, acceptance of life as is, learning to sit with the discomfort. I’ve read this book dozens of times almost every week. Depending on what’s going on with me —I pick up a paragraph, sit with it, and feel the sadness, disappointment, anger, or whatever is flowing through me.
I share a small excerpt from this book.
“Relaxing with loneliness is a worthy occupation. As the Japanese poet Ryokan says, “if you want to find the meaning, stop chasing after so many things”
“To stay with that shakiness – to start with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge – that is the path of true awakening”.
“This very moment is the perfect teacher”
“When we find ourselves in a mess, we don’t have to feel guilty about it. Instead, we could reflect on the fact that how we relate to his mess will be sowing the seeds of how we relate to whatever happens next”