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Profit With Purpose by Anna Goldstein

Anna Goldstein is an NYU certified coach, entrepreneur, Huffington Post contributor, former nationally ranked tennis player and author. The Profit With Purpose show is an informative and uplifting podcast where Anna dives into lives of entrepreneurs, healers, and change-makers who are making money through living their purpose. The goal is to provide practical tips to inspire you to be profitable living your life’s purpose. As a student of psychology, new age thinking, meditation, mindfulness techniques and yoga, Anna weaves these spiritual principles into her show. Guests on the podcast have been Mastin Kipp, Kate Northrup, Jairek Robbins, and more. Find out more at: annagoldstein.com
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May 25, 2017

Jennifer Racciopi is a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach, a Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor, a Registered Yoga Teacher, a Women’s Hormonal Health Coach, and has deeply immersed herself in the transformational studies of positive psychology. She combines her love of evidence-based science with a profound understanding of the ancient science of the stars. She is the creator of the Lunar Logic Methodology, we’ll get to know your authentic, deep down, self—your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths and your mission.

 

Background

 

Jennifer talks about her childhood in the start of the podcast. She says she was always adventurous and curious, even as a kid. According to her sister, Jennifer wanted to be a life coach from her childhood. Jennifer says she had a complicated childhood, especially during her puberty when she felt like her body was not ready to enter the next phase of her life. Jennifer says she had irregular menstrual cycles, was sick for most of her teenage years and certainly was not a happy teenager during that phase. The hormonal deregulation that Jennifer had, turned out to be a precursor for cancer and Jennifer was diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer during her teenage years. Jennifer had various surgeries in her treatment, which had some serious side effects. One of these surgeries put her in menopause and she was just nineteen at that time.

 

How did you begin your healing process?

 

Jennifer says healing begins when we decide we have to heal. It comes in many ways; she thinks she is still healing twenty years later. She felt like she had to get back to her life and do things the normal way but soon she felt like there was no life to get back to, her purpose had been decimated. During this phase in her life, Jennifer traveled a lot, from Africa to Europe and finally settled down in West Coast, permanently moving to San Diego. Jennifer says living in San Diego helped her a lot to find her purpose and to recover. Probably, the biggest change in Jennifer’s life was when she became obsessed with the moon and her cycles. Jennifer was able to synchronize her life and her

activities, with the phases of the moon. It helped her regrow, and become herself again.

 

What does it mean to live life according to lunar cycles?

 

The moon has a new phase, a waxing phase, a full phase and a waning phase. It is very important to understand these four phases and they synchronize perfectly with a woman’s body. Learning about these phases for Jennifer meant learning how to artificially recreate what she lost from her hormonal rhythm. Jennifer realized that since she had gynecological cancer and no ovaries and uterus, so she did not cycle at all, as a normal woman does.

New phase corresponds to menstrual phase, slowing down a bit and nurturing your body. The waxing phase corresponds to follicular phase; the full moon corresponds to ovulation. The waning phase follows the full moon and corresponds to luteal phase. Encrypted in these phases are the patterns and rhythms that can help us live our lives properly. The cycle of creation is not linear. When Jennifer realized there is a lunar influence on her behavior and how her body behaves, it helped her work with her mood and body, helped her create her life in a way that had rhythm and purpose.

 

How can you help someone find his or her rhythm?

 

Jennifer specifically talks about Corporate America while answering this question. This is because working in a 9 to 5 job requires you to put in a lot of hard work and energy. You have to work around the clock and sometimes it becomes difficult to find the right rhythm for your body while working in big corporations. Before working as an astrologer and a life coach, Jennifer worked in the corporate business in America. She loved her work ethic and routine. One of the reasons she left corporate America was because she had a massive burnout. Jennifer shares her story of how she loved working with her headphones on, listening to music and that increased her work productivity. When a newly appointed superior posed objections on Jennifer’s method of increasing her work productivity (the usage of headphones), Jennifer felt like her personal space had been violated. Jennifer says she had this moment where an inner voice asked her to stop pushing for more in the corporate world because it was not meant for her. Finding the perfect rhythm in Corporate America is a bit tricky. It is tricky because there is just too much workload and you are expected to be at work at 8 am in morning and work till 7 pm. Things can be done to schedule our time, some of it has to do with what your position is in the corporate world. If you are new in the organization, relatively junior in terms of authority and rank, you have to push yourself harder for a better position. If you find yourself in a situation where you have to be compliant and there is no other option, make sure you do not stress out. Stress itself is not a threat to our health; it is how we perceive it that matters. Jennifer talks about Dr. Kelly McGonigal’s book, ‘The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It’. She talks about productively working with stress in the book. In the corporate world, you will often find yourself in a position where you have to be compliant and it will mess up with your rhythm, so in such situations try to understand the end game. Ask yourself questions like why do you need to be compliant? What is the upside of working contradictory to your body needs? So do not cause additional harm to your body. Lack of recovery from stress also causes damage. Talk to yourself positively about how to withstand the demands on your body.

 

What does living your purpose mean to you?

 

Living her purpose means understanding and honoring her values, giving herself the permission to change her purpose. Jennifer says she has a different purpose for different circumstances in her life. Jennifer says living her purpose means having a purpose for everything she does in her life in accordance with her core values.

 

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

 

The best advice she has been given is a quote from Warren Bennis in which he talks about leadership. According to Warren Bennis, leadership development is personal development and leadership is knowing who you are and being who you are.

 

How can we connect with you?

 

You can find her on her website. Her website’s URL is

http://jenniferracioppi.com/

 

You can also find her on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is

https://instagram.com/jennracioppis/

May 18, 2017

Priscilla Stephan is an Intuitive Business Strategist and Leading From Your Soul Facilitator. She helps leaders who have hit an upper limit in their businesses step into their next level of leadership and create more impact and revenue with grace, joy, and ease. She believes that the most important quality in business (and in life) is the courage to embrace all of who you are and to embody your mission unapologetically.

Background

Priscilla is in her third iteration of her current business. Her first business was importing fashion accessories and handbags from Brazil. Priscilla was born in Brazil and she loved the fashion accessories over there. Back then, she had a regular job and Priscilla would feel her creativity did not have a proper outlet to be expressed and that is why she started that business. Her first business lasted for three years and it took her about five years before she started her second business as a health coach in which she helped women with emotional eating. When she came to know about Akashic records and its power of how it can help her and people around her, she rebranded her business and became an intuitive business strategist. She mainly helps her clients connect with themselves at a deeper level and expand their business by being aligned to their true deeper desires in accordance with their souls.

How would you advise someone to connect deeply with their soul?

You can connect with yourself at a deeper level through many ways. The best way is to get quiet whether it just means sitting on a chair and breathing, or lying down in your bed or walking. Priscilla is able to generate ideas and connect with her soul by walking quietly and contemplating the meaning of life. Meditation can also help you increase your focus, concentrate on things and connect with your soul at a deeper level. Yoga can also help to connect with your inner self.

Just like your body, your soul is always there to talk to you. A great way to connect with your soul is to ask questions from your soul.  You can ask the soul of your business. You can ask the soul your soul. You can ask the soul of a book, of what would you like next.

What does ‘leading from your soul’ mean to you?

Leading from your soul means knowing that you have an amazing truth within you and you can turn incredible ideas into reality with your abilities. It means using our talents and abilities to change the world. It means understanding the fact that you are naturally designed with unique gifts, motivation, purpose, strengths and challenges and that you are supposed to make a great contribution to the betterment of this planet.

What are the Akashic records?

Akashic records are also known as ‘The Book of Life’. There is space in the ether; it is like a library of your soul. It contains all the information about all the experiences you have had in your life, all the thoughts that have crossed your mind, every action you have taken. Anyone can be trained to access his or her Akashic records. There are 28 different archetypes in Akashic records. These archetypes help you understand how you are naturally designed to lead in your life.

What does it take to be a great leader?

To become a leader you must have the willingness to be a leader.  Priscilla believes leadership is about contribution, and she believes everyone is a leader because we all contribute. Even a homeless person is a leader because they contribute to our desire and willingness to be generous to them. A schoolteacher, a president, a CEO, a coach, a healer, all our leaders because they all contribute to a greater cause. However, we have to acknowledge the fact that you are contributing to this world one way or another. The ultimate concept of leadership is about knowing that we have the potential to expand beyond our businesses and to contribute to the greater good in this world.

Do you think leadership is a skill people can develop?

Priscilla believes we are all born to lead because we all naturally contribute. Many of us have a disempowering perception about leadership that you are supposed to have some sort of experience to become a leader or to accomplish something great before becoming a leader. Leadership is just a desire to change the world, no matter how big or small the desire is. You just have to acknowledge that you can contribute to someone in this world with your talents and abilities.

What does living your purpose mean to you?

For Priscilla, living her purpose means being happy, being herself and never giving up. Her life’s mission and purpose is very simple and she believes the most profound things in life are simple and we do not need to overcomplicate them.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Her mother asked her to always trust herself and believe in herself. This is what she teaches her clients as well, to know what you know and trust what you know.

How can we connect with you?

You can find more about her from her website. Her website’s URL is

http://priscillastephan.com/

May 11, 2017

Divya Alter is the Co-Founder & Director of Ayurvedic Health & Culinary Arts at Bhagavat Life. Divya has cooked in yoga ashrams and temples in India, Europe and the U.S. for 25 years. She has been teaching Ayurvedic vegetarian cooking in New York City since 2009 and is a regular faculty at the New York Open Center. She and her husband recently opened New York’s authentic Ayurvedic café in Manhattan called Divya’s Kitchen. She also is the author of the new book What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen - 100 Seasonal Recipes.

 

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the oldest holistic healing science in the world. It was originated in what is today known as India about 5000 years ago. One of the goals of Ayurveda is to help human beings maintain balance at emotional, physical, mental and spiritual level. It helps integrate ourselves at all these levels. The concept to maintain balance varies from person to person. Each one of us has our own reference for balance depending on our body type and depends on the lifestyle we have. Each one of us has our balancing factors and we have our stressing factors. What is balancing for one person might not be the same for someone else.

 

How would you know where to start if you want to become more balanced?

The first step is to identify your needs, identify what is missing in your life. Divya particularly focuses on Ayurvedic aspects of food and she helps people identify what food is good for them and can help them create more balance physically and mentally. The best assessment would be to have a trained Ayurvedic practitioner read your pulse. A practitioner will be able to identify what energies are out of balance, what you need to fix them. In her book ‘What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen’ Divya takes a very simple journey of how food can help you maintain balance on four different levels. She talks about four different types of digestion according to Ayurveda. It is easier for us to identify what digestion we have rather than what kind of body type we have. Divya helps people identify their digestion so they can eat according to their digestion.

 

What advice would you give to someone who wants to eat according to the seasons?

Divya says that as we need to change our clothes according to the season, it is very important we change our diet with the season. Like in the spring season, when the temperatures warm up, there is more humidity in the air and the atmosphere is heavier than usual, it is better if we eat food that is lighter in fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Leafy greens are very good for the spring season. They are detoxifying as well as good for the digestive tract. Divya says we should also eat food more spicy food. We should cook with more spices because it will help us to release any sluggishness we accumulate during winters. We should also have lighter grains like millet and barley. They are very nourishing and lighter for our system.

 

Where does meat fit into Ayurveda?

Ayurveda never supported meat industry and the concept of all the slaughterhouses. In Ayurveda, meat is prescribed as medicine, not as mass consumption. Ayurveda also says that if someone is trying to become more compassionate and go deep in his or her spiritual journey, then a vegetarian diet is more recommended because it is the least cruel diet.

 

How did you get started on the entrepreneurial journey?

Divya’s cooking journey began when she was 18 years old. She was looking for a yoga studio in Bulgaria. Back then, everything spiritual in Bulgaria was forbidden so Divya had a lot of trouble finding a yoga studio. She eventually found an underground yoga studio in Bulgaria and became an intern in a kitchen of that studio. In the process, she fell in love with cooking and she would cook for 30 to 60 people. Her love for yoga and eagerness to learn it took her to India where she lived and studied yoga for five years. She continued to learn cooking in India as well. During her time in India, she became very sick and came across an Ayurvedic doctor who helped Divya eat the right food for her body. That is when she first experienced food as a medicine for her body. When she came to New York about ten years ago, she started teaching cooking classes along with her husband. She gradually grew in her business and now she has her own cooking school. Her focus in these classes is to teach Ayurvedic principles for cooking food. She opened her Ayurvedic restaurant six months ago and she is the executive chef in the restaurant.

 

What is the simplest easy meal that someone can make and is clean to eat?

First, select the best quality ingredients for your food. Do not use canned or frozen food. You can make soup as it contains a high amount of proteins. You can make any vegetable dish as well. There is a dish in Ayurveda and it is called Kitchari. It is very quick to make, nutritious and easy to digest. You can make Kitchari in 30-40 minutes.

 

What does living your purpose mean to you?

For Divya, living her purpose means doing what makes her happy and fulfilled. She says she needs to have a continuous feeling of being in service to others if she is living her life to its purpose.

 

What is the best advice you have been given?

The best advice she has been given is to be herself and to do what she loves doing. She believes she can only live her life on purpose if she stays natural and authentic.

 

How can we connect with you?

 

Her website’s URL is

http://divyaskitchen.com/

 

You can also find her on Facebook from through the following URL

https://www.facebook.com/divyaskitchennyc/?ref=bookmarks

 

Her Instagram handle is

https://www.instagram.com/divyaskitchennyc/

 

You can find out more about her book from the following link

https://www.amazon.com/What-Eat-How-You-Feel/dp/0847859681

May 4, 2017

Jen Mazer has helped dozens of women entrepreneurs live out their dreams by helping them manifest their biggest dreams. Jen is known as ‘Queen of Manifestation’ among her peers and friends. This is because Jen herself has dreamt of some unbelievable adventures and managed to live them out.

How do you describe manifestation? 

Jen says we are all manifesting whether we realize it or not. Jen believes manifestation is co-creating with the universe, setting your intention to what you want and then allowing it to come into being. Manifestation is your thoughts creating your reality, and if you set the intentions for what you want in your life, you can co-create it in the universe. The thing about manifestation is that even if you are not consciously setting your intentions, your thoughts are still unconsciously creating your reality. Jen believes manifestation is a very easy process than we make it out to be. All manifestation comes from our imagination.

How can you help someone know what they want in their life?

You do not need to overcomplicate it. Start with small things, things that make you happy. Think of a few things that you can do for hours and not get bored with it. Think of things that people come to you for and ask for your advice. Try to look for things that give you joy. The things that excite you differ for every person so you have to figure it out yourself.

How can someone open up his or her imagination?

Jen has specifically talked about this in her book ‘Manifesting Made Easy.' There are ways through which you can open up and get a clear perspective on what you want. Journaling is one of the best ways to clear your thoughts and think properly. Get a paper and write down things that you love, divide things into categories of your life like your health, home, your relationship, your career, your community and then think for every category and write it down. This activity really helps you get a clear perspective, especially for people who are having trouble knowing what they want in their lives.

What do you do if someone has a desire to manifest something but fear stops him or her from manifesting?

 

All of us have limiting beliefs. One should not feel bad about these limiting belief or be afraid to embrace them. Our limiting beliefs always help us grow and learn. Although it might seem like an obstacle, it is an opportunity for you to grow as an individual. Every obstacle is always an opportunity. Sometimes, these blockages and limiting beliefs are because of the people around us. It might not be your limiting belief; it could be because of your parents, or something someone told you. If it is your belief, you can use various methods to let go of this belief. Two famous methods are Sedona Method, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). EFT uses your acupuncture points.

 

What is the wildest thing you think you have manifested?

 

Jen has manifested quite a lot of things and that is why her friends gave her the name ‘Queen of Manifestation’. Jen lived rent free in Manhattan in an apartment in the East Village for ten years. She tells her amazing story in the podcast of how she got to live rent free in an apartment and how that led to her creating websites for all the vegan restaurants in New York. Creating websites helped her a lot when she started her own business as she could create her website on her own and maintain her social presence on Internet.

What does living your purpose mean to you?

For Jen, living her purpose means feeling good about what she is doing and waking up every morning having that feeling that she is aligned with her work. She feels like she has to fulfill different roles in her life as an entrepreneur and as a mom. As an entrepreneur, she thinks she has to help her clients remove all the blockages and manifest things they desire. When she is with her daughter, it is her purpose to help her. Jen thinks it is very important to be present in the moment. 

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

The best advice she has been given is to follow her heart and do what she loves doing in her life.

How can we connect with you?

Her website’s URL is

http://queenofmanifestation.com/

You can find more about her work through her website. You can also find more information about her book ‘Manifesting Made Easy’ via her website. You can also read a complete chapter of her book free.

You can also find her on Facebook.

 

https://www.facebook.com/QueenOfManifestation/

 

Her twitter handle is

 

https://twitter.com/jenmazer

 

You can also find her on Pinterest.

 

https://www.pinterest.com/jenmazer/

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