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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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Jan 25, 2018

Ginny Muir has been immersed in the studies of gut health, hormonal balancing, the conscious feminine, relationship dynamics, energy work & breathwork.  She wants to live in a world where we love ourselves for who we are: body & soul, light & shadow, pain & brilliance. She is a healer and a soul guide. In this episode, we talk about how to use breath work to transform stuck emotions in the body, ginny’s personal transformation, and more.

— Breathing is the most basic exchange with life

— Think about the way you breathe and what might that say about the way you live life

— Receiving the breath

— Working through resistance. You have two choices when resistance shows up: you can stop or you can expand through it

There are many different types of breathwork, each with different gifts & outcomes. I work with a specific breath pattern that supports emotional release. 

You may access old memories. You may access grief. You may find profound exhilaration and deeper freedom and calm than you’ve felt in ages.

Quite simply, breathwork — also called pranayama in yogic traditions — is the practice of harnessing and controlling the breath. This meditative technique produces physiological, emotional and energetic shifts in the body. It is an active form of self-healing.

It has the capacity to ground the nervous system, drop you below the level of the mind and move unseen things stored deeply in your energetic being.

How can we connect with you?

To know everything about her business, you can visit her website.
Her website’s URL is

HTTP://GINNYMUIR.COM/

Jan 18, 2018

Lisa Curtis is the Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, the first brand to introduce the green superfood moringa to the US market. Lisa founded Kuli Kuli after working with moringa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Lisa has grown Kuli Kuli from a Peace Corps dream into a multi-million dollar social enterprise. Lisa and Kuli Kuli have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and hundreds of other publications. She was also named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 "Top of the Class" for Social Entrepreneurship. Lisa is a frequent speaker at social impact and natural food conferences on topics such as supply chain transparency, building buzz, fundraising and millennial entrepreneurship.

Background

Lisa joined peace corps right after college. She was a politics major and took different classes during her time in college. It was then she developed an interest in the politics of Africa and wanted to travel to different parts of Africa. She wanted to see for herself how people with a daily income of not more than a dollar managed to live and conduct their day to day activities. Through Peace Corps, she was able to travel to different parts of Africa and live in rural areas. It was in Africa when she discovered the nutritious plant named moringa and was able to build a business around it.

How did you discover moringa?

She was in a small village in Niger where she discovered moringa. Being a vegan, her usual diet consisted of rice and millet, a diet that left her sluggish. Some women she was working within the health center told her about this plant called moringa. She got moringa leaves from a nearby tree and mixed them with a local snack called ‘kuli kuli’. She felt as if a new wave of energy had entered into her body and was astounded by the fact that such a nutritious plant was not very popular among the locals.

You mention you mixed moringa leaves with Kuli Kuli. What exactly is Kuli Kuli?

It is a peanut snack that is popular all over West Africa. The first time she used moringa was with a mixture of Kuli Kuli and so her first experience with moringa was with a mixture of Kuli Kuli. Later on, Lisa went on to give the same name to her food company i.e. ‘Kuli Kuli Foods’.

How did you realize you could make a business out of moringa?

Initially, she wanted to make it popular in the village she was working in. She was surprised that the plant was not very popular in the village and no one really thought of growing it. She thought of selling in a nearby city. However, in the days to follow, some militant group in Africa captured two Frenchmen and killed them. Due to the impending threat, all peace corps members were evacuated within 48 hours and Lisa found herself in the US again. She finally decided to start a food company in the US that would be based around moringa. She started talking to people fro the food industry. She got together with a few friends from childhood, showed them the business plan. They made plans of how they could import moringa to the US from Africa and introduce it to the women. Lisa finally managed to launch her company through a crowdfunding campaign and raised $53,000.

How do you think your crowdfunding campaign became so successful?

There were 800 people from twenty-three different countries that donated in the first crowdfunding campaign. Lisa believes it went beyond personal connections. In the campaign, Lisa shared her story of how moringa helped her in maintaining a nutritious diet through plants. She shared her idea of helping other women improve their diet and nutrition through this plant. She believes her story resonated with a lot of people because of its authenticity. Lisa believes when you seek from the heart and with conviction, people get behind you and help you in the cause.

Where do you get your moringa from?

When she started her business, she would get it from a lady in northern Ghana. As of now, Kuli Kuli is growing moringa plants in West Africa and also in southern America. They have also started to look at the possibilities of growing it in Asia as well.

What has been your biggest challenge in growing your business?

In the early days, fundraising was a challenge, it was really difficult for her to convince people to take this idea seriously. She would mostly get written off when she would pitch this idea to investors. She had to do a couple of part-time jobs during that period to make sure she had enough money for herself. As her company started to grow, she faced different kinds of challenges like managing and leading people and to make sure she has the right people in her team. Lisa believes the role of CEO is that of a captain on a ship; to make sure it heads in the right direction.

What are the major benefits of moringa?

Nutritionally it is incredibly dense. It provides complete plant protein, all essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, iron and sodium as well. Moringa leaves are also natural anti-inflammatory

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

In the initial days when she started her business, she had a couple of part-time jobs to make her ends meet. At one point, Lisa thought of quitting from all of her jobs and solely focus on her business. That is when one of her mentors advised her not to quit her day job straight away, rather plan her business and figure out exactly how she was going to launch her business and get the momentum in her business.

How can we connect with you?

To know everything about her products and about her business, you can visit her website.
Her website’s URL is

https://www.kulikulifoods.com
You can also find more information about her company through Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/kulikulifoods

Jan 11, 2018

Life coach. Author. Hellraiser. Andrea Owen is passionate about empowering women to value themselves and fiercely love who they are.

She just released the amazing book, How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t,  14 habits that are holding you back from happiness.   its a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-BS truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to people-pleasing and more. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life. 

Background

Andrea is certified in the work of Dr. Brene Brown, who has done extensive work in the study of these behaviors that make us feel terrible. She calls these behaviors the armor. We use these behaviors in our day to day life to protect ourselves from judgment, criticism, failure, and things that are hard about life. Andrea studied more about these compulsive behaviors and came to the conclusion that there are fourteen different types of behaviors that human beings, especially women go through to protect themselves but in reality, these behaviors are the root cause of why many women feel terrible. The book is about identifying different behaviors that can keep you under-confident and that stop you from taking your life to the next level. Find out what they are and what they look like, confront them. These behaviors work counter-productive for you.

What was your inspiration for writing this book?

She wrote this for women to reclaim and take back their life. Andrea talks in a very easy and casual way so readers can easily digest her content and understand what it means. A lot of her readers call her their ‘very casual therapist’ because she writes in a very straightforward and easy to understand manner. The things she talks about in the book are very easy to apply in real life.
What is the first step that can start the process to happiness?

Andrea believes the first step to happiness is to identify what your self-talk looks like. She talks about self-talk in the first chapter of her book. Andrea says she cannot walk into any personal development conversation without asking someone what their self-talk sounds like. Many people hear that inner articulation that stops them from taking new challenges in life. She asks people to get intimate with that inner voice.

What was your self-talk like before you started the journey of personal development?

Back then, it was heavily around perfectionism. Andrea tried to be perfect in the way she looked and the way she would do things. She tried hard to control everything around her, including people she knew and she says it was very exhausting. She always had an anxiety of looking bad in front of others and what they would say about her. She tried to engineer her life in a certain way so as to avoid shame, judgment, and criticism.
What was your self-talk like when you decided to start your own business?

It was rough in the beginning, she recently had two kids. She started working from home and back then her self-talk was terrible. She moved to Utah along with her husband and for the first few months, they were not relying on her income so it was more like a hobby for Andrea in the first few months until she finally realized she had to take her business to next level and put more effort and hard work so as to increase her profits.

How is excellence different from perfectionism?

Perfectionism is doing things and engineering your actions in a certain way as to how people perceive you. Excellence is doing things so that you feel proud as to how you are showing up in your life. Andrea believes no one would feel proud if they are struggling with insomnia, anxiety or health issues just because they are selling themselves to the idea of perfectionism.

What is one piece of advice you would give to the listeners?

One of her favorite activities is to break down the areas of life into career, family, friends, body, relationships, the past and the future. Ask yourself, what your self-talk looks like in those areas, how do you talk to yourself when things get hard in these areas? These self-talks are your triggers.

Why do you think that the thing we want in our life is the thing we are afraid of?

Andrea herself does not have a proper clue why that dichotomy exists. Maybe it is because we want it so much and so much is at stake, we are afraid of failure. Maybe because it requires us to be a better version of our self and requires us to work hard to become a better version of our own self.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Back when Andrea believes her life was falling apart, she was nannying part-time for a family and the mother of the child gave her this advice “No matter what you do, just take care of yourself. Now is the time to take care of yourself”.
How can we connect with you?

You can connect with her via her website

http://yourkickasslife.com

 

Jan 4, 2018

As humans, we are action-oriented and tend to place emphasis on all that we are doing and accomplishing. There is nothing wrong with this of course, as it allows us to accomplish a great deal. However, when we are focused on the “do” as the starting point for all we can “have” and “be” in the world, it traps us in the belief that we must fix and solve and achieve to get results and be of value. This can lead to an endless cycle of never feeling like ENOUGH or fulfilled … 

We get stuck in postponing happiness… When I…

“When I get a new job; I will be happy.”

When I meet the man of my dreams; then I will be happy

when I lose weight, Then I… will be happy

Sound familiar?

We are conditioned from a very young age that achievement equals happiness, approval, and recognition. And we can get fixated on what we need to have in order to feel a certain way.

But where do feelings come from?

The inside or the outside?

Feelings come from the inside.

It can seem like they come from the outside but they are actually generated by our thoughts.

I want to introduce you to the model be, do, have.

By first becoming clear about who and what we want to “be,” we are better able to consciously make choices (“do”) and produce outcomes (“have”) that are in alignment with our core selves.

This is the “Be-Do-Have Model,” an approach that achieves far greater results, and is ultimately easier and more satisfying.

BE

It’s about cultivating the state of mind and embodying who you are. 

Who are you and what is important to you?

How do you want to feel?

Who do you want to be?

DO

When you make decisions from a positive state – you take better actions

What actions make you feel the way you want to feel?

So for example, if you want to feel happy, does complaining make you feel happy? If you want to feel confident, does exercising make you feel that way?

What can you DO to be the person you want to BE?

HAVE

When you take actions from a positive state – you are more likely to get your desired results.

What are the results and outcomes?

What does success look like to you?

Who do you want to be in 2018?

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