TYL #12: Believing in Yourself and Embracing Change with Natalie Brown
Written by Tracy on 26 Apr 2016
Have you ever had a conversation with a total stranger-- on a plane, on a bus, on a train-- that totally changed your life?
I know, I know. That's a bit much. But seriously.
Have you ever sat down with zero intention of talking to the person next to you only to realize three hours later that you never stopped talking and the plane is already landing?!
And it happened to me in Burma, of all places!
And I'm thankful that I can call that person a friend to this day.
Natalie Brown and I actually met before this fateful flight. But I bet if you ask either of us, we had only been acquaintance up until that moment. I believe that it was that flight and that conversation that finally bumped us up into the Friend Zone.
We had a conversation that was so vulnerable, so humble, and so meaningful that I've only had it matched a handful of times to this day.
I know you've had these experiences, too-- one person says one thing and all of a sudden... you feel...
All of a sudden you realize...
You are not alone.
I wanted to bring Natalie on the show today to give y'all that exact same perspective.
Natalie is actively going through a bit life transformation now, and she was brave enough to come on the show and share her experiences with you here today. It's raw. It's real. It's a revelation.
I know you'll love her as much as I do.
This episode is perfect for you if you want to:
- Learn more about yourself
- Start to find ways to embrace calm despite the chaos life
- Build confidence and courage
- Let go of the limiting beliefs and expectations that others have for your life
- Really be transformed by someone who understand you
Oh, and we talk about traveling the world two times before you're 25.
So here, with all my life and all my light, is Natalie!
Play by Play:
1:50 Why Natalie Brown is the bees knees
2:40 Please, don’t ever do this in Burma… please
4:45 Welcoming Natalie to the show
5:05 Natalie’s background
5:35 How to do really effective self-discovery
6:50 How to avoid feeling like you’re going “backwards” in your life
7:45 Letting go of what other people think about your decisions
8:40 The best way to get rid of the limiting beliefs and expectations of other people (even when they mean well!)
10:15 What the heck is this whole “ego v. intuition” thing
11:30 The book that helped Natalie tell the difference between her ego and her intuition talking
13:10 Natalie’s best practices for tapping into your intuition and letting go of your ego
14:15 Where you can find the courage to reach out when you feel the most vulnerable
15:20 Natalie’s current transition and how she’s dealing with making big life decisions
16:20 How Natalie got a job by telling someone she didn’t want it
17:10 How authenticity, even when it’s hard, can work in your favor
17:40 Natalie’s biggest life transformation—what it actually feels like to make real change in life
18:50 Is growth a struggle or enjoyable?
20:10 How to take a “life break” and get some perspective
21:20 The importance of cooking and eating for your own well-being (not what you’re expecting!)
22:40 The impact of yoga of Natalie’s life and outlook
23:40 The one thing that is always accessible to you, no matter how you feel
24:20 The best case I’ve ever heard for meditation (it’s not that hard, it’s working, keep going!)
25:40 How to stop only doing the things you’re good at so you can actually grow as a human being
27:00 My weird meditation exercise that works miracles for me
28:00 Natalie’s second trip around the world—the where, why and how
30:10 How to choose the place you want to travel wisely
31:10 Natalie’s transformative experience in Cambodia and what it means to be human anywhere
32:10 How to hit your biggest goals by starting small
33:15 Natalie takes a stab at “the meaning of life”
34:30 How to rest in restlessness (finding peace in the chaos)
36:15 How to plan for the future while taking life day-by-day
38:20 How to let go of the haters
38:30 Natalie’s plan for figuring out her life and accomplishing her dreams
39:20 Using “design thinking” to rapid prototype your life and your business
41:40 What fills Natalie’s spirit and how to find what fills yours
43:10 How Natalie learned to really love herself
45:30 Natalie’s #1 piece of advice for you
46:00 I called an audible and asked Natalie a bonus question—it was totally worth it
46:30 How to embrace change
48:10 How to get in touch with Natalie
49:15 How to get in touch with me
49:30 Don’t forget to hop over to iTunes—subscribe, rate, and review!
50:50 Do more of what you were created for, now!
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