Today’s episode is all about doing what you love and making an income from it.
We all have a story to share. We all have a passion. If you’ve been thinking about swapping your 9 to 5 for a life more aligned with what you love to do, then this episode is for you.
There has never been another you. And you have a special gift that you can bring to the world. Your unique blend of talents, skills and perspective is needed. So in a way…. there is no competition. What do you have to offer the world?
Whitney coaches other people how to do what they love and make a loving from it. Her brand Creative Wellth helps content creators and small business owners who are helping others live healthier lives, in harmony with the environment. Her latest course teaches how you can monetize your content (37 different ways to do so!). You can share your passion with the world AND get money from it. Forget working a job you hate. Your career should be complementary to the things you love and to your purpose.
Figure out your money issues. We all have them and they get in the way, especially if you’re trying to generate income. Money Love Story is a great book on the emotional angle of money. You’re a Badass at Making Money helps you figure out the emotional things that are getting in your way of financial abundance.
Nicole is a vegan chef, YouTube personality, and hosts the BEST popups in LA. Her advice: find your special sauce. That thing that makes you YOU, that quirk and passion, your light and dark. Own it. If you’re true to you, it makes you relatable, people want to do business with someone who’s authentic.
When Meryl Streep started her acting career, she would treat every role like it was the dream role of a lifetime. Use that in your business. It doesn’t matter how many people show up for your event, or whether that first gig isn’t paid. Show up like it’s a packed house. Even if it’s a tiny project, give it your all. The Universe will give you a bigger opportunity the next time.
He’s a lifestyle coach, vegan chef and nutrition edu-tainer. His mission is to reduce suffering and increase joy in this world.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, that’s FINE! We’re all just making it up as we go. Most successful people did not know what they were doing, they were just following their passion. You can’t be afraid to stumble on the way.
Look at your business like you look at investing. The more sources of income you have, the more stable your income source. Diversify your investment. Carve out the uniqueness of who you are and trust that the more of yourself you reveal, the more people will embrace you.
How to start your journey to your dream career:
There’s only love or fear to choose. Do you trust that the Universe has your back? At some point you have to jump from the security of your 9 to 5 to your own business. You have to have trust that you can do it.
- Trust that you have a story to share
- Believe in yourself
- Have a to do list but let go of control (the Universe will help)
- Trust that it will come as long as you’re persistent – stick at it
- Rejection is just a stumbling block on the path – don’t be afraid to fail, you have to keep believing
- Learn self-love – you have to believe that you deserve to live your best life
Remove the blocks to your income and creativity with Soul on Fire Retreats Founder Heather Fantin
Heather is a spiritual breakthrough coach, on a mission to help heal your relationship with YOU. She’s just launched her year-long personal group coaching program called the Inner Circle. Check out Episode 156 for her inspiring story.
Alli and Heather met at Level 2 Spirit Junkie Master Class. For Heather, Spirit Junkies are a global movement of people returning to love and sharing that with the wider world. More and more of us are waking up. If there’s something inside you that’s feeling unsettled, if you feel like there must be something more to life than this. Even if you’re not clear on your future, there’s yearning for deeper meaning and direction. When this happens, you will be guided to your new path and to the teachers you need.
The number one thing people struggle with when they start their heart-centered business is feeling like it’s not ok to charge for their services. You’ve got to get over that. There’s nothing spiritual about you not being able to pay your rent.
The first step is awareness. Tune in and get clear about what your belief is around money and making money for something that you love. Write them down, look at them. You’ll probably find most of these beliefs aren’t even yours but that they come from things you heard in your childhood. Let them go, forgive them, release them.
Use the same technique to look at what’s holding you back. Are you avoiding showing up? Are you spending all your time binge-watching Netflix? Do you feel stuck? Are you comparing yourself so much that you feel paralyzed? Can you turn your fear into faith? You’re not working alone – the Universe is always supporting you.
Once you’ve released those limiting beliefs, it’s time to create your new story. What’s the opposite, positive, empowering belief? Write it down. This creates affirmations that will work, because you’ve done the deep work to support them. Give yourself permission to follow your dreams and to succeed. Look for evidence that supports your new beliefs. Trust that when you start looking, the Universe will give you what you need, whether it’s inspiration, teachers, guidance or opportunities.
You must go beyond just speaking the words. You need to get into a feeling state. Because the universe responds to the feeling, not the words. Affirmations won’t work if you’re not feeling them. See yourself living your perfect life, visualize as many details, feelings, emotions as you can – how will you feel when you live that life?
Most importantly, get rid of the guilt you might feel for wanting to do what you love. Remember – it’s bigger than you. You’re doing the world a disservice by keeping your unique gifts to yourself. This is your higher calling to help heal others and help heal the world. Whatever this calling looks like to you – it might be music, it might be food, it might be healing, it might be teaching, it might be anything at all. Just be authentically you, trust that you’re right where you need to be and that you are always being guided.
Make Your Passion Your Paycheck with Alida McDaniel
Alida is an intuitive life strategist, personal trainer and culinary artist on a mission to help people thrive doing what they love. Check out her story on Episodes 43, 65 and 80 to find out how she lost 80 pounds and healed herself of a multitude of health issues.
We all want to escape the 9 to 5…. But we’re afraid of what that looks like, especially from a financial perspective. When passion becomes your paycheck, your money mindset shifts. Instead of seeing it as evil something you get after you sit at a desk being bored, money becomes something you receive for doing something that you love. That is a powerful change.
It’s time to stop seeing money as something evil, something to feel guilty about. Non-profits need to make money to help change the world. So why not be that person who makes so much money that you can fund the non-profits?
Living your passion does not necessarily mean setting up on your own – you might be an independent contractor, a writer, a maker, a teacher. You just have to find that thing that makes you smile, that makes your heart sing. The moment you step into passion, the universe responds in kind.
So how do you start living in passion? Here are Alida’s top tips:
- Don’t let yourself get out of bed until you have imagined what you want your day to be (don’t list your tasks, see yourself achieving your goals and how good that feels)
- Ask your spirit “what can I learn today?”
- Believe and trust – keep telling yourself what you want and trust that it’s on its way.
Your gift of passion is meant to be shared with the world. Who are you to deny that gift? Don’t procrastinate. Don’t prevent yourself from receiving that abundance. The world needs your unique talents.
You can get in touch with Alida at alida@
What you’ll learn in Episode 264:
- Why imitating others won’t help your business
- Is entrepreneurship more stressful than an office job?
- How to co-create with the Universe
- What’s going to get you through the tough times
- How to receive abundance
- What to put on your Insta feed and your Insta story
- How to start making your passion your paycheck
- Are you self-sabotaging your affirmations?
- How to rid yourself of limiting beliefs
- The powerful questions to transform your money mindset
- How to write affirmations that work
- How to radiate love through the world
- Strategies to get out of imposter syndrome
- How to live your passion
Spirit Junkie Masterclass – Share Your Unique Gifts
One course has transformed Alli’s life and business – it’s the Spirit Junkie Masterclass. If you want to live your best life, follow your passion, make a difference in the world and do what you love, then you need this course. If you’ve been thinking about your big business dream but you’ve been holding back, this class is for you.
When you join, you’ll get 9 amazing bonuses.
- Rise & Bloom Mastermind – 2-hour online event with Alli and other amazing entrepreneurs
- Whitney Lauritsen & Jason Wrobel’s Wellness Warrior Course
- Plant-Powered Meal Planning & a free phone consultation with vegan chef Melissa Glazewski
- One-on-one 1-hour coaching call with best-selling author Laura Petersen
- Podcast Greenlight Course – reach your target audience and build relationships
- Video call with fitness expert Adam Schaeuble
- Suzie’s 6 powerful guided manifestation meditations to remove creative blocks and attract abundance.
- 6 Months access to the Food Heals Nation VIP Club
- Lulu Lemon Swag Bag full of organic vegan health and beauty products
Go to www.spiritjunkienation.com for all the details.
Our favorite moments:
@12:58 Food rap!!
@22:22 The sky’s the limit
@30:12 Let that shit go
@43:08 What is the call?
@1:09:45 Just jump
@1: 35:10 This is absolutely going to work
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