Nov 17, 2017
The road to success is always bumpy and has detours. If you take
on the mindset that your career is your spiritual path — and that
your spiritual path gives you protective armor and tools for
learning and growing through whatever you encounter — then by
golly, you’ll be successful beyond your wildest dreams.
Perseverance to reach a goal, without attachment to how you’ll
get there or how easy it’ll be, is key. Being willing to invest
appropriately for a scalable return on investment is another goal.
Both keys are tackled head-on in today’s episode.
The other very big concept here is that you’re after continual
evolution of your lifestyle design. Or maybe I’m projecting. I’m
after continual evolution of my lifestyle design while I hit
increasingly challenging career goals. I’m upping my impact and my
days off, and my zone of genius days on, simultaneously. I’m having
more fun than ever.
I know this is what we all sense is possible. Getting there is a
question of wanting it enough to grow through the shadow issues
that tend to surface when you get real about your career. And don’t
forget — once you have the right business model, all your past
investments will start to pay off. You’ll be able to properly offer
your unique services and all the experience and education that you
I rap with Grace Edison about Perseverance and
Investment in Lifestyle Design:
- How to make past career investments work for you in the
- What John 1:2-4 has to do with your holistic career
- How to leverage a new strategy to propel yourself and your
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
- Learn what LLs are and why you need to experience them before
you experience an accomplishment
- See why you actually want to set yourself up for multiple
failures in quick succession to enjoy incredible success
- Learn a cohesive strategy for synthesizing your skills and
investments to see amazing business growth
- 1:40 — We’re all familiar with the concept of planting seeds
and having some of them sprout into large plants. Others might be
latent and not sprout for years. That’s how investments in your
career may be, too. Those career seeds may not produce growth until
later on, but they still need to be nurtured.
- 4:15 — It’s natural to become frustrated with the hard times.
But when we learn the lessons and learn a leverageable business
model that works with our lifestyle, we relax into the realization
of the true benefit of taking a wellness pro career on as a
- 9:10 — Many wellness pros often don’t have the right strategy,
and it’s hard when you have too many bits and pieces of information
but don’t know how to synthesize them. A solid business strategy
helps those pieces come together to increase profits, both
monetarily and in the ways you can help people.
- 16:40 — There aren’t many wellness pros out there who have had
sales training. Many of them have invested in a lot into their
careers, but sales isn’t part of that for them. It’s a piece of
training that all of them will need, and it’s important to invest
in, even though it might not click initially. Making and nurturing
that investment are key.
- “There’s certain things we can do to get our seeds to sprout
sooner to get the results that we’re wanting sooner.” –Cate
- “There are ways we can cause things to line up.” –Cate
- “When we know that the deep desire of what we want to do is
aligned, and we accept our career as our spiritual journey, we
accept that we are going to have strong desires to do things.
They’re going to bring us into a fierce learning path.” –Cate
- “Failure is freaking awesome! We. Want. To. Fail! If we want to
get somewhere we’re not currently, we want to set ourselves up for
multiple failures really fast.” –Cate Stillman
- “There’s a gotta be a baseline to get people to results. And
there’s a lot of fun things you can do to make the journey a little
more unique and true to you.” –Cate Stillman
- “Don’t write yourself off.” –Grace Edison
- “Just do a few things really well, and your people will thank
you.” –Cate Stillman