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Cathy Heller is a fire hose of inspiration. She's the host of the popular podcast, Don't Keep Your Day Job, which has 30 million downloads and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, HuffPost, Inc Magazine, Business Insider, and several times by Apple. Each week Cathy encourages thousands of listeners to find more purpose, make an impact, and build an abundant life by doing what they love. She's interviewed successful authors, celebrities, entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders, experts, and everyday heroes about what led them to the biggest moments in their lives. She shares how you, too, can create a life you can't wait to wake up to every day. Cathy's book Don't Keep Your Day Job is filled with inspirational stories from people in her community who have taken control of their life's journey. Her book details how to find the work you're meant to do, grow your business, and wake up to a life you love. She is a phenomenal leader for spiritual seekers, creatives, and entrepreneurs, and she's helping people everywhere add their gifts to the world. Cathy often says, "purpose is the opposite of depression." She is truly lifting others to be the happiest version of themselves. You can learn more at cathyheller.com
Discomfort Is The Gift
Cathy Heller had a record deal but was dropped from the label. She left her dream of singing and writing music to get into real estate. While financially successful, Cathy felt miserable. She remembered advice from a Tony Robbins tape (I know, so old school, but we used to listen to cassette tapes), which said to ask a good question of yourself. In doing this, Cathy asked herself what she really wanted to do and realized at the time it was to write music. She cold-called producers and directors of TV shows (mind you, without any prior relationship) and got good at building her discomfort muscle. While it was super uncomfortable at first, Cathy Heller pursued these contacts and started to ask what they needed help with. The response was that she was the first person to ask what was needed and truly listen. She pushed beyond her comfort zone and kept calling, making new relationships with producers, and soon was writing music for hit TV shows. Cathy explained that stepping out of her comfort zone and doing it anyway became a gift. And that her business was about radical empathy, as Seth Godin says. They responded to her humility and willingness to listen. Her discomfort was the gift that kept giving as she learned to tap into these same principles and expanded into teaching others how to grow their business.
Ask This Question To Pursue Your Goal
The question that kept Cathy Heller exploring newer and higher heights was what she needed to do next. She often didn't know but would assume she could figure it out. Cathy took the next right action and step, adding in authenticity and humility, and grew her business to seven figures. This question of what do I need to do next, is one she continues to ask herself.
Why Courage Is A Must
Courage is truly the juicy part. You learn to make a choice even if fear is there because in the end, you can go to bed with your soul at peace. You've got to reframe how you look at courage. The goal is to grow and tap into courage, not to be comfortable. Courage is the ingredient that will allow you to move past your ego and fear. Facing courage and doing it anyway moves you beyond your comfort zone and will enable you to reach your dreams. As Deepak Chopra says, who we are is the divine pretending to be a person, and courage is really about showing up as your divine self.
Abundance & Thriving Are Your Birthright
We live in a vibrational field where our thoughts have a vibrational frequency. Within 4 seconds, you can feel another person's vibe -- literally. Our job is to thrive. Scarcity is an illusion and is not true. The bigger issue is our capacity to receive and trust that we're meant to be abundance. Just look at our bodies with over 50 trillion cells, powerhouse cells thriving and scientifically connected to the planets, and cosmos, as depicted by our circadian rhythm. It's time to trust our inherent abundance. In truth, our greatest abundance is our creativity. We're creators and meant to be innovating, thriving, and creating. What has helped Cathy Heller build her dream life and call in greater abundance is setting a daily practice of meditation and purposely being generous. Cathy meditates every morning to connect to a state of oneness, which ironically is a realm of being one with all and a nobody. She also lists 5 things every day of ways she can be generous and give to others. Her nugget of wisdom: stop overthinking, give from a place of true gratitude and abundance and watch the natural momentum.
Be courageous. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. Being afraid and doing it anyway is a perfectly natural state of being but remember you are a Divine being, and facing your discomfort will take you far. Tune into Cathy's podcast or pick up her book Don't Keep Your Day Job. Be sure to follow Cathy on Instagram at @Cathy.Heller and cathyheller.com. She's a total light worker and beautiful soul!
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