In this episode, the tables are turned and Katie Marshall interview’s Alisha on learning to flex your intuition muscle, how it’s not where you end up it’s the process that get’s you there that matters, and how it get’s way messier before it get’s better.
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Here are some of the topics we touch on in this episode.
Tables have turned
Introvert and wallflower.
Leadership, life and creativity coach
Working with people who want to learn and grow and develop
Creativity is the common thread that brings everything together.
Introspection work: mining yourself
Morning Pages are the #1 way to figure yourself out: Write your way through it.
The soul is constantly seeking to define and explain itself.
Many of us became a coach because we tried and tried and tried and failed over and over to become good at it.
It’s not where you end up, it’s what’s your process to get there.
The introduction to internal work is to start writing
It gets way messier before it gets better. You have to be willing to get dirty. Fail hard, fail fast. Keep doing it over and over if your committed to growth and self-discovery.
Persistence: You go for something, you feel like your journey is over. How do you get out of that? Not just persistence
Exercise get your endorphins going. It can feel like the least important.
You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Exercise: put your big girl panties on and just do it.
Do the things to get your heart-rate up. Release the chemicals to keep going.
The idea of yourself as your home and needing to take care of yourself.
The way your house looks is a representation of how you’re feeling
Find your own rhythm: find what works for you
What shoulds that you could let go of to become your best self.
Release the guilt for taking a nap at 2pm in the afternoon
There is an intuition muscle that we need to flex, an internal knowing we need to pay attention to.
The idea of having an intuition muscle How do you wake that muscle up: Start by paying attention. Start by paying attention and remember what you didn’t like. Remember what didn’t work for you. Acknowledge what you’re actually feeling
The lively Show
You can’t flex your intuition muscle
Fear is a signal that there is something for us to lean into and learn from.
What are your core values?
The creative work of aligning
Why does creativity fail?
Fear of looking stupid. Fear of looking like I don’t know what I’m talking about.
Creativity is not done in a vacuum
You can’t logic yourself out of this.
You can’t logic yourself into being happy
Forcing = bad Flowing = good
In life logic is often the wrong answer
You just have to figure out ways to make it work
You don’t know what you’re doing, but do it anyway.
No one knows what they’re doing when they start a business
You don’t know how to write a book until you write a book
It’s ok to not know and do it anyway
Stand in your power
You must be hopeful and optimistic
Sometimes optimism is “We will try again tomorrow”
Real optimism is that we’re going to keep going
Real life optimism
What seat is your intuition in?
Intuition is the driver
The more cool stuff you do, the more cool stuff you have to say no to.
Failure is like a burpee
Each failure is another lesson, and then it becomes my responsibility to share that lesson.
The better job I do of collaborating and making space for other voices the more successful I can be.
She had just as many bad days as you did, to get where she is, so if she can do it, it means you can do it to.
It’s not going to turn out the way you think it will, but keep going anyway.
Don’t lose the wonder of your 18 year old self.
Rumi tells us to “Cultivate the witness of our own experience”.
There is so much value in doing the things you don’t like doing.
Once you learn something it becomes your responsibility to share it.
If you love it, you care about, it becomes your responsibility to share it.
I’m just a little sensitive today
Be brave enough to say hey, I’m a little sensitive today.
Pause before you respond
None of us have any idea what we’re doing. The joke is that none of us know what we’re doing