This weeks episode is taking a turn. I hope you notice a vibe change as I start to share more of my journey on this path of Living Big.
I share some things that have been on my mind, how I have felt about the podcast in general, my gratitude and the way I can see myself living more congruent and honestly from this point forward.
I believe we can all learn and grow from each other’s stories, and it brings us together as we recognize how similar our struggles, desires, and victories can be. We can find ourselves in someone else’s story and my desire is that as I share my journey you can find hope and encouragement and even a little bit of yourself too.
I’d like this episode to be the start of a new dialog, new storytelling and new sharing in a way that hasn’t happened yet in the Live Big Community. I want to hear from you and understand your stories too.
I’m regularly inside my facebook group at www.SSLBCommunity.com and that’s where I’d like to start more of this dialog. Meet me in there and share with me where you really want to go.
This episode is great for anyone who has been listening to the show and wants to understand some of the adventures I have in store for the show moving forward and also anyone who is new to the show and is ready to evolve and learn in a new way with me. I hope you’ll share the show with friends if you feel called to do that so we can all grow together.
I’m excited for what our future holds. Now let’s go Live Big.
Welcome to The Art of Living big. I’m your host, Betsy Pake, and this podcast is designed to share interviews and new ideas to help you redefine what could be possible for your life. Now, let’s go live big. today’s podcast is brought to you by audible. Get a free audio book, download a 30 day free trial at audible trial, comm backslash, live big. There’s over 180,000 different titles to choose from. And you can listen on your iPhone, your Android, your Kindle, or your mp3 player. Now, here’s the show. Alright, today I want to share some things with you. These are things that have been on my mind. Basically, it’s my truth. I started this podcast over a year ago, and my evolution has been incredible over that amount of time. And I look back, when I look back, and I look at the very first episode, and I listened to it. Although I know that was me. And all of that is all very real and true. It feels like if you’re looking at a different person, like at the time where I recorded it, even as if a different person, there has been so much that has evolved and changed. And one of the things I really have loved about doing the podcast is being able to interview such incredible people. I mean, I’ve gotten access to some really cool people and learned some amazing things. And as I look back on that, as I look back on all those episodes over the past year, I see that many of these are aligned with where I was at the time. So I interviewed somebody that was, uh, that had something to share or knew something that was right where I was on my journey on my personal journey. And really, these are the episodes that got the most downloads, and they really resonated with other people as well. Back in July, I knew there was something else I needed to do with the podcast. And you know, we tried that big live, live big lab. These were episodes where I shared lessons it was, it was Episode 5152 5354, I think is what it was those four. And something about doing that felt really off to me. I mean, you can listen to those episodes, 55 will kind of break that down and explain that. But I just it just felt off. And I really liked sharing the lessons and the tools, and I’ve got so much of that stuff to share. But something about it didn’t feel right. And so here I am today with some things that I want to share to you so that I can come clean. And then we’re all on the same page. I have been working on listening to my intuition over like the past four years, maybe a little more. And this year, that focus took a really, really big leap. And so what I wanted to share with you first was that more and more, I want to start sharing episodes that align with what I’m going through and where I am on my journey, I am a full belief that we all can learn from each other and learn from each other’s journeys, and that we all share common things right. And so when you hear about somebody else’s journey, it kind of spurs something about your own. And so I have felt called more and more to share the real and raw parts of what I’ve been going through, which feels both really scary and invigorating all at the same time. So I won’t be sharing the business stuff anymore on the podcast. You know, we’ve had some guests that were business coaches, and they’ve been incredible, those guests have been great. And I hope that those episodes have helped you. But I feel like that chapter sort of closing for me, and I’m excited to move on to more things that are more on a spiritual level. Now, when I say spiritual, I’m not talking about religion, I’m really talking about intuition, things that move my spirit things that take me outside of my five senses and into a more holistic way of living and being in the world. And that is the part of the journey that I feel myself called to more and more and to share with you. Now, my second truth that I want to share with you is that I don’t like the hustle. I have lived my life very much part of the hustle. You know, I’ve talked before about how I was in sales for 20 years, and I had a great career that I really liked. And I prided myself on saying how I would outwork anyone. And I did. I would say sometimes I’m not the smartest but I’ll outwork you. And I found a lot of success living that way. But I also found it to be very exhausting and very outward. So I’m going to try to explain more of what I mean about that. But I found that I have greater success and enjoyment over this past year as I move away from the hustle and move more into alignment with what my inner being is telling me to do next. So what my intuition is really saying and when I get really clear first It’s much easier for me to move forward. It’s much easier for me to have success that I seek without being in this like constant motion, hustle, like never feeling like I’m doing enough. And I know there’s a hustle mentality out there. And there are times where I work really hard. But now I do it in alignment with my spiritual self, instead of just going at the grind totally blind. The third thing I wanted to share is that I have felt
really unhappy with the podcast from a sharing point of view. So I started the podcast as a dialogue, right, I wanted my interviews to feel like conversations and that you as the listener, were almost eavesdropping on my conversation as I learned something new. And what I found was happening was that the deadline of having a Wednesday podcast was more important to me, than sharing a conversation that really aligned to what I was living at the time. So I found myself recording for a week or two at a time, like getting months and months of podcasts in the can, so to speak, so that I didn’t have to be worried about missing the deadline, which is great. And that probably works for a lot of people. And it’s a really good strategy. But for me, it ended up making my interviews feel a little off like rushed. And during those two weeks, because I’m so much in the flow person, I would get where I I don’t know how to explain this. But I felt almost like rushed and not enjoying it. So the interviews just felt off, it felt like I was sharing things with you every week when they would actually go live that seemed like so long ago, and not really where I was in my life. And the whole podcast idea was to share with you this journey of working to live big. And I want it to be part of the dialogue. So it almost felt like really inauthentic almost like I was lying to you like I was presenting this podcast to you. But really, that was like three months ago. And I also felt like being on time, which I felt like was part of being in the hustle was more important than the message. Now my guests have been incredible. I’m so grateful for that. But I’m not sure it was always what you wanted to hear. And and you know, like I said it felt really inauthentic. So I’ve just had some really interesting feelings about the podcast. And at one point, I thought do I just stop this altogether. But instead, I decided I just wanted to be more fluid with it with my timeline. So I’ll still get podcast to you every week. But it might be Tuesday, or it might be Thursday, or maybe it’ll be both, depending on what’s happening. If there’s more that I feel like I need to share. So I know many people in the business community are gonna say like that philosophy is totally wrong. And consistency is king. And I agree. I agree with that to a degree. I also want to make the priority for my show more about sharing what’s on my heart every week, on that day, and what feels right. So right now I’m feeling like Tuesday and Thursday feels really good to me, because I have a lot happening right now and a lot that I really want to share. But I’m really open to being guided on my tuition intuition from week to week. So it may be a Tuesday and you know, maybe the week of Thanksgiving, there isn’t one on a Thursday, maybe, maybe there’s something else that happens. So I just feel like I needed to share that that it might not be every Wednesday, in fact, I think it’s going to be every Tuesday, and maybe every Tuesday Thursday. The fourth thing I wanted to share is that I’ve felt like the me that I was showing my coaching clients was different than the me that I showed on the podcast. And that goes back to what I was saying before about it about, you know, recording all of these and getting so many in the can. And that was even different than the me that I was sharing with certain friends. And I know how much better it feels to be to be totally congruent in all areas of my life. And I feel like I just really have to seek that again. And so as I continue with my one on one coaching, of course, I’m going to still be using my neuro linguistic programming skills, my NLP skills, because I think that’s directly connected to the work that I’ve been doing internally. And LP is all about, like internal lives that we hold in our subconscious beliefs and, and skills to help make things move in the right direction we want for our lives, but it’s very much based on on, you know, your subconscious and how your brain really works. And that I find fascinating. So there’s the science portion to it, that I really find fascinating too. And so you’re gonna start hearing more of that as well. It’s not all this woowoo spiritual stuff. There’s really a science to it that I’m really studying and excited about. And I’ve seen really incredible results for people in that arena and I want to continue to do that work. And then I have my two online courses that you’ve heard me talk about one is the six 60 days of transformation, which really is about honing in on a goal, and then the infinite soul project, which is about beliefs and aligning, and those are going to be still available, but I’m going to be expanding those moving forward. So I would really like to do more of group training going deeper with people in the programs. So you know, the infinite soul project is a lot about the work that I’m talking about in terms of, you know, combining the brain science with the woowoo stuff, right, and how our thoughts become things. And so if you’re already in that, you’re already part of that, you’re going to get all the new stuff moving forward. So once you’re in that you’re in it for good. So I’m super excited to expand on those programs and synchronize more of that work across all of my platforms. The fifth thing I wanted to share is that I’ve been going through an incredible transformation in my life, surrounding forgiveness and all that that holds for me, there is a lot to share there. And I have felt more and more like my message could really help all of you and you probably have stories that could help me. And so in that journey of letting things go, I realized how much we hold in our bodies. And when I released amazing things started to happen to me in areas that I just never really, really anticipated or expected. I’ve shared the story about how my mom died when I was in high school and my life afterwards,
you know, in my relationship with my father and his wife, but everything I shared felt very sterile, right. So it was always the message that would make everyone around me really comfortable, and not necessarily what would set me free. And I’m at the point where I’m ready to be set free. So I think forgiveness is something that everybody struggles with in some capacity. And as I’ve grown, and I’ve learned, it has nothing to do with anybody else. But it’s really a full on inside job. And I have learned a lot. And I’ve learned some really great strategies. And so I’m going to be sharing more of those with you as well. And the final thing that I wanted to share is that this is all in pencil. As I share real time, things may shift and change for me, I want to be able to share the journey, and grow and change my opinion and how I see things. And so just know that I’m going to be evolving as we go, I asked for your grace and the freedom to do that, so that I can share it here. Now, all of this might not be what you came here for originally, there may be some new things coming that you’ve never heard of, or that you feel are very woowoo and very odd. Take what you want, and leave the rest. And if none of this resonates with you, that is okay too. It may be that our journey is coming to an end. And I appreciate that you’ve been here with me. And the older episodes will always be there so you can go back and listen to whatever speaks to you. So that’s it. These are the things I wanted to share with you. I’m honored that you’ve included me in your journey. Please share with me inside our Facebook group. I’m excited to hear more about what speaks with you and how the show has opened you up to thinking a little bit differently. With all the new episodes coming up. Thanks so much for listening. Thanks for spending some time with me today. Remember, you can find me inside my facebook group at SS lB community.com as stands for start small live big community.com. And as always, here’s a little message from my husband.
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