OK, so, dating myself here for sure, but do you remember Beavis & Butt-Head? Totally bad feminist for admitting I watched and laughed at that damn show, and more than that, loved the stupid movie, Beavis & Butt-Head Do America.
If you ever get down about the state of the world, listen, just think about how far we’ve come in the twenty years since those assholes were popular.
I digress. My point in this little nostalgic story is really only to note that whenever I hear the song “Love Rollercoaster,” it reminds me of the movie. The Red Hot Chili Peppers did such a fabulous cover of that song (which you can’t find on Spotify, only YouTube, shame), and I love it to this day. Naturally, when Lucie Q of The Rollercoaster Podcast reached out to me to be a guest on her show and I did some quick listening and heard it was the theme song, it was an instant yes.
Licorice whip gonna whip your ass!
But truthfully, I instantly connected with Lucie and was happy to have an awesome conversation with her about the rollercoaster of life. Great, and true, metaphor, of course. And, as Lucie says, may as well put your hands up for the ride.
My favorite thing about Lucie, which I learned in our pre-show conversation, was that she’s been on a personal development and self-discovery journey for years, beginning in her forties. Her self-awareness about what that means and the difference it’s made in her life is super powerful and inspiring. Even better is that it inspired her to start the podcast to share all the resources and knowledge she can to help others in their journeys too.
Part of Lucie’s journey, which she shares a bit about in our conversation, is probably a familiar one for a lot of us. That feeling when we try to be everything we’re supposed to be, to fit into life’s boxes, and yet – we’re miserable. And it’s not because we don’t have a lot of wonderful things in life to be grateful for, but it’s because we’re not living as our true selves.
It’s a tough realization to have, but a huge breakthrough at the same time. And – an opportunity.
On the show, we talked about this opportunity and how to take advantage of it – the process of exploring and discovering your true self, and what it looks like and how transformational it feels to them embody that self, to live aligned. In less than thirty minutes, we manage to not only talk about Dolly, the pioneer of our time, but a huge range of helpful self-discovery subjects, like:
- Why we struggle so much with being ourselves.
- What it really takes to do personal development work.
- The problem with following formulas in business.
- Your first baby step to take if something just feels off in your life (or body) right now. (Plus a bonus second baby step!)
- How to figure out where misalignment is happening, and where tension is located.
This is a quality listen in a tidy package. (And if you don’t even have half an hour, you can find a lot of meaty stuff in the last eight minutes or so. Then, you can use it to check in with yourself on your priorities and boundaries around schedule 😉) Check it out by clicking on the image below, or take a listen anywhere you listen to your podcasts.
If there’s one thing I’d leave you with today, no matter where you are in your self-discovery journey or whether you listen to the podcast, it’s this:
We learn to deny ourselves. Over the course of our lives, we lose pieces of ourselves, tune them out, funnel into status quo expectations and behaviors, regardless of how we’re feeling inside. We convince ourselves it’s us that’s the problem, and we need to change.
It’s not you. And while change is perhaps a part of your story, it never needs to happen in order to hide yourself further.
Don’t deny your Self any longer. Find it.
If you’re ready to take that first baby step, send me an email and let me know, or schedule a free call below. I’m booking just a few open spots for new coaching clients starting in August. You can also sign up for more podcast updates here.