Simplicity and Space // Special Guest Milana Leshinsky (Episode 76)

I was only 20 minutes into my conversation with this week’s special guest, Milana Leshinsky, when she shared this wonderful nugget with me: 

“Imagine that growing your business is as simple as waking up and being you.” 

Wow!

This is just one of several powerful statements Milana made during our conversation that stuck with me long after our interview was over. Her insight and experience is invaluable to anyone looking to find the balance between building a business that fits your life and the growth and success you desire.

Milana shares several key lessons she has learned over the years as she has built several businesses from the ground up. She came to the United States as a musician from the Ukraine and quickly learned that her set of “super skills” would lead her on a completely different path.

Her story is inspiring and very educational… and so relatable for anyone on the journey of entrepreneurship.

 

“How much space are you willing to let your business take up in your life?”

Such an important question and another one of my favorite ah-ha moments from Milana! It made me stop and think about times in the past when I’ve maybe been too involved with my business at the expense of missing time with family or spending time finding joy in my life. Milana assures us that by staying focused on our passion and true motivation, we can run a business that is motivating, fulfilling, and even FUN… without missing out on creating our personal joy.

 

“Your business vision is guided by the vision for your life.”

We all have a unique vision for the joyful life we want to create. Is our business in line with that vision? How often do we find ourselves in a position where the work we do is becoming more of a distraction or hindrance to achieving what we really want? Listen to Milana share an important discovery she made while trying to push a part of her business that wasn’t part of her life’s vision (keyword – migraine headaches!).

 

“Simplicity is subjective.”

Milana is big on simplicity and she shares her thoughts on how we can all be more successful in business and in our personal lives by finding our “simplicity zone.” But she’s quick to point out that simplicity is different for everyone. This is where our own “super skills” come into play – the things that we are naturally good at, but don’t always recognize.

 

I just LOVE the insights that show up and the wisdom we get to share together on this joyful living journey! Milana is a remarkable example and teacher, and it was such a privilege to connect with her and feel of her passion and energy for creating joy and simplicity in life and in business.

I would love to hear your thoughts about today’s conversation and to take in your perspective on how we can each find and create clarity, space, simplicity and JOY in our lives. Head on over to the Soulful Business and Branding Facebook Group to share!

ABOUT MILANA LESHINSKY // www.simplicitycircle.com

Simplicity Circle Founder Milana Leshinsky is creating a simplicity revolution for coaches, authors, speakers and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses with ease. Creator of Recurring Revenue Revolution, author of Coaching Millions, co-founder of JV Insider Circle, and an inventor of telesummits, Milana is known as a serial entrepreneur and paradigm shifter by many luminaries.

She came from Soviet Ukraine 25 years ago as a classical musician with zero knowledge of the business world, and has built multiple six and seven-figure businesses since. Today sheʼs passionate about showing entrepreneurs how to use simplicity as a growth strategy and say goodbye complexity and overwhelm. Hello simplicity, profits, and ease.


p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, or iHeartRadio. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love!

Freedom Beyond Stories // Special Guest Calli Lewis (Episode 74)

One of the things I value most in life and throughout my business and podcasting journey, is the gift of being able to connect with and build relationships with so many remarkable people.

In our quest for more joyful lives, it’s so important to find people that can be there in the best AND the worst times.

For me, Calli Lewis has been one of those people.

Calli and I have had the pleasure and fun of helping each other face life’s adventures and challenges, and learn what we can along the way. We struggle together, shift perspectives with each other, and, at the end of the day, enjoy some good laughs and soak in more joy together.

 

Today, we dive into another honest and refreshing conversation about the stories that hold us back from experiencing life with freedom and chasing the things we really desire for ourselves and those we love.

As you listen in, I invite you to ask yourself the following questions: 

  • What do you really want?
  • Why do you feel or think that you can’t you have what you want?
  • What’s holding you back from really feeling free?

Oftentimes, we let fear or self-imposed limitations keep us from the abundance, joy, freedom, and love we desire. But, what would happen if we allowed ourselves to really explore those fears and limitations and maybe even to let them go?

After all, it’s when we finally allow ourselves to SEE what’s holding us back before we can actually get to work on changing it!

YOU ARE BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL, AND MAGNIFICENT!

So, don’t let the stories looming under the surface stop you from setting yourself free to be everything you are and to have what you truly want. Listen to the pieces of your heart that are showing you your dreams and urging you to live bigger and seek even more joy.

And, if you’re feeling alone in this journey or just need some extra love, support, and power from other women traveling similar paths, PLEASE come join us in the Joyful Living Facebook Group.

We would LOVE to connect with you, cheer you on, and be with you as you experience the ups and downs that so many of us face. My intention is for the group to be a beautiful network of women empowering each other to share, learn, grow, and find joy.

Hope to see you there!

 


p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, or iHeartRadio. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love!

Soulful Creation (Episode 73)

You know you were born for something more. You can feel it inside of you. And yet, your everyday life may not seem to be mirroring that. You may even be feeling like your dreams are not going to come true, or maybe some have and it feels like they didn’t really change your life or how you feel about yourself like you thought they would. Maybe you’ve created lots of financial success or a smokin’ hot body, but still feel empty or like your relationships just aren’t thriving. OR maybe you’re holding back on creating what you really desire because you’re afraid it won’t really matter and make a difference. 

WHATEVER your story is about why you’re playing smaller or not really leaning in fully to JOY each and every day, today’s episode of the Joyful Living Podcast will support you in breaking free so you can follow your heart and soul and find more of what you’ve been looking for. 

Joyful Living Quinn Curtis ep 73

In today’s episode I share how to create our dreams and goals IN FLOW + ON FIRE. Listen in as I explain what soulful creation has actually looked like in my life, so you can lean in to soulful creation even more in your life by understanding how this all can work harmoniously.

So many of us play small and keep our dreams quiet because we think it’s “better” for everyone and will rock the boat of our lives too greatly to actually listen and take action. Others of us may feel frustrated from taking action, but feeling like we’re never going to get anywhere and our dreams will go unmet. 

We discuss the hunger that lives within all of our hearts and souls and how too many of us live starving instead of meeting this hunger and thirst, able to meet the needs and satiate the desires within. 

I also share more about the recent birth of one of my BIG heart + soul dreams: Soul Brand Camp. It was epic, magical + life-changing for myself and all who attended. And yet, it was terrifying at many moments to create and almost didn’t happen due to the subconscious self-sabotage at work. Listen in to learn how to navigate these uncharted waters of your soul to finally create what you’ve been craving and dreaming of for so long. 

I also mention how I was begged to do another Soul Brand Camp, so registration is live now for the next event in October and you can see the details by clicking the image below. We’d LOVE to have you join us if your soul is calling for this epic, magic + life-changing weekend! In order to keep it a small, intimate experience, in person tickets are limited and are expected to sell out, so if you want to be there, snag your ticket soon. SOOOO BEAUTIFUL + YUMMY!!! 

Here’s what attendees are saying about their experience at Brand Camp:

“Thank you Quinn!! What an amazing, insightful, soulful, very powerful workshop!! You are truly amazing and so gifted!!” – Marian Evans-Dimarco

“I was so lucky to be part of something amazing today!! I didn’t want the day to end. I went to Soul Brand Camp and was so enlightened, cheered on and loved by so many wonderful women!! Thank you, Quinn Curtis, for making this possible. And all the gorgeous insight you have and letting your light shine! I am so grateful for this day!!!! And so excited for what’s next!” – Jande La’ulu

“You’re so in your genius with this. Such a blessing to all of us wanting something really practical, juicy and authentic.” – Mish Pope

And, as promised, here are a few photos from the Soul Brand Camp event that just happened. Please enjoy and feel of the love and magic within this creation! Let it inspire and energize your own soulful creation! 

Owning our own genius + celebrating the genius within everyone!

 

All live, in-person attendees had a beautiful headshot taken of them at the event to support their soul brand development.

Cheering on every person as they had their headshot photos taken! This was one of the most fun parts of the day (and almost every attendee was nervous about having their photo taken). But we made it a party!

And here are some of the gorgeous headshots! Everyone looks so beautiful! 

The lovely VIP dinner afterwards:

And deep gratitude to my epic support team:

Remember, if you’d like to join us next time, register for the October 2017 Soul Brand Camp today! We’d love to cheer you on and support in you in finding your zone of genius + magic in your business, brand + life! xoxo

The Courage to be Intentional // Special Guest Nicole Holland (Episode 72)

Host of two hot podcasts; The Business Building Rockstars Show & Get Guest Ready, Nicole Holland helps subject matter experts increase their visibility exponentially through podcast guesting to create greater impact, influence, and income. I hope you’ll listen in as she shares her passion and perspective on intention and quality time in life and in business!

Today, we talk about the importance and joy in being PRESENT IN THE MOMENT, we remember that it takes COURAGE to be intentional, and we take comfort in the reality that self-awareness is an ongoing journey.

We all encounter challenges, trials, and obstacles in life, in relationships, and in business. Worry and stress can creep in and overwhelm us so easily, if we let them.

Nicole shares an insightful tip for gaining clarity in those moments of worry: she simply pauses and asks herself, “Whose business is this? Is the thing that’s causing my stress and worry MY business? Someone else’s business? Or, is it God’s business?”

The brilliance in asking these questions is that, once you identify who’s business it is, you can then choose how to respond. If the issue isn’t something that you have direct control over or can’t easily manage, then it’s simply not your business! And, if it’s not your business, there’s no use worrying about it any more.

As you let go of the things you can’t control, you’re better able to focus your intentions and efforts on being present in your life and really living in the moment.

Living in the moment isn’t just about using our time wisely, but about the quality of the time we spend. Time is one of the few limited resources we have, and it’s often squandered so easily because we get distracted.

Have you ever had the sense that you’re living your life on autopilot? Have you had those moments when you look around and wonder if your life or business really reflect what’s most important to you?

That is what living intentionally is all about. It’s about choosing the walk the path of self-awareness… and to return to that path over and over again.

As you go through the ups and downs in life, remember to ask yourself what’s really important to you. Be open and honest with yourself about how you want to run your life, your business, and your household.

Nicole encourages us to find what it is that we can’t live without doing, having, or becoming… and then to commit wholeheartedly to realizing that passion and those dreams in our lives. Then, from there, it’s all about just enjoying the journey and remembering that, even when we encounter something that looks bad on the surface, there’s always a lesson to be learned, an opportunity to take, and joy to be found.

ABOUT NICOLE HOLLAND // https://businessbuildingrockstarsummit.com

Podcaster, Master Coach, and Marketing Strategist all rolled up into one purple-haired powerhouse, Nicole Holland is known as the secret weapon that smart CEOs and successful small business owners turn to, to grow their business exponentially through Podcast Guesting.

Proud to have been named in the Huffington Post as one of “50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017” alongside female business leaders like Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte, Amy Porterfield, and Dorie Clark, Nicole is all about recognizing and empowering today’s emerging leaders to get known now!


p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, or iHeartRadio. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love!

The Power to Choose a Life You Love // Special Guest Jessica Yarbrough (Episode 71)

Join me this week as I dive into all things joyful with Jessica Yarbrough!

For Jessica, joyful living is being able to make the choices that are best for her and her family.

There is such freedom in the power of CHOICE. We are faced with decisions and opportunities all the time. Do we choose to invest in ourselves? Do we choose to take those leaps of faith and really recognize and live according to our true worth?

 

 

As women, we often put our own needs on the back burner. We can find ourselves held back by the limiting belief that we must wait until our children are grown or until the needs of others are met before working towards our own dreams. Sound familiar?

In reality, you can be an AMAZING mother, spouse, partner, or friend AND totally crush it with your business or career! It’s not only possible to do both, it’s a choice that each and every one of us can make!

Jessica reminds us that, “You are the only person standing in your way.”

 

 

So, what gifts, talents, skills, and ideas are you holding back?

CHOOSE  to RISE UP, own your gifts, and create the life of your dreams! And, when you step into your power, you’ll not only create a life you love, but you’ll inspire others to do the same.

 

ABOUT JESSICA YARBROUGH //www.jessicayarbrough.com

Jessica Yarbrough, “The Mompreneur Coach,” is a successful entrepreneur, marketing strategist, and business coach. She helps women create high end coaching programs so they can easily make 5 figures a month without working more than 20 hours a week.

Her expertise includes being an accomplished branding, strategy, and digital marketing expert. She brings more than a decade of marketing experience to her coaching programs. As a single mother, her mission is to support women with the tools, tactics, and resources to build a 6 figure business they can run from home.


p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, or iHeartRadio. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love!

Sharing Stories and Finding Joy // Special Guest Sabrina Must (Episode 69)

When it comes to living joyfully, when is the last time you really pushed yourself outside of your comfort zone, challenged yourself, or explored new ways of finding or creating joy? 

We all have our go-to answers for what brings us joy in life, but when we limit ourselves to what’s comfortable and familiar, we risk missing out on experiences that will help us learn, grow, and experience more joy.

Sabrina Must is an inspiring writer and entrepreneur who shares stories of her life –the ups, the downs, and everything in between – and inspires others to do the same. She believes in taking adventures, being intentional about pursuing the things that align with your own unique flavor of joy, and loving and learning as you go.

At age 21, Sabrina’s world was turned upside down when her sister committed suicide. She found herself in the darkest of places, with a level of grief that seemed impossible to overcome.

She found herself turning to writing as a way to navigate through her emotions, and discovered that, as she allowed herself to express her own feelings and her own journey, her life became enriched and expanded in unexpected ways.

Sabrina has since written three books – “Must Girls Love,” along with two books as part of the “Living Witnesses” series: “Faces of the Holocaust,” and “Triumph Over Tragedy.” Through these books and her blog, she continues to share her love of writing and her passion for sharing and connecting through the journey of life.

As you listen to this episode, you can’t help but feel a sense of freedom and inspiration to self-evaluate, reach for new heights, and share your truth with those around you. In the words of Marianne Williamson, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Sabrina reminds us that we each deserve to be happy, to feel fulfilled, and to have joy in every aspect of our lives. We so often get held back by fear or comparison and end up playing small, hiding from struggle, and pushing down our emotions. 

The beautiful truth is that joy comes when we not only face our fears, but push beyond them, when we allow ourselves to experience struggle, when we get honest with ourselves, and when we step up to share in authenticity with others.

I invite you to dive into your own story and challenge yourself to discover new opportunities for happiness, growth, and authenticity in your life. Be confident, be brave, and believe that you are worth creating a beautiful, joy filled journey!

ABOUT SABRINA MUST // WWW.SABRINAMUST.COM

A graduate of Johns Hopkins and Northwestern University, Sabrina Must uses the written word to inspire others to be authentic and raw. She is the author of Must Girls Love, a memoir, and the Living Witnesses Holocaust survivor series. In addition to her creative work, she founded WriteLessBad, an editing/writing service for businesses to perfect their written communication. She has lived on 3 continents, in 5 US cities, traveled to over 30 countries, and can always be playing sports, surfing, and biking around town with her pug Monkey.

 

p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, or iHeartRadio. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love!