From Hiding to Thriving with Andrea Nino de Guzman
[00:00:00] Laura Lorentz: Welcome to the Empowered Essence podcast, where we liberate you and empower you to let your soul lead the way in life and business. I'm your host, Laura Lawrence, sharing my thoughts and intimate conversations with featured guests on spirituality, business, and making courageous moves in the spirit of following your soul.
[00:00:23] I want to provide you with the tools you need to tap into your highest self. I am here to empower you to walk away, feeling ready to live your most expansive and purposeful life. Let's dive in.
[00:00:39] Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Empowered Essence. I'm really excited for this guest today because she is someone who we have very similar paths and we met in a mastermind and I'm just so excited for this conversation because we're going to be diving into all things Empowered Essence.
[00:00:58] Corporate to a personal development career to so much more and motherhood. So without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to Andrea Nino de Guzman. she is a three, six emotional manifesting generator and a transformation catalyst. After 15 years in the corporate sector running two eight figure businesses and burning out in the process, she left the corporate life in 2019 to build her own personal transformation business.
[00:01:28] Her place of service is to help hiding solopreneurs evolve into thriving solopreneurs by recalibrating their business and up leveling their beliefs so that they can expand their impact and live a life of financial peace. That is... So awesome. So welcome to the show, Andrea.
[00:01:48] Andrea Nino de Guzman: Thank you. It's great to be here with you. Thank you for having me. I'm really excited. This is so cool. This is like the power of connecting all around the world. So Andrea actually lives in Bolivia. We connected over a mastermind, I think it's just so cool that we can connect and have such similar interests and passions and be in the same time and space together.
[00:02:11] I remember when I met you, through that mastermind, your profile really resonated because of your corporate background.I know where she's coming from, we're very similar, and it's funny, because had it not been for technology and how we connect today, maybe, we would have never crossed paths.
[00:02:26] So here we are. Thanks to somebody who lives in Germany. Exactly. There were people all around the world. Yes. So it was so cool. Sotell us a little bit about your background. So you left corporate in 2019. Obviously burnout was one of the factors that led you on your personal development journey and starting your business.
[00:02:46] Give the listeners a little bit of background in terms of. What you did and how you made that leap and what you're doing now. Okay. I am a business major finance major by trade. So I was working in a food manufacturing company. I was their CFO. I started off really young in that company and they promoted me very quickly.
[00:03:07] I guess because of that, I was the only female executive in the corporate team, but I was the youngest one as well, because I got promoted so quickly, it was this constant thing of I'm not good enough. I need to prove myself all the time, no matter what I could never recognize. I guess my talents or my ability or what they had seen in me for me to take hold of that company at the time when that happened. It was just this little voice behind me that was constantly chewing away. So then when it got to a time when the company wanted to spin off and start a new venture, I became in charge of that.
[00:03:44] So essentially I was running two companies at the same time. One from a startup base from basically the plan behind a napkin. So I had to, oversee construction sites and import materials and machinery and negotiate with providers and banks and all of that.
[00:04:00] I had two children. One was, maybe a year old. I had another one along the way but I felt like I could never say no. Because if I said no, then they would never, see me as an equal. So I was always constantly trying to do that. It got to a point where I essentially broke down. and it was pretty dramatic because I remember one time going into my office, I was very good with financial projections.
[00:04:23] I turned on my computer, pulled up my Excel sheet, and I just could not add, 2 plus 2 was a very difficult operation for me. I could not do it. It was very scary because I was afraid of losing my job. Again, I was thinking, what would they say about me? For a really long time, I... posted behind the scenes delegating as much as I could without really reaching out to anybody and telling them about what was going on and I didn't feel like I had any back end support in my private life either.
[00:04:53] At that time, I was married to somebody who, was also very emotionally unstable. It was a very abusive [00:05:00] marriage. So there was a lot of you're not enough. You're not enough. You have to do more going on. That's actually how I discovered coaching, in the effort to heal myself, to heal my body really, because I didn't really know what was going on.
[00:05:12] It just clicked the philosophy,the doing something to be a benefit for others, really, it was something that just ignited so much passion in me, and I really wanted to explore it further, but I was so afraid of losing my job because I had two little kids, to take care of.
[00:05:28] I was the first femalein my family to have a high profile position. I was very well known in society, so there was like a lot to lose. It got to a point where I was just delaying it. I had the best boss, or the best boss came into my life.
[00:05:43] I guess he saw through me and he told me, What do you want to do in the future? I told him there's this coaching and we could do this in the company and I could help here and I could help there. He said, you know what, back when I was your age. I also wanted to start something on my own, but I never had the guts to do it because I was afraid that I would fail, and I'm not going to be that anchor that holds you down. I'm not going to be that chain. So if you want, we could even arrange something so that you work for us as a consultant so that you have that stability, financial stability so that you build your business, but we can work it out, but just fly, don't worry, like you have it covered.
[00:06:21] I was crying, you have no idea how much I cried because it was the first time that I felt fully supported so that's how I took the leap, and that was my breaking case of emergency call. Thankfully it's four years into that. I never had to use it, but it was, I think I needed that safety, yeah, in case something happens,you're going to be okay.
[00:06:43] Yeah, it sounds like he was a restart like a saving grace. And yes. And it's so cool, just listening to your story, I resonate so, so much with it, because there were a lot of times, before I went on mat leave, I was in a very similar situation where I was completely burnt out, and I didn't know who to talk to, I didn't know who to go to, and I felt ashamed, I prided myself on being the one who got it done, I prided myself on the one that was strong, the one who knew what she was doing, and to admit that I couldn't do it, it was it's such an ego thing, and it just goes to show how much, in day to day life, our ego runs the show, but our soul gets,louder and louder.
[00:07:31] Unfortunately, a lot of people go through that breaking point where it's I'm at a point where like I can't do anything anymore. I physically can't go on, before they start listening to those soul nudges. I love how you had this angel that... just came into your life to support you along that journey.
[00:07:49] So it's been, so you said four years since you left corporate. So how long did you stay on as a consultant at this company? I never did. Oh, you never did. I never did. No, I never did. after I left, I got hired by a startup accelerator. To mentor them in business tragedy, then one thing led to another.
[00:08:10] The pandemic hits because when I started, I was very focused on working locally as the coach. Never in a million years would have thought of expanding or starting something online. In one of the many certifications that I took, I just connected with people all over the world who not have similar experiences to mine.
[00:08:29] We had similar qualifications and they were starting businesses online. I figured, if they can do it, why can't I have language? I have the skills, I have everything. So why not give it a try? So that's how I, started. It's been a rollercoaster with lots of ups and downs.
[00:08:45] Yeah, very interesting journey. Yeah. Building something on your own.
[00:08:49] So I know you've been working with some tech startup companies and then also with, solopreneurs. Yes. They're, aside from tech, are there specific industries that you work with or specific, types of businesses?
[00:09:03] I love to work with online business owners. I call them spiritual entrepreneurs. So anybody who is not just in the personal development world of, whether they're healers, life coaches, but people who want to create a change, who want to be part of that ripple effect of change. That's what lights me up.
[00:09:21] So that's one part of my life, and then the other part of my life is still coaching and mentoring tech startups, which the conversation is sometimes entirely different, but other times very similar to what we talk about in the online space. When I started as an online business coach, but over the years, I discovered that I have, I am more passionate about who we are being in business than rather what we should be doing in business
[00:09:46] and that's my focus now. I absolutely love it. Yeah. so what do you mean by that? what's the delineation that you would say between being Yeah. Being versus doing? Between doing, the way that I [00:10:00] describe doing is doing business from the outside in. So it's, what tends to happen is you sign up for a business program, there's a great business coach who has a very interesting framework, and you start following that or replicating it, right?
[00:10:14] It's, if they do it, I'm gonna follow copy paste. and they're going to implement it with the hopes that everything is going to turn out exactly as it happened for them. In my experience, personal experience and what I've observed with my clients that very rarely happens there. Most of the frameworks or the strategies don't get implemented, or they don't get fully implemented.
[00:10:34] There's a lot of hiding that goes on in the online space, and there's a lot of comparison that goes on. I've seen a lot of programs where somebody's making a 400, 000 in six months, and somebody's not even barely able to make a hundred with the same skill sets, right? So there's a lot of what's going on.
[00:10:51] Why is this happening for them and not for me? The reason why is because of the being. So it's the perception that we hold of ourselves of maybe how we are filtering ourselves or holding ourselves back in an effort to be somebody who we're not or trying to be somebody who we're not. When I started in the online space, there was this big push up.
[00:11:12] You have to be bolder. You have to show up. You have to be this. You have to show this way. I'm not like that. I tried to be like that, it just, it felt odd. it just didn't click. no matter how hard I tried to show up in that way or with, certain kind of language or a certain type of kind of posts, it just didn't resonate.
[00:11:29] So when I connected back with, what's the essence of who I am and the way that I describe myself is I am light. I am love. I am peace and I am abundance. Those are my core, not even values, but they're the core descriptors of who I am and how can I be and I can show up and with or for my clients from that place of love this deep place of love and that's how people describe me. You are very loving, you're very grounded, but you're also very loving. So why not show up in my posts or in my communication or in my master classes from that essence instead of trying to be somebody who I am not that's the difference.
[00:12:07] Yeah. Yeah. I love that. I feel like that's exactly my journey to this online space. I still remember when I first started my business and my business actually started. I was a business coach for moms because I was on maternity leave. I had all this business strategy experience, so that I was like, let's take the business experience. Let's combine it with motherhood and start it that way. The coach that I was working with at the time. She is super successful, so knowledgeable. I still, really respect her today, but I followed everything that she was doing and I was naive. It was my first foray into the online space.
[00:12:49] It was my first foray of really, truly, owning something and running a business on my own. I did this step by step and I could not figure out for the life of me. Why it didn't click, why it didn't feel good, why I was burning myself out on maternity leave because I was trying to run this business.
[00:13:07] I was trying to look after my, eight month old baby, I'm probably less happy right now than I was when, I was working full time in a job that at the time I didn't enjoy, and it wasn't until I found human design that, I was like, Oh, this is why I am not enjoying this.
[00:13:29] and I feel like you probably had a very similar experience, with human design or other modalities, but learning more about yourself and why you are the way that you are, and that's what supports us and moving towards that, exactly. And giving yourself permission, especially online and doing business.
[00:13:48] To do things differently. and, we hear so much, oh, you have to show up so much, every day you have to do so many tech talks, you have to do this, and it becomes exhausting and overwhelming. I met so many business owners who are so talented at what they do, but when they talk about business, it's ah, no, please.
[00:14:05] No, I can't do more of that. I can't do more of, just showing up constantly. I want to take a break, but without feeling guilty, or I want to do this without feeling like I'm doing something bad. So that's where the being comes into play. okay, why don't I hold myself from a place of love and compassion?
[00:14:21] f I need to take some time off, do it without feeling any judgment. Or if I want to show up and create this, drastically different offer and it feels good to me and I'm really excited about it. Why not give it a try even though, nobody is doing the same thing or everybody tells me that it's not going to work out.
[00:14:39] it's stuff like that. It's allowing yourself to show up differently in a more authentic way in business. Yeah, a hundred percent. I feel like those first couple of years though, as an entrepreneur is a lot of like trial and error. Oh yes, you have to. it's like this initiation period where it's like you got to try a lot of the doing stuff.
[00:14:59] [00:15:00] Once you've done it, once you've got a little bit of time and effort and that trial and error under your belt, you really get a better appreciation of who you are and what you like and what your values are and your beliefs and all of those things.
[00:15:14] You got to try it until you get there. I totally agree that like business. Business gets to be easy. I truly believe that in my soul. having this conversation with you right now is so fun. To know that this is part of my business, I'm like, this isn't work to me.
[00:15:31] It's really fun. Exactly. Yes. the more people can, tap into the things that they truly enjoy, it's not like a new business. Yeah. You can do that. I would recommend for anybody who's in this journey of, starting or thinking about doing business or in this period of trial and error,to reflect back on how much you've moved along throughout the years, because there's also this perception that it has to happen like immediately, overnight success, boom, all of a sudden we're making so much money or we're doing this and all that, and everything takes its own time. Not everything might happen when you wanted to, when you expect it to, but just because it's not there, it doesn't mean that it isn't happening yet. When you go back and you look into, okay, what happened last year?
[00:16:17] Where was I as the person? What were my beliefs? What was I afraid of? Then go back and then you can see how much you've grown over time. When I started my sessions, not even the session, the packages were $500, 12 sessions, $500. When I would give out that price, I felt so guilty.
[00:16:36] I would just like hide and just say the price, please don't don't do anything to me. I know it's expensive. But I felt insecure withthat value. That led to me not being comfortable with what I was charging because I needed more to be able to sustain my family. Over time, I felt more confident about charging what I believe is right for the service that I am providing and crafting my offers differently.
[00:17:01] So had I not gone through all of that, I wouldn't be here where I am now. Now is prepping me for where I'm going to be. Maybe at the end of the month, or maybe at the end of the year, that is going to be radically different from where I was two or three years ago. Yeah, it's always good to reflect back
[00:17:20] Yes. At very first, that very first client, those very first decisions, what were you thinking? Who were you like at that point? Because it all compounds, right? Exactly. So if anyone's listening to this, and you're in your first few years of business, know that It's a long game. we all see, people posting, Oh, I'm, I made 100, 000 in six months or I made a million dollars in two years or whatever the case is.
[00:17:49] A lot of them had experience or happenings or, a following or something to help and support them. There are very few people that are truly like that overnight success. Honoring where you're at and knowing that if you know in your soul that you are like meant for this, it doesn't matter how long it takes.
[00:18:11] It's really like just staying committed and keeping doing the things or focusing on who you are being in that moment. Exactly. Yes. Yes. It's very much like the startup world. It's fail fast, fail often. Pivot. Pivot. Pivot. Constantly. What's working. I'm a line three. Six three on human design. So for me, experimentation is huge and in everything that I do.
[00:18:35] That was one of the biggest lessons of don't become attached to the outcomes. Don't give any meaning to what's not working. It's just information, and that's it and just pivot and pivot. Yeah. So part of your business, like you talked about how you help people move from being a hiding solopreneur to a thriving solopreneur.
[00:18:56] So what is that process of going from hiding to thriving? What does that look like in your world? it's a three prong approach. So the first step is to release. We bring in a lot of emotions and memories and I guess definitions of who we are, what we're capable into our business. So the first thing is to release all of that, release all that's what's not working.
[00:19:23] what you learned about yourself. What somebody told you of what you were capable or not. So once we work on releasing, then we go into the second stage, which is creating. And that goes, that works with subconscious mind reprogramming and with bio decoding, so that we can achieve and we can start creating a new reality from a place of coherence.
[00:19:47] So that means that what your soul, what your guides are telling you, what your mind is creating, what your heart is feeling and what you are, and acting where you're bringing it through your actions is completely aligned, [00:20:00] because what tends to happen is that our intuition, our soul tells us one thing, and then what we end up doing is completely different, right?
[00:20:07] So there we're operating from this totally unaligned space where energies are pulling in different directions. That is one of the hardest things because we are very conditioned to be paid in a certain way because we're looking for acceptance. We're looking for validation. there's a lot of pressure from families as well.
[00:20:25] You're in this make it work, right? Especially if you're coming from corporate where you come from a steady salary, where there's a steady income or a steady lifestyle into diving into being on your own, where there's a lot more uncertainty. Not everybody's going to be on board with you. Learning how to release that pressure so that you can bring back the trust to yourself and listening to that inner guidance.
[00:20:51] So that's embody or creating and then the third part is embodying which is with human design and with the resiliency keys of human design, How can I show up as the best version of myself as the most authentic version of myself? Not from a place of oh here are my shadows. I don't want them or but really honoring the duality of who you are, because you both need darkness and lightness.
[00:21:15] Your shadows are also here to give, to guide you and to inform you. So feeling comfortable with that so that you can also inspire other people to do the same. So that's essentially the process of going from, or how you can go from hiding to thriving. Oh, I love that. And so that's a process that you work through with each of your clients, bringing them along.
[00:21:35] Exactly. Yes. I've had clients, we'll start at the hiding phase. So when you're hiding, you're not posting what you really want to post. Maybe you're not posting at all but you're playing from the sidelines. You hope that somebody's going to find you, but you're not actively looking to be found.
[00:21:53] The second stage is a performing stage, which is the business program stage where you're doing and doing and following all the rules and it becomes overwhelming, and you get to a point where you're very disconnected from your business. The third stage is the self awareness stage where you start realizing, okay, I have some thoughts that aren't helping me.
[00:22:13] I have some beliefs that aren't helping me. I know that I am in control because in the first two stages it can be very common to feel that you cannot control your outcome. In the self aware stage, you become more aware of how much you control your results, but there is still that doubt of can this really happen?
[00:22:32] So then you go into the recalibration phase, which is when you start exploring or experimenting more with what does it mean to release? What does it mean to surrender the outcome? What does it mean to trust my intuition, even if it doesn't make sense? Or to go against the norm, right? Then you hit the thriving stage, which is basically, for me, the thriving stage is a highly spiritual stage where there isn't any duality of what's good or bad, or right or wrong, or fast or slow.
[00:23:02] You just are because you're operating from this deep guidance of who you are and what you want to bring into the world. So it's like this, I guess this sense stage. When you're really thriving and when you know that as long as you're showing up, money is coming in, but you're not doing things to get money.
[00:23:18] You're not doing things to get recognition. All that takes a second stage and it's all focused on how you are showing up and being of service of others. Oh, I love that. I talk a lot about building this unshakable trust in yourself. Exactly. That's what that last phase is, of really thriving, building this unshakable trust where I'm doing this because I just know it's so soul led.
[00:23:43] I know this is my calling. I know this is my purpose. that's felt like people feel that. I love that because that's a perfect example of that being like really being in that being energy of I'm doing you're still doing things. You're still creating.
[00:24:00] You're still taking this forward action, but you're not just doing for the sake of doing you're doing because you love it. You're doing it because you feel called to it. You're doing it because you just, you know that's your genius or the thing that to bring to this world. Yes. Yes. It's a beautiful stage.
[00:24:20] I feel like we are at that. Stayed in, in our life or in, as a society where we need to get more people into those later stages because staying in the hiding space, if you're hiding, we're missing out on you, on your, on, on your greatness, on all the skills, even on the way that you see life.
[00:24:38] You have those skills to be because they need to be shared. If you're in the performing stage, again, you're gonna burn yourself out. It's very likely that you're gonna quit If you don't allow yourself to move into the second stage, where you feel so disconnected and you feel like, why bother?
[00:24:54] I might just go back. I might just not do this anymore. Do you feel like [00:25:00] every phase that you talked about, you have to hit it at some point in your journey? Or do you think you can skip steps? I think you go back and forth all the time and it depends on different areas of your business, like selling for me.
[00:25:15] I six months from that last, like early this year, I was at that performance stage where I was like doing, following the rules because it was a new skill. Whereas with messaging or writing content, I'm past that. It's not really a big thing. So yeah, we go back and forth. yeah, it's like a new skill or every level of, expansion in our business.
[00:25:37] Yes. Things are also going to happen in life, that trigger expansion or change or something happens where sometimes you start hiding again, or, it's, for me, business is never static. It's always flowing,.There's a big misperception that you once you hit or you decide on how you're going to run your business or the types of offers that you're going to have, they have to stick to those no matter what for years on end.
[00:26:02] It might work for some, but for the great majority, it doesn't have to be that way. you can go back and work, you can work part time, you can work full time, you can do both things, you can do one. you can create many things, you can focus on one. it's energy that's going to flow and it has to flow based on where you are in life and what you want.
[00:26:20] Yeah, I think that's a big thing for people to recognize is that there's a lot of pivots, a lot of changes, there's like different circumstances that we all experience and it's yeah, like going with the flow of life and like what life is bringing us in that moment. what does life look like?
[00:26:40] So just for the audience listening, you are a mom to six kids, two of your own, four bonus children. What does life look like for you? running a business, starting a business really like with children and schedules and all of that, like what's the age range of your kids? My husband has four kids.
[00:27:03] He has two daughters, who are, the oldest ones are 20 and 18, so they don't live with us. They come and visit us over the weekend. They live with their mom. and then we, Iwe have a 14 year old, a 13 year old, 11, and the youngest one is gonna turn eight. . So it's, we have all the ages.
[00:27:22] Most of them are now when they're teens, so they're going out a lot. There's different challenges of raising a teenage boy. We definitely found that out now that they're going to high school. I do have a lot of help. My, husband is very hands on. I think once the pandemic hit, the biggest thing that we taught our kids was independence.
[00:27:43] If you're hungry, here you go. if you need to, there is this part of the house that you need to manage or your routine. Prior to that, it was all like my kids were mom, this mom, that mom take me Since then they become a lot, self sufficient. they're very piqued by what we do.
[00:28:01] They're starting their own businesses as well. my, my daughter crochet, so she's looking to selling her stuff online. My son creates content. They're very interested in what my husband and I are doing in the online space. My husband has his own business. In terms of scheduling, when they're in school, it's easy because I get full range of hours that I know that I'm going to work uninterrupted, but basically in the afternoons, I'm an uber mom.
[00:28:25] I take them from one place to another, drive them to their after school activities. I'm always dropping off or picking up somebody. We try to organize our time or find spaces where everybody has to be dropped off and picked up at the same time so that we have other days when it's just full work.
[00:28:43] Sometimes it works. Most of the time it doesn't work because there's always something that comes up, and I've learned to just be at ease with it. It's also teaching me to be more intentional with my time. So now if I have two hours of work or three hours of work, I am learning to recognize what are non- negotiables for the day.
[00:29:06] And really commit to them, not from a sense of, Oh, I'm going to feel such a failure, but like from a sense of this is really important. This matters because this is going to help me move my business and help me create a life that I really desire. It's been very intentional about those three non negotiables that I have every single day.
[00:29:25] Knowing that I'm just going to have days where I can only do one and it's going to be okay. No stress, but it's releasing that guilt, which was very, when I left corporate, it was that guilt of not doing, not working all that time was huge. I felt so guilty. so guilty. I felt so unproductive as well.
[00:29:44] Yeah, the first years going from that employee mindset into the entrepreneur mindset like what were some of, the things that you had to decondition from that, for example, my kids had training at 3pm, and I [00:30:00] was at the tennis club watching them train. In the past or a few months before at 3pm, I would have been in a bunch of meetings or I was supposed to be doing a lot of traveling or doing a lot of other stuff in my office.
[00:30:12] So learning to differentiate what's really important and how to be present in every single moment is huge. Then my first year I went to the other extreme where I was working, 14 hour days for myself, even more hours than what I was putting in corporate. Because I was in total hustling modem until my son told me, mom, you're working too much.
[00:30:34] I'd rather just go back to a job because you're here in the house, but I never see you. We never have dinner. You're always in meetings, you're missing out on so much. So learning how to regulate that and not feeling guilty about setting limits to my business and to how available I am for my clients.
[00:30:52] I've also learned that from my clients too, from observation, I have one client that, if something's going on with her daughter's her priority, no matter what. Watching that was very powerful for me because I used to be the opposite, opposite of, don't bother me.
[00:31:08] I'm in a meeting. This is the most important thing. Wherethat's not the right message either. Yeah, that's a very healing experience. Sometimes our clients are either our biggest mirrors. So identifying the things that we need to work on or like the biggest opportunities for us, like those mindset shifts, yeah.
[00:31:25] I love that. I love how you said that you're an Uber driver for your kids. I feel like that's what, I've heard that term a couple of times in the last couple of weeks about parents. that's so awesome. I think it's so cool that how enterprising your whole family is, with your kids doing businesses, your husband, it's, it sets a really good example for children, to see their parents A: really excited about the work that they do, but B: thinking about things differently. , The biggest thing for me, and this was like me growing up both my parents, my dad was a machinist. My mom worked, middle management, corporate job. They're super hard workers worked the 9 to 5. I've always had this desire. I remember him. in grade eight and we did a tour of the high school and my parents asked me, okay, what courses do you want to take in grade nine?
[00:32:16] I said, I want to take business because I knew that I wanted to own my own business one day. and so it just, it was so weird and so foreign to my parents that I wanted to own my own business. I think it's just such a great example for kids to see their parents going after something, striving for something, doing something that's not the norm. I think, is a big thing, like there's a lot of rareness, there are a lot of entrepreneurs out there, but it's notthe norm,is to start a business because it does require risk, it does require, working on your mindset, looking at your shadows, I always say that, making the decision to start your own business is like the biggest healing journey that you'll ever go on in your entire life.
[00:32:57] I think that's so great that you're setting that example for your kids. They're obviously seeing it and picking up on it. It's been definitely a learning experience for all of us. Last year, my husband and I got scammed. We were very invested in the crypto space. So we lost a lot of money. That was very humbling to be left with basically 100 in your account with a bunch of bills to pay and for kids that live in your house that need to be fed, right?
[00:33:25] So we use that experience to talk very openly with the kids of what was going on of,right now we're In a very difficult time. There's a lot of uncertainty going on, but we are moving forward and this is not going to be permanent. So having my kids watch that and observe the ups and downs of doing business because we tend to think, Oh, do business and it's going to be great.
[00:33:45] It really isn't like that most of the time, there's a lot of ups and downs, and it could be financially, you could be with clients. There's so many things that happen, and you do have to build a certain level of resiliency. If your kids can see that and then model that for themselves, I feel is such a great example because they don't really receive that from, the traditional systems.
[00:34:06] They don't really teach your kids to be resilient at school. Everything is a given. Everything is predictable when in business. It's not. There's a lot of uncertainty. You have to be friends with uncertainty too. Yeah, it's navigating. It's where you find your personal power. Exactly. that, that's very like incredible of you and your husband having that conversation with your kids and being real and honest.
[00:34:27] I think talking about money is probably the thing that, a lot of parents avoid with their kids, but it's the thing that everybody needs to heal and have open dialogue around money and how to use it a lot of people give their power away to money and showing that it's not a scary thing.
[00:34:45] It's not what only certain people have and others don't it's talking openly and honestly about these conversations and I think that's very commendable of you and your husband for your leadership. You're showing your kids self [00:35:00] leadership is really what it is. Yes. and now, whenever we hit a slump,
[00:35:05] We don't approach it from that guilt or shame because that was for me that was my default thing of Oh, my goodness. I'm messing things up for my kids. Did I make the right choice? was this the right choice to make? I should have stayed. There are many days when I really doubted myself and maybe I should I go back to corporate. I like it. but now when this happens, And as I've been working on myself and I'm releasing the past stories and also, burdens from my parents. I'm facing all these adversities or all these potential obstacles with trust. I'm saying, okay, it's going to work out. I trust and if it feels good in my body and I'm learning to, if it feels good in my body, I know that everything's going to be okay, and I'm just gonna walk through it. Trusting that everything is going to turn out.
[00:35:54] Yeah. It's crazy how much our body and this is something that I've personally worked through and really built this strong relationship with my bodyin terms of our intuition, our bodies are such strong communicators with us, especially when you come from a corporate background, I feel like you have zero connection with your body. You numb it out, you tune it out, and it's this reacquaintance with our body and our intuition that is what really sets us free and allows us to build that trust that you talked about.
[00:36:25] Definitely everybody in the corporate world needs that fine tuning back into your intuition. I did human design readings earlier this year for an insurance company. So you can imagine what that was like. I don't know how they agreed to human design readings, but it was the high corporates, the C's, suite executives.
[00:36:40] They all had their human design readings. They were all intuitive. Coming from an industry where that's highly regulated and the norm and you can't go, there isn't much room for innovation. It was those conversations were really interesting, but we could see how much they do need to incorporate that, that gut feeling into their conversations and allow themselves to express that without any fear of being judged or fear of not having the data to prove it or to back it up. Yeah, I love that because I actually, I work for an insurance company as well. I actually, I did just an overview of human design with one of our leadership groups. Then I'm doing that with like our team, next week too.
[00:37:17] It's just so important to know yourself. Know yourself in life and in business and,it's what builds that trust. I know we keep coming back to that word, but trust, because a lot of people move through life, not sure, and always seeking external validation or like advice or guidance.
[00:37:36] It's no, you can lead yourself and that's where you build that life that you dream about, the life that you love, all of the things. Exactly. Exactly. Awesome. So how about share with everyone how they can, get in contact with you? What's the best way? The best way is on Instagram, you can find me there often.
[00:37:57] I'm andrea. transformationcatalyst you'll find with me, the same handle everywhere, basically Instagram, YouTube, Facebook. Awesome. What's the best way of working with you? if you are curious about human design, I think that's the best way to, to start.
[00:38:13] I do business by design readings. So it's not just who you are as a person or how you're designed to decide or show up and engage with others, but it really is. How do we use this energy and apply it to different areas of your business? Then if you really want to work through the shadows or what's keeping you or the conditioning that you figure out in your design, then untethered momentum is the program that I recently launched, and that's the one that we go through, releasing, creating, and embodying with the nine resiliency keys of human design. Oh, that's so exciting. I love that. That sounds so, so cool. So thank you so much for being a guest on the podcast today. we'll talk to you soon. Thank you. That's great. Thank you for having me here. You're welcome.
[00:39:01] Laura Lorentz: Thank you for tuning in to today's episode of Empowered Essence. If you loved this episode, don't forget to leave a rating and review on your favorite platform. And until next time, keep shining your light.