Ep#20 | Purpose Filled Leadership
Ready to take a leap of faith?
Anna Goldstein is an NYU certified business and life coach, athlete and author of self-transformation guide, “Awaken Your Source.” She helps women from all over the world discover how to take a leap of faith: from unfulfilling corporate career to a life of passion. Anna’s journey from an athlete and tennis coach to a peak performance coach, speaker and confidence advocate, made hew aware of how same destructive thought pattern can compromise one’s performance on the tennis court as well as when building a career or starting a business. As a coach, she set up on a bumpy ride of awakening confidence and aligning her clients with their real passions. As a student of psychology, new age thinking, meditation, mindfulness techniques and yoga, Anna weaves these spiritual principles into her practice.
Her favourite book and why: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. I love this book because he talks about our primary purpose is to evolve our consciousness. She describes how the Ego shows up as the "pain body" and when we can recognise the voice of the ego, there is an awakening. We can move beyond what typically holds us back (lack of confidence- believing limited stories, make leaps, etc.) the voice in the head and get in touch with a much more in-depth part of ourselves. From there, we can create a place of love, creativity, and joy.
I had a very enlightening talk with Anna in this episode. I felt the passion and sincerity in her when she talked about her role as a life coach, and that made me felt assured - that we have people that are passionate in helping others achieve their life's purpose - a Change Maker in her right! :)
Anna shared that as a leader you have to have the courage to face your fear, embrace your faults and follow your passion for having people believe in them too. Also the importance of looking into your team's desire - are they passionate about their work? Realign your mission with your team, help them realize it so you can lead them with purpose.
Great takeaways from Anna:
- Reflect, look into your passion and don't let fear stop you from pursuing it
- Pain is awakening moment
- Simple is not always easy
- Live in alignment with your purpose
- Make conscious choices & create positive change
- Embrace failing, it's part of success
- Live outside the box - it's much more exciting!