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How to trust the wisdom of your body with Jonathan Mead

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Have you ever found yourself staying so busy that you don’t even know what you want or what you really need? This Lead with Love episode is about trusting the wisdom of your body and giving yourself full permission to slow down in our fast paced world.

In this episode, I get cozy with movement teacher and embodiment coach Jonathan Mead.

Jonathan quit his office job at age 23 to help people uncover their true offer to the world. He’s passionate about helping people reclaim their naturally strong, capable, resilient bodies, so they can play freely without fear of breaking and show up strongly for the communities they love.

Believing that people need more connection to their bodies, to nature, and to each other, he loves seeing the ways people transform when they reconnect to their true selves.

His deepest mission is to instigate a movement of humans reconnecting with their true nature, and rebuilding their naturally strong bodies.

For me, when I slow down I'm actually more in relationship with myself.


What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • A time where Jonathan didn’t trust the wisdom of his body [8:53]
  • How he quit corporate life as a rebellious 23-year old and made the leap to being his own boss [14:20]
  • The struggles Jonathan faced in taking care of his body during this time of grinding and hustling [17:26]
  • What he’s now done to have a deeper relationship with his body and how he guides his clients to do the same [22:32]
  • The judgments and stories Jonathan was telling himself and the only way he could free himself from them [27:20]
  • What appeared as indicators that told Jonathan he needed to make another change to pursue his passions [36:27]
  • Why he originally had fears around monetizing his passion and how he overcame them to support others around movement and embodiment [42:02]
  • What his ideal client looks like and how he helps them in a much different way than others in his field [47:00]
  • Where to start in building your foundation and why this is so critical to your overall health and success [50:07]
  • The parallels that exist between our bodies and our businesses [56:02]

Resources + links mentioned:

» Embodied Strength

» Connect with Jonathan on Instagram!

» Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman

Key Quotes:

  • “I didn’t want to have someone dictate my schedule. I didn’t want to just be working mindlessly to help someone achieve their goals, that I didn’t even really align with.” [12:37]
  • “You know when you’re moving that slowly, you feel things a lot more, like emotions.” [24:50]
  • “I was terrified of not being good enough. I was terrified of not being perfect, and I was terrified of basically being a failure. I thought the solution to those things was to always do more.” [28:06]
  • “For me, when I slow down I’m actually more in relationship with myself.” [29:29]
  • “You need to start moving all your joints through their range of motion, and through that process, you’re going to develop an awareness of what exactly is going on in your body and start to see where some of those blind spots are.” [53:11]
  • “Working on your body is going to improve and affect every other area of your life.” [56:33]

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