If you’ve ever felt exhausted and felt a call to slow down and simplify your life and business, this episode is for you. I’m talking with one of my closest friends, Michelle Long.
Michelle Long is the founder of The Practice® for Women, a business that supports women as they step more into their truth and claim the life they desire. Michelle has been a teacher of feminine spirituality, yoga, and women’s leadership since 2002
In this episode, we talk about listening to your inner truth, paying attention to your body’s signals, letting go of physical spaces (home and business), and building a sisterhood of support.
I also feature Michelle in chapter 2 of my book She Builds: The Anti-Hustle Guide to Grow Your Business and Nourish Your Life which is available for pre-order.
Head over to shebuilds.com to claim your bonuses, so you can start your year with more intention, clarity, and focus. She Builds will officially be available on November 15, 2022 at your favorite bookstores.
“Self-devotion is tuning in and listening to that truth, then actually honoring it, acting on it, following that, and letting that be your guide and your compass.”
— MICHELLE LONG
What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)
How true friendship has changed Michelle and helped her grow in the journey of sisterhood and support [9:31]
The way she put love into practice with her business through a commitment to self-devotion [13:05]
What Michelle did to connect and reconnect with her inner voice, and the role that this plays for her in leading with love [14:36]
Why we often don’t we listen to the voice that is screaming at us to make changes in our lives [17:14]
Specific practices that Michelle put into place that really helped her in her multiple-year journey to start over and rebuild herself and her business [22:18]
A look at the physical move from California to Oregon and how this impacted Michelle personally [28:44]
How rebuilding simply, and slowly, was key [35:56]
The big realization Michelle had about the true gift she had been given by her mother [48:32]
“Self-devotion is tuning in and listening to that truth, then actually honoring it, acting on it, following that, and letting that be your guide and your compass.” [Michelle, 13:52]
“In that moment, I realized it required actually closing down that business in order to heal, in order to kind of put myself back together, to re-envision and re-recreate in a way that does match my capacity.” [Michelle, 16:51]
“Inside [of the physical space] I was also leading programs for women, and that is where my heart and soul truly was. When I am leading and when I am in a circle of women, I feel like I am in my element, like that is my gift to the world, and it’s not managing 30 practitioners.” [Michelle, 39:30]
“I have been building a global community and sisterhood online and leading transformational programs online, so when you ask what feels the same, it is the heart of my work.” [Michelle, 36:32]
“I had this realization then that I was my mother, and I was living out her wounds and patterns in my business. That was my wake-up call, and these last several years have been about unraveling and awakening to that. The gift my mother left me was this gift of fully living.” [Michelle, 48:32]
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