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When to quit…

I realize in October, I was grounded (literally) and could really build some consistency in my habits and routines at home. Now that it’s November, and there are just 47 more days left in the year, I realize I’m all over the place.

Last week, I went to a Speakeasy party with my husband, then did a closing Keynote at The Hivery, and I just got back from Miami for my quarterly S(QUAD) trip.

This week I’m in Huntington Beach for a learning event for coaches, and in a month, I’ll be in Budapest, Prague and Munich to visit Christmas Markets in Europe which has been a dream of mine.

If you’re in a season of feeling busy and overwhelmed, I invite you to create some space to think before you dive into your work, your family responsibilities, the outside world. The world outside of you will continue to move at a fast pace, but you have control of coming back to YOU in any moment.

I personally start my day using the InsightTimer App for ten minutes of quiet. I let my thoughts pass through me without judgement. Just a tender noticing. During this time of quiet, I feel more calm and grounded, some of my best ideas come to me, and I get clear on what’s working and what’s not working for me.

As a CEO how do you know when to lean in and when to walk away?

Ever wonder what it takes to make your side hustle your full-time hustle while working a graveyard shift, publishing New York Times Best Selling Books and raising two kids? If you’re looking to create work in a way that inspires you while still helping the community you serve without selling out who you are, then this episode is for you.

In this episode I get cozy with Michelle Tam.

When to Quit

“I think you have to stop playing small all the time and just try to do the things that scare you.”


Meet Michelle Tam

Michelle is the creator of the Saveur Award winning food blog, Nom Nom Paleo. Together with her husband, Henry Fong, she also produced a two-time Webby award winning cooking app, authored two New York Times bestselling cookbooks, and was nominated for a James Beard Award.

Michelle has a degree in nutrition and food science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctorate in pharmacy from UCSF. For over a dozen years, she worked the graveyard shift at Stanford Hospital and Clinics as a night pharmacist before her side hustle, Nom Nom Paleo, became her main hustle.

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

  • What Michelle was told she was doing “wrong” in her business, and why she decided to keep doing things the way she was doing them
  • Michelle’s pivot from being a full-time pharmacist, after 4 years of juggling her career with her side hustle and a busy family life
  • What she’s done so well to build her online community and what didn’t work so well for her
  • The ways that she stays creatively connected to her work after creating content for such a long time
  • Why Michelle doesn’t try to keep up with every online trend – or even maintain an editorial calendar for the business
  • How her line of paleo sauces came to be created, and for sale, in Whole Foods

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Warm hugs,

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