43 - Mushrooms, Destiny, and Self-Determination with Rainbo CEO Tonya Papanikolov
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by Jessica Hwang
3w ago
In today’s episode, I engage in a profound conversation with Tonya Papanikolov, the visionary founder and CEO of Rainbo, a company at the forefront of medicinal mushroom innovation. Our discussion revolves around the intriguing notion that destiny is not merely a path laid out for us but a choice that aligns with our soul's unique journey.   This episode also sheds light on the crucial role creativity plays in both our personal lives and professional endeavours, the power of honing our intuition and the transformative effect of transparent communication. Through her inspiring narrative, T ..read more
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42 - Embracing Change: How to Pivot Your Path and Find Success Beyond the Comfort Zone
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by Jessica Hwang
1M ago
In this episode of A Way of Thinking, I'm excited to guide you through a journey of reconsidering comfort zones and taking bold steps toward the creative career you've always desired. Drawing from my own experiences, I delve into the concept of 'sunk cost fallacy', urging you to view past experiences as stepping stones rather than wasted time. I offer practical advice on identifying transferable skills, shifting thinking patterns, and seeking inspiration from successful career transitions.    Together, we'll explore the importance of embracing a growth mindset and focusing on the pre ..read more
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41 - Surrendering to Life's Purpose: From the Navy to Yoga on State with Rob Mendez
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by Jessica Hwang
1M ago
In this episode, we journey with Rob Mendez from his beginnings as a military surgical technologist to the founder of Yoga On State, a beloved yoga studio in Carlsbad, California. Rob's story is a testament to the transformative power of yoga, detailing how it guided him through health anxieties and led to significant personal transformation and healing. He speaks to the spiritual and physical impacts of yoga, which have reshaped his worldview and fostered a deep sense of community, acceptance, and belonging among his students.   Rob dives into the essence of yoga beyond its physical aspe ..read more
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40 - Community and Support: A Guide to Accelerating Your Journey
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by Jessica Hwang
2M ago
In this solo episode, I delve into the profound significance of cultivating community and seeking support along our personal and professional journeys. Drawing insights from my experience as a guide for individuals transitioning to more purposeful and creative careers, I aim to reveal the transformative impact that like-minded connections can have.   Against the backdrop of our post-COVID landscape, I explore the pressing importance of connection and empathy as tools for overcoming pervasive feelings of isolation and loneliness. I hope this episode provides you with a timely and relevant ..read more
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38 - The Power of a Clear Vision for a Purpose-Driven Career and Life in 2024
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by Jessica Hwang
3M ago
To kick off the New Year, I delve into the transformative process of crafting a compelling vision for our future and exploring how this vision serves as a powerful compass for intentional living. Join me as I guide you through a reflective meditation, fostering a connection with your future self and unravelling your ultimate goals.   Discover the profound impact of a clear vision, empowering you to seize control of your life and make purposeful decisions. I emphasize the significance of understanding the "why" behind your dreams and navigating the daily actions that pave the way towards t ..read more
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37 - Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Growth, Learning, and Moving Forward
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by Jessica Hwang
3M ago
In today's episode, we unravel the intricate threads of our lives, using self-reflection as a powerful tool to untangle recurring patterns and pave the way for positive change.   I will guide you through various exercises designed to deepen our understanding of the past year. We'll visualize the highs and lows, triumphs and challenges, and take note of the invaluable lessons learned along the way. Through this process, we'll discover the remarkable capacity for growth that lies within us.   Throughout the episode, I emphasize the need for self-compassion. Let's liberate ourselves fro ..read more
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36 - Embracing Tenderness in Relationships with Prem Sadasivananda
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by Jessica Hwang
4M ago
In today's episode, I am thrilled to welcome a dear friend and our first-ever returning guest, Prem Sadasivananda. Prem is a direct and long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, the disciple of Swami Sivananda, and through his teachings of Yoga and Vedanta, he continues his service by helping others in their spiritual pursuits.   Together, we delve into the profound themes of tenderness, love, compatibility, and authenticity in relationships. Prem speaks on the significance of mutual respect and acceptance of each other's weaknesses as fundamental pillars for achieving success in relat ..read more
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34 - Redefining the American Dream: Crafting a Life of Purpose, Passion, and Creativity
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by Jessica Hwang
5M ago
In this episode, I explore what the American dream means to me and consider how the concept has evolved over the generations. For my immigrant parents, the American dream meant job security and financial success, but for me, it’s about living a life fuelled by passion, purpose, and creativity. We all have our own version of the American dream, and as a purpose coach, I’m here to help you find yours. Listen in to discover how to move away from the traditional 9-5 and start doing what you love.    Topics discussed in this episode:   [00:13:02] - Breaking free of societal constrain ..read more
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33 - Embracing ’Negative’ Emotions for Growth and Fulfilment with Gill Hasson
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by Jessica Hwang
5M ago
I'm so excited to introduce our guest today, Gill Hasson. She's not just an author and coach but a true expert in the art of helping individuals experience greater happiness, calmness, and confidence. Throughout the episode Gill imparts practical insights on how to avoid dwelling on the past or succumbing to future anxieties. Plus, we explore the art of embracing healthier thought patterns by delving into the practices of mindfulness, the cultivation of resilience, and the intentional steps that propel us forward with a profound sense of purpose and optimism.   Topics discussed in this ep ..read more
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32 - Awaken Your Life’s Purpose: Open Up to New Possibilities
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by Jessica Hwang
6M ago
In this episode, we'll dive deep into the journey of uncovering your life's purpose and embarking on the path towards a more fulfilling career. Drawing from my own personal experiences and the insights I've gained as a purpose coach, my aim is to inspire you to follow your curiosity, embrace the unknown, and liberate yourself from the self-imposed constraints that might be holding you back in a job that is no longer serving you.   Topics discussed in this episode:  00:03:43 - Discovering your interests 00:06:37 - Exploring fresh possibilities 00:13:33 - Summoning the courage to step ..read more
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