006 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Veronica Owens of TiM – Startup Dance

Balance, pace, and positivity in entrepreneurialism…

Veronica Owens, Co-Founder of TiM (a web based digital on-boarding system for the entertainment industry – bio) joins Julie Chan for an emotional and revealing mini intuitive reading, interpretation and coaching at the MouthMedia Network Studio at Voyager HQ.

Fixing a problem, loss, tragedy and challenges, and an Inner Empowerment Tool Kit

Owens discusses how work in film production made her and her business partner realize how inefficient the on-boarding systems were, no one would complain or solve the issues, so they risked everything to try to solve it. Freelancers work long days, no one feels responsible to fix problem because no overarching system, moving job to job, not really “your problem” to fix it. Their system allows the same crewmember to fill out what normally would be massive physical paperwork by submitting with a few clicks. She stresses that TiM wasn’t fully and solely their idea, but instead “everyone’s idea”. Creating something from scratch is challenging and rewarding, startups are soul incubators, scary and empowering that it can stop existing at any moment, anything is real if you believe in it, having to let go of external things you define yourself with, everything around you can crumble to bits, but finding strength in yourself no matter what‘s crumbling around you. A pivotal moment of loss, tragedy and challenges. Losing everything around her, she hadn’t nourished her own happiness. Everyone has the power to create and shape their future, remembering what you love outside of work, needing to be able to believe in yourself first. Anything can change in a moment, but one’s own strength can’t be taken. An Inner Empowerment Tool Kit, chanting, Buddhism, yoga, how she found that kit and how she lost it. Needing to get them back, easy to be hard on yourself, easy to be sad. Eating right helps with stress too, and support from others is important.

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003 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Cedar Elford-White – Being Artist Enough

Balancing creative and work life…

Cedar Elford-White, Community Manager for Voyager HQ (a New York City hub for empowering startups to create the future of travel by connecting them with investors, corporate partners, and each other – bio) and textile enthusiast and artist, joins Julie Chan  (Being My Purpose bio) for an emotional and revealing mini intuitive reading, interpretation and coaching.

The Amethyst dream, moving cross-country, searching for balance

Elford-White recalls her American Southwest upbringing and her background in operations, along with her current mission helping to build Voyager HQ as a hub for travel startups. She shares a story about a very large amethyst crystal entrusted to her by her mother and driving it around in her car, how a call from mom about a dream the amethyst was sitting in the middle of road, and had reached out to tell her mother it was unhappy, gave Elford-White’s the realization that this could be a direct consequence of something reaching out because there is more going on and connections we’re not aware of. How putting love and care into things creates a bond, her transition from West to East Coast and the “new frontier”, being an artist from an entrepreneurial artist family, an unfulfilling job in an NYC baker, resettling in New Mexico, wanting to do more for people, and the privilege of working at Voyager HQ and participating in the discovery and building process. She laments that she hasn’t found a way to fully balance art with work, and about the search for balance with creativity. Doing well with deadlines, doing one-day Saturday projects, and setting oneself up for success.

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