025 – Shelby Mason of Bootights – Coffee Bean with a Soul

Entrepreneurship and spirituality…

Shelby Mason, founder of Bootights (soon to be Socktights), a premium tight attached to a moisture-wicking performance sock – (profile), joins Julie Chan for a discussion about starting and growing a business and the importance of spirituality in entrepreneurship, and for an intuitive reading. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Company origins, the power of Oprah, and reclaiming spirituality

Mason discusses creating Bootights from need and a moment of public humiliation, and trying to find a solution to how it can be done better, with the result a performance sock on bottom of hosiery. Working for Disney and in television, the impact of Bootights being featured on Oprah, learning from mistakes and from trial and error, how her entrepreneurial journey has been helped from spiritual beliefs and how they arose. Growing up with organized religion as Lutheran, growing out of it, coming back to religion in a more of a spiritual way which made more sense, how caring and being passionate with work is more important than being good at the work, and how it ties into spirituality.

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016 – Mini Intuitive Reading with Jen Nash – Finding Worth by Bringing Fun to the Money Tree

Empowering women, finding the fun in success…

Jen Nash, entrepreneur and budding philanthropist with a focus on empowering women around money (bio), joins Julie Chan for a mini-intuitive reading and discussion on inspiring others and enjoying life. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

A reset, a disparity, and a unusual upbringing

Nash discusses her long time side passions of real estate, enjoying time with female friends and encouraging them to leave greatest lives with the most money. How she ran off to Southeast Asia for a big reset, and came back and launched JenNash.com, empowering women to be more comfortable talking about money. Knowing you have to make a change when you are no longer doing something you want to do. Loving helping women know its OK to talk about money. The disparity between the majority of college attendees being women, but most high earning people are men. The “Wonder Woman” movie as a great example of a powerful woman character and powerful women getting something accomplished. “The Confidence Code” book, how the challenge is bigger than a wage gap, success attributed by female for ability needs to change, being raised in Christian household while having a mother as a member of Associate for Research and Enlightenment founded by Edgar Cayce, and how her upbringing had an impact on opening Nash’s mind and personality.

 

Talking too much, a cleansing channel, and a treehouse

How talking too much might be seen as a failure, growth in the little moments, Nash’s upbringing learning about reading auras, and foot rubs and ear rubs for tension release, and how she assumed everyone did this. How people who believe in reincarnation have answers to more, and trying to grow her own spiritual practice meditation daily to create a cleansing channel. Chan provides a mini intuitive reading, tuning into energetic imprint, which includes stories, trees and a treehouse, and silence, playfulness, with squirrels chasing one another.

Focusing on the happy, money is scary, and just sitting

Being supported by a team of “Jens” including Flume Digital’s Jennifer Segalini, trying to stay focused on the happy stuff, how life and money make people serious, a fear of aging without money, staying with the fun because fun is nurturing and will be sustaining, and how money is scary and makes people uncomfortable. Bringing fun, and allowing time each day for just sitting to sit. Plus, when doing nothing gives you more than something.

 

 

009 – Jim Posner of The Mindful Advantage – From Wall Street to Mindfulness

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation…

Jim Posner, Founder of The Mindful Advantage (which helps busy professionals decrease stress, increase focus and improve productivity with mindfulness meditation – bio) joins Julie Chan for a discussion of mindfulness, meditation and career changes, and a mini intuitive reading, at the MouthMedia Network Studio at Voyager HQ.

A journey to mindfulness, what others think, and cultivating an awareness of thought

Posner discusses how people learn from him as mindfulness instructor combining rationality and mindfulness, and renewing one’s thoughts. How he is the last person you’d expect to be a mindfulness instructor, his journey to mindfulness, how he was laid off from job on Wall Street, needed to be present, how going to a psychologist and a psychiatrist was only touching the surface and a “band aid” for him, panic attacks, a hospital visit and then he found Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation. His worries about what other people would think, and how after five years he found acceptance from more people than expected. Finding it so powerful he decided to teach it, the science behind mindfulness or awareness, cultivating a higher awareness of awareness of thoughts, feeling, emotions, surrounding, sensations etc.. Taking control over them instead of thoughts feelings and emotions controlling you. How more than 90% of thoughts on sub-conscious level, 80% of our thoughts are negative and recurring, and the vicious circle of cascading negative thoughts we all have.

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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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