Lives that Inspire is a series of interviews with women who live life on their own terms, who aren’t afraid to defy convention and who forge their own path with ease fuelled by passion. Check in each Friday for a new session to get advice from bright souls who are doing the work on how to make your dreams a reality.
I am so excited for todays interview for a few reasons: (1) Liz rocks a zest for life that is enviable and (2) the insights and advice that she dishes out make this interview a total gem! This bundle of awesome stands for living life her way and not giving in to other peoples’ expectations of how that should or shouldn’t be. Her words are dense with wisdom yet leave you feeling light and capable of anything. Learn all about how she banishes fears and how she powers through tough moments on the road to her best life. Read on…
What are the feelings in your life that drive you the most for success? What are some ways that you tap into these feelings to get you through tough moments?
Good question! Sometimes it’s so hard to separate feelings and thoughts, and sometimes they overlap and that’s okay. I guess for me, what drives me is that sense of “I did it.” What started me was the seed, the idea what now what keeps me going is really all about what I achieved with that seed, that idea. To say that I left a legacy this lifetime makes me take a big deep breath and feel centred. To convert that into a feeling would probably be something along the lines of pride. I want to feel proud of myself. And daily, I want to feel ecstatic, feel alive, feel free, feel me. I want my life to feel like I created it, it was my decision, my will and that’s why I won’t ever back down on my dreams. Even those big bold beautiful thought changing entrepreneurial dreams that scare the shit of me right now. In those tough moments I think about the future, and how proud I’ll feel of myself if I keep going.
“I want to feel ecstatic, feel alive, feel free, feel me. I want my life to feel like I created it, it was my decision, my will and that’s why I won’t ever back down on my dreams.”
Do you have any daily routines that you believe get you in the zone and living your best life? Perhaps it is a morning routine or otherwise. If not, in what ways do you live your best life day-to-day?
I love getting up early and dedicating that time to my creative self. Writing, dreaming, journaling, even doing admin can be creative sometimes. Just having that extra moment in the morning before I ‘officially start my day’ makes me feel so aligned to my future and so alive and present too. I recommend waking up even 30 minutes earlier and dedicating some of that time to do whatever your heart yearns to do but you never get around to it because once you get home from work and walk the dog and make dinner you’re knackered. [Jacqueline's Note: I totally agree. It's amazing what an extra 30 mins can do!]
Anyone who follows your amazing work knows that you are a chicka on a mission. So, tell us a bit about your big dream? How do you live each day to get closer and closer to making it reality?
Thanks girl! My big dream. Wow, if you asked me this questions at the start of the year I’m sure it would have been different. The goal posts are always shifting, however the core idea is that I want to help raise the vibration of the planet. Yeh, it’s a big one! And that doesn’t mean I’m going to go all hippy on your arse and make you all live by the ocean and do yoga to get there.
My mission here is to make people align with your truest, highest and best version of themselves and make that work within their real life, and real world. Like, you’re a mamma, you’re a wife, you’re a corporate head honcho who is amazing at your job. You can still live your most uplifted life doing those things and being real. I want to help people do that by having them align to both their most grounded and real selves but have the support of their highest self too.
How do you deal with fears and old beliefs that try and cause havoc with your dreams and goals?
I gotta check in with myself and ask what the hell is going on. I’ve practised this quite a lot over the last couple of years so I can identify what’s going on much easier now, and understand it all logically. The thing with old beliefs and fears is that we’ve physically trained our brains to think in a certain way. We’ve used the same neural pathways (how our brain thinks and acts and works) over and over that we become experts in this way of thinking (practise makes perfect) and so while I can recognise the fears and the old beliefs, it’s really hard to stop sometimes. Just the other day I got really shitty for having to do something I didn’t want to do (uni stuff). I started telling myself I was a failure until I checked in and caught myself. I knew deep down I wasn’t a failure but it’s that old thought pattern wasn’t going to go away that easily. In that situation I let myself think I was a failure for a day, knowing deep down it wasn’t true and then picked myself up the next day and got the job done. It’s such a tricky thing to navigate. Dealing with fears and old beliefs is an adjustment as we weaken the old thought pattern and start strengthening the new ones.
“My mission here is to make people align with your truest, highest and best version of themselves and make that work within their real life, and real world”
Perhaps you would agree with me that chasing your dreams isn’t about being a perfect spiritual being. We are all human, afterall. So, can you tell us a guilty pleasure of yours that is maybe a bit crazy but just makes your soul soar?
I love this. I am all for being human. For making mistakes. For learning. For feeling connected to the universe and our highest selves but then actually putting it into something practical that will see us doing great things while were on this planet this lifetime!
Passion rant aside, my pleasures (that aren’t so guilty cos who wants to feel guilty?!) would be cannonballing greasy pizza followed by ice cream – occasionally!!! Yes I know I can’t do this all the time or else I’d be running on a really slow and dairy blocked engine.
Also, clothes. I love using clothes to express who I am. Clothes and kicks!
What does it mean to you to live upon wild stars?
I think it beautifully aligns with living in connection to your highest self. To live upon wild stars is to be connected to your highest self. Know that you’re supported in the life you’re living today. Then able to go off and make your dreams a reality.
BIO: I’m Elizabeth, I’m a speech pathologist, kinesiologist and life coach in training and the creator of Bringing Sexy Back Bootcamp. I help women rock their life with confidence, passion and purpose. I show them how to make that seemingly impossible life possible.
Women come to me because they feel stuck, insecure and afraid of their future. I give them a mojo injection, a permission slip to speak their truth and the skills and habits to create and maintain a life they’ve chosen for themselves. As a result, my clients own their destiny, and their sexy selves.
Grab my free ebook ‘Me, my highest self and I: 20 ways to skyrocket your relationship with yourself’ HERE and say hello on facebook HERE