Ep. 69 Choosing An Untraditional Path | Ft. Carla M. Jones
Today on episode 69 we will be speaking to Carla Jones from CarlaMJones.com.
What does it take for you to make a sharp turn in your life down an untraditional path?
It’s kind of the way I have always lived my life, and never really understood why people often questioned or worry about why I did so.
I chose to not follow through with my college education because at the time a career in dance was more important. I chose to start a business with $200 in my bank account and zero idea how. I chose 8 yrs later to leave my successful company to follow my dreams of travel. I chose to move on from everything I know to start all over in Vietnam.
Our guest, Carla reminded me how I am not alone and how much these big, what seem to be insane decisions, pay off.
Her career and life have had her living in several countries, starting as a musician, to geeking out in the tech world, becoming a well-known chef and celebrity in the culinary field, to building a coaching and speaking career. She is nothing less than inspirational and gives us all the motivation to listen and follow our hearts to build a legacy we are all proud of.
Carla M. Jones is an Author, Speaker and Legacy Leadership Coach. She works with executives, entrepreneurs and other high achievers from around the world to intentionally create a meaningful legacy that will positively impact the world around them. Carla challenges her clients to create balance in their lives, live by their purpose, and influence their environment from their own authenticity and personal life mission.
Since moving to Ireland, her focus has been in taking everything she’s learned and achieved, and create something meaningful. Carla’s deepest goal in life is to leave a legacy of positive change. Her life motto is to “always leave things better than how you found them” and that’s what she intends to do, by inspiring the world to be individually responsible for the world we live in. The ripple effect of every good action we take cannot alway be measure in the immediate, but if everyone focuses on being a ripple - a tidal wave is sure to happen.
TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS PODCAST:
Reinventing yourself - People easily get stuck in positions and careers that they are no longer happy or aligned with. Carla shares her journey filled with much redirection and motivates us all to be more fearless about trying new things.
The emotional process it takes to make these decisions. Carla says it straight when it comes to making these big decisions in her life. She keeps it real about the process the difficulties and the big wins for following her heart.
Building a legacy. Carla is known for getting your to think about the big picture. It’s more than what you want to do now, it’s about how you want to look back on your life. This vision is ultimately what drives her decisions every day.
The impact travel has on impacting your growth. Carla shares how travel can be one of the many stepping stones for opening up your mind to understanding your full potential and envisioning the world from a clearer perspective.
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CHALLENGE: “Write yourself a legacy letter. Imagine you are 95 yrs old and you are reflecting back on the entirety of your life. What are the big moments that stand out? What are the emotions that you lived in? What are the experiences you had? Who were the people surrounding you? What was your contribution to the world?”