What do you do when the life you’ve planned no longer feels right? It can be challenging when the carefully crafted plans we have don’t align with what we truly want. But making the decision to step away and embrace a new path is a courageous move towards honoring our inner selves. It’s a chance to find deeper fulfillment and a life that feels more aligned with our values and passions.
My guest today is Sana Akhand, who had a six-figure job and was living a successful married life in New York until she realized she was unfulfilled. She wanted to create a life based on what truly made her happy and what felt authentic, rather than external validation. Listen in today as we’re diving into doing the unexpected, ditching the good girl, and living an authentic life.
Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
- Embracing change and finding yourself through travel
- Embracing feminine energy in a masculine world
- What “together, living apart” looks like
- Empowering women to speak up and share their truth
[09:07] Embracing Change: Finding Yourself Through Travel
Sometimes, we find ourselves in a job that doesn’t align with our values or makes us uncomfortable in our own bodies. If left unchecked, we risk losing ourselves and sacrificing our happiness for the sake of money. That’s why choosing to leave that industry could be the best decision you make for yourself. Even without a plan, taking that leap of faith can lead you on a journey toward self-discovery and exploration. Sometimes, change is what we need most in order to realign ourselves with our values, and reconnect with our passions. Wasting your time in a job that doesn’t make you happy is not an option. So, take that chance, explore new paths, and embark on a journey to figure out who you really are and what you want for your own life.
[17:41] Embracing Feminine Energy in a Masculine World
In a society that values masculine energy, women have been trained to operate in the same way as men. However, this approach ignores the fact that women are fundamentally different from men and have unique needs that must be acknowledged. Women must embrace their feminine energy to operate at their full potential. This includes understanding and honoring their 28-day cycle, matching their 24-hour cycle, and prioritizing rest, replenishment, and processing time. By embracing their feminine energy, women can show up as their most powerful selves and break free from the constraints of a masculine-dominated society. We are learning how to be women for the first time in society, and it’s an exciting journey.
[22:21] Empowering Women to Speak Up and Share Their Truth
The fear of speaking out can hold many women back from sharing their truth and wisdom. But it’s time to change that. It’s time to break the silence, share your experiences, and inspire others to do the same. By speaking out, we give others permission to start having difficult conversations and to share their own stories. This is how we create a community of support and understanding, where women are encouraged to embrace their power and find their voice. As we break the silence, share our truth, and empower others to do the same, together, we can create a world where every woman’s voice is heard and valued.
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