This episode dives into the times we feel stuck and practical tactics we can use to un-stick ourselves in big and small ways. We get real about fostering healthy internal dialogue, overcoming social anxiety, and a new way to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones by accepting challenges from friends!
Meet Cara Thomas, who spent over 10 years years inventing award-winning products for Fortune 100 companies. She found that adventure and playfulness led to breakthroughs. In need of that personally, she started Serenflipity as an experiment — and it ended up changing her life. It started with a one-way flight to Mumbai, and 90 challenges written by 90 friends, clients and strangers. Each day she flipped a card, followed its direction and blogged the tale.
This episode includes:
Cara talks about her weekend and a recent nudge in the right direction
Jen and Cara talk internal dialogue and how our thought patterns can be our best friend or worst enemy
Proving people wrong vs. proving people right
Cara reflects on a time she felt stuck and how she got unstuck
What makes Cara feel most alive
What to do if you wake up with the sinking feeling of “what’s going to happen today”.
The moment Cara invited her friends to give her challenges that led her to create Serenflipity
One of Cara’s favorite challenges: asking the happiest couple in the room their secret to success and what she learned
Why Cara now says “Yes” to anything she hears 3 times
Jen reflects on the pressures of interacting with people who have an agenda
Cara’s tips for getting over social anxiety
Jen talks about why she loves reading Serendipity cards with her boyfriend
A chance encounter: the moment Cara asked Asking Steven Tyler from Aerosmith for a mantra
Some of the best advice Cara ever received
Leaving the corporate world to step into her dream life
The time Cara got her Serendipity cards into celebrity gift bags (and how it almost didn’t happen!)
Jen and Cara reflect on the hecticness of entrepreneurship
Speed round and questions from our Facebook group