What is success really?
For some, it’s graduating from school, finding a job and making good money. For others, the definition of success may be drastically different.
For Amanda Marit, after working seven years in Corporate America, she redefined what success meant to her.
“This wasn’t actually the life that I wanted…there was something so much more, so much bigger beyond that…”
As the creator of “Sass meets Soul”, a popular blog and Instagram page, Amanda took a leap of faith from her steady 9 to 5 job to pursue life coaching full-time. But it took more than just a resignation; to succeed, she had to transform her entire mindset and tap into her heart center.
“When you have faith, you are going to be supported. You’re going to be supported in overflow if you can really get your head in the right space.”
Join in as Amanda shares the values of being certain in uncertainty and how it has deeply impacted her budding path as an entrepreneur.
This is On Purpose.
In this Podcast you’ll learn:
- Reality vs expectations of owning your own business.
- How to be unapologetic in your content.
- Why success is reliant on believing in yourself.
- The overarching benefits of stillness and self-alignment.
- When to use strategy and when to focus on mindset.
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Alex Beadon 0:00
In this episode, I interviewed Amanda Marit on the reality versus expectations of starting your own business straight out of corporate America. We talked about how to be unapologetic with your content, why your success is so reliant on your ability to believe in yourself doubt free. We also talked about the benefits of stillness and getting aligned, and how to know when to focus on strategy versus mindset. This is on purpose. Do you ever feel like you’re trying to balance it all? nourishing your health while growing your business and living a life well lived? And no matter how hard you try, sometimes you slip from purpose driven into autopilot. Take a deep breath, relax, and let’s get you back to where you belong. On purpose.
Hello, my friends welcome to episode number 18 of on purpose with Alex Beadon. Today I’m interviewing Amanda Marit. Amanda Marit is an intuitive soul and life coach who I have known personally, for a few years now we actually met in Tampa way back in the day when I used to live there. And we’ve been friends ever since she is someone who is a student of the law of attraction and she honestly the reason why I wanted to bring her on the podcast is because she’s one of those rare souls who 100% walks her talk, right? I absolutely have loved following her journey over the last few years of entrepreneurship really watching her go from a 100% corporate America type of gal killing it over there in corporate America now moving into entrepreneurship and it’s just been so inspiring to watch her. So in this episode, I asked her a bunch of questions about what that was like taking a leap of faith by quitting her corporate job. And I just love how she’s always been someone who’s prioritized her state of being and her energetic alignment above everything else. So enjoy this episode number 18. Remember, if you post this on your Instagram stories to tag this as episode number 18. And when you’re done listening, make sure to head on over to Instagram. Let me know what you think. Send me a DM, post it to your stories. I absolutely love hearing from you guys. So take a listen. Let me know what you think. Enjoy.
Hi, Amanda, thank you so much for being here with me today.
Amanda Marit 2:29
Hey, Alex, I’m so grateful and honored that you’re having me on your show. Thank you so much. You’re so welcome.
Alex Beadon 2:35
I’m so excited for what’s about to unfold. And I want to start this off by asking you one question. And that question is what do you find most nourishing about having your own business?
Amanda Marit 2:49
Such a good question. The freedom, it’s the freedom to choose how I want to live my life, the freedom to create the freedom to be in my passions, the freedom to share my message with the world. It’s just all of that together. It’s like just this new level of just feeling free to be who I am and get paid to do it.
Alex Beadon 3:14
I think something that’s really big for me right now is the realization that I really don’t want to work with people who want to have a business just because they want to be rich and make a ton of money. Work with people who really are creating a business that will allow them to create their ideal lifestyle, and also that will allow them to live in alignment with their purpose. And so I wanted to ask you, would you say that that is the reason why you came into business was so that you could live in alignment with your purpose and so that you could be intentional with your lifestyle.
Amanda Marit 3:55
Oh, absolutely. And since Alex, since you and I know each other on a personal level, you know that? You know that my business is actually who I am. So there’s really no it’s like interesting when I try to think it’s like, I can’t really separate my business from my personal life from my message from my mission really, because it’s who I am. And it’s how I carry myself and live my life.
Just helping other people to step into their own truth their own, you know more from like that soul level that heart soul level is pretty much who I am. So there really there’s no kind of definitive line. But yeah, it’s just like becoming that living example of your passion and getting supported and doing that. It’s like, it’s amazing.
Alex Beadon 4:45
And I want you to tell us about your journey because I know it but I know the listeners so well you got to that space where you were like okay, if I want to live my life fully in alignment with my purpose and doing what it is that I love and creating this life So for myself, you know, these are the things that I have to do like what? At what point did you realize, oh, like I have to do this?
Amanda Marit 5:08
Yeah. So I spent seven years in corporate America climbing the ladder. And at one point, I thought that was my my dream, I thought that was what you did you graduated college, you got a good job, you worked your way up the chain, like, make you made great money made a good living for yourself. That’s what I thought success really was. And what happened was, I got probably, it’s probably like four or five years really into it, I started feeling just like, I was being called to something different, that this wasn’t actually the life that I wanted, and that there was something so much more, so much bigger. Beyond that, and I just saw how people were living their lives, like stressed out and they weren’t happy up in management. They weren’t, you know, and I started just witnessing how it’s like, all these external factors actually, don’t make us happy. And I started my own spiritual journey. It was like my dating life was kind of a hot mess at the time, too. And so it just caused me to take a look inward. And, you know, I had this whole huge transformation that started reading every self development book, going to events, and really, like, started, you know, whole meditation practice in in connecting to myself and learning to really love and appreciate myself and everything changed. So much so that I started blogging and writing about it. And before I knew it, I had people asking if they could work with me, and I’m like, Wow, this feels like the direction that my life is gonna go in. Now, this feels more in alignment with me, like, I’m so excited the way I feel now. Like, I just want to share my joy with the world, I just want to help other people. And it was that moment that I realized, Okay, it’s time, like, you have to do this. And so it was kind of like a kind of a slow clap out of my corporate job. But honestly, I just decided to up and leave it, you know, I got to a point where I wasn’t really putting all my energy and focus into my business because I had this other job that I just decided to leap and allow the net to appear. And it did. And how long would you
Alex Beadon 7:17
say it took you from the moment when you realize like you had that little feeling inside like, you should be doing this full time this would bring you joy to you actually leaving
Amanda Marit 7:29
way too long. Honestly, if I wish I could go back in time and tell myself when I first had that realization that you can you can do this now. Like don’t don’t put it off. And I think it probably took me close to a year and a half or maybe a year and a half or two years to decide to actually leave and put all of my energy in it and I know that that is perfect and there’s no regret in that. But now I would just love to share with anyone who’s listening right now that there’s never going to be a perfect time don’t wait until you have a pile of money or everything looks perfect if you leave that and that is going to appear you’re going to be given those right action steps you’re going to know what direction to go and you’re going to be supported and and really there’s no there’s no time to waste the world needs whatever you have to offer
Alex Beadon 8:24
for sure. Yeah, so why have into like you quitting your job? You taking that leap and Appala pair and all of that stuff? Well before Yeah. I want to know if because I know you said you know took a year and a half to two years and you were way too all at the same time. Don’t you feel like there was an evolution happening within those that year to two years that was preparing you to be fully ready and fully like stepping into it? Because I know for a long time you were you have soft meat soul that was the name of your brand. That’s so funny. I just remember that transformation. Have you started with sauce meat soul? Which correct me if I’m wrong with your blog, and an Instagram page?
Amanda Marit 9:12
That’s right. Yes, that was my blog. And it just that started to help kind of women in the modern world blend their lives with spirituality. And so that was my my very first endeavor endeavor. So funny. A secret
Alex Beadon 9:27
when you first came out, like what was it like coming out with that? When no one in your life must have known that you were into all of this stuff? Like that’s a huge stepping into something when people are seeing that you’re writing a blog every week or every day or whatever. What was that like for you?
Amanda Marit 9:42
Oh my God, it was really scary. Honestly, I remember I didn’t even tell the guy I was dating at the time that I was into this stuff. And we had been dating for like eight months. So I kept it I kept it hidden. I honestly didn’t know if I would be accepted. No. And at that point, it was just kind of new for me. And I was just kind of acclimating to this new version of myself that was emerging that it was scary to share it with the world, it was scary to kind of come on be myself it took, it took a while. And I remember just getting bold one day and just throwing it on my personal Facebook and, and then the reaction, it was kind of that moment that everything started really moving. Then clients started pouring in. And they started actually coaching was when I really announced it to the world and kind of owned it. But it did take some time, for sure.
Alex Beadon 10:35
So it took some time, you finally got the courage you put the blog posts out there clients started coming to at what stage were you like, Okay, I need to actually focus on this full time. And I need to start getting things together to quit my job so that I can work on this full time. And also, it’s like for you because I I mean, I never had to leave a full time job I kind of just employment. So I have no idea. But I know lots of people are in jobs, and they’re like, there’s never the right time. Like, how much money do I have to put aside? You know, what contingency plan do I need to put in place? So I’d love to hear you speak on what that was like for you?
Amanda Marit 11:14
Yeah, for me, again, it was kind of like, it happened kind of, well, to me, it was slow. But for the outside world, it might be fast. I, I just I wanted out. Right away. I’m kind of in those people where it’s like, and I’ve always been really, really good at business. Like, you know, I got promoted a bunch of times in corporate America fast. And I’ve always had a really, yeah, amazing just mindset for business. So I was actually still trying to get promoted to my next level, while I was growing that coaching business, because I wanted to save enough money up to leave and go full time in my other business. So you know, again, like, if I could go back, I would have left a lot sooner. Now. It’s all perfect. Because there were some things I probably needed to learn first, or feel comfortable with first and gain confidence in my skills as a coach and a mentor. And also, just to get more comfortable with the idea of it, you know, I probably wouldn’t have had the resiliency at that point in time to be jumping full time. So yeah, it took like, I would say, a year after that, and we finally deciding, like, it’s go time?
Alex Beadon 12:26
And did you have money put aside? Like, did you ever really things where you just like, I’m just gonna do this, and
Amanda Marit 12:34
I really did not put any money aside, I’m gonna get really bold and just share that I didn’t, because I just know, I ended up moving out to California. And that’s a whole nother story, probably my intuition and being guided out to California by like minded entrepreneurs. And I barely put any money aside, and I just the moment I decided I was gonna put my noticing I had all these clients flow in no joke. That’s amazing. Yeah. Because
Alex Beadon 13:05
even then it will appear. But I feel like you also have the mindset stuff down so brilliantly, which we’re going to get to so Okay, yeah, we’ll move on to the next question. So my next question for you is, as a new business owner, because you’ve been in business now for five months,
Amanda Marit 13:20
yeah. Which is full time.
Alex Beadon 13:24
that really excited me was the fact that you’ve been doing this full time for less than five months. It’s so cool. And so I’m curious, what is one challenge that you find yourself consistently having to overcome or like do the inner work for and how do you overcome it?
Amanda Marit 13:40
Yeah, that’s a really great question. Because, you know, as I shared with you, I had clients come when I quit, but then there was a time when I had so much fear, so much fear that they weren’t coming. And then I, and I had to deal with all of those fears, that came up within me about how I would be financially supported in this because there is a, you have to put a lot of certainty in your uncertainty, really, because I was used to getting a paycheck one way, you know, in a really good paycheck, a really great paycheck. So I think it was a lesson, I don’t believe that everyone has to go through this at all, by any means. So don’t expect that you have to learn this lesson. But for me, it was really learning to not only trust myself, but for me, from a spiritual standpoint is trusting in my higher power, the universe, whatever anyone believes in to meet you halfway in that. And so the fears that came up were really, really intense, you know, for a portion of this time of this past five months. I’m grateful to say I am far past that, but there were so many tears, and there are moments in it. Quitting was never an option. Like that was never something that I consider it. But there were moments where I’m like, how the heck is this going to work? Is this really gonna work? Like, you know, I had an influx of all this stuff at first and then there was a law and it just got low made me kind of doubt my not doubt myself and what I offered but more like it can this really work for me this whole entrepreneurship thing like this is a lot harder than I thought it would be kind of saying. And so, for me, what was really, really important is just being there for myself through all of those emotions and not suppressing them, like not ignoring them, like actually allowing myself to be human through the process, and know that this is a huge, huge deal, stepping out and owning your own business. And it’s so courageous. And so many people hear this all the time from family from friends, it’s like, Wow, I’m so in awe of what you do. And I forget that sometimes, most of the world’s to this is a big deal to most of them, like this isn’t something that they would necessarily have the courage to do. So it’s kind of encouraging yourself, like as you as you move forward. And I mean, there’s so many different things that I do, to help myself move through fear. But a lot of it is, you know, allowing myself to be human being there for myself, but that at the end of the day, having the confidence and knowing that I can do this and knowing it’s like really working on building that muscle of like, I have my own magic wand. Like whatever happens in my life, I’m responsible for it. And I can do this. So it’s that combination, you just said
Alex Beadon 16:33
so many great things. I’m like you’re taking down notes, so about certainty in your Ania. I love how you also mentioned being human through the process and showing yourself grace and being kind to yourself, even when, you know, you may be nervous or doubtful or whatever. And also what you said about being your own magic wand, and I can’t agree with you anymore. Because for me, the number one thing that I think is so important. So if you’re just starting your own business, and even if you’ve been in business for years, is having that mindset of like no matter what happens, I’m going to figure this out. And, and there are so many there’s like an unlimited amount of possibilities of ways that I can figure this out. I just have to trust the right ones gonna come to
Amanda Marit 17:21
me. Exactly. Yeah,
Alex Beadon 17:24
that’s super, super powerful. And it’s so great that you I mean, this is what you teach people in their life. So I feel like you have this extra superpower as an entrepreneur to be able to take all of this and apply it into your business. So that’s super exciting. Yeah. So how have your expectations of what entrepreneurship would look like different from the reality of entrepreneurship?
Amanda Marit 17:47
Hmm. That’s a that’s a question I’ve never thought of before.
Honestly, it’s just so much more Unlimited, then our minds even think, I think that like I went into this thinking it has to look this way, I have to create these kinds of programs or offerings, and it has to look like this. But it’s really actually far more on limited than even our minds can conceive to be possible. And if we allow ourselves to kind of bust through that box, like bust that small little square box that we have created for ourselves open and allowing the other possibilities, so much more, you make room for so much more.
Alex Beadon 18:31
Can you give me an example of something in your business that you were like, okay, you know, I thought I had some maybe it was like a strategy. Like, I thought I had to follow step by step formula, but then my inner guidance, my intuition, whatever told me to be creative in this other way. And it still worked or whatever. Do you have an example of like that limitless limitlessness?
Amanda Marit 18:56
Yeah, so in the beginning, I was really focused on okay, how can I do digital courses and programs like that is what I want to do. And yes, I want to do one on one because that’s always been a part of me. But I’m really feeling like doing digital programs, and then kind of as things evolve, I’m like, You know what, there’s so many other ways that I can be supported beyond that. Like, I could be. I could literally travel the world and be a consultant coaching for celebrities, or there’s just like a far fetched example what I have, but it’s like, I thought, like, I have this limited perspective of what what can be done in this area, but it’s actually far more unlimited. And like, Let’s expand our horizons tenfold and I don’t even know if that one was a good example but no, it for me, it’s like now moving into really, really honing in because I really do enjoy the one on one process because what I’m able to do with people is insane. It It’s so powerful. And you know, I actually found in this process that I enjoyed it almost more than the programs because I can actually get my hands on the people, not physically. But I mean, I can actually get in their energy. And it’s. So I’ve learned that as well as I go that and there’s unlimited possibility in that. You know,
Alex Beadon 20:20
for sure. I’m curious to know, I’m curious for you to talk to us about the difference between the role of hustle and your business and flow. Because I have a feeling that you’re probably quite good at balancing the two of them where, maybe, well, I want to hear you talk about it. So tell me about
Amanda Marit 20:46
where’s this flow? So I feel that flow is far more important, important than hustle. And what I mean by flow is feeling in alignment, and maybe a little little insight into that. But so alignment to me is feeling in a good space, I’m feeling mentally clear. I’m feeling really confident about who I am and what I offer. I’m feeling like anything, sky is high possibilities. I’m feeling like yes, this is possible. I’m feeling good. That’s alignment. So if I’m taking action from that space, of alignment, it’s inspired, it’s feeling good. It’s I’m getting like these creative hits of Oh, go in this Facebook group, or go on Instagram, or whatever, you know, I’m getting inspired extra steps that are coming from my heart instead of man, panic action that comes from the mind. So we can hustle with our hearts from that space of inspiration. Or there’s also that part, that possibility and I’ve totally done this before. So it’s not like I’m always perfect, definitely not. Hustle from that mind space, that headspace of, oh, I got to do this x y&z I gotta check these boxes off, I gotta go show up in this group. And like, you kind of, I don’t know, it’s it comes from a different energy. And I find that I’m far more successful, when I am tapping into my heart center, and in that flow in that alignment, and it might only take one little action step that blows up, literally, like, you know, one time I got this insight, this, this intuition to go post something for a challenge, and this random Facebook group, and it got like, 300 people overnight, or something, like to me off one post that was amazing, like, I had never post how to post blow up that much. And it wasn’t because I was trying to hustle, hustle, make stuff happen. I was just genuinely coming from the heart sharing what I had to offer and boom.
Alex Beadon 22:43
So I see a lot of times, you know, because this is something I always speak about as being in alignment really coming from the energetic space of your truth and abundance and feeling good and feeling like, you know, the sky’s the limit, right? And sometimes a lot from my clients is that they’re like, Okay, you know, that’s all like, good to an easy to say, but when it comes down to the fact that like, I have to pay my bills, and I don’t have enough money in my bank account, and I’m really experiencing some struggle at home, or, you know, someone’s sick or whatever, like, basically, you know, the life is throwing the worst into these people’s lives. What do you recommend for people who are struggling with things like that, when it comes to finding that alignment, and that, that sense of flow,
Amanda Marit 23:31
I’m telling you, it’s it’s connection to your intuition. And it’s, if you believe in a higher power, it’s connection to that power, and it’s through meditation, through getting quiet through tuning in, through strengthening your face, it’s like, that’s everything having faith is everything. And, and, and knowing that you’re going to be supported, and every single time, when you have faith, you’re going to be supported. And you’re going to be supported in overflow, if you can really get your, your your space, your head in the right space. So it’s really letting the monkey mind all the tingle thoughts and all the fears of oh my god can’t remember if it’s like, something is going to happen, something is going to come through I will be supported. And it’s claiming that and doing that from a space of peace. And I know that can be challenging, it does. Maybe take you know, this is something that I’ve personally went through. So I’m speaking from personal experience, that it you will be supported in it does require faith in that and you can find peace and those moments of I don’t know how I’m gonna pay my bills, you can find peace there. And then boom, something flows in. And I’ve had that happen, and you just have to trust and that’s kind of part of what it is to be an entrepreneur but also it’s beautiful because then you get to learn that lesson and then for the rest of your life after you learn that lesson you you If there’s really just no fear, you know, you’re going to be supported.
Alex Beadon 25:04
What is your self care routine look like as an entrepreneur.
Amanda Marit 25:09
So every morning, it’s journaling, it’s gratitude, it’s meditation and visualization, and time to connect with my higher power, time to open up and know that I’m, for me personally, not doing this alone. And that reminding myself of how supported AM, and then it’s also being grateful for myself being grateful, because we don’t take time to really turn it back around ns, we’re always trying to please other people or grow our business or whatever. But it’s like, I am so grateful that I have the courage to show up and do this. I’m so grateful that this is what I’m doing in the world, this is what I’m putting out in the world, I’m so grateful that, you know, blah, blah, blah, people are finding me now. And it’s kind of just getting to that state of gratitude for yourself. And that gratitude is actually really just the feeling of abundance of overflow of love. And from there, that generates more of that feeling in your life. And so that’s part of my every day.
Alex Beadon 26:11
And how long do you spend in the mornings on this routine?
Amanda Marit 26:17
Um, probably like, it depends sometimes longer if I’m really feeling it. But if I don’t have a ton of time, I haven’t created a ton of time, probably anywhere between, I don’t know, maybe, like, 2030 minutes, it doesn’t have to take too long.
Alex Beadon 26:30
Okay. And then on the like, what would you say is the average length of time presented? You’re saying like, its minimum? 2030 minutes? Is it normally like an hour and a half an hour?
Amanda Marit 26:42
It’s, it’s, on most days, I would say. The longest was like, an hour.
Alex Beadon 26:49
Okay, cool. Yeah. And you spend a lot of time as well, tapping into the feelings that you want to attract into your life. So, for example, if you want more clients, or if you want more money, or if you want more impact, or if you want to have more influence online, like, Are you purposely sitting there and experiencing it in your body? What it would feel like if it was legit happening right now? Yeah,
Amanda Marit 27:15
all the time girl. It’s like such a that and visualization is such a huge part of it for me, is yes, feeling the feelings and, and visualizing how it would feel to have those clients find you visualizing the impact that it would have for them, visualizing like, and sometimes I’ll just sit and I asked them, like, how would how is this going to make my client feel by the end of this program, or during this program, and sometimes I’ll literally be crying and like happy tears and just feeling the emotion. And for me, like, once I can feel that, like emotion and that connection, to whatever I’m calling in and really visualize it, and really begin to see it and feel it. I know it’s happening. And in a minute, it’s that knowing that calls it in. Yeah. Can you
Alex Beadon 28:08
speak to us about the importance of strategy versus mindsets?
Amanda Marit 28:17
For me, personally, and I know there’s so many different ways to do this, for me mindset is number one. Because if you’re creating a strategy from a lack mentality or limited perspective, then that strategy is going to be infused with that energy, right? That limitation, that limited perspective that that outcome, that probably is a little bit, you know, not as abundant as the other outcome. So it’s when once you get your mindset, in a place where it’s feeling really, really good, it is important to have some sort of strategy, it is important to take steps and take actions and not expect it all to just flow to you. And I think both are equally as important. But again, it’s kind of like that align or flow versus hustle where it’s like, the strategy can actually be a lot simpler than then a lot of people that I’m seeing out there I’m making it out to be
Alex Beadon 29:18
what’s been surprising to you about having your own business. Like the whole process, not even just like being responsible for your income, but also, you know, online, putting yourself out there I feel like being in business in the way that you and I are in business is one of the best personal development tools out there. And so what’s the most surprising to you or what’s been your biggest aha moments?
Amanda Marit 29:47
One of the things that’s coming up for me right now, as you’re saying that is even if it looks like something isn’t moving, or it looks like people aren’t watching you, they are, they are and I’ve I’ve experienced I had someone that’s never commented on anything at all, never messaged me and tell me that her life has changed because of me. And now she’s a client. Wow. And, and I never, I never ever interacted with her before. And so if you’re feeling like things aren’t moving, and there’s crickets, it’s not true things are moving. And the more you kind of own that, and just own who you are like, it’s all going to fall into place. But that was shock
Alex Beadon 30:31
is like, loops back to the whole mindset and having faith and trusting that everything is going to work out in your favor. Yeah, it’s, it’s funny how it all circles back. Yeah. So if you had because a lot of the people listening, they’re either brand new business owners, they want to be business owners, or they’ve been in business for a few years, so they can’t really get to that full time position. I would love for you to share with us what has worked for you when it comes to your business and getting clients.
Amanda Marit 31:01
Oh, yeah, showing up and showing up with hearts showing up in and again, it’s like all goes back to the power of our heart when we’re sharing. And so it’s like, if you’re taking literally like, for that one example, where like a post blew up that had never blown up in a in a group like that before, for me was I showed up with heart, it was like, if I just unapologetically share what it is, I’m here to share, people are so attracted to that. And you you will grow so much faster. If you just unapologetically own what you’re here to do what you’re here to share. And just keep going and keep sharing from the heart. That is what is going to literally it’s like you opening up your arms to receive all that you desire when you come from that place. And there’s a difference in feeling it like sometimes I’ll post something and I’m like, Oh, I was kind of rushed for that I wasn’t really like I was kind of focused on, you know, how the copy could, you know, create a client and it doesn’t work. And then the moment I speak from the heart, it’s like, boom. So you know, it’s I have noticed just that difference. And if you’re starting out, I mean, that’s the quickest way to grow, in my opinion.
Alex Beadon 32:23
So I was stalking you on social media last night, I noticed that you seem to be offering things quite often, like you seem to always something that your own. There was like a variety of courses I saw, I saw a variety of challenges. And then you have your one on one stuff that you’re offering. And I think I saw this morning that you’re offering like a six month one on one package that you have been offering before. And so it just struck me that you seem to be in this creative zone, or in this space where you’re consistently making these offerings, and you’re doing it in such a way that doesn’t come across as needy, that doesn’t come across as slimy or sleazy. And I think a lot of people, you know, I look at you, and I admire you for that, because I work with so many people who don’t, they’re not in the mental space to do those things and to put themselves out there and to make offerings as frequently because they don’t want to be annoying, you know, you don’t have an issue with that at all. So I’d love for you to just talk to us about where does that confidence come from? How do you know when to make an offering which offering to make, you know, talk to us a little bit about that?
Amanda Marit 33:40
Thank you for saying that, by the way, because it’s we can sometimes get in our heads even about that, you know, and it’s always been some a goal of mine to come across as genuine so. So when I’m inspired to create something, I have to do it. Like I just know that even if it doesn’t make sense, like Okay, I just might have launched a group program. But actually now I’m like, I know that now this is my next thing. And it’s come in really strong. Yeah. And I know that I have to do it. It’s like kind of not about me. It’s about what it’s going to do for people. And so I get in this space because how of how connected I am to my own intuition. And to my my spiritual connection is really strong these days. I will get hits of inspiration. And they literally flow through my body. And I have to do them like I have to I know it’s meant for someone I know it’s meant for someone and then kind of just at a point where I just have to follow that and and know that. Like I’m not trying to make a sale. I’m actually just like it’s an offering for sale to support someone. Yeah. And then I’ve just noticed from that. People are like, Whoa, you’re speaking to me, and I’m like, Well, yeah, of course I am because that’s probably why I have the inspiration to create It is because I know you felt like I was speaking to you. Because I probably am. Yeah. So when you’re
Alex Beadon 35:06
creating things, are you very clear and specific about this is the person like in your visualizations visualized? Like this is a person that I’m trying to find that I’m trying to reach out to that I’m trying to help? Yes. How does that work for you?
Amanda Marit 35:22
So, I don’t know. It’s like, it’s just an interesting feeling. It’s like, okay, I need to create a program on this for this kind of person. And it’s usually it’s all stuff that I’ve personally been through. So it’s like things that I’ve either come into, like mastery with myself, I’m like, Okay, I’ve mastered this, it’s time to teach people and this, they need this now, like, this is something they need now. So then I start feeling okay, who do I know? That really, like, could benefit from this, right. And so then I start thinking of all the people I know, that could benefit from it and like their commonalities. And then I go deeper, and I’m like, Okay, what are their struggles? What are their pains? What are they going through right now? And how can I best serve them? And then I create the whole offering around that? And then
Alex Beadon 36:09
the space? Sorry to interrupt you. I just want to like, tap into that before we move on. Yeah, yeah. For yourself, when you’re going through those questions? Is it like, you know, you’re in stillness, you’re in meditation, you’re in visualization? Or is it like, you’re sitting at your desk, and you got your pen and paper out? Like, what is that session look like? Or is it both?
Amanda Marit 36:28
It’s kind of both honestly, there’s, it’s, but it’s always goes back for me to that connection. So like the intuition. So if I have a strong meditative practice, and in the morning, I’m visualizing and meditating, that kind of carries me through the day, to be honest with you, like, I feel like this level of connection where now I can sit in because my, basically, my intuition has busted wide open. Like, at any moment, I can just ask the question, and then it just come to answer just flows through my fingers, and I type these days.
Alex Beadon 36:58
That’s awesome. That’s so cool. Yeah, thing I wanted to tap into you said, it’s not about me. Can you dive deeper into that with us?
Amanda Marit 37:08
Yeah, I truly feel like I am here on a mission to help the world essentially, merge more with their soul like that, you know, out of the mind and into the heart living more from the heart. And I don’t believe that this business is about me at all. It’s about serving. It’s about sharing my message, my gift to help the world to evolve. And for people to step into their happiest, and their best selves, do that connection, it’s not, it’s truly not about me. It’s about them.
Alex Beadon 37:49
I love that so much. Because that’s four words that I use all the time, when I’m coaching, it’s all about you, like you’re making it about you and you know, people not, they feel too ugly, or they don’t feel smart enough, or whatever you want to kind of highlight for our listeners, that this same concept of you being here to serve is just as valid as Amanda’s even though Amanda is helping people in a spiritual life coaching kind of way. And it may seem like, oh, well, that’s really changing someone’s life. Even if you are a jewelry designer, or a graphic designer, or, you know, whatever it is that you’re doing in some way, shape, or form, you’re serving people and making people’s lives better. And to connect with that, and to really be aligned with your purpose and know, you know, okay, this is why I’m here. It allows you to show up in your day in a completely different way, where much more possibilities and opportunities are available for you because you’re open to them. And you’re not sitting there with this negative script kind of running the show. So having said all of that amount, I would love for you to share with us, you know, what have what do you think the benefit of stillness and quiet time with yourself is or what the benefits are? Because I think, for the most part, people just kind of rushed through their day. Mm hmm. You know, and they don’t make the time to stop and check in with themselves, even if it’s 510 minutes, like you said, and just, you know, ask, you know, how am I doing and let me really give myself the time to reflect. So I’d love for you to share with us, you know, what are the benefits of stillness and that practice been for you?
Amanda Marit 39:41
Yeah, so as you’re talking, it’s interesting. I’m just feeling like, it’s like that. Go, go go. Energy is the masculine energy, and a lot of time is our society thinks that that is what creates success is that go go go hustle, hustle, hustle, hustle. But the more fun And then is tuning in, like you said, How am I feeling what’s going on with me. And you can actually silence your mind, from the noise of the outside world, from other people around you, from the expectations, from the fears from all of that tune into your heart, your soul who you actually are as an infinite soul, you know, and you can become them a lightning rod for what you desire, instead of feeling like you have to go mow it up, mow it down, mow it down. Yeah. And it’s like, again, it’s like that goes back to that whole alignment thing is that when you are feeling good, and you are aligned, you show up in a way that is magnetic to other people, like you said, it doesn’t matter if you’re a jeweler, or whatever kind of company you own. It doesn’t have to be you know, life coach or business coach, how you show up to people creates an experience for them. And if you can make that experience, unforgettable to them, like you’re just gonna blow up, like your business is gonna blow up. Because you are your business, you are your business. And if you show up in your best energy and your best self as your best self, people are not going to forget you. And to me that success relationship building. I love that. Yeah.
Alex Beadon 41:18
Okay, so what is something that you have invested in? When it comes to your business that has made all the difference for
Amanda Marit 41:26
you? Oh, coach, hands down.
Alex Beadon 41:29
And what kind of coach did you hire? And what was it like for you to go through the coaching?
Amanda Marit 41:35
Yeah, so I hired someone who was above me, as far as in their business, and also in their spiritual practice. So for me, because I’m a spiritual life coach, it was important for me to hire someone who’s also in that headspace. And that, you know, infinite possibility, kind of space. Yeah. And that was a non negotiable for me, someone that wasn’t totally in 100% just logic structure. I needed someone who could see a bigger picture. And then we could be on the same wavelength. And before that, before I had hired her. It just I was in my head, so much like I just felt like fearful. Just getting that support. Having someone who can help you. Carry you support you be there for you encourage you help you move you forward, launch you into, you know, your next level is hands down. Priceless. And I wish I would have done it sooner. Yeah. And I have no, totally, and it took me a while to get a coach. So I know hands down, that I would have left my corporate job far sooner and would have been successful in doing that and would have made the money back if I would have hired a coach sooner. And, you know, I can I have so much advice to go back and share with myself about two years ago. But it’s again, it’s perfect. And it’s at the time, that didn’t feel feel aligned to me. So kind of just you learn as you go.
Alex Beadon 43:08
I love that. Okay, well, to wrap up, I have some questions for you. So get ready. The question is, what is the one thing you do that has been a non negotiable and keeping your business on track?
Amanda Marit 43:25
Showing up? Okay, daily.
Alex Beadon 43:28
What is one mindset that you think every entrepreneur entrepreneur needs to succeed?
Amanda Marit 43:33
Confidence? militantly confidence in yourself owning who you are owning what you do, knowing it’s good enough, knowing you have all the skills that attracts back everything that you need?
Alex Beadon 43:46
And what is a tip that you have for people in order for them to generate more confidence if they feel like they’re lacking it?
Amanda Marit 43:54
Hmm, journaling. So one of my favorite ways to do that is to get out a journal, and write down all the things that you offer the world, all your skills, all your abilities, all you bring out into the world, and remind yourself of your why and your mission and allow those two things to really just light a fire.
Alex Beadon 44:18
Like that. Okay, these next two questions are fill in the blank questions. So the world would be a better place if more people knew fill in the blank.
Amanda Marit 44:29
That there really are no limits. We hear it often. But it’s really true. There are no limits, and you’re never stuck.
Unknown Speaker 44:39
The book that changed my life was
Amanda Marit 44:42
one of the first books that changed my life was spirit junkie, Gabby Bernstein.
Alex Beadon 44:47
It’s so funny how, what has these different books and some books that like really changed people’s lives, other people read and they’re like, No, yeah, every voice has such importance. And this is so great for everyone to be listening to as well. Because even if you feel like there’s a million people saying the same thing as you, your voice is gonna resonate with people that all the other voices don’t resonate with.
Amanda Marit 45:13
So that’s totally, totally
Alex Beadon 45:16
off the top of your head. Who do you think I should interview next?
Amanda Marit 45:22
Oh, there’s so many amazing people out there.
Unknown Speaker 45:28
Amanda Marit 45:30
You should interview. Oh my gosh, there’s too many. There’s so many amazing entrepreneurs that I follow. You should interview Lena Kelsey jeroni. That’s a good idea. On my list, I figured I was trying to
Alex Beadon 45:48
for everyone listening, Amanda and I met in Tampa. And there was also another girl who was very much on the same wavelength and moving in the same direction. Her name is Lena. And so that’s why I was like, Oh, that’s a perfect person for you to recommend. And then you guys of course, did your course together.
Amanda Marit 46:07
We did. Yeah. About a year, year and a half ago, was the first program I launched was with her. So it’s exciting. Thanks
Alex Beadon 46:16
so much for joining us today. Before you leave, I would love for you to let everyone know where they can learn more about you and where the best ways to follow you online is
Amanda Marit 46:28
sweet. Awesome. Well, I just want to thank you, first of all, for your time, so much fun to catch up with you and talk to you and share the audience. You can find me at AmandaMarit.com. And then that’s my website, obviously. But I spend a lot of time over on my Instagram as well. And that’s really become my blog these days. And I do stories and lives and posts and things like that. And that’s at Amanda.Marit.
Alex Beadon 46:58
Thank you so much for listening to today’s episode. If you enjoyed it, I would love for you to give me a shout out on your Instagram story or anywhere. Just letting me know what your biggest takeaway was. You guys have no idea how helpful and useful it is for me. When you message me telling me what your aha moments were telling me what it is that you took away from the podcast. It helps me understand what is most valuable to you. And it helps me understand how I can be of the highest service to you. So if you could take two minutes to do that. I would really appreciate it. Thank you guys so much for watching. I hope to hear from you over on Instagram. You can find me at Alex Beadon and I will talk to you again very soon. Bye
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