I haven't done a book review in some time: soooo here we go!!
Finished this book a few weeks ago, and Rachel, I LOVE you!! I really recommend all the ladies to read/listen to this book. It was so raw, authentic, beautiful. It was so lovely to hear from another #MogulBossLady working on building her empire, while being completely open and vulnerable about what the journey has been like.
I give it five stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Calling all my PEAK PERFORMERS! Holy smokes has this book been amazing!!! Now, before picking it up I thought..."yeah, yeah, I know about the growth mindset...I don't need to read an entire book about it." But then Tom Bilyeu was talking it up, and I thought...come on, how good can this be? How much more can I learn?
BUT!!! GUYS!!! You HAVEEEEE to read this book. I'm not done yet, but every time I'm working on it I can't help but think "I must share with the world what an amazing book this is!!"
It speaks to the growth mindset in all areas of your life and has amazing examples of fixed-mindset ppl and growth-mindset people. It speaks to work, fitness, relationships, education. So, so, soooooooo good!!!
If you are a boss, leader of any team, a parent, in a relationship or wish to be in one, basically if you're freaking human READ THIS BOOK!!
I give it five stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Now, this book took me by surprise. I picked it up from one of those Berkeley tiny outdoor libraries, and found myself LOVING it! I was even highlighting the darn book! And it's fiction!!
I really recommend anyone who needs a fun, pickme up, fun, uplifting story. I used it as my before bed book. Fun, light, sweet, and inspiring read!
I give it five stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I made a commitment to international massive positive impact when I was just a little girl. My entire life I have been OBSESSED, there is no other word for it, obsessed, with dedicating my life to making a meaningful impact in this world.
I started by thinking I needed to become a doctor or a lawyer to do this, and I opted for being a lawyer, but in law school felt my soul dying from not being in alignment with my vision of what brought my soul alive. Things just didn’t feel right (including knowing that as a lawyer, realistically my income would be capped, which….HELL freaking no). I took the California Bar Exam, a 3-day BRUTAL test, and I remember running to the bathroom every 10-minutes feeling like I was going to hyperventilate and faint from the anxiety. While waiting for the results, I spent some months working at possibly the most impact-oriented legal organization in the country, and still, things didn’t feel right.
Then, my ticket to freedom arrived. You needed a 1440 to pass the bar, and I received a 1391. I kid you not. Nine marginal points were my ticket to freedom! To a life that was in alignment with the future that I saw for myself. And so I told everyone in my life, who loved me very much but would say things like “Luz, you just attended one of the best law schools in the world, you should at least practice for 3 years,” that I was done. I was not going to practice law. I would not squander my gifts on earth and waste this precious time we have on beautiful planet earth.
That’s when I discovered the world where social impact meets technology, and I knew that technology would be part of how I arrived at my vision of impact in the world. Now my vision includes two main aspects: technology and mindset.
My focus on the power of mindset started with a really scary anxiety attack while I was in law school. I was coming back from working at the 24-hour Starbucks cafe I always worked from…talk about workaholic…and had called it a day because I was feeling ill. I had been dealing with food sensitivity issues for years that doctors couldn’t help with (more on this at another time), and on this day it was acting up. On my drive back home I had to drive on the Bay Bridge, and while driving on the bridge my left arm started going numb, my left leg started going numb, I thought I was going to have a stroke and there was nowhere for me to safely pull over. I safely made it to a mid-point where I could pull off and had my friends pick me up and take me to the emergency room, where I was told this was an anxiety attack. At this point, I knew things needed to change or I was literally going to work myself to illness or death.
Everything changed. I said never again will I be so oblivious about my health, happiness, and well-being that it gets to the point where I think I’m about to die. So as I do with everything that I commit to, I dove in with obsessive focus. I learned about the science of stress, neuroscience, epigenetics, the science of happiness and fulfillment, and jumped on the self-development train like there was no mañana!!
And that’s how we are here today, and that’s why I started my Heart-Focused Peak Performance Coaching. I can do peak performance (think: getting really hard shit done) with my eyes closed, I literally do not know how to not perform and work to be the best, but now after almost a decade of starting my own self-development journey, rather than focusing on achievement for the sake of achievement, I focus on achievement that is focused on living your best life, whatever that means for you, and with a focus on health, abundance → which for me includes financial freedom (can we get a hell yes!), happiness, fulfillment, loving relationships, boldness and big thinking, and yes, global positive massive impact.
So, how am I committed to changing the world now? Through my work in tech and through my coaching and speaking work. I’m on a mission to create an army of people who walk around their lives with their soul on FIRE 🔥, soooo jazzed about the life they’re living that they can’t help but be a beam happiness, joy, and passion. I’m also on a mission to change the international financial landscape through my work with Konviv, to create a world where ALL are financially empowered.
THAT, if you ask me, is revolutionary, life-changing, and the most incredibly rewarding work.
I hope to work with YOU to support you in finding work that feels as exhilarating, as “Oh my freaking God, I can’t wait to get out of bed because I fucking love my life and the work I do!!” as I feel every morning when my feet hit the floor and I start my day.
May you live with your soul on fire. 🔥
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