From Nurse to Digital Ninja

From Nurse to Digital Ninja

[0:00] If you’ve ever considered shifting careers our guest today can speak into that with personal experience as she’s shifted in a very big way with Alex Pemberton


[2:01] How Alex pivoted from registered nurse to web designer and digital ninja. 


[5:41]How Alex’s career choices seem dissimilar things from the outside end up being exactly the same on the inside. 


[6:40] Family support and how Alex’s sister became her first paying client


[8:56]  Do businesses really need a website today?


[11:58] The biggest mistake with websites and how it could be affecting your site now


[17:14] Alex’s favorite way to create content


[19:27] Using video as a Human Design Projector 


[22:34] Where to connect with Alex online


Website: http://www.Alex-Pemberton.com 


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APHQstudio 


Check out Alex’s Class: https://alex-pemberton.com/tame-the-blocks/


Grab Alex’s 30-point inspection website checkup guide: http://www.Alex-Pemberton.com/amplify 


[24:37] Next week you’re gonna hear from Yong as she celebrates the one year anniversary of Amplify Your Awesome and her birthday week. Plus, Yong has a special gift for you to celebrate these milestones together!


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Hey there, Amplifiers! Welcome back to another episode of the Amplify Your Awesome™ Podcast. I am excited you are tuning in today because if you're someone that's ever considered shifting careers and you just weren't sure how to make that happen and worth the timing was right, our guest today can speak into that with personal experience. She's shifted in her career in a very big way. And you know how I love to bring you other entrepreneurs, and share their stories with you to inspire you on your journey, because entrepreneurship is definitely not a one-size-fits-all job for sure.

Have you ever felt like there was something missing in your business, something holding you back from the success that you're seeking? If so, you are not alone? For nearly 20 years, that's exactly how I felt as a business owner. It wasn't until I discovered Human Design, that it all became clear. And it turns out that I was the missing piece in my own business. joining me on this journey of discovering the real me and hear stories from other business owners, building businesses around all of their awesomeness. I'm Yong Pratt, and it's time my friend to Amplify Your Awesome™.

Our guest today is Alex Pemberton. And if you're ready to ditch the tech overwhelm, and focus on growing your business, you need Alex in your corner. She's a registered nurse turned web designer and digital ninja. And she creates and maintains beautiful and easy to use websites to help small business owners attract their dream clients. Yes, yes, yes. Give me more of that. Alex, I am so glad you said yes interview. We had an amazing chat before we even started this interview, and I'm ready to dive into some really meaty topics today. Welcome.

Thank you. Thank you for having me on.

So Alex, I want to know about this shift. Because I know when I share my story of being a dancer, choreographer, and now helping people with their content and repurposing and automation, they look at me like I had gone crazy. They think how could you possibly have been a dancer before? And now you're doing all this tech stuff? It doesn't even makes sense. But then when I explain to them, well, really, you know, choreographing a dance is very much like creating a new piece of content or putting together an automation to help people, you know, get to see your content more often. It's the same thing. So I'm sure going from nurse to web designer has caused some people to stop in their tracks. So let's talk about this shift and what caused the shift to happen for you.

Okay, so, as a nurse, I get to help people. And that's really why I got into it in the first place. I'm also very creative. I always have been. I've been sewing my clothes and making jewelry for as long as I can remember. And so this last job I had as a nurse was really, really tiring in in a mental way. There, there was a lot of stuff going on that was on the wrong side of ethical maybe. And so when we got ordered, I'm a military spouse. So when we got orders overseas, I said, Yes. This is the universe giving me a break. I can quit this job and do something different. And at first, I thought maybe I can just do some blogging, monetize it, talk about decluttering. That's my thing. And so I joined some groups, bloggers, and it quickly became obvious that many people felt completely overwhelmed with the tech side of blogging and their websites. And I thought this was funny because the tech part that's easy. I even even in nursing, I was always the one explaining to people how to use the system is unlike me, how do you not get it like this is? This is easy. You click here. You click there and submit them. Easy peasy, right? And when I explained it to them, people like Oh, that makes sense. I'm thinking well, it didn't before. Because I can explain all day, I'm happy to explain. And so I would help people in the groups. And eventually people were, you know, tagging me and saying, Hey, can I can I pay you to do this? Can I pay you to teach me to do this? Can you do this on my website? And I'm like, Okay, you know what, this is probably another sign from the universe. And forget blogging about the cluttering. Here's your new job, web design, and troubleshooting. And it really follows the same path as as in nursing, right. A patient comes in, you do the assessment, you figure out the diagnosis, you create a plan for for treating it. Execute, and then figure out if it's working right? You re-evaluate. Did it work? If it didn't? Okay, next thing we're going to try is this. And it's the same way with web design. You're looking at the existing website, or if there isn't one, that's the problem in itself, right? And you figure out what's wrong, what's working and what's not. To figure out a plan to fix it, then you fix it. And then you look, at the end, you reevaluate, right? You do get some diagnostics, like your analytics, Google Analytics, or what have you. And you're looking what worked, what didn't, what do we need to fix now? Okay, easy peasy. But it's really the same process.

I love it. And I just the idea that you listened to the universe, and that when the universe spoke up and said, Okay, we're gonna move you to a new location so you get to figure out what you're going to do. And you literally thought you were going to do one thing. But then by participating in these groups, people started asking you questions, and they started sending you invitations, which as a fellow Projector, that's a really big deal in our world for people to give us invitations to recognize us for our skill sets. And Projectors, I think, we also have an interesting way to look at the world. Like we look through the lens at the world differently than all of the other types of human design. So I think that really, as a tech person, as a fellow lover of tech, it's interesting how these very unsimilar things from the outside end up being exactly the same on the inside. So let me ask you this when you switch your careers, was your family supportive of that switch?

Yes, my husband is incredibly supportive of whatever I do, I could probably say, I'm gonna raze this house down and back. But in some ways, like he thinks I walk on water, and I couldn't do anything wrong. So if I think this is a good idea, he's like, go for it. And I love that about him. I mean, we've been together for 15 years, and it's been a great 15 years.

Amazing. And what's the rest of your family as supportive? Your parents or siblings?

My sister was very Yes. She actually was one of my first clients. She helped me kind of get into the maintenance portion. She says, Well, you know, I paid my accountant so much every month and to do my stepsister. She says, I will pay somebody to do maintenance for my website. And I said, you would like you paid me. I'll send you, I'll send you an invoice. So go ahead and invoice. So she was one of my first paying clients who actually got me into the continuity. And so that was, that was really great.

I love that your sister was one of your first clients. What a cool story that used to tell because I know sometimes when it comes to making big shifts and big pivots in business, family can sometimes, without trying to be mean, they can sometimes not be super supportive. So I love that your family was was gung ho and your your husband, you're saying he's, you know, he thinks you walk on water. I think that's so sweet. And the fact that you've been married for 15 years, and he's so supportive of you, I just think that is exactly what we all need, right? We need those that support system that validates and confirms the ideas we have in our heads to let us step into a new space confidently. I love this. So let's talk about websites. Because I've heard a lot of different sides of the story. Some people say in this day and age, you know, you don't need a website. Some people say all you need a website, not these other things. So as a web designer, as someone who helps people attract their dream clients, with a website, what is your take on a website in this day and age in 2020.

So you can say that I'm biased, but of course, I think you need a website. It is your single piece of real estate on the internet that you own, there is completely under your own control. Right social media accounts. They don't truly belong to us. They belong to the social media company. Facebook can decide at any moment that they will shut down your account. And good luck appealing that same thing with Instagram and wherever else you may be. But your website is your website. Now, do I think that just having your website is enough? No, of course not. You need to have an email list. You need to be on social media talking to people you need to be talking to people in person. But your website works while you sleep. When people look you up, they expect to see your website. They expect to they expect you to at least have something there. Right? So think about it. You are looking for an electrician or a dentist in your area because you just moved there. You go online and you say, best electrician in I don't know, Cheyenne, Wyoming, one of the places we live. So you're looking to see who's there, right? So if you come across all these Yelp things, and they know websites, do you trust them? Or are you going to go with the tool that maybe they do have a website that may not be that great, but it's better than nothing? Right? So yeah, in my opinion, you need a website, everybody needs a website, if you have a business, you need one, because it's there. When you're not awake, when you're not on your computer, when you're on vacation, and it speaks for you. It's your best salesperson.

I couldn't agree more. I know, It baffles me when I, when I live in a small town. So I'll just preface it by saying that. So I think people in a small town, they have a different perception of what a website does, right? They don't necessarily understand that. Even though they have an offline business, having that online portion is really an important piece of their success. Because if people aren't able to find you online, find out your hours. I know, I get frustrated. So businesses that don't have websites, I usually don't do business with them. Because I was so frustrated trying to find them and Google them for 30 minutes trying to find all these different things, and nothing comes up. You have to for me personally, that's kind of how I, I do my shopping and choose who we go to for certain services. But yeah, I totally get that. Having our own address. Having our own home on the internet, as big as it is, is a really important piece. And yes, we all those kind of things, too. So let me ask you this a follow up question. What is the biggest mistake that you see from business owners looking to update their websites, or maybe even starting their very first website? But what's the biggest mistake You see?

Okay, without going on a complete rant, the biggest mistake that I see people making is getting talked into a page builder. But let me start at the beginning. Okay. Back in the day, WordPress was wonderful. But you have to know how to code to create pages. So page builders came along as a workaround to that. And they allow people who didn't know how to code to create pages, right? The the post editor was really simple. It was very, you know, word based. So if you could do it in Word, you could do it on your website. But that wasn't, it didn't really give you anything to do your pages with only posts. And page builders are excellent workaround for that. However, we are now in the 21st century, and we have moved on. WordPress has moved on way past where it used to be. And we now have the block editor, which is excellent. And it allows you to create pages without any page builders. Now page builders, although they were great work around, they added to the weight of your website, right? They they slowed it down. So they came at a price. Back then it made sense to pay the price because nobody was really expecting a website to load in two seconds, right? People were so many people were you know, like on dial up. So they were gonna wait 15 minutes anyway.


I remember those days.

But, but now people are on their cell phones. And if it if it hasn't loaded in two or three seconds, they're gone. There's somewhere else. So it doesn't make sense to use a page builder. If If you want your website to load fast, because there is now a native solution that is so much faster. And second, if you're completely new to WordPress, it has a steep enough learning curve, that you do not need an extra piece of software to learn. They're not easy to learn, even though they they're sold, as you know, what you see is what you get kind of a drag and drop. There's a lot more to it. So please say no to page builders.

So I have a little confession then because when I started having to build my own websites kind of out of necessity, I knew nothing about them. And I do I knew nothing about code. So yes, the page builder for sure was the way for me to be able to quickly put a site together that didn't look like a three year old made it right. It kind of had some nice features to it, for sure. And, you know, I think we had this discussion last time we chatted as well, about the updates to the WordPress platform and how I still use the old version because I kind of liked that version. And you were trying to, you know, suggest that I might try the new version. But it's one of those things that trade off right there. At the end of the day, what is the opportunity cost for me to learn it or to hire somebody you know, because I will have to admit that I'm kind of a micromanager. I like to have my fingers and all the things and know how everything works. And I like to fiddle around. So sometimes it's hard for me to pass tech off to someone like yourself because I kind of like to go in there and, and, you know, do a little diagnosis on my own and say, Oh, I wonder what would happen if I just did this. I like to just play around. So it's interesting that you say that this page builder now in this day and age, though, I didn't realize that it actually slowed the load speed down. So I have I'll have to go reassess. Now, I'm using a theme. So I don't know if themes. Are those page builders? Are those considered page builders? Are those separate?

Now a theme is not a page builder, but there are themes that rely on a page builder or are built for page builders? And then there are those that are just made to work with the native interface?

No, I love it. So if you're listening, and you're thinking, what the heck are you guys talking about? I have no idea about WordPress. I have no idea about themes or page builders, it is okay. We're just having a conversation about you having a place to put your business online. So whether you use WordPress or another platform, there's lots to choose from out there. Just know that we're really talking about in this day and age, we want your page to load quickly. And we want it to look nice. And if you have questions for sure. Alex will share where you can connect with her at the end of the episode. So if you have follow up questions, because, of course me talking about this right now, I have follow up questions. But I didn't want to take up more time to talk about, you know, WordPress and the platform and page builders, because I think for some people, that might be something they've never encountered. And that's okay. We're just reach out to Alex at the end and say, okay, talk me through this, Alex, because I need some help. So let's shift gears a little bit Alex and talk about content. Because at the end of the day, a website in general, whether it's on WordPress, or a different platform, is really content. So when it comes to you creating content for your website, or for your social media, what is your favorite way to create?

So for a while, I did a lot of writing, not so much on my website. But I've been answering questions on Facebook groups, or in Facebook groups. But recently, I got into video. I did this ignite video challenge where we did a video every day now for like a little over three weeks. And the idea is that you go from really, like camera shy to really comfortable on camera. And that's how I want to go. Moving forward. I want to make videos for people, because I figure one you get to actually connect with me. And two, it makes it easier to to address questions as they come up. Because sometimes writing it down is like okay, well this this Do I have to have to worry about editing and how it looks versus getting on video where I just turned it on? And hey, how's it going? I'm Alex, let me answer your question by now.

Yeah, I love it. And I love video itself. But it took me a long time to say out loud, proudly that I love video. Because for me as a Projector with a defined throat center, speaking out loud and connecting with people, whether it's an audio or video is the easiest way for me to do that as well, even though I've written books, and yeah, I used to write a lot all the time. In this day and age, though, it's so much easier just to turn my phone on push record, just start talking. And whether that's a live video or in my notes app, or you know, on otter, my favorite transcription platform. Yeah, being able to just be in the energy of other people will be in the energy of the internet. And when it comes to reusing that content, video is the best content to repurpose, because it can be created into so many other things. And we have the most availability when it comes to video to audio to text to all these things. So I love that you said video because I'm always trying to talk to people about doing video and you know, there's always a lot of pushback. So what was it about video that drew you in now and why have you committed to doing video?

So with video, I think. So I'm a Projector as well. And with video, I figure you get to feel my energy. And you get to decide if I'm the person for you as a Projector. I don't get to tell you come work with me. Right? I can say, here's who I am. Here's what I have to offer. But the invitation has to come from the other person who says I love what you have to offer. Can you please do this for me and then and I am very right brained. So I have a lot of information that I don't even know is necessarily, and I don't always know how to pull it out, but other people can get it out of me. A lot of times, if you ask me a question, I'll give you an answer and then thinking, I knew that I didn't do that. So, so that's why I figured with video, I will attract the right people, and repel the ones who kind of look at me and go, Wait, she is crazy. Okay, fine. If you think I'm crazy, then don't even contact me, right? It'll save us both a lot of frustration. But if you think I am the person for you, then please let me know. And I will be happy to help you.

I love that. And I love that you use the word crazy, because I think we're all variations of crazy, we just have different kinds of crazy in our lives, right. And I know when I first came in, especially to the online business, I didn't want to rock the boat. I didn't want to offend anybody. I tried to speak to everybody. And that led to speaking to nobody, because I didn't know who I was speaking to. So being able to stand up and say, You know what, I'm kind of weird when it comes to this, and I am crazy about this. But if you want to hang and you'd like to be crazy to then come on over. So in and this podcast is really a testament to that is about helping business owners really stand in, in the spotlight of their own business, confidently, not saying okay, well, this is kind of weird. I'm going to hide this over here or this. I don't know if I want to share this. I'm going to show that over there. Because I lived that segmented, boxed up life, and tried to run a business like that. And it was so hard. Because nobody really knew who I was. Therefore, nobody really had an emotional connection to me. So yes. So if you're out there thinking, I don't know how I want to share this, I'm gonna challenge you all to go share that thing or go do the thing. Be crazy, in your own way. Be weird and embrace that, because that is how people find you. That is how you stand out from somebody who could literally be doing a video at the same time on the internet, attracting different people, right? There are people for all of us, there's enough to go around for sure there is no shortage of people who need all the things you have to offer. Now, Alex, I do want to make sure that if people have questions about their website about WordPress about not using a page builder, how do they go about finding you on the interwebs?

So obviously, I'm going to say on my website,


www.Alex-Pemberton.com. I am also on Facebook as APHQ Studio. I'm pretty sure. And I also have a little freebie for the listeners that. So I have this website checkup Guide, which is basically a guide that takes you through a very quick 30-point inspection, kind of like if you would do your car, right of your website both the front end and the back end. So you can see where your website needs a little bit of TLC? And you can get that.

I love this. So where do we get this I don't want to stop.

Sorry, you can get it at www.Alex-Pemberton.com/amplify

Whoo, I love that you use the word amplify. And I will make sure I put all those links in the show notes for today's episode. Because I know there are people listening who are saying, Okay. I'm ready. I need someone to to look at my website, or I want to do this checkup with Alex do this 30-point checklist and make sure I'm doing the right things. Because when it comes to the world of tech, there are so many things that can go wrong. If you don't know what you're doing, right. I've been there. I've had to hire people, because I thought I knew what I was doing when it came to tech with my website. And then I literally broke things and I had to hire developers. And that gets really costly on the back end. So just do yourself a favor, save yourself some time headaches and money. Call Alex make sure you connect with her on Facebook or her website. Grab this checklist because I think once you've diagnosed yourself, you can then be armed with the information you need to say Alex, Okay, I'm ready to amplify my awesome with an even better website. So good. So Alex, I want to thank you so much for being here today. I enjoyed this conversation immensely. And I know that we'll have many more conversations to come

Thank you, Yong. This has really been fun. I was scared to come on here but I had a lot of fun.

Stay tuned because next week you're gonna hear from me. It happens to be my birthday week and we're celebrating the one year anniversary of Amplify Your Awesome™. And I have a special gift for you so that we can celebrate these milestones together. I'll see you then.

Thanks for tuning in to the Amplify Your Awesome™. podcast. Be sure to hit that subscribe button so you don't miss any tips, tricks or secrets on building a business based around your awesome. Hey, and while you're there, leave us a rating and review. Let us know what you think of the show. And until next time, my friends, go out there today and Amplify Your Awesome™!

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Empowering women through coding

Empowering women through coding

[0:00] Meet Julia Taylor, a self-taught coder that’s turned that skill into a global Empire she calls a Geek Pack by empowering women through coding


[1:21] From former military wife and lover of location independence to teach over 1400 women to say yes to any WordPress requests, most of whom have never touched a line of code in their lives


[3:13] WordPress: Love at first sight for Julia


[5:15] How being a full-time RVer turned into teaching WordPress


[9:14] Breaking into a very male-dominated career and why community is an essential element of Geek Pack 


“Learning a new language is not the easiest thing. So you want people around you that can help you and empower you.”


[13:27] Imposter Syndrome, claiming your title, and getting uncomfortable 


[17:05] Content creation, strategy, social posting schedules


[19:51] Planning for consistency 


[22:37] Julia’s tip for helping you embrace your awesome and letting is shine through in your business


[26:23] Connect with Julia at http://www.GeekPack.co and sign up for her free five-day coding challenge. 


[27:15] Age is irrelevant when it comes to coding


[28:02] Share your biggest takeaways from today’s episode with Julia over at http://www.YongPratt.com/319. Next week,  And be sure to share this episode with your friends. Next week, you’ll meet Alex Pemberton, who traded in her nursing scrubs to become a WordPress developer and a designer. 


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Finding your Soul Purpose with Uma Girish

Finding your Soul Purpose with Uma Girish

[0:00]  Turn up the volume and grab a pen. Today we’re diving into intention, energy, alignment, serendipity, and of course, Human Design. Continue the discussion 👇

[2:12]  Meet Uma Girish a spiritual mentor for women who are ready to find their life purpose. She helps them to hone in on their dreams so that they can live the next chapter of life with passion, purpose, and joy.

[3:23]  Celebrating and planning for success in the new year Uma-style 

Questions to guide you:

  • What do I want to call in this year? 
  • Who do I want to be? 
  • How do I want to show up? 
  • What’s the energy with which I’m going to meet this year?  

[5:00]  The wholeness of life. Intention versus goals and why Uma prefers the former

[7:11]  How to set intentions with the right energy.

“The energy of fear drives away the energy that love always draws in.”
– Uma Girish

[9:50]  Shifting energy and the miracles that can happen when you do. 

“I am not the brilliant coach or mentor who is saying all the wonderful things and giving all the wonderful insights. I’m just being a channel for the divine to come through me to flow through me.” – Uma Girish


“The best thing you can is to get out of your own way and just let that universal energy pour through you.” – Uma Girish

[13:35]  Working hard and struggling with deservingness verus letting go and embracing simple and easy. 

How do you define alignment and how do you use them. They’re your intention. Your energy to get to alignment.

[15:03]  Alignment through Human Design 

“When things are flowing, when you feel lit up, when all the doors that you want open up effortlessly, and you get the thing you desire, you’re in alignment.” – Uma Girish

If energy and intention are in place, alignment is a natural result, you can’t go wrong.”

[18:21]  “When we are in alignment, the most amazing synchronicities and serendipities happen.” 

“Imagination gets a bad rap but imagination is a gift from the divine, to help us live in that space of alignment.” – Uma Girish

[23:41]  Applauding her parents for their encouragement to write, speak, and tell stories

[25:06]  Encouraging our kids to explore and lean into their gifts 

[25:55]  “I believe a lot in synchronicity and serendipity. I know when something appears three to four times in my life, I’m meant to pay attention to it.”

How Uma discovered her Human Design and how it’s helped her to understand her gifts as a Projector [same as Yong]. And letting go of the shame around not being a doer and living into her role as a guide.

[29:04]  How being a Projector has changed the way Uma works in her business and how she serves others 

The way Uma now creates her social media content as a role model

[35:26]  Staying in your own lane and finding your Soul Purpose through Human Design 

“You are your purpose. You don’t have to find it”. 

“We think if we have someone else’s map we’ll be successful. But we are failing. And the reason we are failing is that someone else’s map is not going to guarantee our success. We have our own map and that’s what Human Design shows us.”

[39:30]  Differentiating between our conditioning versus our human design 

[42:01]  Who are you? What makes you tick? What do you dream about? What are the longings of your heart? How do you want your life to be? You’ll find this and more in Uma’s new program, Meet Your True Self launching in January 2021

[44:02]  “When you own your life purpose, anything that you invest in you, you are in that seat and cultivating that seed of your purpose. So how can that ever be wrong?”

“When you spend money on improving yourself, on expanding your knowledge, on expanding your energy, on learning a new skill, it will always, always, always multiply. It has a multiplier effect and it serves the world. It’s not only an investment in yourself, it’s an investment in everyone you touch.”

[45:35]  Connecting with Uma on Planet Internet




[46:30]  Uma’s advice on building a business based on the real you:

“Everything that you are. Everything that you stand for. Everything that you believe in. Everything that matters to you, is what will impact your business. So you are a reflection of your business. So it’s really important to get clear on your values.”

[49:11]  Share your biggest takeaways or favorite Uma-ism 👇

[49:54]  Next week, you’ll meet Renee Hribar, Yong’s personal sales coach

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Showing Up As Your Authentic Self

Showing Up As Your Authentic Self


You’re listening to Episode 316 of the podcast. Today, we’re continuing our discussion into Human Design, and how you can use it to Amplify Your Awesome with our second of three guests, Brittia Kubeczka. If you have questions about Human Design or want to connect with Britta directly, come on over to today’s show notes


Brittia Kubeczka is a mom, a free-spirited cowgirl, a wild-hearted life coach, a Human Design expert, and an ultrasound technologist. She was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Texas in 2005 to pursue her higher education, and to nurture her country roots.


“I knew that the path that I was on just had no future. Something needed to shift. I was looking for something, and then Human Design just showed up.” – Brittia Kubeczka


The science and woo of Human Design


The 5 Human Design Types


Conditioning and Human Design 


Discover a free tool to dive into your own human design and connect with Brittia on FB and IG. 


Permission versus confirmation with Human Design


“We’re here to fill each other up. And, and if you could understand a little bit more of your design, you might see how you’re affecting somebody else’s design.” – Brittia Kubeczka


Human Design and Brittia’s work as a stenographer 


“As a Projector, I’m here to lead people on their journey and, and I’m the one that’s walking up that mountain so I can turn around and help you up as well.” – Brittia Kubeczka


Share your Human Design discoveries below👇


Next week, you’ll meet Human Design and Soul Purpose Expert, Uma Girish, and the serendipitous events that led to our meeting.

Until then share your discoveries 👇 and join Yong and fellow content creators inside the Arena of Awesome

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Yong Pratt 0:00
You're listening to Episode 316 of the podcast. Today, we're continuing our discussion into Human Design, and how you can use it to Amplify Your Awesome™ with our second of three guests, Brittia Kubeczka. If you have questions about Human Design or want to connect with Britta directly, come on over to today's show notes at www.YongPratt.com/316.

Yong Pratt 0:25
Have you ever felt like there was something missing in your business, something holding you back from the success that you're seeking? If so, you are not alone. For nearly 20 years, that's exactly how I felt as a business owner. It wasn't until I discovered Human Design, that it all became clear. And it turns out that I was the missing piece in my own business. joining me on this journey of discovering the real me and hear stories from other business owners, building businesses around all of their awesomeness. I'm Yong Pratt, and it's time my friend to Amplify Your Awesome™

Yong Pratt 1:10
Oh my goodness, I cannot wait for you to dive into today's podcast. I'm interviewing someone who's been on the show before. However, she's pivoted a lot in her business. And we're gonna dive really deep into Human Design, well as deep as we can in less than an hour's time, right? There are lot of layers, a lot of things to really dive into. But we have such a good conversation about Human Design, what it is, how to use it to build better relationships, how to connect with people better, and most importantly, how not every type of Human Design is meant to show up in the way that is portrayed online. And this is really huge. This is the part for me that when I learned about my Human Design, and I'm a Projector, so you can learn more about that, through this episode. When I learned I was a projector, and I was not meant to do all the things and be on doing everything and hustling and, and really adhering to what is expected when you're having a business online and doing all the things showing up having all the energy waking up early go into bed late, when I discovered that it was not how I was designed, and it was okay to not be designed like that. And I could still show up and be my authentic self. It was literally like the lights went on. All of a sudden, business became much more enjoyable, and life became much more enjoyable. And being able to just be me and relax and not have to hustle every day has literally changed everything in my business. If I were just to compare my business in the few months that I've known about human design, from February until now I'm recording this episode in October, not very many months have passed. However, I've grown an immense amount in this time. And this episode with our guest Brittia Kubecza is really going to blow you away because we dive into so many facets of Human Design and really set the stage for how important understanding about ourselves, knowing more about ourselves, allows us to show up differently. And as the best version of ourselves in life and in business. I cannot wait for you to dive in.

Yong Pratt 3:39
Hey, Hey, everyone. Welcome back to The Amplify Your Awesome™ Podcast. I am so excited you're tuning in today because we're talking about a topic that has come into my life pretty recently but has really dramatically shifted, how I run my business how I show up every day. And today's guest is someone who's been on a parallel journey. She's been on the podcast before and we talked about something very different. So today I'm excited to introduce you to Brittia Kubecza. Now let me tell you a little bit about Brittia. Now we've known each other for a couple of years now at least. And in that time, I've seen her do some really pretty big pivots. Fhis most recent pivot and she'll explain why she's doing it and and how she's going to be showing up from now on. It really just speaks volumes about the ways in which we as online entrepreneurs, especially women are expected to show up online and why if we're doing that sometimes it doesn't resonate. So let me tell you a little bit about Brittia. So Britta is a wife, a mom, a free spirited cowgirl, a wild hearted life coach, Human Design expert, and an ultrasound technologist. She was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Texas in 2005 to pursue her higher education, and to nurture her country roots, which is something I can absolutely grab ahold of, because I just love that about Brittia a nd this wild spiritedness. So Brittia, I am so glad you're bringing your wild spirit, and all things, Human Design and online business to this conversation today.

Brittia Kubeczka 5:21
I'm so glad to be here, too. I, as you said in there, that we've known each other for a long time. And it just feels so right that we reconnected on this path. And in this way, and I'm so excited to talk to you today.

Yong Pratt 5:34
Absolutely. It's so funny, because it was just probably a couple of months ago, I think I saw one of your posts on Facebook. And I thought, oh, what? Brittia knows about human design as well. Because I've talked a little bit about it here on the podcast, and my journey to discovering the real me and how human design has really played an integral part in helping me to understand the best ways for me to show up as a person, and the best ways for me to show up as a business owner. So I want to go back a little bit and talk about how you discovered Human Design, and how it's really impacted your life till now.

Yong Pratt 6:12
Yeah, so I tell people that I discovered it by accident, and I really did. And it was one of those things that people talk about. It's like it found me, you know, I wasn't looking and it found me. And that's, that's really in, in all honesty, how it happened. Excuse me. I saw a post from somebody. And, and it just had alignment. That was what I was thinking, I just felt out of alignment. I knew that the path that I was on just had no I couldn't see into the future on that path. And I was like, something needs to shift, I need something I'm looking for something, what is it? What is it? And then Human Design, just like I said, it just showed up, I had no clue what it was. But once I started to, like, learn about it and figure out, you know, my profile, my type, and it was like, a ton of bricks just slapped me across the face. And I was like, Oh, my gosh, this is exactly what I've been waiting for and looking for. And it was like, that weight just lifted off my shoulder. And I was like, This is it, I have to share this with everybody. Everybody needs to know this and feel this. And because what I experienced was like nothing that I've experienced in the five years that I've been in the self development world in the world of coaching. In the world of online business and entrepreneurship. It's just so different. And it gave me something that I could really hold on to. And it was it was that. I don't even want to say permission. But it was like I felt more seen heard and understood than I have in probably my entire life. It was it was literally everything I've known and know about myself. It was like seeing it written out in this book about me. And it was so cool. So that's where I am now.

Yong Pratt 8:05
No, and I can totally relate to so many of those points. Because I think in a lot of ways Human Design also found me. One of my podcasting students had said, Hey, I just interviewed this interesting person on my podcast, and she's an expert in Human Design. And I had never heard of Human Design. And this was in February of this year of 2020. And I kind of jumped in and like you said, it feels all of a sudden, I was talking about I relate it to you know, putting on your comfiest pair of jammies and just feeling so, so aligned and so right with everything that that is all about us, right? So I no longer felt like I had to try to be like everybody else because I could finally embrace everything that was true about me about the way I was on the inside. That I was really scared to, to show up with, especially online and bare that part of my soul. Because, you know, when I started business more than two decades ago, it was all about, you know, I want to build this business. I want to feel corporate. I want to be hidden away. I want to be I want to run it like a big business, even though I was a small business. So I really removed myself from the business. Human Design, when it came along. It was like, it was like a smack upside the head or the bricks falling on you because all of a sudden, you think, wait, how how's that possible that someone else knows this, about me how to do that, and especially things that I've always known about myself that just wasn't really quite sure what to do with? That's how human design was for me as well. So I love that. So for everyone listening, if they haven't heard my story of Human Design, or know what human design is, can you explain to us what it really is?

Brittia Kubeczka 9:45
Yes. So it's it's more like a tool, if you will. It's a tool or a system. And it's like, there's this this spiritual piece of technology right that allows you to kind of take a peek or, like look into, or look at your soul contract, kind of, in order to confirm the person that you are like, it's already written in stone, it's already there. It's been there since the day you were born. But it kind of helps explain if you will, like, why you're here on this planet, and what lessons you're here to learn and what gifts you're here to share, like what gifts you hold within that, that you're put here, like, that's what you were designed to do. And it kind of combines these ancient teachings from astrology, and it has a Kabbalish tree of life in it. And it mixes a little bit of Chakra systems and the I Ching, but my favorite part as as a science girl, if you will. And it mixes modern science of biochemistry, genetics, in theory and theoretical quantum physics, it mixes that with this spiritual world. So, and I've kind of explained it to other people who are more of like, spirituality in the sense of God and church and that sort of thing, that it has that too, because if God created the universe, and in the world, and He created you and me. Then he knows exactly how he designed us. And this puts it in a way that we can like, grasp and see it. You know, it's like that, that blueprint of our life of that blueprint of our soul, and who we were designed to be, it's like, he just handed it to us on a piece of paper, where he's like, Look, I told you, I put this in your heart. And I told you, this is why I put it there. So you can see it all written out. And, and really, that's kind of the gist of it. It's, it's just that tool or that, that system, if you will, that helps you kind of Peel off the layers of who you really are.

Yong Pratt 11:51
And as a fellow science lover, science nerd, I found these things really fascinating because it did take these scientific principles and merge them with kind of the woowoo side. So whatever side of the fence you're on, maybe you're in the middle someplace, there's something that's going to appeal to everyone. And it really is like opening up a page in your diary thinking, oh, oh, my gosh, yes, I react like this in this situation. And if you look back, and they always say hindsight, is 2020, right, you can look back and through the lens of Human Design. It's been fascinating to go back and say, Oh, well, I know why that didn't work. Or I know why that was really successful. Because it all aligned with my design. So can we talk about the different types of people in the human design world because there's a lot of different layers, and we can peel them back a little bit. But let's talk about the overall general different types of ways that we can show up in this lifetime.

Brittia Kubeczka 12:48
Yeah, so as the as we've kind of talked about a little bit already, there's, there's different layers, so you could kind of start to peel back each layer at a time. And I think the first layer would would start with really what your type is. So there are five types. There's a Manifester. And there's a Generator. There's a Manifesting Generator, a Projector, and a Reflector. So each type is kind of the big picture of kind of how you operate. And when you go deeper into that, it's, it's more about centers and where you get your energy from. And so each one is different in kind of what lights their soul on fire and how they get their energy and that lifeforce energy.

Yong Pratt 13:36
Yeah, it's so fascinating. And when I first discovered my human design, and found out that I was a projector, and Brittia is also a projector. So when we found each other, and we were both this type, all of a sudden, a lot of things made sense. And earlier at the beginning of this episode, I had said sometimes, you know, when we look through the lens of Human Design, a lot of what we see online are people who are showing up and they're going going going hustling, hustling, hustling. However, that doesn't fit with every type. And projectors definitely do not fit in that type. So Brittia, I would love for you to share this story, because I think it'll illustrate the point of what I what we're talking about as far as the hustle. Because, you know, when it comes to online business, we think we have to, I think we talked about waking up at five in the morning going to do these things working the entire day, you know, going to bed late, burning the candle on both ends and repeating the process. And for you and I as projectors. When we do that, we get exhausted we get burnt out. And again looking back over my life, I can see the trend because I was trying to show up with way more energy or react to the energy around me because there was a lot of energy. My husband is a generator. I am pretty sure my mom is a manifesting generator. I've not run her chart, but just in the ways that I've learned about human design and how the different types show up in the energy, energy they bring. I want to hear the story about you Growing up in a household of generators really and, and how that affected the way you perceived yourself before Human Design and how you perceive yourself now after knowing your human design,

Brittia Kubeczka 15:11
Yeah, so for the longest time, I mean, I, I've hired many coaches and and this has come up with every coach that I've hired, I'm like, I just can't get myself up and moving in the morning. Like, is it that I don't care about my business? Is it that, like, I don't have the drive to make this work? Like, I, for so long thought that it was something wrong with me. And why can't I do business, the way that all these people are doing it in the way that they're saying to do it, and just get up early and just hustle and, you know, as somebody. I still work a full time job. So as somebody who, quote unquote, side hustles, and has a full time job, I struggled so much with this idea of just hustle, you know, just hustle it out, just, you know, work it all, you can do all the things all the time. And, and I tried to, I did, I tried to. And as she said, My mom is a generator, my sister is a generator, I grew up in a house, and still I have a Manny Gen son, and a generator daughter, my husband's a manifester. But like there's just so much energy around me all the time. So I kind of used it.

Yong Pratt 16:23
I can see now too, that I've kind of used it as a coping mechanism just to stay busy. And you kind of forget all the other stuff that's going on. And so a lot of people, we have to talk about conditioning influence as well. When we talk about human design, because the way that you were raised or the way that you're told to tone something down, or you know, maybe you're you're just a big out there kind of person, and you've been told your whole life, not to be so big not to be so loud. Or maybe you're like us, and we're more of the quiet like we need time to ourselves. And you know, we need to to regenerate because we don't have that lifeforce constantly within us. So, I grew up feeling like I had to always be doing something in order to be successful, or in order to win or in order to, you know, all of these in order to use that you had to be a specific thing. And you had to constantly be working and going. And when I finally saw this in writing, I was like, hallelujah! Like, it was it was just like the heavens opened up for me. And I'm like, Thank You, Lord. Like you just gave me that permission to, to sleep and to rest. And like, this is why I can't constantly push. I can't constantly go cuz I'm not built like them. And my sister, for instance, I mean, she has an amazing Instagram, she does all the things side hustles and has a job. And she's redoing her whole house. She's a Generator. She had a week off of work last week, and I told her, I'm like, you're gonna get so much energy from doing what you do in her house. So she spent an entire week redoing her house. She's so creative. And that's where she gets more energy. That's how Generators and Mani Gens work is that when they do the things that they love, they get more energy, and they can keep going and keep going and keep going. And she was like, you're so right, like, I just feel so energized and lit up. And I have all this time to do what I love to do. And that just keeps them going. Whereas Projectors, we don't have that energy. Once we run out, we run out for the day. And, and and the same can go for Mani Gens and Generators, they can also run out of energy. But they just are able to tap into that, that sacral generator for a little bit more.

Yong Pratt 18:48
So many parallels here as far as growing up and feeling like we always had to go go go go go and to rest was being lazy. And if you're not in constant motion, then there's something wrong. And if you're not struggling and hustling, then that can't be wrong. Because of course business and life can't be easy. It has to be challenging and hard. And and so when Human Design came along to and you have a hallelujah moment, I had the same thing. Like, Oh my gosh, yeah, it was all of a sudden in writing, saying, okay, you are a projector, your energy shows up differently. You have a maximum amount of energy per day. And you have to be really efficient with it. And so it's so interesting. As I dig into what I love to do, and what I love helping entrepreneurs do in their businesses and repurpose their content. This was something I had to do for myself because I needed to get the most done, but to preserve energy in the process. So being able to tap into systems and making sure I have really good workflows. And I really have a designated time when I know I can be busy and when it feels the best to be busy because sometimes during the day like mornings, I would not call myself a morning person by any means. I mean, I get up relatively early now and I just started making a new habit of going for a walk pretty much first thing in the morning. And doing that will give me energy. But then I'll come home and have a cup of coffee and do something creative. So literally, it's not till like 10 or 11, that I feel like I'm ready to dive in and do something productive because by then I've recharged, I've charged my batteries enough to go do my important work. And I'll do it for a couple hours. And then I'm out because I know when I reach a certain point in the day, I just know, I mean, I could keep plugging away and I used to, but you just used to always just be busy just to be busy, it was non productive right? Now I know like, okay, I can be productive for two, maybe three hours a day, three or four days a week, not more than that. If it's more than that, I can feel it. I start to get feeling like I'm sick. I get a sore throat like something happens in my body to remind me that, yeah, you need to slow down. And so human design has been such an amazing tool in so many respects. So if people are out there listening, and they're thinking, Wait, I want to know more about Human Design. And can you point them in the direction of a resource, maybe at your website, where you can show them how they can tap into this, this book or this, like the scroll or however you want to visualize human desire this map for you this blueprint, where's the best place to do that?

Brittia Kubeczka 21:16
Yeah, so everyone can take it for free. And the to find out your body graph, it's all free, you can go to www.mybodygraph.com and it'll give you a body graph. And tell you your type and your strategy and, and all those things that will have it laid out for you, which might look like a lot the first time you're looking at it. So that's where I come in to kind of help explain the things and dive deeper into the meanings behind it all and and how you can use it like how to turn it into your strategy or how to turn that into your power moving forward with it. And so you can find me on Instagram, I'm just Brittia K. B-R-I-T-T-I-A-K - just like it sounds. Britta K on Instagram or Facebook, and then website is coming soon, it should be at BrittiaK.com. Depending on when this this launches, airs that it might be up for you, but and lots of resources. I'll be going live or more stories on Instagram to kind of help you dive into that. But I'm also available for readings, mapping, all of those things. So just reach out to me.

Yong Pratt 22:20
Yeah, and you definitely want to reach out to Brittia because we were talking about human design. And I think I was confused on something. And she did a reading for me. And I thought, Oh my gosh, it's one of those moments where you listen to something, you hear something and you get goosebumps, and you know that it's speaking to you. I had that moment she Voxered with me and and told me all these things. And I thought, Oh, my gosh. And the funny thing is when when you did my reading Brittia, the idea of dance and movement and music came up so frequently, because that's what I did in my former life. I was a professional dancer, that I ran a performing art school. So even to this day, though, this idea of movement and music is still so important. And I trying to figure out now how to bring that back into my business at this level, because I feel like I need to share that. Again, I've put that into dormancy for a while. But it's really time to share that part of myself with, you know, everyone who I want to connect with. And I know that you, you just created this brand new Instagram page. And yeah, that's a resource for people to talk about human design, and really just show up in a space for them where they literally are given permission. And I know, permission has a weird connotation in our culture, right? We're not asking for permission. But all of a sudden, when you read something about yourself, and you have this deeper understanding, and there's an aha moment, it's like, oh, I can really be free to be me. I can show up in the way that makes sense for me. I can tap into my energy, the way that I'm meant to. I can show up and do the things I meant to. And it's been such a fascinating journey with me too. I pulled all the charts, of course on my husband and my girls and just to see it unfold now that I have a better understanding. And I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination. But I'm just curious about this because it has been such an eye opening experience to learn this. So now that you know this Brittia and you are raising these beautiful kids and your hubby, how has knowing your human design, and there's changed the way that you relate to each other?

Brittia Kubeczka 24:25
Yeah, I want to touch on one thing first, and and instead of permission, I actually read a post the other day, and it was confirmation that word confirmation came up and and that's really what it is more than asking for permission or getting permission to do things. We're all grown adults here, right?

Brittia Kubeczka 24:43
Like we can make our own decisions and we make our own choices and, and we know most of the time what's good for us and what's not, but it's confirmation. It's saying like, like me and you both said it was like we know ourselves, but it was that confirmation of like seeing it and writing or like hearing it from somebody else that's like, Oh, thank you, you're like, yes, that is me. And then you get to grab a hold of it, and then you get to own that power, and then you get to move with it. So it's more of confirmation, I would say then permission, but, and you brought it into it, you lead into it, but I was gonna say, too, it's more than just about business. And it's more than just about like, you owning your power and having that kind of confidence. But it does, it rolls over into relationships into motherhood, or, you know, your your family, and my husband is very non woo, okay. He's a Texas man. A true Southern man does not buy into any of the woo woo mystical stuff. And, and I actually had a conversation with him about human design the other day. And, and, and was, he was kind of like, still a little iffy. And I would got to explaining a little more about, we could talk more about centers and stuff, but he has a defined throat, and this man can talk to a rock. I mean, he can talk to anybody, for any amount of time. And I am not a talker, unless I get around somebody with that defined throat. I'm usually very quiet, very closed off, I think more than I speak. And, and so I was explaining to him just that little bit. And he was like, okay, but what about this, and what about this. And I was able to kind of explain about the conditioning. And, and imagine if you were told all your life, that that you need to speak more, or maybe you don't need to speak as much, but that's how you were designed, you know, that's, that's who you are. And it lets you kind of lean into that more. And so getting him a little more on board and just kind of, you know, dropping little things here and there about this is why you because you're a manifester, and you need to rest and recharge. And but for my kids as well, like, it's really given me so much more understanding of them. And my son is the emotional Mani Gen. And from day one, we have said, Oh my gosh, he is so emotional. He is so emotional. And this is why I mean, he is an emotional being. It's in his design. He's emotionally led, emotionally charged. And, and so in order instead of telling him like, Don't cry, like tough up you know. Be a man, blah, blah, blah, like, instead of doing that, we can now embrace that in him, and let him know that these emotional waves are going to happen for the rest of your life. And that gives him the power to move with it. Instead of saying, like, This isn't how you're don't act like that you're not supposed to cry. You're supposed to be tough, blah, blah, blah, you know, that gives him the power to say, now I can I can learn more about myself. I can. He's five, by the way. So we have a long way to go with this. But you know, really giving him that power and embracing him for who he is and how he was made. And my daughter, she's a generator, bless her heart. She just is constantly on the go, and my projector ness is like, bahh! But she just cannot sit still for the life of her and, and that's it. She does things that that she likes doing. And it gives her more energy, and she just keeps thriving up and charging more. But I understand that I understand why she she is the way she is. Because I can see it all in her chart.

Yong Pratt 28:33
Well, I think it's really fascinating to talk about this energy because my husband is a generator. So I get it like he never stops. When we go on vacation. He just wants to go do more things. And, you know, I'm like, I really just need to, like hang out at the beach or the hotel, I just need to read I need to take a nap. And he's like, I just think it's so weird. People want to go on vacation and take a nap. It's like, well, I don't really love to do that, you know, I'm pretty accommodating and will kind of go as long as I can. But at some point, I need to step back and say, Okay, I gotta stop. But when we think about this energy and this behavior, and we think about school systems, though, here's the big disconnect, right? Because I think I can definitely get on my soapbox here on this one as far as getting labeled with a DD and ADHD and I am not saying that that's not, you know, a diagnosis for some people, for some people. Absolutely. But I think a lot of times this energy gets mislabeled misdiagnosed, because it's easier rather than understanding the what's behind it. Rather than looking at Human Design and Human Design. I feel like you know, I'm immersed in this world. So I see a lot of things about it. But for the for most people, they've never heard of this right. I didn't even learn about it until February. So that's really just a very short time. Yeah, to really dive into this when our kids are having issues in school. Knowing Human Design in your kids and then being able to speak up and and advocate for them in school and say, You know what, my kid is a generator. In order for them to do these things, here's what I know, you know. And when I wrote my first book all about Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, it goes in line with this so much, because, you know, schools are not designed for every kid.

Brittia Kubeczka 30:16

Yong Pratt 30:17
Which I know some people listening are gonna say, but that's not true. It is my belief that schools are only designed for certain kids, because the way that their brains are wired, the way that their human design is, you know, some kids, less than 20% of kids who are in school, are going to excel, because schools are designed specifically for kids who are really good in math, and who are really good in English. And if you fall outside those things, you get labeled quickly. And we're made to feel badly about not excelling in that situation, which I think is such a travesty for kids, because they they don't know. I mean, they're just being who they're meant to be. And unless we are better as parents and understand these things, you know, the more we can understand about our kids and advocate and say, Look, here's the situation, here's how we need to address this, can I help you understand this better? So I think, you know, as parents, we know, our human design, and we know that of our kids, that can only serve to benefit them, to help them grow into the people we know that they can be.

Brittia Kubeczka 31:19
Yeah, I couldn't agree more with you. And, you know, just just that idea alone, of like, kids don't learn the same way. And teachers, I mean, our kids are spending more time with their teachers than they spend with us most of the time, unless you're a homeschooling parent, you know, if you have that luxury, that that's amazing. But my son is with the teacher more than he's with me. And they have such a big impact, you know, on on there. As I mentioned earlier, that conditioning influence of like, this is who you're supposed to be, this is how we're supposed to learn, you know. And unless we are at home doing that deep work with our children of like, no, this is really who you are, this is what you can own. And this is what you can walk in your truth knowing, you know, we have to give them that, because the teachers have 15 of them in front of you, and 20 of them, whatever it is, you know that that's not the teacher's responsibility. It's our responsibility to to know our children and to nurture them in a way that fits who they are. And, and allows them to discover that on their own and really own that part of them.

Yong Pratt 32:32
Yeah, and I think that's really the gift of Human Design. I have to apologize about my phone, because of course, I put it on Do Not Disturb and the phone rings. And of course, I kind of figured it would right. So that was my husband. I will call him back. So don't worry about that. Normally, that doesn't happen. But yeah, I agree that it's the more we know, as parents, the more informed we are, and especially through this lens of Human Design, about understanding the potential. Because I think that human design really taps into what is the potential of every single human on the planet, and understanding more about ourselves and knowing more about ourselves and knowing, just just understanding and and then having the ability to see other people through that lens of knowing. I think if the world if more people in the world would know these things or be willing to learn about them. There could be a whole lot less animosity in this world, which I definitely go for.

Brittia Kubeczka 33:30
Yeah. So So two more top two more things that I was thinking about when you're talking. One is that I I've had a client that I read her daughter's for her as well. And she said it actually changed the relationship with her youngest daughter. Like she just felt a deeper connection with her after knowing her chart, because there she was. She's an emotional generator. And once you know, once you know and understand your life lesson becomes knowing how you affect other people. My husband and my son are both both emotional. I have an open Solar Plexus or emotional center. So I have told him even before I knew Human Design, I feel your energy when you come home in a bad mood, I'm in a bad mood. Like I take on so much energy as a projector. I'm very open. And a Projector so I take on so much energy and and that that goes on to the person with that defined energy center because it's up to you to balance and to know how you're affecting the people around you. So her knowing that she had this power, if you will, you know that she she was affecting literally the energy of her children and how she can kind of monitor that now or how she can lean in with them and teach them lessons of it of this is what I'm going through and this is how I'm handling And it teaches them to do the same. Same thing. So that was one point. And the second point about just the world being a better place is that all of us, you know, we could go into all this woowoo stuff now. But the world is all made up of energy, tiny particles all around you, this is the quantum physics thing, right? Energy is all around us. We connect to the people who fill us up in some way, you know, they always say like, and people come and go into your life and out of your life for a reason, a season or something else, I don't know. But that's what it is. It's our energy connecting with other people and, and somebody else is going to come into your life and fill up a spot that you needed, just like you're going to be in somebody else's life filling up a spot that they needed. And if we could all just see that we're all here to work together and to build each other up instead of take something away. That's not how it works. We're here to fill each other up. And, and if you could understand a little bit more of your design, you might see how you're affecting somebody else's design. And, you know, it gives you so much to work with of like, you know, you may have a closed define throat and I'm able to speak through you I'm literally able to speak through you now, or speak to you more easily because it flows out of me into you, you know, it's just that attraction. And, and a lot of that manifestation stuff just comes with that. Attracting quality, like your vibe attracts your tribe, well, they're really attracted to your energy. It's what's around you, it's what's within you.

Yong Pratt 36:36
Yeah, this idea of energy is so fascinating. And it does definitely goes on the side of Woo. But there's definitely that scientific part of that I can grab on to so again, wherever you are on the side of woo, we're, you know, science. I mean, yeah, Human Design can really fill you up on either side or somewhere. Because I probably am in between, you know, I have two science degrees. So I mean, I definitely have that brain for wanting to know and be curious and want to want to dig in and figure out, you know, why things work. And, you know, this idea of energy is so funny, because it reminds me of a story, which is totally unrelated, but I think, illustrate the point.

Yong Pratt 37:12
So back in college, as an undergraduate, I took organic chemistry, right? It was one of the hardest classes ever taken. But literally, we had these little, these little kits, where you could build these atoms, and you could actually go in there, okay, if these two things if these these elements bond together, what is it going to look like? Right? So it's sort of the same, the same thing, right? I loved that class so much. And I saw something online. I'm not sure who did it. But you reminded me of this where it was an illustration of if everyone lived together in a town, what would each of those five people what were their jobs be because they every everything is equally important, without what kind of person because other work can't get done. So we really do need to rely on each other, just like in organic chemistry, you know, to create bonds with different chemicals. Everything is important, every every part of that chemical reaction is important. And in Human Design, every person, no matter what your design is, we're all meant to do certain kinds of work. But again, having the energy other people in different aspects and areas of our lives is huge. I know for me, personally, when I learned that networking and talking to people, I used to hate the word networking, like I don't want to go to a networking event. I mean, that sounds terrifying to me. I don't want to go do that as an introvert. Like, that was my worst nightmare. But now the ability to understand that, that's how people get to know me. And that's how people come into my world. That's how people come to do work with me is through that relationship and that connecting. And so the weeks when I don't get to connect with people, I feel really energetically low. And now that I understand that I can fill my week with things that fill me up, because I need that energy, you know, because, again, as projectors, we don't have a ton of it. So being able to find people who can fill in those gaps is really important. Just like you said, you haven't you have an undefined throat. I have a defined throat. So I think part of the reason we communicate so well is because of that, right? We're filling in the energetic gaps for each other and be able to, to give to each other and complete the circuit. I guess maybe I can use that analogy.

Brittia Kubeczka 39:22
Yeah, I think that's a great analogy. And that's what it is too, you know. Being able to kind of draw off Mani Gens and Generators that we hang around, like we can, we can draw off their energy because we feel their energy and we can we can take a little bit of it that we need, but then we might have to back off and be like, okay, now I'm gonna hide it my hole. You know, kind of calm down a little bit, and they might still be managing over here. And that's totally okay. Like, that's what, that's what it is. It's just that completion of the circuit, you know, and I too have a bachelor's degree in science of health science. So I mean, I totally dig into all of this. And you can go as far as to seeing which centers connect to which body organs. And as a stenographer, I literally look at people's insides with sound with energy. And, and just knowing the difference that things bounce off, you know different organs differently, and they come back to you. And that's what it is, it's, it's the energy that you're putting off is going to bounce off somebody, and it's going to come back to you, in whatever way you're able to receive it. But knowing you know, what, what center connects to which body organ? And I'm like, well, that's why so many people, you know, have gallbladder disease, or That's why, like, you know, I should start asking them like, is your, you know, heart centered. They'll think I'm crazy. But you know, it really is all connected. And it's so fascinating to me, I could talk about it all day.

Yong Pratt 40:49
Oh, my gosh, it is fascinating now that you're saying this about different organs, and you can see it through the work that you do. I think I'd be totally right, I wouldn't work all the time just to find out actions and talk to people. And that sounds amazing to me. And I know that I know, you're fortunate to get to do that. And I know you're leaning more into this human design world, which I think is awesome, because we get to go on this journey together. And for all of your clients, including myself, who've gotten readings from you. I mean, again, knowing more about yourself is having the power to go out there and showing up and having that confirmation, like you said not the permission, right? Because we're taught from kids to ask for permission. So I think in my head, that word was like okay, permission, but confirmation, like you said, No, I'm your human design, understanding how it all relates, understanding that this exchange of energy in our bodies, and with other people, these are all the things that make this idea of Human Design. so fascinating. There's so many facets, so many layers there. But I just It is so it is so esoterical in my head. I mean, I'm not there yet to where I can understand, I read some things thinking, I don't even think that I understand that. However, I'm curious. And I think this lifetime, the more curious we can be about the people, in our families, the people that we serve in our businesses, I think that's what really drives us forward is having that curiosity and wanting to do these experiments and find out more about ourselves in the process.

Brittia Kubeczka 42:22
Yeah, it's all about connection. We're human, we're mammals, we, we need and we crave and we desire, that connection with other humans. You know, and and I think this human design is just a way to like, see into other people and, and projectors, as a whole, we're meant to be that guy, then we're meant to kind of lead people on their journeys. That's, that's just who we are meant to be. And everything in my design and profile is, says that this is what I'm here to do. I'm here to lead people on their journey and, and I'm the one that's walking up that mountain so I can turn around and help you up as well.

Yong Pratt 42:59
Amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your vast amount of knowledge. I know, you've inspired many more future conversations, and hopefully here on the podcast with you. But this idea of Human Design and understanding and knowing ourselves, and then using that information and applying it having the power to go do these things, having confirmation that it's okay to show up and all of our craziness and our weirdness and our quirks. Those things are things we need to embrace because they help us to differentiate ourselves between other people who may do the same things. And that is okay. But everybody, all of you listening right now...We're all placed on this earth to do really important work. We were not placed here just to, you know, be okay. In life, we're here to really just excel and Human Design is one of the most fascinating tools to help us to understand ourselves. So Brittia, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for coming to be here and sharing your wealth of knowledge in this amazing arena.

Brittia Kubeczka 43:59
Thank you for having me. I'm so glad to share. Like I said it, it does it just lights me up to talk about it. And I hope you guys all discover your designs and tell us tag us in when you take your body graph. Tell us what type you are.

Yong Pratt 44:14
Yeah, absolutely. And when this podcast publishes, you can come over to the website to and share with us there and I'll tag Britta. I'll make sure all of her links are directly on that web page. So you can you can go see what she's up to see how she is exploring Human Design. See how she is helping people. Because just knowing this information about yourself can literally change the way you're showing up the way you feel about yourself, the way you relate to others and most importantly, how you connect with others because that is what the world is about is about connection. So thank you for connecting with me for tm until next time.

Yong Pratt 44:46
So what did you think? Are you as excited about human design as I am? I know our conversation today with Brittia really inspired me to think about a lot more conversations that I want to have with her and future guests as well, about this idea of showing up as our real, true authentic selves, and of course, amplifying our awesome. Before you go. Come on over to today's show notes at www.Yong pratt.com/316 and share your biggest takeaways or ahas from this episode with Brittia. And if you know someone that would appreciate this episode, please feel free to share it with him. Next week you'll meet our final Human Design expert Uma Girish and the serendipitous events that led to our meeting. Catch you then Cheers.

Yong Pratt 45:35
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