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Planting seeds for 30 days of writing

Planting seeds for 30 days of writing

It’s Wednesday. It’s as good a day as any to act on an idea planted over the holiday weekend. This idea has presented itself to me multiple times over the years. I’ve never felt called to put it into action until now. 

The idea was sparked while listening to Pam Grout’s book, Art & Soul Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship for Summoning the Muses and Reclaiming Your Bould, Audacious, Creative Side.

The book contains 52 weeks of prompts and playful challenges. Listening, the book was the ideal length to fill the entire drive from Reno. If you’ve made the trip, you know it can be a bit tedious. This book made the drive a veritable ideas factory on wheels.

Here’s the idea…

To write for 30 consecutive days and publish at least one blog post per week. Maybe even one per day 😳

Yong sitting on her porch swing
Yong swings on the porch allowing the ideas to flow to and through her.

While not a newbie to blogging, it’s not something I’ve done with any consistency for many years. Yes, I share my podcasts and videos on my blog and lots of other interesting things. However, most of my written posts that begin as blogs have been done sporadically and I want to change that.

Since May 16, I’ve been writing every weekday. I’ve occasionally written or spoken my words on my phone on weekends when an idea presents itself to me. 

And boy, oh boy, there’s been a flood of ideas coming my way. 

So if you need ideas, hit me up for reals!!!

What started out as a fun way to understand the Human Design Gates more deeply, has turned into so much more. Writing has unleashed a wellspring of words and ideas that have taken many different forms. 

From poetry to web copy, new business ideas and even bigger dreams, have been finding their way to me. I find the ideas have been flowing more readily as I’ve been consciously letting go of “shoulds.”

I’ve been randomly drawing one card per weekday from the Quantum Human Design Activation Card Deck by Karen Curry Parker. Before drawing, I ask a question of the Universe. I allow my intuition, my inner guides, to choose the card I most need. The card acts as my prompt to contemplate or put into action that day. 

Today, I drew Gate 11

It’s the Gate of the Conceptualist | Gate of Ideas.

In Human Design language, I don’t have this gate defined. I’m not always able to be a vessel of overflowing ideas. I also don’t have a consistent way of accessing ideas like someone with a defined gate. I do, however, want to do everything I can to be a conduit for ideas when they arrive.

Gate 11 is calling me to share this idea of writing for 30 consecutive days.

If you’re still reading and have been waiting for a sign or a loving nudge so that you can explore your creativity and how writing [or speaking] might help you do that, I invite you to join me. 

It will be fun, I promise 🤪

– Yong

For the next 30 days, here’s what I’m committing publically.

I’ll share more…

  • thoughts
  • musings
  • inspirations, and
  • investigations

that have been finding their way to me by hitting publish. 

I may even share some of the more than 20K+ words that have been gifted to me from the Universe. Especially those from the past month and a half.

If you’d like to join me on this writing adventure, you’re invited!

If you want to know when I hit publish on the blog, it’s easy peasy to do so.

All you have to do is say YES.

xo, Yong

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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0:00
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.

0:36
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™.

1:20
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.

1:59
Thank you. Thank you for having me on.

2:01
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.

2:52
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.

5:41
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?

6:40
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.

7:05
Amazing. And what's the rest of your family as supportive? Your parents or siblings?

7:10
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.

7:46
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.

8:56
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.

10:45
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?

11:58
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.

13:27
So

13:29
I remember those days.

13:33
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.

14:15
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?

15:43
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?

15:57
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?

17:14
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.

18:14
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?

19:27
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.

20:43
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?

22:28
So obviously, I'm going to say on my website,

22:31
Absolutely!

22:34
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.

23:08
I love this. So where do we get this I don't want to stop.

23:12
Sorry, you can get it at www.Alex-Pemberton.com/amplify

23:18
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

24:31
Thank you, Yong. This has really been fun. I was scared to come on here but I had a lot of fun.

24:37
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.

24:57
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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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

[11:55]  

“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

https://umagirish.com

https://www.instagram.com/umamentor/

https://www.facebook.com/umawrites/

[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.”

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Amplify Your Awesome™ - Yong Pratt - Episode 317
Amplify Your Awesome™ Podcast Episode 317
Showing Up As Your Authentic Self

Showing Up As Your Authentic Self

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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

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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.

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“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

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The science and woo of Human Design

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The 5 Human Design Types

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Conditioning and Human Design 

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

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Permission versus confirmation with Human Design

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“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

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Human Design and Brittia’s work as a stenographer 

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“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

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Share your Human Design discoveries below👇

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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
Yeah

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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Bloom Where You’re Planted with Human Design

Bloom Where You’re Planted with Human Design

Yong Pratt  [0:00]  

We’re kicking off this new year with a three-episode miniseries diving a little deeper into Human Design, one of my all-time favorite subjects. You’ll find out what human design really is and how to discover yours. You’re going to meet three amazing business owners that have woven Human Design into their businesses and the unique ways in which they’ve done so to serve their tribes on a deeper level. So let’s get to it with our very first Human Design expert, Rebecca Tervo.

 

Yong Pratt  [1:16]  

Hey there, Amplifiers and welcome back to another episode of The Amplify Your Awesome podcast. I’m so excited to introduce you to today’s guest. Rebecca Tervo is a certified life coach, best selling author, transformational retreat leader, and Human Design teacher who helps female entrepreneurs embrace who they are, and their unique gifts, so that they can build a life and a business they love. Rebecca, I am so thrilled you’re here today. 

 

Rebecca Tervo  [2:35]  

Discover Rebecca’s journey from CPA to coaching and Human Design

 

Rebecca Tervo  [6:40]  

How letting go of being a rule follower had led to more alignment, energy, and fun in business it was all good 

 

Rebecca Tervo  [13:52]  

Human Design Energy Types, how our childhood conditioning can work against our Type and what HD can teach us.

 

Rebecca Tervo  [17:00]  

Doing things that don’t light us up keeps us from our living our bigger purpose

 

Rebecca Tervo  [19:50]  

The 5 Human Design Energy Types and a wonderful analogy for understanding them

 

Rebecca Tervo  [25:23]  

How Human Design has helped Rebecca shape her business and how she works with clients

 

Rebecca Tervo  [27:25]  

An example of why different energy types work well together

 

Rebecca Tervo  [28:18]  

Find out more about Rebecca and her Renew and Bloom 2021 Retreat on her Website.

 

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Yong Pratt 0:00
We're kicking off this new year with a three episode miniseries diving a little deeper into Human Design, one of my all time favorite subjects. You'll find out what human design really is and how to discover yours. You're going to meet three amazing business owners that have woven Human Design into their businesses and the unique ways in which they've done so to serve their tribes on a deeper level. So let's get to it with our very first Human Design expert, Rebecca Tervo.

Yong Pratt 0:33
Have you ever felt like there is something missing in your business, something holding you back from the success 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 1:16
Hey there, Amplifiers and welcome back to another episode of The Amplify Your Awesome™ podcast. I'm so excited to introduce you to today's guest. Rebecca Tervo is a certified life coach, best selling author, transformational retreat leader, and Human Design teacher who helps female entrepreneurs embrace who they are, and their unique gifts, so that they can build a life and a business they love. Rebecca, I am so thrilled you're here today.

Rebecca Tervo 1:46
Thank you, Yong. Happy to be here. This is so fun.

Yong Pratt 1:50
This is so fun and I feel like you being here on the podcast is something we've been kind of mulling about and talking about for some time. So I am so grateful that you said yes. And we are taking the time to make it happen today.

Rebecca Tervo 2:05
Me too. Yes. Let's get to it.

Yong Pratt 2:08
Yes, I know, you have so many stories to tell you help women tell amazing stories by kind of uncovering some hidden things that they may not know, are within them, like their human design. Can you take us back to sort of the beginning of business for you? Because I know you've made some pretty big pivots and changes to your business recently. Can you talk us through the beginning to where you are now?

Rebecca Tervo 2:35
Yes. Yes. So the reason I got into business was well, first of all, I was a CPA for 25 years. And I you know, it was okay. I'm really good at accounting stuff for some reason. But I just, I had this feeling always that there's something bigger I'm supposed to be doing. But what really happened to shift my life was that our son died of suicide in 2012. And he was a teenager. He was 17 and it was super unexpected. And we didn't, obviously, whose prepared for this? None of us were, and I had to go through such a huge transformation in my life to find out how to live after you've lost a child to suicide, and how to support my family in living. I have three other kids, and they were all at home at the time, and a husband. And so I had to kind of take myself on a journey to figure out how to live, how to be happy, how to be an example to my children, so they can learn that this doesn't have to define our whole life. We don't just have to be about the sadness of losing our son and our brother to suicide. And so when I decided to go on that journey, I found coaching. You know I'd gone to therapy and stuff. But I found coaching. And coaching really taught me some amazing tools to help me get through my grief. So what happened is one day I decided that I was just going to quit my job. And I was working as a finance director at a foundation at a university. So I had a pretty high up position. A lot of people thought that I had the best job, like they would want that job and everybody would want that job. Why would you quit? How silly, right? I had a lot there was a lot of resistance against me quitting my job and to start a business. But what I really felt called to do was share my story and to help other women. I found there wasn't a lot of support for me as a parent who had lost a child to suicide. I mean, there was very little support. Let's just say it that way. I wanted to connect with other moms who had lost children. I couldn't find this and I thought this must be my purpose. I felt drawn to to build some kind of community and in connection with with other moms. And so I went into life coaching and I decided to go into grief coaching and I helped women to Yeah, it was very focused on suicide loss because it's such a unique there's a very difference between someone who loses a child in an accident, which is terrible. And someone who loses a child to suicide. There's just a different flavor to it. So I wrote a book, like I said, that book went bonkers. And I thought, wow, I can really help people with this. So I did that for a few years. And, and it was fine. And it taught me a lot about coaching and holding space for people and helping people through their grief. I had retreats. All the things. But there came a point where I just didn't feel fulfilled anymore with that, like, I felt like there was a bigger calling, and what was that and I was having a hard time motivating myself to really want to continue even coaching clients anymore. Like, it wasn't fun. And, and I don't think work always has to be fun. But in my life, I wanted more fun.

Yong Pratt 5:49
And I love that you found coaching. And you were able to take that energy, and share with other moms who really needed this help and support that you couldn't find. So even though this was a harrowing journey for you, the fact that you were able to turn it positively and, and really be of service to other people who needed you to hold space for them. That is really huge. And I know you said the word fun. Not that business always seems to be fun. But I know you. And I know that's one of your values is having fun during work. So I want to commend you for going on that journey, and finding your way to the other side. Because now what you're doing is helping women get past that grief and really start to bloom. And I'll have you share this idea of of blooming where you're planted in just a moment. But I just want to commend you for being so open and honest with me today. Thank you.

Rebecca Tervo 6:40
Yes, I enjoy talking about it, actually. So the other thing I was gonna say is once I really decided that it's okay to lean into wanting to have more fun in your life, and why can't fun be in your business? I just decided that I get to have fun in my business. So what happened then is, I found Well, for one thing, I found Human Design. Okay and that I think that tool right there made a switch for me when I learned about like my unique gifts and why I want to probably have fun. Like my connections and friendship things and a lot of connection and communication in my human design chart. It was like the focusing on just grief wasn't really fulfilling a lot of the things that showed up as my gifts in my chart, which is probably why I was feeling like I was here for something bigger even. Which how can it be bigger than helping people through their grief? I don't know. But I was like, no. There's something bigger. And that's when I started leaning into my own Human Design. And it's just been what a fascinating journey. And to allow myself to let go of this foundation I built for myself of of like coaching and it had to be the Certain Way. Like I had this idea of how many business was supposed to be and how it had to be. And I'm a great rule follower, which has actually worked against me in a lot of ways. And so I was like letting go of those rules. And being more in alignment with my energy design is like, Whoa, that has been mind blowing. And it's hard sometimes to shift that it really is. But I've been doing it for about a year I've been working on this. And it's been really the most amazing, fun journey. I've gotten to meet a bunch of new people learn a bunch of new things, which I'm also a learner, and teach these concepts which are so fascinating. So I totally have all the tools in my coaching belt that I've learned over the years. But also now I have this new tool. And I'm taking them and putting them together and helping women because I feel like I bloomed into somebody new into my into my life. Like in a big way. Recently, I just feel everybody can even feel the shift in energy. You know, it was all good when I was a grief coach. Oh, yes. That's so good. It's so needed. This is what I heard before. But now I'm like, everybody's like, you're so excited and passionate and like, Yes, I am. So I can feel the difference. And people can feel the difference. I think that's really important. When you're having a business like, Can you bring the energy of your passion into it?

Yong Pratt 9:13
Yeah, absolutely. That passion part is so important. And I've been privileged enough to see you bloom. You're in the process of blooming into this new person during our work together. And it's been so much fun for me to see you have so much fun in your business because that energy is definitely translating across time and space via video, and everything that you're creating. So I love seeing that. And as a fellow rule follower, or shall we shall I say recovering rule follower. I totally get it for years and years. I did business the way I thought other people wanted me to, or I did it in a way that I was following someone else's success. And then I wasn't seeing the successes they were having and I almost gave up this entrepreneurial journey because I thought there was something wrong with me because I never saw the successes that my peers saw. And it was it was just draining to know that, you know, I wasn't able to measure up, but I just felt like, you know, there really is just something missing. So for me as well, when I discovered Human Design, it was, it was as if all the pieces in this crazy puzzle somehow magically aligned. And you know, the heavens opened up the the stars were shining, the sun was shining, and this beautiful light, all of a sudden, was in front of me, and the answers were there.

Yong Pratt 10:35
So let's, let's dive into human design. Because I know not everyone who listens to the podcast is familiar with human design. So can you start by telling us what human design is?

Rebecca Tervo 10:46
Well, I just want to say like, in general, if you think of all those personality tests, like the strengths finders and Myers Briggs, and enneagram, which I've never dug into enneagram, but you know, all of those things, they really, it's this is like a really deep in depth personality test. It's like a good overview. It's, it's like so specific, and so unique to each individual person. And I think for me, it's way more useful than Yeah, those other things are useful, but in a more general way, this is actually based on science. So this is only human design is only based on the date and time you were born. That's amazing. Like, how can you tell me anything about myself based on only my birthday, but it's based on you know, I-ching, astrology, Kabbalah like, you don't even have to know what those things mean. But there's like five different sciences that go into human design. And I, me, being a researcher, teacher, learner type just thinks it's all fascinating. Oh, my God, what does this mean? You know, there's so many details. But I would, I would say, for people just to even know, like, people have made such big shifts in their life, even knowing their type, their decision making authority, like just knowing some basics, and leaning more into those is super amazing, right? I just love you can put so much strategy together with human design.

Yong Pratt 12:09
Yeah. And it's been such a fun journey for me too. Because now that I get to take what I know, too, I'm not as much as a researcher, as you, I do love all the sciency bits. I'm kind of a science nerd. But I just get to now take the parts that really are meaningful to me. And when I work with, with clients, such as yourself, it's so nice to be able to know how to ask questions, or to help you move to the next level, based on how you design, how your design and how you're meant to show up in the world, how you're meant to engage with people. It's such a fascinating process. And it's been so much fun for me to, you know, pull these charts on my clients. You know, just to kind of get the basics of what they're about. And just to sort of say to them, Hey, did you know, I know this about you. And then they say, oh, how did you know that about me? Right? It's almost like we can be fortune tellers. But that's, I mean, it's not even like that it really is sort of just this, this beautiful way of looking at everything and your personality and, and how you interact with people how much energy you have, like there's so many facets of human design. So now that we kind of have a basic understanding that it's like a, it's like a personality test on steroids. Like it's so specific per person. And even two people born on the same time in the same day, will have different charts, which is really fascinating, a little bit different than regular astrology, where you can read your horoscope. Right. And it's kind of just generalized. This is very specific, and it's so fascinating. So what is the first thing when you're talking to somebody about human design? What is the first thing you want them to know about? Why they might want to discover their own human design?

Rebecca Tervo 13:52
Well, I think that there's this really interesting quote, and I wish I had it in front of me, but from the founder, the synthesizer, my mentor likes to say, the synthesizer of Human Design, because all the stuff was there. He just put it together and synthesized it. But one of his quotes talks about how, what we've always been able to rely on, we never have relied on something like that, or what we and what we've never been able to rely on is what we always rely on. Basically, what he says is that we get conditioned into acting and being a certain way. And then we just think, well, this is the way our life and then there's so much struggle, there's so much frustration. There's so much anger, bitterness, resentment, but it's because it's not easy and flowing because we're not really living in alignment with how we were actually designed to be. It's so fascinating, that it can make such a difference when you know this. It's crazy. I mean, the people who are projector or manifester energies, which don't really have the sacral center, they're over here trying to be the man the manifesting generators and generators. It's like two totally Different kinds of energy. But it's like we're we're just kind of conditioned, I guess that's the best word to use, right? We're conditioned. When we're growing up, we're told you have to think and plan and act and think and like we were told to be really logical. And what human design allows you to be a see how can you really be into your body? Well, how can you make decisions with your body with your decision making strategy, which has nothing to do with your brain? Your brain isn't here really to make decisions. I think that's interesting. And that's maybe a side path. But when we learn how to really be in our body, it's just so amazing how life can feel so much easier. And that's, I think, what human design is here to teach us.

Yong Pratt 15:42
Absolutely. And you said it so beautifully, that it's really just a way to know ourselves better. And, and that fact, I mean, when I learned that I was a projector, and like you said, most of the world, we grow up knowing that, okay, if you want to achieve something like going to college. You have to work really hard. You have to get good grades. You have to hustle, hustle, hustle, and there's no time for sleep. There's no time for rest. There's no time for anything other than doing that thing to achieve that goal. And for some people like myself as a projector, when I discovered that, and I gave myself permission to stop hustling, oh, my goodness, it was like these weights lifted off my shoulders, and I could breathe again. Because I knew I didn't have to show up that way. Unfortunately, though, I think in this world, especially of online business, the people we see out there doing all these things probably are the you know, the more energetic types, they're not the projectors of the world going out and making all these things happen. But because that's what we see. And that's what we've been conditioned to believe we need to do. It's an interesting process to understand that. It's okay to show up differently in your business.

Rebecca Tervo 17:00
Yes, and I would say to about those people, what I have decided, and what I've come to believe is that, even if those people never understand their human design, somehow they have learned how to live better into their energy. I think in some way they are in alignment. And like, if you're a manifesting generator or generator, like I'm a generator type, it's like we need to do things that light us up. So many of us are taught like, No, you just go do what you're good at. But what you're good at might not light you up exactly right. Like if you go Just do what you're good at, like I'm good at accounting, but it's not really lighting me up anymore. So if I just cauce I'm good at this, I'm good at this, I'm good at this. Well, then I'm just like totally disregarding where my body and energy feels like it wants to be in what a bigger purpose could be or what some other gifts could be. And I just feel like some people who've just been super successful, they've probably learned to lean into that for themselves. They leaned into where their body took them, instead of letting their brain take over. Ignore it just focus here, right? I think that's what what's going on.

Yong Pratt 18:10
Yeah. And I think some people just are naturally more attuned to that they're aligned without it without even knowing they're aligned, right? They don't maybe want to dive in. But they somehow have this knowing of their intuition, or their energy, they're really they're really empathic or they just are guided by their own internal navigational system. Yeah, they probably already understand it, like you said, and are living it. But for those of us like myself, I mean, I really had to dive in and say, Whoa, really, I can actually show up in business and only work a couple hours a day, because I don't have the energy to do that. Like, that's always what I wanted to do. And I've talked about doing things the easy way and simplifying and automating and doing these things. So I've been testing these things like that was where I wanted to go without even knowing my human design. I wanted to make things as fast and as efficient as possible. So when I learned that I was a projector, and that's kind of my skill set to be able to create systems and visualize systems and put things into place. He was like, Oh, that's really cool. It's like, yeah, someone reading a page out of my diary and saying, and knowing exactly like what I have been through before. And that was the weirdest sensation because it was almost like that deja vu moment, like, Wait, did that already happen? Like, did that happen already? is it happening now? Like, you know, it's one of those fun things. And so it's been a such a fun journey to dive into it. And I know that you go really deep with your clients. And you talked about a couple of the different types. So when it comes to human design, can you talk us through the different types like the different I guess titles of the different types of human design you can have?

Rebecca Tervo 19:50
Yes. So one way that I have learned to describe it, which might make sense for many people, so I usually use this for my clients is like if we were building The town there's five energy types. The first type is a manifester. That would be the developer, they have this big vision. They're not like they don't even, they're not influenced by anybody outside of themselves. It's like they get a download from God or something, or like, the universe sends them like draw, and they're like, oh, and they can totally see this vision and they have this big vision. They're like, this is where we need to build this town, this is what its gonna look like, that's their job is to keep initiating, that's all manifester manifestos are here to do. Then there's our projectors, like young and projectors are really good at seeing that vision and taking it and being the architect of it, they can like put it down on paper and plan it out and gather the resources, like they can see how to make it work. Right, the manifest whose job is to initiate, the projectors are here to like put together the plan, right to make it work. Now then there's the like, I'm a manifesting generator. So there's generators and manifesting generators, were the ones that are builders, like we're gonna build the town. So we're really good at like taking a lot of action, based on someone's plan, like, we're really good at that stuff. I'm like, generators are more focused, step by step people. And manifesting generators, like me are more like trying to do a bunch of things at the same time. But in that way, we find deficiencies in the process. So it's kind of our job to be interested in doing a lot of different things. It's like multitasking to the nth degree. And I actually thought that was bad about me. Before I found out my human design, I'm like, Oh, well, this is just how I'm designed, perfect. Like, it's funny how you just allow yourself to be who you are. And then the reflectors, which is the last type, which is there's only 1% of the population, they'd be like the interior designers, probably of the rooms or the houses, because they can come in and soak up the environment. And they know they just have like a knowing of what needs to happen, or what how the space needs to look or how it needs to feel, depending on the people that are going to be living there. That's the best way I can really describe it. It's really fun, though, to think about what is your place in that process?

Yong Pratt 22:02
Yeah, a really fun way to to be able to think about building a town and where you would fall into that and where your skill sets lie. So if you could just take a moment as you're listening and think about the things that you're good at. Do you like to do a lot of things at the same time, like Rebecca, and you, maybe you're a manifesting generator. Do you like to be the architect and plan these things? Are you the visionary person? Are you the person who would come in and decorate? You know, without even knowing your human design and pulling your chart, based on what Rebecca has shared with us in her descriptions? It really can tell us a lot about what we know about ourselves, and not just the brain thinking we know these things, but really just knowing them to our to the depths of our core. Because that's really sort of where human design is. It's not it's not a brain type thinking. It's the whole system working together. And decisions are not made with the brain, which is so counterintuitive to popular.

Rebecca Tervo 23:00
Yeah, very counterintuitive. There is one decision making type, which I mean, without going into all of those, but there is one where it's like they need to kind of bounce ideas off of people. But that would be almost like the closest thing I could say to anybody having any kind of decision making that they need to use their head. Like, yeah, I mean, into our body. Right? what feels right. Yeah,

Yong Pratt 23:22
Yeah and the feeling and, and I know, growing up, you know, we hear a lot about how men usually aren't as feeling women have more feelings, we're more emotional. And it's interesting, because in Human Design, it doesn't work like that. There's not like the male and the female. Because, you know, everyone has a combination of both of these things. And it's okay for the men to be emotional. So I think it's empowering in so many ways, especially to the men in the world, who've always grown up in a very kind of macho environment, to now step back and understand, oh, wait, it's okay. It's okay for me to have that ability to feel emotions and to to really be able to make decisions based on emotion sometimes, yeah.

Rebecca Tervo 24:07
Yeah. I mean, I think that there's half about half of the population has a defined emotion center, and half don't. So some of us are empathic, and some are giving off our emotions, and it's men and women. It doesn't matter if you're male or female. Right? It goes both. With both so yeah, good point.

Yong Pratt 24:26
Yeah, there's so many different facets and and we could probably talk about human design for the next several hours, and still not even into every bit of it, because there's just so much to learn. And I feel like you know, because there is that wealth of knowledge. You know, I'm learning what is working for me and like anything, I tell my students all the time, you know, if I share something with you, take what works for you, and then what doesn't work for you go ahead and let that just be. You don't need to deal with that. Just, you know, it feels good. If it works for you, and it's efficient do that. And Human Design has been the same way for me. So let's shift gears a little bit and talk about this new business of yours. Because it's something you've shifted into recently. You have this beautiful, visual aspect to your business. So when you're out there wanting to connect with your dream clients, how are you using your content to connect with him?

Rebecca Tervo 25:23
Yeah, well, I mean, so part of my design is I'm a teacher, right? So one thing I, I'm bringing into my business and knowing how to use content is by teaching through content. So I'm not as much a creator, or there's other things you could be right coach, I'm not as much of a coach as I am a teacher. So me leaning into the teaching part. And being able to share like, here's what I've learned, and all my research about these things, I think helps draw people in. Also, I know Yong, you're helping me with this, of taking my content and being able to use it on different platforms. But because I'm a manifesting generator, I am not the kind who's going to be really focused on putting these processes step by step into place. It's just not my strength, to be honest. I love systems, I was an accountant, for Pete's sakes, I had to run system. But I can tell you that I'm so much better at being able to just use my creative energy in all the different places without having to worry about putting all the systems in. So it's young is helping me do is put a system in so amazing. This is exactly what I need. so thankful for it.

Yong Pratt 26:40
Well, it's been so much fun, right? I think you're having fun, I'm having fun. Like, we get to be able to tap into each other's energy as well, yeah, this process, and use my strengths as a projector to help you focus as a manifesting generator to get the things done and implemented in your business. So it's such a cool thing to watch, unfold. And it's been such a joy to sort of go into this process with you to be able to plan things out and then help you take the steps to make them happen. Because I know you have so many ideas all the time, which is which is awesome. We just want to make sure that we're getting you know these systems in place, because I know you want to hire people and have them do those things. Because your energy is better spent on teaching others what you know. Yeah.

Rebecca Tervo 27:25
Yes. I mean, that's where I want to spend all my time, to be honest, is teaching and creating content. Like I love creating. But the actual other part after that is like, you know, so yes. So yes, that's what I'm doing right now, with my businesses young is helping me put the systems in place.

Yong Pratt 27:47
Yeah, I love it. And I know you have something really exciting coming up in a couple weeks. And I want you to share what it is because it really takes into account this human design idea and using your skills as a coach and what you were doing in the grief space, and puts everything together in a really, really beautiful way. And again, I want you to talk about the visual imagery behind everything you're doing. Because I think that will set the tone for explaining your event coming up. Yes,

Rebecca Tervo 28:18
I yes. So actually, my business seems to be evolving around flowers. So blooming, right blooming is like a big part of I feel like what my transition has been from losing a son to suicide to blooming into a new business to blooming into another new business. Like I just we just continue the blooming process. So I have a retreat coming up. And I'm going to be I do regular retreats. I do retreats every year. So this retreat is in January, right. And we're this is coming out in January. I know we're recording it ahead of time, but so my retreat is going to be called Renew and Bloom, and it's Renew and Bloom 2021. So what I want this retreat to be about and what it's my intention is, is that we're going to come in, we're going to clear out the energy from 2020. Right? There's a lot of energy. By 2020. I was to clear that out what doesn't work anymore, you know, something's not working. We're going to look at our human design as a tool to figure out what do you want to do? Like use your energy in the best way in your business in 2021. So there's going to be some intentions. We're going to create some maybe plans, but it's going to be using the tool of Human Design and also using that subconscious programming tools that I have for really sinking into, you know, knowing what your inner guidance is saying not it's not about what I think you should do or what anybody else. What is your inner guidance thing. So this is what this retreat is going to be about. And I think it's going to be a great I keep this small, these are intimate like 10 people so there might be still a few spaces when we talk You know, and I'll have a link in my, on my website, you can go check out if there's space left. But yes, I would love for everybody to check it out.

Yong Pratt 30:09
So I wanted to take a moment and just think about this image of the flower. Because if you think about where a flower starts as this seed, and it goes through all these different phases of growing and blooming, and then it goes into dormancy and kind of goes again. So if you think about that, in relation to your business, and the parallels in your business, and in your life as a whole, it's such a beautiful picture of thinking, Okay, I get to bloom into this beautiful flower this year, and maybe next year, it'll be a different kind of flower. And that idea of, at the end of your life, you will have bloomed an entire garden of gorgeous flowers. I mean, thinking about that, I mean, it just makes me giddy inside thinking, Oh, I did that, you know, yes, we can think about business as these beautiful flowers we plant. I just, there's just something magical about it. So when you share this idea with me, I mean, immediately brought up so many visual like beautifully visual images in mind. So kudos.

Rebecca Tervo 31:06
Oh, and I forgot to say so that is part of this. This is about planting the seeds for 2021. Right? We're gonna be in January, we're kind of in a dormant stage. Just think of winter and dormancy. And, you know, what does your garden do in the winter? Right, but it's like you're getting ready to bloom this next season, right? So that's what I want this, this retreat is about that. So my retreats will go along with those seasons and flowers like, so. Yeah. If you're interested in renewing and planting for 2021 yet, come check it out. It's gonna be fun.

Yong Pratt 31:41
And Rebecca, give us the website address. So we can come check that out as well. Yes,

Rebecca Tervo 31:46
I mean, it's going to be a link on www.RebeccaTervo.com. So, and will you have a link in the show notes?

Yong Pratt 31:51
Yeah, I will absolutely put a link in today's show notes of this episode. So you can, you can just visit the show notes page and get linked directly to all the information you need about Rebecca's upcoming retreats. So if you're somebody who is ready to bloom, and you like this idea of, of growing, and you would love Rebecca's help, and knowing your human design, and her subconscious tools that she has, and she has a whole arsenal of tools, she's learned so many things, when she tells me of all the things she's been learning in the past year, even. I'm blown away, because there are so many modalities that she's bringing into her programs. And I can't wait for all of you to learn more, and get her help to really sort of start to bloom, where you're planted, despite any other circumstances that are external to you, because we all had those. But how do you thrive in any sort of environment and move forward? I love it.

Rebecca Tervo 32:46
Yes, exactly. That's beautifully said. Thank you.

Yong Pratt 32:51
My pleasure. And I just this whole idea, just, you know, gives me pleasure to talk about because it's so fun. And you know, your value is fun. I've been trying to embrace fun, because, you know, if business if life isn't fun, you know. I think there's that bumper sticker if life isn't if something isn't fun, why do it sort of thing, right? So it's all about having fun, definitely connect with Rebecca. I'd love for you to go into her her experience and come out on the other side with more tools to really grow your business into the business of your dreams, which of course then translates you having this beautifully designed life. So Rebecca, thank you so much for being here today.

Rebecca Tervo 33:34
Fantastic thank you Yong.

Yong Pratt 33:36
Are you ready to dive in and discover your human design plus continue this conversation? Head on over to today's show notes at www.YongPratt.com/ 315 so we can do just that. Next week, you'll meet our second Human Design expert, Brittia Kubezca. And how she pivoted her business in a big way to focus on helping others understand their unique Human Design. Catch 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 chips, 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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