What does a successful life look and feel like to you? For everyone it’s going to be a little different. For Dr. Jen Faber, my guest today, she had built a six-figure wellness practice and was a thought leader in her industry, but despite all she had created in her professional life she felt like a version of herself was trapped inside and was screaming to break free. Jen had to redefine what a successful life meant to her. She took a hard look at the fact that a good life for her was about doing what made her happy, living in a thrive mode and feeling alive every day. So, she made changes…she sold everything she owned and became a digital nomad. Stay tuned as we get a peek into someone who has taken the refrain we so often talk about – of creating your life on purpose – and let’s watch how she did it.
Dr. Jen Faber is a lifestyle entrepreneur and author of “The 90 Day Life: How to Live More in 3 Months than you have in 3 years.” Her purpose is to empower people to break away from burnout to living the life of their dreams. For the past 15 years, Dr. Jen has focused on the fields of health and wellness, neuroscience, psychology, and motivation. She was awarded the Hilldale Research Fellowship in Social Psychology and was a teaching assistant in Experimental Psychology. She received her doctorate of Chiropractic in 2006. She worked in Morocco, New Zealand and then returned to the US and transitioned to coaching.
Tune into the podcast for the interview with Jen Faber and almost a full hour of how to create your life on purpose.
One of the main mantras of Love Your Story is the control we each have, that YOU have to create your own life story on purpose. Sometimes that’s just cleaning up your past stories so you can create the future you want. Sometimes that’s making small changes that add more connection or peace to your everyday life, sometimes that might look like a major overhaul like Dr. Jen shared with us on her life path. Whatever it is for you – please accept that YOU have the right, responsibility, and power to create your life on purpose. Does it take courage to make changes – sometimes A LOT. Does it take vision – a burning vision! Does it take vulnerability and a willingness for some adventure – YOU BET! But you only live once. What story will you create? What story will your life tell?
There was a poem I used to have on my wall years ago:
If I had my life to live over,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax, I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances.
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would perhaps have more actual troubles,
but I’d Have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I am one of those people who has lived sensibly and sanely,
hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again,
I’d have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else.
one after another,
instead of living so many years ahead of each day.
I’ve been one of those people who never goes anywhere
without a thermometer, a hot water bottle,
a raincoat and a parachute.
If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If i had my life to live over,
I would start bare foot earlier in the spring
and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances.
I would ride more merry-go-rounds.
I would pick more daises.
Create your best life on purpose people! Whatever that means to you. Love Your Story is here to remind you and empower you to live and create a story you will love! Share this podcast with someone you think needs it and as always – just a reminder to head to the website
www.loveyourstorypodcast.com to sign up for the 21-Day Challenge for life hacks on living your best life.
Until next week –
Links for Jen Faber
to get Dr. jen’s book, go to: 90daylifebook.com
Jen’s website: drjenfaber.com
To follow Jen on social media: facebook.com/drjenfaber; instagram.com/drjenfaber