465: Paige Burkes: Following The Voice To The Dreamlife
Today’s guest is a wife, mother of three awesome kids, writer, entrepreneur, mentor, yogini and finance executive.
She lives in the mountains outside of Colorado Springs, CO with her domestic cats, dog and mountain lions.
Yeah honestly, these are full fledged mountain lions, the scary ones that you see in films terrorising communities, and making chickens fly into the air!
But if you think that this lady is someone born to be living in the wilderness, then think again.
Growing up in New Orleans then moving to Boston for college and the beginning of her career, she was a “city girl” who never spent much time outdoors.
But after seven years in Corporate America, she wondered if that was what she was supposed to do with the rest of her life.
The intuitive answer was a resounding NO but like so many of us find out, she had no idea what the answer was.
So she dropped out, put all of her things in storage, packed up her Jeep with some essentials and followed the voice in her head that said,
“Go west and do something with horses.”
Her logical mind asked, “Where west and do what with horses?”
And the voice wisely answered, “You go figure it out.”
And so off she went, into the unknown and a future that was less than certain, which I think is the perfect starting point to today’s episode.
How did she overcome the fear that usually holds so many of us back as we start to get that vibe of “There must be more to life than this”?
And what does she think when she looks back at those seven years in Corporate? A waste of time, or a huge stepping stone to where she is today?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Paige Burkes.
During the episode we discussed deep subjects with Paige Burkes such as:
How she agrees totally with the words of Oprah, who wisely says “You are not defined by any decisions that you make”….try something and then see if it works. No problem!
The reasons why she took a very small step towards her new future, and the confidence it bred before taking the whole plunge
How she recalls the competition that she felt internally, which led to her placing so much pressure on herself to be the best she could.
The steps she took that form a business master-class to study and follow for every listener of Join Up Dots