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How and Why I Heart My Life (A Special Tell-All Interview with Emily Williams)

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The women in our community crave a life encompassing everything that lights us up, ranging from our career to travel to creativity. And I’ve seen firsthand many women change their life course by following through with their ideas and desires. Over the years, I’ve (Emily) had to undergo some serious ups and downs to discover what alignment looks like to me— and how I want to inspire that in others.

“Your body and your emotions are giving clues all the time and it might not be immediate. But every single day, you’ll start to see certain indicators of what it is that you are craving. And so I would recommend writing those down or writing, you know, typing it on your phone and the notes app, or  just having a record of it. And then you can start to categorize certain things. So maybe it’s a big picture desire. Maybe it’s a desire for the next five years, maybe the next year, maybe the next 90 days. And you’ll start to get clearer around what it is that you are aiming for.” — Emily Williams

When I launched I Heart My Life in 2014, I was operating from a heart-centered space of desire. I was barely making $25K as a matchmaker in London and knew there was more destined for myself, soon learning that I wasn’t alone. I created the IHML community because it was the space I needed to follow my dreams, and desired to include the many other heart-centered women looking for the same thing. Now I Heart My Life has morphed into something beyond my wildest imagination!

Recently, I had a blast sharing my story on another podcast hosted by one of our clients and friends Victoria Fenton. I wanted to share this interview with you on the IHML Show to give you insight into some of the BTS that has been going on with me as well as our company. Some of my big aha’s as well as learnings over the last few months. 

I’m utterly ecstatic for this week’s very personal IHML Show episode! I talk about how (and why) I Heart My Life by detailing everything from my business to my personal transformations. I share my inspiration for the company, some of my best (and worst) entrepreneurial moments, and the importance of living with heart. We also share a great perspective on building a business, including the necessary money and mindset shifts! 

If you’ve been eyeing your vision board a little longer than usual, itching to pull it right from the screen (or wall) and into reality… this is totally your episode! It’s candid, concise, and complete with our personal advice on how to start heart-ing your life like never before.

In This Episode:

  • [2:34] Emily dives into where her passion lies for creating a heart-centered lifestyle and how that serves as inspiration for her Luxe Mastermind!
  • [5:55] Listen to Emily detail the most recent IHML Experience she hosted that transcended every other retreat.
  • [8:32] The evolutionary changes Emily and her companies have taken on!
  • [12:04] Emily shares her tips for recognizing the tell-tale signs of heading towards rock bottom.
  • [14:04] Here’s how to nail down what you truly desire… and make it happen!
  • [18:39] Emily details how she tunes into the energy of her life.
  • [21:39] This is the direction I Heart My Life and Emily are taking as they move forward!
  • [25:06] Here’s how to move through your own limiting beliefs thanks to Emily’s wisdom.
  • [28:36] Emily shares the deets on her professional and personal dynamics with her husband James!
  • [32:10] Why it’s an investment to surround yourself with exceptional people, according to Emily.
  • [36:53] These are the exciting things coming up for I Heart My Life!

Quotes:

“Because I think when you start a business and you work with clients, you don’t anticipate all the shifts or the results that they’re going to have. And so I just wanna put that out there because I feel like we can impact people in a greater way than we ever expect.” — Emily Williams

“We really wanted to create something that was intimate and high level, that included group as well as one-to-one support, because what we found is that even if people had a group program, ultimately they’d want more support, especially at your level and the level of your colleagues.” — Emily Williams

“From the get go in my business, I’ve hosted events at five-star locations. And even from the very beginning with new coaches or new entrepreneurs who I was working with, they would purchase tickets to a location they’ve never experienced. And they would get in the room and be like, ‘Oh my gosh, like my life has literally changed just by being here’. Because they didn’t have a passport before that they had never been in a five-star location. They’d never been around high-level women. And so just seeing half of the transformations happen just by putting yourself in a new environment. We knew because of that, we wanted to take all of our incredible clients to just life-changing places.” — Emily Williams

“I just knew that the transformation required more than just sitting behind a computer.” — Emily Williams

“I’m really passionate about compressing your timeline and recognizing you don’t have to wait until you retire, or that thing on your vision board doesn’t have to stay up there for decades. You can literally bring it into the present moment. And when you do everything starts to shift.” — Emily Williams

“It’s [my mission] been very clear since the beginning, but I always thought, ‘okay this will naturally happen. It’ll naturally start to morph into what I wanted to really be’. But I realized at that moment in January 2020, that I actually needed to send it in the direction it was meant to go.” — Emily Williams

“And so it was just to the point where the desire for change and for this to be what I always envisioned it to be became greater than the fear. And I think that’s when real transformation happens: you tune into what it is you really want and that becomes way more important than the fear holding you back.” — Emily Williams

“But for me, I couldn’t see the purpose in what I was doing because I knew it wasn’t in alignment with the overall vision of I Heart My Life. Yes, it was a stepping stone, but it wasn’t like I had just launched a brand new membership that was completely in alignment and I needed to give it time to take off. I was doing things that I didn’t wanna offer long-term. And again, sometimes those are stepping stones, but for me, I started to realize that wasn’t the case. So I think you need to look at what you’re doing and ask yourself, ‘is it purposeful right now?’ Even if it’s not feeling pleasurable, is it leading to the next thing, and is it contributing to the big picture vision?” — Emily Williams

“Your body and your emotions are giving clues all the time and it might not be immediate. But every single day, you’ll start to see certain indicators of what it is that you are craving. And so I would recommend writing those down or writing, you know, typing it on your phone and the notes app, or just having a record of it. And then you can start to categorize certain things. So maybe it’s a big picture desire. Maybe it’s a desire for the next five years, maybe the next year, maybe the next 90 days. And you’ll start to get clearer around what it is that you are aiming for.” — Emily Williams

“You just have to pay attention to all the ways that you’re expanding and saturate your mind with reminders of what other people are capable of. And again, instill that belief in yourself and know that if other people are doing it, you can do it too.” — Emily Williams

“Regardless of whether it’s a friend or a partner or whoever’s on your team, just recognizing ‘what are people’s zones of genius? How are they meant to work? What is their natural flow?’ And not trying to force that square peg into the round hole, just because it would be convenient or whatever. And just accepting people for their goals and just their design.” — Emily Williams

“When you’re around people who are inspiring you, cheering you on, it really is a game changer.” — Emily Williams

Links & Resources

Follow the I Heart My Life Show on Apple Podcasts

Subscribe to the I Heart My Life Show on Spotify

Connect with Emily:

Emily Williams Website

Emily on Instagram

I Heart My Life Website

I Heart My Life on Instagram

I Heart My Life on Facebook

I Heart My Life on LinkedIn

Join the IHML community to receive exclusive announcements and tips.

Email: info@iheartmylife.com 

Connect with Victoria Fenton: 

Follow Victoria on Instagram

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