Updated: May 19, 2020
Author | Life Designer® | International Speaker | Author of Get a PhD in YOU | www.JulieReisler.com
Julie Reisler, Life Designer®, TV Host, Author and Global Brand Ambassador works with big-hearted, high achieving spiritual entrepreneurs and is all about helping you to tune into your intuition to be your You-est You. Julie is the author of the Get a PhD in YOU book series, is a multi-time TEDx speaker, host of The You-est You® podcast and mindfulness teacher on the popular app, Insight Timer, with over 110,000 downloads. Julie has a master's degree in coaching, more than twelve certifications in mindset, leadership and wellbeing and is on the faculty at Georgetown University in their coaching program. Julie is currently working on her 3rd book baby, due Spring 2020. To learn more about Julie, go to juliereisler.com.
We'd love to know your story! How did you get started? How did you get to where you are today? What are you most proud of?
In sum, I got my ass to a 12-step support group for food addiction 15 years ago and it changed my life. I began to finally excavate myself, which included going from people pleasing, self-loathing and not feeling worthy to creating a real relationship with myself based on trust, love and spiritual connection. I spent hours (thousands of hours) within the support group, in every personal development program, being coached, in therapy. Finally, after $40,000+ in therapy and programs and thousands of hours, I realized I started to love my whole self. I felt like I had finally felt peace. The birth of my book, Get a PhD in YOU, stemmed from this feeling and experience of intense deep dive inner work. Fast forward to 5 years ago...after getting a master's degree in health and wellness coaching, ending a marriage with 2 kinds under 5, having a full health breakdown and decided to leave my cushy 9 - 5 job, I finally listened to my inner voice and intuition, or what I call my 'me-est me' (or you-est you), and took a huge leap. I started my own business based on heart, fueled by intuition and created for spiritual entrepreneurs wanting to turn their inner light back on and find a way to actualize and monetize their purpose. From this huge jump, I heard all kinds of inner wisdom asking me to write books (Get a PhD in YOU), get on stages like TEDx to speak, lead retreats and extend myself beyond any comfort zone I could imagine. I created The You-est You podcast two years ago and am now about to host a TV show in DC all about showing the leaders who are thriving. It's a daily journey and I coach, teach and guide what I need to be reminded of, every single darn day. I have started a community devoted to tapping into your intuition, what I call your intUition and am obsessed with doing life from our heart and gut verses our head.
What advice would you give someone wanting to pursue a career similar to yours?
Put your self-care and spiritual practice (or mindfulness practice) of tuning into your highest self first, listen carefully to your inner guidance and follow your arrow. Get started, wherever you are...take a course, get a certification, jump in and coach or do what you love. Learn as you go. Notice who naturally flocks to you and who is attracted to what you are doing and who you're being. Pay close attention and learn from everything. There is no failure, just learning. Mind your mind and know you're worth.
What are the best resources that have helped you along the way?
Spiritual: Abraham-Hicks (I listen daily) and I read a ton of books and listen to a lot of podcasts on mindfulness, surrender, spiritual connection, goals, best life, etc. Miracle Morning community, their mastermind (ending in 2019), Xchange strength based certification and community B-School and the Copy Cure with Marie Forleo Boldheart Business program with Fabienne Fredrickson Meditating and my intuition :) Accountability partners and other amazing like minded entrepreneurs
I'd love to share that I believe our intuition is the gateway to your 'You-est You'. The reason I wrote Get a PhD in YOU is because the more we can cut the noise in our head and be aware of our strengths, gifts, highest self and unique brilliance, the more we can shine and feel in alignment. I support big-hearted, high-achieving spiritual entrepreneurs to learn how to listen in, find their truest voice and live from a place of full potential, one breath at a time.
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