Apr 18th, 2017
8 YEARS AGO TODAY I QUIT my job on Wall Street to start #RETOX . Quitting was the scariest thing I had ever done, despite how heroic & easy blogs & movies make it look. I had been promoted & it was a big decision, One that I never, ever thought would occur to me as a life possibility, let alone one I would actually decide to do. There was just so much at risk, and even more at stake. But the idea had come, and for better or worse, possessed me. The Journey to quit, let alone the adventure since quitting, is one that I wouldn&rsquot trade for the world. JOIN ME TOMORROW TO HEAR HOW AND WHY I DID IT, and how YOU CAN TOO. Facebook live, 11.30AM EST, WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, facebook.com/retoxnow 💪🏻AND WOW how time flies. Happy Quitting Day! #RETOX
#monday #inspiration #yoga #wallstreettowellness #wallstreet #nyc #mindfulness #meditation #laurenimparato #career #detoxretox #detoxtoretox #fitspo #fitness #iamyou (at Wall Street)
Feb 21st, 2014
In a Career Rut?
I get asked a lot what to do when you hate your job and want to do something else, but are not sure of what…
I personally made a massive career transition (Wall Street trading floor to Wellness Entrepreneur…the difference in noise level alone was deafening! :) ), so clearly I believe in taking risks and following your dreams. But as LawCrossing quoted me on (and eliminated the important beef of what I have to say), I believe that you should never quit right in the moment you are just dying too. Rather, stay on your job for 3-6 months more. It may feel torturous, but it allows for three things:
1. Steady income to cushion your move
2. Time to thoroughly plan out next steps
3. Structure to develop your vision
Then, when you have an economic cushion, a step by step plan, and a clear, thought out and probably vision, make the leap.
Changing jobs or careers is scary regardless, but I promise you it is way worse without a safety net that, believe it or not, those extra months on your current job can create.
Jun 21st, 2013
Where are you climbing?
- Apr 6th, 2013 photo
Feb 1st, 2013
Succeed EASILY: Remember the word problems back when you were a kid? If train A leaves the station with 500 golf balls and train B leaves the opposite station 3 miles away with 270 tennis balls, and the volume of a tennis ball is 2.5 times the volume of a golf ball, and the trains are going 100mph, at which point will the trains cross paths?
These word problems used to drive me nuts -not because of the math itself so much as the garbled equation in the wording. They would, quite frankly, frustrate the sht out of me. I would scribble and scribble away, crumple and toss out trees of paper, stomp frustrated through the hall, and ultimately only &lsquoget it&rsquo once my dad had come home to help and I had cleared up the whole page of messes, as well as my mind.
I was reminiscing on this at the dentist this week as he asked me to help with his daughter&rsquos homework problems, the one above on pancakes and waffles, when I realized that has I known what I do now about yoga, my homework would have been way easier&hellip.
In the Indian philosophy of yoga there is a core foundational triangle of life. One side of the base there is effort. On the other, awareness. When these two corner bases are activated, surrender, the pinnacle of the triangle and the purpose of yoga, is achieved. Similarly in the Tibetan philosophy of yoga there is a triangular foundation of compassion and wisdom, which take us to light. Even in Catholicism there is one of purification and reflection, which take us to service. In I.AM.YOU. Yoga classes to reflect this foundational philosophy via asana (the effort full poses), breath (the awareness of what is going on inside), to take us to and unite us with a higher purpose- a dedication larger than us.
The overarching concept is the same for all - work with the two cornerstones of effort and awareness, and you will achieve with ease. It is the potion for everything, from homework to relationships to your boss. Give it a try.