Have you ever felt like you’re meant to do more than what you’re doing? Maybe it’s a gnawing feeling that leadership is somewhere out there calling, or even experiencing a physical heat or reaction – a physical call to service?
Jody Harbour is my friend, recent graduate of The Cut, a former hairdresser, Inventor of the BreastRest Braternative, AND a social justice warrior and conduit for Grandmother’s Voice. After building a successful first half of life, she realized she’d found herself far out of alignment with her identity as a member of the Indigenous First Nations of Canada.
Although you might not share the circumstances of Jody’s call (and her struggle to answer it), almost every woman I know reaches a moment in midlife where she feels ready to contribute something more… or different. I asked Jody about hers…
This is what she had to say…
“I woke up and realized: wow, I’m running myself into the ground. I ended up really feeling this woman-presence telling me: ‘You need to check in. You need to slow down. You need to get connected.”
Does this ring a bell for you at all? And are you rising to answer the call? Or have you hit an all-too-familiar midlife plateau: self-doubt?
For Jody, this manifested in questions like, “Who am I to lead? What if I offend people? How does this calling fit in with my existing life and business?” To answer these questions, she started with a deep dive into Spirit, and brought back a fire for serving her community that propelled her past her fears.
“Even though I don’t feel like I’m the one to speak for these people, I know that I have to make the space when I have the opportunity.”
And instead of getting stuck worrying about offending people, we built it right into her brand. (More on that in the video.) Living in your essence this way is liberating, and today I’m happy to share she’s thriving on the other side of her pivot.
“There was a time in my life that I struggled. Right now, I feel like it’s the green light.” – Jody Harbour
I won’t give away the rest of the goods, watch the full interview with Jody to get valuable insight for your own journey to service, including:
- Knowing it was time to do bigger things, and how connecting with Spirit brought her clarity regarding what to do, and what to say
- Why building a business built on your essence, service, and purpose feels so different than building one for only financial gain
- Tips for multi-passionate entrepreneurs who “do it all” (Hint: you don’t just have to pick one thing!)
Watch the full interview with Jody Harbour below, and light up your inner warrior spirit for your own PrimeTime.