157. Transform Yourself by Putting Yourself First with Harris Jones of HyprFocus
Baby Teeth, People Pleasing (yes) and Improv
When Sammie and I met Harris Jones of, she had pink and purple hair, was hosting a popular meet up in town called Deep Talk and attending daily networking events around different meetups themes and real estate conferences.
It was easy to assume she came out the womb confident and charismatic. When someone at the Deep Talk meeting at her house as about her Dragon Ball Z statue, she shared that she used to stay at home on Friday nights watching TV. Sammie and I were shocked to learn that the Harris we knew had completely transformed in one year.
Harris went from spending most of her free time at home, nervous to speak at events as an attendee to doing improv and being paid to speak at the same events she used to fear.
Most people set intentions or resolutions in January that fall apart before the month ends, let alone accomplish a major change in the year. Harris joined us on Build A Wealthy Spirit to walk us through how she went through her 2023 transformation.
Two major takeaways I had from the conversation were 1) take the first step and 2) put yourself first. I’ve been guilty of planning a transformation for so long that I delay getting started indefinitely. Harris knew she wanted to eventually be a speaker, but she didn’t know that journey would involve Toastmasters and Improv. She started by fixing her baby teeth! Having the intention and goal in mind though opened her up to the opportunities as they appeared.
Harris also talks about her journey with people pleasing. I love how she shares her learning that “people pleasing” or putting other people first is not as nice as we think it is. However, it’s so ingrained in many of us. I’m guilty of overloading myself with promises to others and then letting things slip. Am I really that nice if I take on too much and it leads me to burning out? That’s not good for others and myself. Harris shares how she’s pushed herself to put herself first in her family and work life and how that opened her up for the events that would lead to her transformation.
This conversation with Harris was an absolute joy and we are already looking for ways to hypr focus on our 2024 goals.
Share your big audacious goal with us in the comments! Speak it into existence! We’d also love to hear if anything stuck out to you in this conversation.
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