How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show

"Play, Peace, THEN Progress! Just Own You" with J.O.Y Mentor Jan Hoath

July 08, 2021 Lauren G. Foster Season 3 Episode 91
How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show
"Play, Peace, THEN Progress! Just Own You" with J.O.Y Mentor Jan Hoath
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How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show
"Play, Peace, THEN Progress! Just Own You" with J.O.Y Mentor Jan Hoath
Jul 08, 2021 Season 3 Episode 91
Lauren G. Foster

Jan's bright smile shows how in love with life she is and she's amazing at sharing that Joy! Just Own You!  

Here is all of the extra, insider information, resources and free stuff from today's episode. We hope you will reach out to Jan for free gifts and more information and stay in touch with the Be Happy First Team. All our love! Be Happy First! 
 
Jan is a teacher, coach, writer, JOY mentor and ‘backcountry guide to the soul,’ and kitchen dancer, on a mission to help women discover their most joyful life paths through the wildness of their souls. She helps entrepreneurs learn to approach their business- and their life- from a place of authentic J.O.Y. and playfulness. 

Some of the things Jan and I talked about; 

  • How to create incredible relationships, build wealth, and have impact through the power of joy
  • How to discover who you really are   
  • How happiness is different from joy and why that matters 
  • Honoring what really matters so that we are able to build a no regrets life
  • My own personal story of overcoming monumental circumstances
  • “Fruit Loop Moments” and how we can find them
  • What is the Soul Superpower of J.O.Y.?
  • The importance of play in our day-to-day lives
  • 3 elements of The Happiness Prism
  • The secret to finding and keeping joy in our lives
  • How to untangle the stories we tell ourselves that keep us stuck
  • Navigating the waves of life’s circumstances
  • The Ripple Effect
  • Simple steps we can each take every day to increase our own joy 
  • Bringing the prism together to build the life you need

Learn more. www.janhoath.com

Show Notes Transcript

Jan's bright smile shows how in love with life she is and she's amazing at sharing that Joy! Just Own You!  

Here is all of the extra, insider information, resources and free stuff from today's episode. We hope you will reach out to Jan for free gifts and more information and stay in touch with the Be Happy First Team. All our love! Be Happy First! 
 
Jan is a teacher, coach, writer, JOY mentor and ‘backcountry guide to the soul,’ and kitchen dancer, on a mission to help women discover their most joyful life paths through the wildness of their souls. She helps entrepreneurs learn to approach their business- and their life- from a place of authentic J.O.Y. and playfulness. 

Some of the things Jan and I talked about; 

  • How to create incredible relationships, build wealth, and have impact through the power of joy
  • How to discover who you really are   
  • How happiness is different from joy and why that matters 
  • Honoring what really matters so that we are able to build a no regrets life
  • My own personal story of overcoming monumental circumstances
  • “Fruit Loop Moments” and how we can find them
  • What is the Soul Superpower of J.O.Y.?
  • The importance of play in our day-to-day lives
  • 3 elements of The Happiness Prism
  • The secret to finding and keeping joy in our lives
  • How to untangle the stories we tell ourselves that keep us stuck
  • Navigating the waves of life’s circumstances
  • The Ripple Effect
  • Simple steps we can each take every day to increase our own joy 
  • Bringing the prism together to build the life you need

Learn more. www.janhoath.com

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Hello, and welcome to today's episode of the How to Choose happiness and freedom Show. I'm your host Lauren foster happiness teacher, and author of happy and free on purpose, daily practices to live and love your life. If you don't already have your copy of the book, head over to largie posture calm. And check that out, you can get it on Amazon, you can get it on Audible, you can get it anywhere you like and learn to be the master of your life. I am so honored and grateful and excited to welcome my guest today, Jan health. Hi, Jan.

Jan Hoath:

I'm so excited to be here too. And just excited.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Yeah, me too. my new friend. This whole podcast experience has brought so many amazing women into my life that I never would have met otherwise. And I love being able to meet people like you who have a different perspective than I do. Of course, everybody has a different perspective than me where we're all different. And but you have some very unique things that I'm really excited to learn and, and share about. So, so welcome. And start by telling us who you are and how you got here. And you know how you have that bright, shiny smile?

Jan Hoath:

Well, gosh, where do I dive in? I mean, you know, like you like, I grew up with a big heart and a delight for life that was undeniable. Like I am from birth, I would say I saw rainbows and unicorns. And I still do, by the way. But, you know, I grew up on a path of just having a passion for life and a passion for people. And yet I was constantly the new girl. And I constantly had to bump up against the not happy not joy times in my life. And yet, when I allowed myself to follow the pieces that brought me joy that brought me happiness, then it obviously led me on a different path. And one of that paths kind of started when I graduated college. And I had the option I had a path, a career path option of going into corporate and then I decided to go ski instruct. And I was a professional ski instructor in Aspen for almost a decade. And I realized that I loved skiing. Yes. And I loved passing the passion of skiing. Yes. But it was passing the passion of life in the conversations that I had with my guests on the chairlift that really lit me up. And then when I realized there was this whole industry called coaching, and life coaching, I was like, Oh my gosh, that's it, I want to be with, you know, the whole of the person, not just one aspect of their life, which you know, at the time was skiing. And so, um, I did, I knew I wanted that I was excited for that. But then life came along. And I did have an experience that was the catalyst to kickstart my business, which we can get into in a little bit. But ultimately, I always knew that I was passionate about people, I always knew that I loved bring the best out of people. And I always knew that this life is a gift, that our joy and our happiness as a gift and then our own personal self expression as a gift. But all of it is for us to claim for ourselves. Like that's that whole free choice piece. And so I'm actually back in 2007, I did through skiing, I met an amazing Australian man. And we married and his parents were visiting us from Australia. And it was a holiday weekend. It was busy. We had had a beautiful Thanksgiving. And we were in the Florida Keys at the time. And his parents wanted to go biking and they borrowed my parents bikes and we let them go. But I had something heavy in my heart thinking I want to go with them, but it couldn't, because we didn't have enough bikes. And then an hour later, we got that dreaded phone call that his mother had been tragically struck and killed. And that was in 2007. And I was like, What am I doing? I'm not, you know, following through on this expression that I realized I have a gift for and like a calling for which I know you know. And so that when when that moment happened, I was like I got to step into my expression, because we don't know when we're going to leave. We don't know when our stint here in the world comes To conclusion, at least in this formation, right? You know, whether you believe in past and future lives or not, it doesn't matter because you're never going to be here in the same place in the same experience, and to make the most of it. And so, like, she was only a week into her retirement, and they just was like, Oh my gosh, you know, like, I'm here to live a no regrets life I'm here to lead and guide others live in no regrets life, and to experience what that means for them and their own. You know, and I know us happiness and I use the word joy was gonna be really fun to talk about. But I'm all this to say I'm on a mission to spread joy and happiness in the world. And to invite women and everyone I, you know, have kids to it's like, invite everyone up to realizing this gift of life and how to claim it, how to receive it, and how to generate more of it, because I just so believe that the more and I know you do, too, right, like, the more that we stand in our joy, joy to the world starts with us.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

chills, it's awesome. I love it. I love your story. And I you know, that that I had a friend that died, I just found out suddenly and I had lost touch with her. I didn't even know she was sick. And that that just reminds you that you can't waste a moment that this is get the hang on to the people that you love and cherish this blood because you're right. We never know when this is our last day. so fantastic. Sorry to hear about your friend. Yeah. It's all good bits. This is the gift is now I'm reaching out to all the friends like okay, let's not let this happen to me. You know, this is? Yeah, I thought, well, I'll learn I'll stay in touch I'll be available. If someone needs help. I'll know. You know, what's happening in their life is just a reminder. And yeah, it was always unicorns and rainbows would probably not appreciate the unicorns and rainbows anymore, right?

Jan Hoath:

Exactly. Oh, yeah. Oh, I know, I know, we align on the contrast is as important.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Yes, they would, it would be a boring canister that didn't have any dark threads in it, you know? Okay, so one of the other things, I use the words happiness and joy interchangeably, they're there to me, they're just two different words for the same thing. But you have a different perspective. And I'm just dying to hear. But to you the difference between joy and happiness is and to learn that.

Jan Hoath:

Absolutely, because it's been a journey, right? So I, I have a concept of, you know, a bespoke system process that I created called the happiness prism. So that was created when I was really doing some deep self reflection, cash almost a decade back. And I just tuned into this awareness of my own, because I just was really tuned into the World Happiness, happiness, happiness, and just wanting to be happy. And, you know, part of my story is that I had depression and high school, really deep depression, and I had happy pills. And I remember I just hated him, hated him. I never appreciated taking them. I know, I was told to take them. And at 16, I didn't know, you know, what else the question at the time. But so the word for me happy was always there, I just want to be happy. Because in that time, I was not happy, right. And then as I continue to move through my my life, and I mean, I ultimately healed myself from depression. And that's kind of part of my story. But what was for me, so fascinating is, as I, you know, grew and developed and move through personal development and inward reflection, and is developing this concept of the happiness prison, which was as a result of three major turning points in my life, including the tragedy of my mother in law, depression, and then another experience. I was really, you know, with even the camp of like happiness and happy. And then I had some experiences since then. And then being out in the world, talking to different people and in different areas of life, different walks of life, and started to realize, like I had this whisper of joy come in, and I had never really sat with joy. And really found that was so fascinating to hear, you know, other people's experiences of the word happy and happiness and one of the people happens to be pretty close with the Dalai Lama. And I remember telling her about my happiness prism, and she was like, that's hard for me. And I was like, Well, what do you mean and so she was sharing with me for her joy is like a deeper space of connection. to understanding, you know, like, the darkness as much as the light and I thought, well, that's really interesting. Because to be honest, for me, I do interchange the words happiness and joy. And yet the more I sat with joy and I sat with, for example, the Dalai Lama's expression and definition of joy, where he talks about that more within, whereas happiness seems to be like something to attain, which, as we both know, it's like, unattainable, right when it's outside of you. But the fascinating thing was that when I was playing with this and sitting with us, then I sat with joy and came to a place of like, Ah, it's an acronym for me, to just own you. Ah, and so as I teach joy, it's a it's just owning you. And yet I still have my concept of the happiness prism, because I ultimately do believe it's, you know, it's radiating that energy. And as Eckhart Tolle says, you know, words are just a signpost to something more. So whenever I'm teaching it, and you know, we're speaking to it in a speaking event, or anything like that. For me, I do invite forward the aspect of define it for yourself. And yet, with the acronym of joy, I get to be able to play with that, that it's just owning you. But what I believe you and I see as happiness can be that joy, that it is that depth of, of just sheer delight, even in the darkness, even in the hardest times, even in the the biggest upsets heartbreak. But there still is a space of, of joy, possibility, or happiness possibility. But I feel like a lot of people as a general cultural statement, see happiness as something that's not attainable, and outside of them. But what I found, when I talked to joy, people were like, Oh, I kind of get that. So it was just really interesting, because I started out in the, like, happiness camp. And then I started to kind of branch out and realize, you know, it's, we're all pointing at the same thing. Be honest, yeah, we're getting to a place of, it's kind of like, Do you speak other languages,

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

I'm trying my best to learn Spanish. And I'm getting pretty good at it. But

Jan Hoath:

awesome, but fascinating. So like, part of my story with the depression, I ended up long story short, while I was deep in depression, a German substitute teacher saw something in me and said, Hey, Jan, I really think you ought to consider applying for the scholarship to go Germany and be an exchange student. And I was like, what, what, and then all sudden, what, like a big lightbulb went off. And I just poured my heart into the application, because it was like, this is an opportunity to get out of my town to get out of my life at the time, I was a swimmer, dislocated my shoulder, the The doctor said, You can't swim anymore. I identified myself as swimmer. And I didn't know who I was and what I was at that point. And so it was like, I had to re educate a new identity. And that's where I'd fallen into depression. But all of a sudden, this opportunity, which is the first aspect of the happiness prism is play, that I realized, I required to put something out in my future that was so delightful, so playful, that that's how I healed my depression. And of course, I did get the scholarship, I was an exchange student in Germany for a year as a teenager. And this was back in the 90s, before we had internet, so I had a lot of freedom, social media following me or anything like that. But what was more beautiful as I had a very awesome introspective experience, because I was away from everything that I knew, like one phone call to my parents a month. But all this to say about languages is, you know, when you learn another language, and then immerse yourself in a culture, you see a different dynamic, and you know, I love prisms, and the whole idea and like, it's like the idea of that, you know, when you start to understand and you get into someone else's culture, someone else's way of thinking. The world becomes very dynamic. And especially like there's words in German that I, you know, you can kind of explain in English, but you can't really translate and the same with Spanish in any other language. And so for me, you know, language is everything, right? Because it's what creates our world. It's what creates our experience it And when I was on this journey between moving through happiness and joy, and that's where I still interchange the ball. But realizing I'm I'm, you know, committed to communicating to people that where they are, where they are in their journey with their relationship with the idea of happiness, whether they think they can have it or not. And realizing that, you know, it's getting to know and learn people's languages, so that you can speak to them and realize, again, we're pointing at the same thing.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Exactly. Okay. So tell me that. Walk me through what the happiness prison is.

Jan Hoath:

Yes, so the happiness prism is essentially, this framework that came to me and some very Pinnacle moments and divine downloads. When I was like, okay, universe, what the heck's going on here, I'm noticing a pattern here in my life. And so like, I shared the story with depression, and play was the first aspect of the prism and realizing that there's facets that we require to be optimized to be our best selves. And this notion of, you know, it was it was around the time of not that long after happiness project came out. And fro Williams had his happy song. Because I'm happy. Do you remember that one? And all these things? So it was like buzzing in me. And I'm like, there's something that wants to come through me as a concept to be able to share with people to simplify. How do you find your own happiness? Because it's like, you know, people think I walk around is just a big smile and happy being like you. Like, it's like, you know, people just think you're this naturally that way. And it's like, well, actually, no, let's really have a conversation here. Well, what I realized was the three major turning points in my life when I had depression. And then my mother in law was the tragic moment. That was the catalyst to starting my business. But it was also a moment when I realized we needed progress, like we need to progress in this life. And as I define progress, as purpose in motion, play, I defined as joy in motion. But then there was another Pinnacle moment that when my son was six weeks old, at the time, and my daughter was two weeks old, or 32 months old. We had an experience where I was changing a little onesy. And

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

something was six weeks and two months.

Jan Hoath:

Yeah, sorry. So I had my young kids. So I had a two year old daughter. And then as we go, baby.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

I had it, but not really at the same time. Okay, sorry. Yeah. Right.

Unknown:

So

Jan Hoath:

my six week old son, though, I was changing his little onesy. And something wasn't right. And his arm was kind of like, off shape. It was large, but it didn't look swollen. But it was so strange. And so we call the doctor and he's like, well, we need to take, you know, X ray. So go straight to the hospital, will the doctor the hospital, and at the time, we were living in the Florida Keys. So we were away from major hospitals. I mean, they had the local, and he was looking at the films and said, You need to go to the Miami Children's Hospital, do you want to go by ambulance? And we're like, What? You know, we have our daughter at her little preschool. And all of a sudden, we're like, well, what is happening here? And he's like, Huh, just go to the hospital. And you can talk to them. We're like, so we got a guy like almost no information. Well, we gathered our daughter, my husband, and I, you know, chalk it up to two hour drive to the Miami Children's Hospital. And about eight hours later, I'm sitting in the oncology wing of the Children's Hospital. They think you might have cancer. And it's like, what? And I'm sitting in the dark of that room going what on earth like, this isn't my truth. This isn't my, this isn't like, this is my story. I don't get this. And so my husband and my daughter at that point, had to go back to the house, because only one of us could stay in the room and I was a breastfeeding mom. And I'm looking at my beautiful baby boy going what on earth in this was the first time that I sat there, and tears in my eyes and you know, like the darkness of the room like I can see the scene It looks like a scene in a movie because it still feels like not reality. And that's the first time I looked up and said help. And that's when up until then my business was life coaching and the that was the pinnacle moment, my spiritual awakening where it was like, I'm a spiritual life coach because I was like, This is beyond me. I can't think my way out of this. Because up until then I understood, you know, you change your thoughts, you, you know, you change your life, right? No, I'm sorry, I needed more than a better thought at this point, you know. And so I didn't have like an aha on that second, but I obviously gave it up and let it out. And then the next morning, or that, so, that moment was the part where I connected to peace, which is the third side of the prism. So the prism is essentially like a pyramid prism, in simplest form is a triangle. So three sides, and I actually I do prism breaths where we put thumbs together pointer fingers together over the heart center, and create a triangle to breathe in and call in the three energies of the prism. But essentially, he's being prayer in motion, and prayer being non, you know, non religious, but we're talking about tuning into that larger aspect. And between these three major life events, I realized that, look, we don't want to wait for the major life events, that we can actually attune to the energies of play peace and progress on a daily basis. And those are the practices that I teach my clients. Those are the practices that I lead and live by, to have created my pinch me like, like, I'm coming to you from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I live in a beautiful cabin in the woods. And I live a pretty darn dreamy life. And it's because I've created that though, and you and I both know to like, it's a conscious created life, to allow an embrace happiness. And a lot of times it goes against the grain. But that's where, you know, even the experience in the hospital, it wasn't just peace that got us out of there. Because I don't want to leave you all hanging. Right? Right. So that was the first so the first night I, you know, that's when I tuned into peace, went to bed, woke up the next morning, and I needed to get some breakfast and realize as the breastfeeding Mom, I could order off the menu and it's the Children's Hospital. And guess what I looked down through my tears, and I realized I can order Froot Loops. In the first thought that comes to mind is you can't order Froot Loops, that's not nutritional, that's not going to serve you and your son. And then the larger voice came in and goes, this isn't for your physical nourishment. This is soul nourishment. And so I ordered the Froot Loops, and I enjoyed them. And I laughed at myself and you know, my son's like, you know, beautiful baby, just look at me like what do you do and love, but he can't he fed off my energy, right. And so I'm watching the colors swirl around, and the cereal and everything else, that was my play that day. And that put me in that state of joy, happiness, high vibrational frequency, so that I was out of the darkness and can make sound decision, so that I was in a better energetic space to love on him. And then this is where I essentially danced around the prism. And that's what I teach and invite my clients to do as well. And you know, really anyone listening, that when you look for your Froot loop moment, on a day to day basis to start. And then take a quiet moment to tune in, whether it's meditation or quiet walk or beautiful bath or, you know, whatever that quiet activity is, or you know, full on prayer, whatever that is for people to tune in or journaling, and then taking that action by setting myself up with play, then PS, then I could progress in a way that I could have the tough conversations with the doctors and not bawl my eyes out that I can hear their sound advice because I don't know if you've been in that situation or anyone listening. You know, the doctors give all of their advice, and it's scary. But then they're like, what would you like to do? And you're like, I want to put my son or a knife what like, you know, bone scan white, like all this stuff that it's like really like, Oh my gosh, making these tough decisions. Like, you know, we had to have a blood transfusion that was so hard for me to imagine I just gave this baby boy life and now someone else's bloods gonna go into him. But it's like, well, if that's what's going to be the answer, so he stays. Yeah. So I essentially honored my happiness prism. Every day I was in hospital. And on the 12th day, they came in and said, You know what, we never got a full diagnosis. In fact, he's a medical mystery, but we will say he's a medical miracle too. And they said look, that part's off the record, right? You know, because they can't say medical memory. Gone their chart, but we think it's going to be okay. Um, you're welcome to go home. And that was 12 excruciating days of talk about being conscious and staying in consciousness of possibility. Because it was so committed. That's not how his story ends. But I don't know how I'm getting out of here. We're getting out here though.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Well,

Jan Hoath:

uh, add his one year birthday, we went back for a follow up visit, and they thought they're gonna have to follow up for you know, 18 years. And the they had the film's out and even the orthopedic had his smartphone out taking pictures. He was like this, this kid really is a miracle. It doesn't look like anything ever happened. His body completely regrew, everything's fine. And now he's a thriving nine year old boy. Right, here's real and down the stairs that he's in. And All he has is this little mark on his arm, that we're like, that's your Superman mark, you know, like, that's your, like, you are a miracle. And it was so cute. For the longest time he thought we all had him he thought it was like a family stamp. So, so sweet. But now he gets it, that it's his own thing. Like, we're No, you're a miracle. And like, everyone's a miracle, right? Like we're all miracle walking. Like, you know, it's the 412 trillion chance that each one of us came into this world. And yet, he's you know, the different kind of miracle that kind of like gets to keep going. Yeah, that I truly believe was a consciously created miracle, the trajectory he was on when we went into hospital was not good. And it took a conscious effort on all of us. For us to say, this is not this ends. And you know, I quite frankly, it was the first time I asked for people to pray for me and us. But the concept of the happiness prism doesn't have to wait till crisis moment. So the happiness prism, it's my entire body of work. And I have actually journeys that go into the different aspects of the prism, the seven rays of play the seven rays of peace, the seven rays of progress. And that's my high level coaching experience for clients who are really looking to essentially transcend who they think they are to know capital K, who they really are in this life, because it's an experiential process. But on the fundamental, simplest level right here, now listeners can already go out and sit down. And I, this is what I what I teach in my workshops, but just draw a triangle on their journal, and take one action play one action in peace and one action in progress. And then they will be optimized. You get to be optimized to be your best self. Because what I realized too, when I just played and was in progress, something was missing. It's like the prison collapses, right? And we all have being are beings of light. And as beings of light, we want to shine bright. And yet, if we're not optimized, the radiance only goes so far. But when when we have the harmony between and I don't use the word balance, I don't know that you've had harmony, because there's an elegance and a movement and fluidity. Whereas balance, it's always like trying to get into one spot. But what I found is, is when we harmonize and, and look to seek to intend to harmonize between play peace and progress, and it's always a dance. That's when we read it out. That's when your video those rainbows. And those rainbows are the ripple effect of impact that we're creating in our families, in our businesses in our lives. And that's where we get to go to sleep at night, knowing that we did what we came here to do. That's where we we go to the end of our lives and get to say, I did what I came here to do. And that's where I'm committed to. Well, anyone who wants to listen to me long enough, live there no regrets life. Because I don't know about you, but that's my biggest fear is to get to the end of this life and go, did I really do it all? Did I really honor the fullest aspect, make sure everyone knows how much I love them. Make sure I you know, tried and failed and succeeded and triumphed and then failed again. to the fullest I possibly could. That's that's the life that I'm here to live in. That's the life I'm here to guide others live them, you know,

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

and I know that everyone who encounters you is just inspired and motivated and lit up by your awesome passion and brightness and you're a bright light. That's awesome. No wonder no one I think you're gonna Love the book, by the way, you're gonna go Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. My book.

Jan Hoath:

Absolutely. I can't wait to read I'm sorry, I haven't had a chance to read it yet. But I will be honored to extend

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

though along those lines, how wherever y'all are listening or watching this video, if you look below, I'll provide all of these links for you. But how has the best and easiest way to get in touch with you and find out what you've got going on? If you have any free gifts, this is a great time to to share this.

Jan Hoath:

Absolutely, absolutely. So the easiest is Jan host.com. So that's JNHO at HR Comm. And that will take anyone listening to actually a couple of options. One, I have a free download, waking up to your true joy, and three simple steps. And then there's also a meditation that you get when you sign up for that. I also have a joy jumpstart experience, which is a 30 minute chat. And then there's also I have a Facebook group in there, but they can go check that out. It's kind of like a menu of options of possibilities for connection that I would be just honored. Like I just I mean like you It's like the more the more joy and happiness in the world really the better

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

for us all the better for us all. Exactly. And I just have to say I love seeing your cats crawl around. around. I only have five it looks like there's 20 but there's only such a beautiful energy surrounding you. Yeah, they're like Mom, what do you do? And there's a couple of dogs lay down here at my feet so and we're in the mountains too in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee and in a cabin so you live very well. Yeah, we got that happy nature vibe going. Yeah, it's awesome. So very, very happy. All right. Well, so I'm Jan has comm is where you get in touch with Jan, Lauren D foster comm is where you can go to watch this video again, or listen to the podcast or explore any of the other options. Let's look into the happy and brown purpose book all of that stuff. So we're gonna say goodbye for the moment. Is there anything you want to add? Um,

Jan Hoath:

maybe like a loving takeaway to go look for your fruit the moment today?

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

lever your loop moment today. I love that.

Jan Hoath:

Yeah, because it's going to be spontaneous. It's not what you think just like my whole experience. But I will promise you, you honor that you will have a burst of happiness. That just brings you freedom.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Yeah, completely. It. I always start wrapping up early. Because I know that this happens. They're like, Oh, oh, no, I wanted to say this. And then that reminds me of this and that. Like we I talk a lot in my work about the difference between motivated action and inspired action. And the motivated action is just the progress side of the principal, you're just what I have to do this. And I have to when I was writing my book, I have to pound out x number of words a day. I didn't, of course, because that's not how I roll. But I'm gonna find a way to make this fun. I'm going to find a way to make this playful. I'm going to find a way to imbue this with joy and happiness and fun. Or I'm not going to do it. Because you're not going to get the result that you want. So I love the way that you've spelt this out that so there's play, there's progress and there's peace. Play peace progress. In the proper order, correct? Yeah.

Jan Hoath:

Yeah, in the proper order. Because like in a culture, we jump into the doing like you said, you got to get so many words and every time I go for that I fall and fail so hard. But when we come when I come from when my clients do and clearly you're aligned to this energy, of course, that Yeah, I want to honor, honor these aspects. We're setting ourselves up for so much greater success, but also greater potency. We both know that the words that you wrote on those pages were infused with love and joy and happiness and possibility versus the getter done energy.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Like that's a different energy that the way words weren't being infused with the level of intentionality that you clearly brought to it so great. Yeah. Okay, so I'm going to redefine her takeaway because it's so important and you can do it right this minute. First, you look for your Froot loop moment, your opportunity to find playfulness and joy and fun in the moment. Then look inside yourself for your own peace that is there. That is who you really are. And then see what action you're inspired to that will progress you in the direction of your dreams. Yeah. That's so much. So exciting. We got dogs barking. We're like, dogs didn't bark they always do. This pretty full of passion to see something out the window so I get you. Good job doggie. All right, we're going to be back next week with another episode in the happy and free purpose series, and many more great guests to come. In the meantime, remember that happiness is a choice. You can always choose to be happy first. Say goodbye to oh my gosh, this is so wonderful. Thank you