Learning to Listen to the Wisdom Within – with Brett Larkin

Learning to Listen to the Wisdom Within | NextFem Podcast with Tara Padua

In this episode, startup CEO turned yoga teacher Brett Larkin shares the gritty story of combining her passions into a lifestyle business, how she uses her inner child to drive financial success and how she transformed her “negative Nancy” mindset about love and met her husband.

Brett is the founder of Brett Larkin Yoga, an online yoga and meditation brand. Previously she founded a health tech startup that was acquired by a major dot-com. Today she teaches to over 58,000 YouTube fans and her classes are streamed for over a million minutes a month.

Brett Larkin Episode Highlights

• 02:30 – Brett shares her struggle to combine two passions (fitness and entrepreneurship) and do work that pays the bills
• 03:00 – Why the acquisition of her business was the crucible that started her journey inward
• 06:02 – How Brett uses her inner child to drive financial success
• 07:41 – Brett’s best productivity secrets (hint: how you spend the first 30 minutes can make or break the rest of the day
• 16:30 – An exercise for reflecting on your childhood that can make you happier now
• 17:00 – Why developing a strong relationship to your body is even more reliable than a doctor or trainer
19:25 – Brett explains why you should avoid getting caught up in fitness trends
• 24:25 – How Brett transformed her “Negative Nancy” mindset about love and met her husband
• 25:00 – The incredible advice from her dad that transformed her love life
• Related: Get my free 22-page e-book: Natural Attraction: 9 Rules to Attract the Right Man by Being Yourself with No Games or Gimmicks

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

  • Reading and working with oracle cards

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

  • Erica Jago – “She was the first person who encouraged me to teach yoga and who showed me that being vulnerable can really be powerful”

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

  • Megyn Kelly – “She’s uber-successful and I think just a ballsy woman”

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

  • “Don’t worry so much and everything works out; The Universe has your back.”

Resources and People Mentioned

• Brett’s website and Youtube channel
• Brett’s free e-book, Level Up Your Life Through Yoga

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