“Most of the time we think that as entrepreneurs, if we want to make more revenue and have a big impact, there’s something we’re not doing that we need to add in. Nine times out of ten, it’s something that you’re doing that you should stop doing.” – Kate Northrup 

If you are a regular listener of this podcast, you know that for years I was what I have termed as a “perfectionist overfunctioner” —  doing more than is healthy, appropriate, and necessary and trying to get an A+ in all of it — and I know I am not alone in doing this. That’s why I am so excited to introduce you to today’s Finding Brave guest, because she helps others get on the path to doing less, while living in a more joyful, peaceful, and healthy way. 

As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and mother, Kate Northrup has built a multimedia digital empire with her husband, Mike Watts, that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. They are committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Kate teaches data-driven and soul-driven time and energy management practices that result in saving time, making more money, and experiencing less stress. Kate has a membership of over 1,000 entrepreneurs called Origin® Collective that’s about infusing more feminine energy into your business and reclaiming your time, and she has also helped over 5,000 students heal their relationship with money with her signature Money Love Course. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages, and her second book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms, is now available. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Wanderlust, The Huffington Post, and more. Kate and Mike live with their daughters in a cozy town in Maine.

In this episode Kate reveals how when you know yourself in a deeper way, physically, emotionally and spiritually, you can start to love yourself more. When you love yourself more, you can live full out with bliss and not be tired and beleaguered, which is how we should all be experiencing life.

Highlights from this Episode

  • How Kate got passionate about doing less, and the life-changing realization she made after her first child was born [3:57]

  • The amazing things that happen when you start leading with your body, and what happens to the decisions that you make when you live this way [7:21]

  • What Kate did to start having a deep, intimate relationship with herself – and how you can do this too [9:05]

  • How doing less as an entrepreneur will actually help you make more revenue and have a bigger impact [15:20]

  • The way that women in the corporate world can still do less and incorporate what Kate teaches into their own lives [23:05]

  • The powerful dream that helped Kate form her mission in life [26:50]

  • The 3 biggest lessons she has learned on her journey [28:00]

  • What all mothers should keep in mind based on both of our experiences with motherhood [31:50]

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Resources Mentioned: 

Kate’s Latest Book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms &  Do Less Planner

Her First Book, Money: A Love Story & The Money Love Course

Kate’s Books on Audible

Her Membership Site, Origin® Collective

The Kate & Mike Show Podcast 

Kathy’s Amazing Career Project & Blog Post, The Top 5 Regrets of Midlife Professionals

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware

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“For the first time in my life, I was forced to let my body lead.” [6:05]

“We have a tendency to live outside of ourselves, and when we are outside of ourselves, we don’t make the best decisions because we are operating in essentially a separate universe.” [7:47]

“Tracking my cycle and noticing how I felt was one of the profoundly loving things I could do, because instead of trying to be different, I was noticing how I am.” [11:40]

“If it’s not making money but it lights you up, keep doing it.” [17:32]

“We really have to take radical responsibility for our lives.” [23:38]

“I use to think that the truth hurt people, but what I’ve come to realize is that when said with love, the truth heals people.” [29:30]

“The most important thing I need to do is let things be how they are, as opposed to how I want them to be.” [32:01]

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