084: Using Your Intuition to Shine, With Rebecca Massoud
The Sex, Money, and Food Podcast
Using your gifts and wisdom with Rebecca Massoud…
Have you ever not listened to your instincts, and regretted it later? Almost all of us have and our guest for this show, Rebecca Massoud, is no exception. Rebecca is the founder of Shine, as well as a wife, mother and an award-winning business success coach and marketing mentor.
On this edition of The Sex, Money and Food podcast, Rebecca joins us to talk about the ways we can tap into our inner wisdom, how her own intuitive wisdom has sustained her through many challenges and a few secrets to thriving in the business world all women can use!
More About This Show
When Rebecca was in her 20s she went through an awakening of sorts, which she describes in full on this episode. She shares how she followed her intuition from living in Dallas to a completely new life in northern California. Although the first year and a half was difficult that experience helped her grow and thrive in new ways.
It also helped her learn more about herself, her gifts and what she wanted to do in the world. Today she helps entrepreneurs with getting their mindsets right in order to thrive. She’s even found a new word to describe it: pleasureify! She says it’s all about pleasure-ifying our businesses, doing things that light us up and setting our days up so we enjoy what we’re doing.
Too often we get caught up in what we think we “should” do. The word should is a great trigger word she says. We tell ourselves: “I should do this, I should do that, I should be here.”, etc.
Rather than listening to the “shoulds” we can instead clearly and consciously choose to do something by substituting the words “I choose to” for the phrase “I should”. So we can tell ourselves I’m choosing not to be on Instagram because I’m focusing my social media efforts elsewhere.”
One thing she sees often is entrepreneurs are too scattered and try to do too many different things at once, rather than consciously choosing to focus on a few things at a time. It can be hard to do this, especially when other people are tripling their businesses by doing the things we are choosing not to do.
Even though she’s all about pleasureifying business and life, she also explains sometimes we will be guided to do something uncomfortable. And we’ll be guided to do it because it will be the catalyst for our greatest growth, and it’s where we need to go for a specific reason.
On today’s show, she also shares a few of her secrets for women in business. The first is that we must show up and stand out. We have to show up in places that may be uncomfortable and get out of us out of our comfort zones.
Then we must stand out when we do show up. Standing out happens through our stories, everyone has their own unique story. There are plenty of people in every industry from coaching to marketing to business, so finding what makes you stand out and then sharing that message through podcasting, webinars, live talks, and your website.
Also on today’s show she shares a practical approach to three important areas of life: money, marketing, and mindset. She explains a simple daily practice to adopt for each of these areas, and why it’ll make a difference in your life.
Be sure to listen in for all of that and so much more on this episode of Sex, Money and Food with Rebecca Massoud!
Tweetable: “My intuition is my CEO, and that’s what guides me.” ~Rebecca Massoud
Rebecca Answers the Questions
Q: Rank the following in order: sex, money, food.
A: I’ll start with food, then sex than money. I went practically: we need food to survive and eating healthy, yummy food is important to my family and me.
Q: There is nothing better in life than…
A: Love. For me, it all boils down to love.
Q: What is your ultimate pleasure in life?
A: Being fully alive and living from that place of what lights you up – really knowing and discovering what lights you up, and living that every day.
Q: What does abundance smell like to you?
A: Roses. There’s the old cliche of stopping to smell the roses, and yes it’s a cliche, but there’s such wisdom in it. And I think it’s one of the keys to abundance – take the time to enjoy the moment, enjoy nature and be present. I think it’s so important to have the daily practice to keep us connected.
Q: What is a mistake or a circumstance you went through in your 20s regarding sex, money, and food that is has allowed you grow and learn from. Or is there something that you would say…I will never do that again!
A: In my early 20s I woke up to this world of transformation. In my 20s I was on a search, I knew there was something more to life, and there was something missing.
So I started reaching out to get help, and a friend showed up with Jack Canfield tapes, and another friend showed up with a box of Tony Robbins! I started seeing a spiritual counselor, doing yoga at my gym and learned about meditation. Back then, especially in Texas, it was so foreign. This whole new world opened for me.
And about a year later I knew it was time to leave Texas, so I got out a map and felt drawn to three different places. I quit my job, let go of my apartment, loaded up my car and took off for northern California with about $1,000! It was a huge leap and a little naive, but I had faith.
Q: What book are you reading?
A: Pussy by Regina Thomashauer! I’ve read a couple of her books, she founded the School of Womanly Arts, and I loved her and those books. And I have a mastermind group that has met every Monday morning for the last four years, by phone. We started with a business focus, money, and business-building. And this one popped into our lap about a month ago, and it was like Yes this is the book for us! It’s a beautiful book.