FLY 107 | The Possibilities are Endless When You Start Over and Design Your Life with Purpose and Authenticity w/ Vanya Lazarova

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FLY 107 | The Possibilities are Endless When You Start Over and Design Your Life with Purpose and Authenticity w/ Vanya Lazarova

Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Is Following The Signs and The Drive Within You, Living Life On Your Own Terms, and Honoring Yourself. - Vanya Lazarova

What’s up FLY Fam®!

Today’s FLY guest is Vanya Lazarova. She’s a Life Coach that works and plays in New York, and let me tell ya, once you hear her story on the podcast you’ll understand why I thought she would be an incredible addition to our ongoing FLY List.

Vanya is a coach that specializes in helping people create their life's work by starting with purpose and authenticity. She loves writing, reading, psychology, philosophy, arts and all forms of self-expression. She co-founded a personal development podcast called "The Coaching Journal", where she and her partner Katy Trost offer thought-provoking concepts to empower people to intentionally design the life they desire to have.

You can read more about Vanya on her website: https://www.liveauthentic.net/about/

Introduction: The Journey Of A Girl From Bulgaria

My incredible guest today is Vanya Lazarova. We connected on Instagram and I messaged her, inviting her to come on the show.

[2:07] Still Can’t Believe How This Journey Has Unfolded

Vanya was born and raised in Bulgaria and moved to the United States in 2010 and since that moment, she made it her mission to find her purpose and a meaningful career, and design that for herself since she didn’t have a career path set from college, as her degree is in philosophy.

For a few years, Vanya did a few different career paths, but she didn’t feel connected to any of them so she decided to go deeper and really figure out what would make her the most happy and fulfilled person she could be.

[4:23] Found Coaching In A Way You Wouldn’t Expect

Coaching just started showing up in her life and people were asking her about it, and because of that she could no longer ignore the signs that were showing up and started surrounding herself with people who were into coaching and then decided to look into it, and now she’s been coaching for a year and a half now.

[5:57] Piecing It Together

Coaching is a way of living life. Growing up, Vanya really hadn’t pieced it together, and her journey of piecing things together really manifested itself in her life, after moving to New York. She was in disbelief in whether she would ever find her purpose in life and was at the crossroads.

[12:08] Let Your Fascination Drive You, Instead of Following The Social Template

Growing up, Vanya was always drawn towards meaning and purpose, and so those were the things that she did, but as she got older, she was ignoring those things to the fit the mold of what everyone else was doing. After doing the things that she didn’t love, she went back to being true to herself and doing the things that fulfilled her.

[16:44] Coming To Terms with Purpose-Driven Work and Pushing Through The Fears and Doubts

The fears and doubts were real for Vanya because she was questioning whether people really needed the service she provided. She had to open her awareness to the idea that the work she does, though it doesn’t fit the current work paradigm, is so beneficial to people that want more purpose and meaning in their lives.

[20:07] The Steps Necessary in Creating A Life With Purpose and Meaning

The first step is awareness. What things make you happy in your soul? Many people don’t know their values, and that is a good place to start as well because that will help with getting aligned with what you enjoy.

[22:00] Creating Your List of Values

Whatever your values are, those should be the things that fuel your work. One of Vanya’s values is a deeper connection with other people. She loves people. Vanya also values curiosity and freedom.

[30:46] Being Authentic and Giving Yourself Self-Love

Authenticity can be a real challenge but not being yourself is so draining. It takes becoming aware of what you are hiding from and what you are afraid of and putting it down on paper, to gain back your freedom. Journaling helped Vanya overcome holding herself back.

Self-love is radical self-acceptance. It’s being vulnerable. It’s coming to terms with who you are and putting a mirror in front of your face, and saying that “This is me.” It’s coming into a deep discovery of who you are.

[35:31] The Coaching Journal Podcast

Vanya’s podcast started as a passion project with her friend, Katy Trost. The podcast has allowed her to share her voice and to fully express herself. Authenticity is a major message for their show.

Vanya has found that it can be a challenge to share our message because of our gremlins (internal critics). But journaling has really helped mute those gremlins. Accepting that the gremlins are there has actually freed her. Asking yourself great questions helps free you from those gremlins.

“The magic happens once you let go and open up.” - Vanya Lazarova

[44:00] Returning To Our Inner-Child

Curiosity is an incredible thing. Explore those things that you find yourself saying you wish you could do or had the time to do. People have so many fears that if they explore a passion, they won’t get any external validation from doing it.

[50:00] How To Avoid Overwhelm and Getting Stuck

Taking it step by step and prioritizing your goals. Multitasking is not helpful. Taking your time is key. Kaizen one thing and give it 100% of your focus is the best way to move forward. Kaizen is breaking down a goal to small, incremental steps that you can accomplish easily.

[54:00] Just Do The Thing

Tackle the most uncomfortable thing on your goals list and break it down into the simplest of steps possible because that will help you move ahead faster than you would’ve been otherwise, with your purpose-driven work, or passion. Don’t be in the hall of fame of getting ready to get ready.

[56:00] Where Can We Connect with Vanya

We can go to Vanya’s website: www.liveauthentic.net.

Her podcast is the Coaching Journal. It is available on Soundcloud.

Vanya’s Instagram: @_liveauthentic_.

[56:44] Vanya’s Definition of Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings

Following the little signs that you have. Following the little drive within you. To really live life on your own terms and honoring yourself.

Episode Outline

Introduction: The Journey of A Girl From Bulgaria

[2:07] Still Can’t Believe How This Journey Has Unfolded

[12:08] Let Your Fascination Drive You, Instead of Following The Social Template

[16:44] Coming To Terms with Purpose-Driven Work and Pushing Through The Fears and Doubts

[20:07] The Steps Necessary in Creating A Life With Purpose and Meaning

[22:00] Creating Your List of Values

[30:46] Being Authentic and Giving Yourself Self-Love

[44:00] Returning To Our Inner-Child

[50:00] How To Avoid Overwhelm and Getting Stuck

[54:00] Just Do The Thing

[56:00] Where Can We Connect with Vanya

[56:44] Vanya’s Definition of Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings

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