Profit with Purpose by Anna Goldstein
Profit with Purpose by Anna Goldstein
Anna Goldstein
Anna Goldstein is an NYU certified coach, entrepreneur, Huffington Post contributor, former nationally ranked tennis player and author. The Profit With Purpose show is an informative and uplifting podcast where Anna dives into lives of entrepreneurs, healers, and change-makers who are making money through living their purpose. The goal is to provide practical tips to inspire you to be profitable living your life’s purpose. As a student of psychology, new age thinking, meditation, mindfulness techniques and yoga, Anna weaves these spiritual principles into her show. Find out more at:
#194: Tommy Rosen: Addiction, Awareness, & Recovery
Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in recovery and wellness. He holds advanced certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 31 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction. He is the founder and CEO of the Recovery 2.0 Global Community, where he runs online conferences, group coaching, and coach training programs. He is the author of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life. I met Tommy at a retreat in Maui, Hawaii. It was fun to reconnect to have him share his wisdom and expertise! In this interview, we talk about awareness, addiction, and recovery. This conversation is not about judgment. Tommy talks about his own crippling experiences with cannabis only as an example of addiction, referring to his past use of it as a mere “balm” for his pain rather than medicine. You can substitute cannabis with any behavior you continue to engage in despite the fact that it brings negative consequences into your life. The purpose of this discussion is to gain more insight and awareness into your life so that you can be your best. To Tommy, it all comes down to asking powerful questions of awareness and discernment, so that you can create a new identity based on your authentic self! Sneak-peek: Tommy defines “addiction” from the broad perspective of “any behavior that you continue to do despite the fact that it brings negative consequences into your life.” [3:14] He explains how we can catch ourselves engaging in addictive behavior so that we can take the first steps toward overcoming it. [5:09] Why is “awareness of self” the single most important key to overcoming addiction? [10:07] Tommy shares the initial start of his recovery. [15:10] He reflects on having to leave behind the identity he had built up to his decision to change his life. [21:21] Tommy explains how important support is on your journey to recovery. [31:29] The 4 Aggravations that prevent us from living a full life: [34:18] Negative thinking Self-doubt Procrastination Resentment Learn what the next steps are after achieving self-awareness [37:43] Tommy’s advice for you - All human beings are born to excel. [42:01] Relevant Links: Tommy’s book: Tommy on LinkedIn: Tommy’s Website:
Feb 2, 2023
45 min
#193: Anna Goldstein: Life Update: New Beginnings and Endings
Life Update: * New Beginnings: What's your ideal environment? * Endings: How can you have more fun?
Nov 8, 2022
8 min
#192: Just Do It
  In this episode we talk about:   Getting back to things that you have fallen off of. Starting when you have been procrastinating Not waiting for things to be perfect     What are you going to start today?
Aug 29, 2022
3 min
#191: Elise Museles: Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live
The food you eat has an undeniable impact on your life and relationships. How can you reform that influence and start over if you've had a restrictive approach to it all this while? In today's episode, we explore the story of Elise Museles, a certified eating psychology and nutrition expert, creator of the Food Story Method and platform, and host of the popular podcast Once Upon a Food Story. Elise's upcoming book, Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live, talks about changing your relationship with food to step into a new and more satisfying life that is healthy not just for you but also for the people around you. She joins us to talk about her transformative journey, switching her profession from a well-established lawyer to a certified nutrition expert, how she learned to challenge the way she thought about food, and major snippets from Food Story, her latest book. What was that pivotal moment in Elise's life that prompted her to take action about her "perfectionist" relationship with food? It was the day Elise graduated from law school and was enjoying the milestone at a celebratory dinner in a restaurant with her boyfriend (now husband). They had booked the table three months in advance due to the high demand of the place and were over-the-moon about it. It all changed when Elise realized that most of the food served on the table were those she didn't have. She was uncomfortable around the food, and her boyfriend sensed it too. He responded to the situation and explained how difficult it was for him not to see her eat. Elise realized that her dysfunctional relationship with food was also affecting him, and she broke up with him that very moment. She decided to mend her ways with food, not just for him but also for herself. What did Elise's healing journey look like? After returning to California to work with the US Department of Justice, Elise started to connect with food more profoundly. She began to search for the ingredients and different nuances of food and cooking. Elise tried to discover where the ingredients were sourced, started going to the farmers' market to see the processes behind it, and presented food more beautifully. This way, she let go of a lot of fear surrounding food and learned to build a more positive connection with it. What resources did Elise use to help her in the process of rewriting her relationship with food? Elise shares that books had a significant impact on changing her relationship with food. She learned the different aspects of diet-eating, nutrition, and food varieties, making her better aware of her choices. Elise, however, recommends not to go through any limiting "diet" beliefs, outdated theories, and restrictive ideas around food. What are Elise's thoughts on food rules? Elise doesn't have any rules when it comes to food now. She believes there's a fine line between food rules and being aware of what your body needs. Your body understands for itself what food is necessary and what is not. You have to be more mindful so you don't mistake unnecessary cravings as your needs. Remember, the key is to get rid of any guilt or shame around your food choices. How does Elise describe the emotional aspects of food? The food you eat can take you back in memory to those times you enjoyed having it or first had it. You reminisce about the moments and experiences surrounding those times. That's why Elise explains; food is emotional. The best way to understand this is to think about how people's relationship with food changed during the pandemic. We resorted to comfort food because it made us feel better, and it's not wrong. However, if you regret your action, later on, you know your choice is unhealthy. Hence, if you know your food choice will make you happy after you have it, it's good for your body. And if it's not, you know you don't want it. It's all about being connected to yourself and understanding your body. This way, your relationship with food becomes happier. How do your thoughts affect your health, metabolism, and nutrient intake? You must've noticed how stress is a deciding factor when it comes to your food choices. Some of us tend to eat more when stressed, whereas others tend to be the other way round. No matter what you eat, you won't get the full value of the food unless your thoughts are in harmony with it. If your mind is occupied with concerns and worries about your food, your body lets out a stress response that stops you from imbibing the full value of your food. As Elise explains, "What's in your mind is just as important as what's on your plate." What is the Story of Perfection (from the eight disempowering food stories in her upcoming book)? Elise shares that many of us tend to have "unrealistic, impossible" standards around our food choices. We're caught in the rigidity of black and white, healthy and unhealthy, and often go after the wisest choice. All this is so that we achieve the notion of "perfect", which is hard to release. What is the Story of Shame (from the eight disempowering food stories in her upcoming book)? Elise's story of Shame tells us that we associate a lot of shame with our food choices and ways of eating. It is essential to have open conversations to help us get over the same. What is the Story of Confusion (from the eight disempowering food stories in her upcoming book)? Elise shares that many of her clients with perfectionist food attitudes tend to be confused around them because of the associated stress and overthinking. They feel overwhelmed and exhausted trying to abide by all the rules, opinions, and information. Elise explains that the key is to eat what works for you the best. What is the Story of Escape? According to Elise, the story of escape is more complicated than the other stories. And that's because, most often, we're unaware of what we're really trying to escape or why we're even feeling like behaving that way. You need to understand your "why" before making those escapes. What is the Story of Not Enoughness? It is a very common feeling, especially among people today. You see people post stories and content that seem too good to be true, and you keep pushing your bars till you reach just the right "enough". It's a human characteristic to feel something is not right in you in such cases. But this has to be overcome. What is the Story of Overwhelm? Tony Robbins says, "complexity is the enemy of execution". Our choices around food and diet could become so complicated over time that we begin to lose ourselves to the strategies and consecutive actions. We need to simplify these ideas to the simple thought that our body knows what's best for it. What is the Story of Later? Elise's story of later is especially applicable to parents who lose themselves in the process of caring for their kids. They postpone their happiness to a future that's far away and unknown. It's up to all of us to decide if we want to change the script of our lives and stop pressing the "in future" button on ourselves. Taking care of yourself needs to be on priority always. What is the Story of Despair? The story of despair, as Elise shares, is the most important to her. It talks about not losing hope even when the times are tough. There are times when you could feel you've practiced your food habits for so long that it's challenging to get over them. The real deal is getting over that trap, restoring hope, and rewriting your story. What is the Food Story Method discussed in Elise's book? Healing isn't linear, and it applies fittingly in the case of food choices too. You have to constantly go back, evaluate your disbeliefs around food, and get over them. You need to discard those messages that don't serve you any longer, release thoughts stuck in your body, and regain clarity on what works for your body at the moment and what doesn't. Adapt and improvise your food story as you progress over time. What is a simple way to incorporate Elise's tips into your life? Start by taking three deep breaths. It helps slow down your thoughts, reconnect you back to your body, and connect you to the present. Connect with Elise:  Website | Instagram | Twitter | Podcast   Find her latest book here!
Nov 18, 2021
52 min
#190: Anna Goldstein: Associations Our Brains Make
Welcome Back! Our brain learns to take certain things, objects, thoughts, emotions, signs and anything else and associate these with other thoughts, emotions, feelings and things. It's common to make generalizations. It helps to separate parts so that you can make correct associations.  
Sep 23, 2021
6 min
#189: Anna Goldstein: Befriend Your Fear (Chapter #2)
"Usually we think that brave people have no fear. The truth is that they are intimate with fear." - Pema Chodron
Jul 29, 2021
7 min
#188: Anna Goldstein: The Voice in Your Head (Chapter #1) Reading my book
I was twenty-five years old and living in a small studio apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. As a girl who grew up in the suburbs of Maryland, I’d moved to New York City three years prior with big hopes and dreams for my future, but I was stumbling. I’d already had four different jobs, lived in three different apartments, and felt completely lost, alone, and isolated. I was consumed by the voice in my head that told me all the things that were wrong with me, and I was worried about my future. Would I ever find my way in my career? Would I ever have a meaningful romantic partnership? How was I going to survive in this city financially? What if things didn’t work out and I ended up poor, unhappy and alone? I obsessed over tracking my food; compulsively measured my belly, wrists, and chin, and constantly checked to see how much I weighed. I desperately wanted to be in a relationship to make me feel better and further distract me from my problems. But my biggest addiction was that I believed my negative thoughts. 11 I wished there was a switch in my head that I could turn off. But I couldn’t. My nightly routine was to stare at the ceiling alone in the dark thinking I was seriously flawed. I was so consumed by the voice in my head that I spent several years like this— having trouble sleeping, not holding down a steady job, eating junk food, and drinking too much alcohol. I was so unhappy, my confidence plummeted. But deep down, I knew there was more for me. I just wasn’t sure what was in my way or how to access the strength within me. That little seed of believing there must be another way became my guiding light to seek answers and solutions to overcome my largest obstacle: my mind. I knew I wasn’t the only one struggling. In fact, I was the one many of my friends sought out to talk about their problems. Sometimes we would gab on the phone and complain about our lives for hours on end. Maybe you too have been wondering how you can deal with the voice in your head that tells you, “You’re not good enough, you’re not qualified enough, you need more experience, something is wrong with you, you’ll never be successful, you’re too young (or old) . . . ” Is it possible to stop beating yourself up when you do something “wrong” or make a mistake? What would it be like if you didn’t judge others, didn’t care what other people thought about you, and instead went for the things you really wanted, even in the face of fear? Maybe you feel like you just weren’t born confident, that others have it all figured out, and because of your past experiences, you’ll never be the person you want to be. Maybe you’ve done everything you thought would make you feel whole, and checked all the boxes, but you’re still looking for a deeper sense of joy and fulfillment. You know that you are meant for more. But how can you access your potential?
Jul 22, 2021
6 min
#187: Anna Goldstein: Confidence Mantras (Mind Training)
The way you think profoundly impacts how you feel and the actions you take. Listening to mantras help you rewire your brain for positivity and confidence. Be Bold Mantras I am enough just as I am Failure is a stepping-stone to success It is safe for me to grow I can change my beliefs I pay attention to intuitive nudges I trust myself Obstacles are an opportunity to grow Adversity gives me strength I create my reality I am responsible for my actions I always do my best I engage in activities that fill me up I take good care of myself I am confident
Jul 15, 2021
5 min
#186: Anna Goldstein: What Confidence Really Is + Free Mini Confidence Course
Confidence is a muscle, and pushing through negative thinking and unfortunate events is how you build that muscle. It is important to recognize your vulnerability, but just as important is to not let it stop you but rather - empower you.  Tune in to this episode to reframe your thinking about confidence. Renew your relationship with confidence in this quick but useful listen.  Timestamps  00:01 Do this to discover your confidence. 01:43 Do you need to have your life together to feel confident?  02:14 What is confidence really about?  03:11 Why we should normalize negative thinking (real-life example). 05:01 How getting comfortable with your negative thoughts helps your confidence.  Key Takeaways  Confidence is all about embracing uncomfortable emotions. It is about embracing your vulnerability.  Confidence is not the absence of fear or failure. In fact, you build your confidence by weathering through your shortfalls.  Freedom comes from letting go of the expectation that you must be perfect. When you do that and realize you are still okay, you will feel empowered.  Confidence is the effect of action. Do things that scare you and when you come out of the other side alive and better off you will build your confidence.  Resources Mentioned Pre-order my book and get a mini-course on confidence for FREE  Email: 
Jul 12, 2021
7 min
#185: Anna Goldstein: How to NOT Worry What Other People Think
Value Your Opinion More Than Anyone Else An old man, a boy and a donkey were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along, they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding. The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions. Then, later, they passed some people who remarked, "What a shame, he makes that little boy walk." So they then decided they'd both walk!Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So, they both rode the donkey. Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey. The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey. As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned. The moral of the story? If you try to please everyone, you might as well... Kiss your “donkey" goodbye! And even this ending won’t please everyone. When you start to blaze your own trail there will be people who will tell you why you can't or why you shouldn’t do something you want to do. Everyone has an opinion.  For example, maybe your group of peers drink alcohol socially and now you’ve decided you don’t want to drink alcohol. Your friends might try to convince you to continue drinking alcohol - they might ask you why you aren’t drinking and continue to offer you a drink - even though you have told them that you aren’t going to drink. And when you are confident in yourself, you don’t let others sway you - but rather you stand rooted in how you want to move forward with your vision. There is no need to look for approval when you approve yourself. Here are a 5 steps to manage other's opinions: Don’t take things personally. What others say to you are a reflection of their beliefs.  Be selective about who you share your goals with. Understand what others share with you is information - you decide what you do with information - if it resonates with you great, if not, let it go. Above all else, value your opinion more than others.  Don’t continue to explain or justify your view, just say thank you for sharing to end the conversation. Carefully choose who you spend time with. Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn said, You become who you spend time with.  When you decide to live in accordance with your highest vision, it might make others uncomfortable. Trust yourself. 
Apr 8, 2021
4 min
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