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CYOP #116 - When Mental Health, Advocacy + Business Mix with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal

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CYOP #116 - When Mental Health, Advocacy + Business Mix with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal

Photos of the  Moorea Seal  shop by  Julia Manchik

Photos of the Moorea Seal shop by Julia Manchik


Today’s episode is the last in my series with Moorea Seal and it’s a powerful one. If you’re just tuning in, be sure to go back and listen to episodes 114 and 115 before diving into this one. If you’ve already listened to past episodes, you know that Moorea is an author, designer and shop owner and she has been very open about the experiences that have set her on her path. 
 
This episode is no exception. We’re diving pretty deep into some serious topics. On the show, we chat about why mental health advocacy is so important to Moorea, what therapy has helped her realize over the years, a how discussions about mental health, wellness, and advocacy are approached within her business.

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"A strong person knows when they need help." —Moorea Seal, Author, Designer + Shop Owner // Art by  Melanie Biehle  

"A strong person knows when they need help." —Moorea Seal, Author, Designer + Shop Owner // Art by Melanie Biehle 



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CYOP #115 - Putting in the Work + Handling Quick Growth with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal

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CYOP #115 - Putting in the Work + Handling Quick Growth with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal

Photo:   52 Lists for Happiness   courtesy of  Moorea Seal

I’m back today with another segment with author, designer and shop owner Moorea Seal. If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode yet, I highly recommend you go back and download that one first. It’s Episode 114 in the archives. 
 
In today’s interview, we talk a lot about growth and what it’s looked like for Moorea both personally and in business. She goes into detail about how her multi-book book deal came to fruition, why Moorea Seal (the shop) wouldn’t be where it is today without a team of people, and how she's known when to take the next big steps with her business.

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SHOW NOTES:

Moorea Seal
Moorea's blog
Moorea's 52 Lists books
Pre-order Moorea's new book!
Moorea on InstagramPinterest, Facebook + Twitter
Sasquatch Books
Justina Blakeney
Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess
Julia Manchik

Learn more about upcoming workshops here.
See the new art prints in the shop here!

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CYOP #114 - How to Stop Equating our Value to our Outputs with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal

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CYOP #114 - How to Stop Equating our Value to our Outputs with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal

Moorea Seal  in her Seattle shop. Photo:  O'Malley Photographers

Moorea Seal in her Seattle shop. Photo: O'Malley Photographers


Today, I'm talking with Moorea Seal, who is an author, designer and shop owner based out of Seattle! In today’s interview, she walks us through the early days of her career and how blogging, art, and Pinterest all played a roll. We also chat about what it’s like to name your business after yourself, how early trauma in her life set her on her path, and why our identities don’t need to be tied to our outputs.
 
Moorea’s story is one that is full of both dark and light moments and you’ll hear a little bit of both over the next three episodes. I really hope you’ll take the time to listen to the underlying drivers that are at play in everything she does. While we may not all be able to relate to exactly what she’s gone through, her tenacity to just keep going and to trust her gut is one that I think we can all learn from.

Enjoy!
 


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SHOW NOTES:

Moorea Seal
Moorea's blog
Moorea's books
Moorea on InstagramPinterest, Facebook + Twitter
Moorea's music on Myspace (!!)
Artist John Grade
Myers Briggs Test

Learn more about upcoming workshops here.
See what art prints are coming to the shop here.

 

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"It's okay to trust your intuition." — Moorea Seal, Author, Designer + Shop Owner + Art by  Melanie Biehle

"It's okay to trust your intuition." — Moorea Seal, Author, Designer + Shop Owner + Art by Melanie Biehle



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CYOP #88 - Changing Your Mind + Redefining Success with Author (and Hollywood Expat) Lisa Jakub

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CYOP #88 - Changing Your Mind + Redefining Success with Author (and Hollywood Expat) Lisa Jakub

CYOP #88 - Author (+ Hollywood Expat) Lisa Jakub // creatingyourownpath.com

Today's guest is actor-turned-author Lisa Jakub. If you’ve ever seen Mrs. Doubtfire or the original Independence Day, you’re likely familiar with her early work. I came across Lisa a few years ago on Twitter and she has since completely changed careers. She’s now a writer living thousands of miles away from Hollywood.

When I read Lisa’s book, You Look Like That Girl…, in which she details her major life and career shift, I knew I wanted to have her on this segment of the show. You might think the story of an actor-turned-writer would be completely un-relatable, but that couldn’t be further from the truth in this case.

In the interview, we chat about how Lisa got into acting at the age of four and how she handled the period of time between leaving Hollywood and where she is today. We also talk about the tools Lisa used to understand how she could view success outside of the world of acting and filmmaking, why she feels it’s important to talk about the difficult times she’s faced over the years and what she’s working on next.

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"You're allowed to live your life in a way that makes you happy." — Lisa Jakub, Author + Hollywood Expat // creatingyourownpath.com

SHOW NOTES:

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CYOP #79 - Taking Sabbaticals + Pursuing Parallel Careers with Author Karan Bajaj

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CYOP #79 - Taking Sabbaticals + Pursuing Parallel Careers with Author Karan Bajaj

Today’s guest is author Karan Bajaj. He’s written three books while being employed by various large companies and is currently the CMO of a startup. In the episode, we chat about his 4-1-4 rule (4 years working, 1 year off, 4 years working, etc.), which he uses to plan out his sabbaticals. We also dive in to the reason he feels compelled to pursue his parallel careers, his best advice to those considering a sabbatical, how his latest break inspired and allowed him to write his latest novel, why he thinks career pressure stifles creativity and much more...

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