For the August edition of our monthly interview series, we had an amazing conversation with the one and only Juliet Israel.
Juliet Israel is all about helping individuals gain clarity and discover how to live life like a pro. By utilizing simple mind techniques to destroy self sabotaging beliefs and discover light.
To follow through with her mission, She consistently creates contents on her social media, Podcast and newsletters, all with the aim of helping people live like a pro.
Livshub :What did you study in school?
Juliet Israel : I studied Accounting.
LH : What’s your story / journey, how did you go from studying accounting, to helping people leverage their mindset to become pros?
JI : Long story. I started out as a writer. Writing about almost any and everything. Then I attended an event in 2019 and had a Mindset reset. From that event, I knew I had several limiting beliefs holding me back from living the life of my dreams so I decided to go through personal therapy. I had several sessions and the more sessions I had, the more I realized that a lot of young people were battling with their self, critical inner dialogue and negative self talk. I started talking more about that, my journey on how I was breaking free from those limiting beliefs, how I was learning to love and accept myself and so on…I guess that was where the journey began.
LH: What is your biggest success so far?
JI: Biggest success? I don’t consider any success or win a small win. As long as it took my personal effort and God’s grace, it’s a big deal for me. So all the successes I have ever had until now are big deals for me.
LH:What surprising lessons have you learnt along the way?
JI: A lot. But I think one of the most important would be on LEARNING. There are several things you would have to UNLEARN as you go through the journey of life. There are things that no longer serve you. Then there are new things you would need to LEARN. But very importantly, there are also things you would need to RELEARN consistently as they continue to serve you. But even while you try to LEARN, UNLEARN and RELEARN, you should also remember that these learnings can come from anyone no matter how big or small, old or young, rich or poor. Anyone.
LH: What does a typical day in your week look like?
JI: Wake up in the morning.
Sign in for work (I have a 9-5 but we currently work from home).
Attend series of meetings (On a good day, just 2, bad days, maybe 5).
Eat in between work.
Ensure I check off all or most tasks on my to-do list.
Sign off by 5pm.
Start working on building my personal brand ( Create and share the content for the day for my own brand).
Attend any meetings I may have with my personal clients.
Speak to my mentor.
Take online courses, read.
Write my plan and to-do list for the next day.
LH: What inspired you to start your podcast and newsletters?
JI: So I started the Newsletter, actually called Mindletter earlier in March. It’s called Mindletter because I share nuggets as it relates to the Mindset. Started it because I wanted to address certain issues plaguing the minds of young individuals.
The podcast is called “The Likeability Podcast.” For several years, I battled with self-love and acceptance. But through my therapy sessions, I learnt to love me completely and accept me for who I am and what I have. All the while I didn’t love myself, I actually didn’t know. I’d go on the gram and post, “Self-Love” bla bla bla. But I got to understand that self-love is way beyond saying, “Oh, I love me.” And I knew a lot of people had this ideology as well of what self-love is all about. So, the podcast is all about redefining love, self-love and acceptanance.
LH: Which people or books had the most influence on your growth?
JI: My mentor.
James Clear’s Book (Atomic Habits).
And many other books and mentors afar.
LH: As a creative, are there days your mind hits a roadblock? How do you deal with this?
JI: I sincerely don’t know what people mean when they say they hit a roadblock. The reason most people hit a roadblock is because they have no clear idea on the problem they want to solve. As long as there is a problem, there are different ways to proffer solution to the problem.
LH: Do you get criticized for your work? What’s your advice for handling criticism?
JI: I really cannot remember getting criticized for my work. And that’s probably because I have done this. I mean, write consistently for over 5 years now. But here’s a quick tip to handling criticism –
- Understand the person’s reason for criticizing your work. (Is it out of jealousy, anger or they are genuinely concerned about your growth?)
- Assess yourself and weigh it with the person’s criticism. (Did I really not do this correctly? Are there ways I could be better?)
- Understand that the goal is to become better and not bitter. Don’t take the criticism to heart. Take yourself out of the criticism and work on becoming better.
- Most importantly, don’t doubt yourself or your abilities. If the aim of the criticism is to help you become better, accept it and work on becoming better.
LH: What do you want your legacy to be, how do you want to be remembered?
JI: I want to be remembered as one who helped millions of people globally overcome their limiting beliefs and live the lives they were destined to live.
LH: What’s the best thing about what you do?
JI: I’d say, the beautiful thing about what I do is the fact that I use my personal experience to proffer solutions to boggling problems.
LH: What do you do to cool off, relax and have fun?
JI: I sleep basically, or chat with friends.
LH: A word of encouragement to young creatives out there.
JI: If you’re waiting for the best idea, the best time to unleash your creativity, you’ll wait forever. Creativity doesn’t come to those who wait. But to those who act on their ideas – boring or not.
LH: Thank you for your time and your insightful wisdom. We deeply appreciate.
JI: Thanks for having me. It was fun talking with you.
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