Thu, 11 July 2019
This week we welcome Jordanna Levin to the show. She is an author, podcaster, manifestor, lunar lover and (closet) stand-up comic, who has a knack for taking mind-exploding spiritual concepts and making them digestible, relatable and applicable to everyone.
Questions asked in the episode
- Is it enough to simply want something to happen?
- What everyday thoughts/traits/practices could potentially derail our goals?
- What 3 tips could you offer those wanting to make changes in their lives?
00:44 This week, I'm excited to welcome Jordanna Levin. Jordanna is a journalist, author, podcaster, and manifestor, who has a knack for taking mind-exploding, spiritual concepts and making them digestible, relatable and applicable to everyone.
00:59 In this episode, we talk about her new book called Make It Happen, which explains how we can use the practice of manifestation to achieve the life of our dreams. Over to Jordanna.
01:09 Hey, guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Jordanna Levin to the podcast. Jordanna, how are you?
01:20 I'm well, Stuart. Thank you for having me.
01:24 Well, thank you so much. We're neighbors, as well, so we'll talk about that-
01:26 I know.
01:29 A little bit later, but, first up, for everybody out there that may not be familiar with you, I just wondered if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please.
01:38 It's always hard when I get this question because I don't really know where to start, but I'll start from the very beginning. I'm a journalist. My training is journalism. I spent the first half of my career working in magazines and specifically in food publishing, which I don't really know how I ended up there. It was one of those chance encounters, and it started to steer the direction of my life from there. I worked in food publishing for almost 10 years, working in magazines and cookbooks, and got myself up to the top ranks, dream job, and thought, "Oh, this is not as dreamy as I had envisioned it," so I left publishing, and I started working for myself in lots of different facets, and it went through lots of reinventions.
02:28 I went from a health coach. I did a lot of recipe development, writing recipes for cookbooks, that moved into the celebrity cookbook world where I'd write recipes, ghostwrite recipes for celebrities, and then I exhausted that side of my life, and I pivoted once more, and I stepped away from that a little bit and started doing my yoga teacher training, getting into the more spiritual side of things, which had always been the way I was raised by my parents, but really exploring it in terms of my work and the service that I do in the world. As that started to grow, I started running these events in Sydney called Lunar Nights, which became these sellout monthly events that we ran every new moon, and they were very much centered around intention setting and manifestation, and they ran for about three years, and I think the reason that they did so well was because I had a very practical and relatable approach, and it was something that was missing from many of the spiritual teachings and the spiritual events that were happening in and around Sydney.
03:47 Once I saw the attraction of something like that, I thought, "Well, hang on. I've got this skillset of 10 years in the media. What can I do with this? How can I combine the two?" I put together a book proposal, and I sent it off last year, and that all started to come into fruition. I wrote the book in eight weeks-
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