Our guest today, Marinel de Jesus didn’t follow that advice. She’ll share how to turn your passion into a business.
She provided me with the most awesome answer about where she lives, which explains a ton about how she wants to live her life!
Marinel is the founder and CEO of Peak Explorations. She leads solo travelers on mountain expeditions all over the globe with a focus on empowering women and supporting local mountain communities.
So many powerful and insightful lessons in this interview including:
- How she used Meetup to develop her passion for hiking.
- How a year away from her job exposed her to the nomadic lifestyle.
- How purging her life created room for growing her passion into a business.
- Why surrounding herself with like-minded people was a crucial step in her transformation.
- How faith conquers your fears.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Embrace discomfort.
- Purging and letting go.
How Marinel Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6:00am.
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Fostering creativity through imaginative activities like writing, creating new tours. 2) Self-care to ensure she’s doing her job well. 3) Getting into her community and finding allies.
- Ideal work environment: Being next to mountains, when the WiFi is good, in a quiet place.
- Definition of success: Being of service to others.
- Regains focus by: Meditating.
- 90-day goal: Continuing to expand her business and try to double the amount of tours over the next year.
“It was me who was the barrier to the whole process and I needed to just find the voice inside of me that this is really not just a hobby, it’s actually a path.”
“From knowing my passion, I became much more aware of what I need to do to make the passion into a lifestyle.”
“To me, it was just a matter of reuniting myself with my real, authentic version of myself.”
“Information is awesome, it’s valuable. That’s how you actually overcome fear. When you’re informed, that’s when you finally let it go.”
“I feel like when my company grows, actually, the growth for me is me growing as a person.”
In order to take some time off to have an adventure, Marinel recommends taking these first actions:
1) Figure out what your joy is when it comes to adventure. Whether it’s in the mountains or at the beach, find what brings you the most happiness.
2) Do your research to learn about the viability and the next steps to make your adventure happen.
Resources + Bonus Materials
When you sign up for one of Marinel’s adventures at Peak Explorations, get $150 off using the discount code: lifejourney2018