E05. Crafting a Career of Passion with Mar

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“It’s the process that I’ve learned to completely fall in love with. And that’s I think what’s really helping me right now is I’m in love with the process.”

Mar stepped away from a lucrative career in finance to follow her passion by creating a lifestyle brand of coaching and yoga. Today she joins Aine to discuss how she juggles being a new mom with her responsibilities as both a brand and a life coach. Listen for advice on communicating with your partner and learning to fall in love with the process, not the end result.

Even if you’re lucky enough to create a career based on your passions, that doesn’t mean you will never feel work stress again. Mar is our guest this week and is here to discuss the delicate balance between being a new mom, managing a business with multiple revenue streams, and keeping a healthy relationship with her spouse during the quarantine.

Mar has invaluable advice for new moms and for couples navigating their new normal from home. She also lets us know how she finds joy even in these troubled times.

  • [01:30] – 5-day Align to Thrive Challenge

  • [02:08] – Interview with Mar 

  • [02:49] – Creating before we consume

  • [05:08] – Mar’s mission

  • [06:48] – Becoming a coach and yoga teacher

  • [12:27] – Financial independence

  • [15:44] – Navigating work, motherhood & self-care

  • [21:18] – Mindfulness tools

  • [24:28] – How the coach gets coached

  • [25:55] – Couples quarantine

  • [30:54] – Futurecasting

  • [33:58] – Opportunities to become better & stronger

  • [39:13] – How is Mar cultivating joy?

Mar is a Partner at BIÂN and the founder of Yoga With Mar. As a Partner at BIÂN, Mar is responsible for the curation of the club’s customized wellness programs and for leading BIÂN’s wellness team. In this role, she oversees the club’s wellness professionals to ensure their integration into all that BIÂN offers is both seamless and purposeful.

Formerly a finance professional at Nuveen Investments and Guggenheim Partners, Mar followed her deeply-rooted passion for health and wellness and made a bold career shift founding Yoga With Mar – a Chicago-based lifestyle, coaching, and yoga brand. Connect with her on Instagram, at her website Yoga With Mar, or on the BIÂN website.

Aine Rock is an artist, entrepreneur, mom and High Performance Coach working on becoming the best version of herself and inspiring others to do the same. Rock Your Joy is a place for women to share the unique ways they find, cultivate, and celebrate joy. We’re often so focused on things happening to us that we forget that joy exists within us. Tune in every other week as we find that joy, together.

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This podcast episode was produced by Dante32.


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