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071 | Yoga, Believing in Yourself & Finding Your Authentic Voice with Kelly Smith

By Meredith Rom: Women's Leadership Coach, Spiritual Entrepreneur, and Blogger

Many of us can easily get lost in self-doubt and “what-if’s” when we take a step into unfamiliar territory. Kelly Smith was no different when she was faced with a decision to move from a progressive city to a small town in Missouri with her husband while he finished medical school. She knew she was faced a choice - either she could be a victim to her circumstances and let her inner critic voices get the best of her, or she could make something truly amazing from the experience she had been given.  Kelly went on to start the first yoga studio in the small town where many thought yoga was against their religion. She was able to rise up in spite of adversity and create a thriving space for people to align their mind, bodies and hearts. And most importantly, along the way, she learned to believe in herself as a teacher. In this episode Kelly shares how to move beyond fear and doubt to truly believe in yourself, your gifts and what it is you are here to share. In this episode we discussed:  Kelly’s story of starting her own yoga studio at 22 years old and her journey of learning to believe in herself as a leader and teacher  How to get out of your own way and stop holding yourself back  How to quiet your “inner mean girl” with meditation  Finding your authentic voice as a teacher  What to do if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, and how to use meditation to help    Stay in Touch with Kelly: Website Instagram   Kelly Smith is the founder of Yoga For You yoga method and school and a master trainer. She is also a podcaster herself (she has a guided meditation podcast) and she started her first business when she was 23 years old.  She works with empowering women and helping people become the best versions of themselves through yoga. She believes the mind is the most powerful thing you possess and there is nothing in this world holding you back except for you! After a life time of telling herself lies and believing that she wasn't good enough, smart enough, talented enough, special enough, thin enough, or just plain enough, she took a long hard look in the mirror and in her heart and decided it was time she connected with who she truly was, got out of her own way and started to finally live. Through yoga and meditation she got a glimpse of who she truly was, and it changed everything. She has dedicated her life to teaching soul-searchers how to master their minds and connect with their true selves so they can live an abundant and authentic life.  Podcast by Meredith Rom - Rising Women Leaders | Spirituality | Personal Growth | Yoga. Intuition, stories, and voices   Entrepreneurship - Personal growth, intuition, stories, voice, women, yoga, feminine leadership, spirituality, online business, and meditation

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