Nov 8, 2021
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Marina Perry Podcast! This week, Sophie Guidolin joins Marina to discuss parenting, entrepreneurship, and multi-passionate living. She is a woman’s health and fitness expert, social media star, and business entrepreneur.
Sophie has half a million followers on Instagram alone and prides herself on keeping her content very authentic. But she does admit it can be a lot to manage. Several years ago, she reached a point of burnout after consistently posting and prioritizing what she thought everyone wanted to see. So she took back control and set very clear boundaries to only see what and how much she wanted to share. Her advice is to own the fact that not everyone will like you, and don’t let that stop you from being who you are. When you find your people, they will accept you 100% as you are, and the more you are true to yourself, the more you’ll attract the right people.
The key to juggling her social platform with her parenting and business life is through organized chaos. Sophie has shared diaries and calendars with her ex-husband, kids, and friends so that everyone can have access to what’s going on in her life. It also helps that she loves what she does, so managing her business and releasing new products doesn’t feel like work. She’s learned many business lessons the hard way, like managing staff and delegating the right tasks to the right people. It took hitting rock bottom for Sophie to finally prioritize and reorganize her alignment to stop chasing the next best thing.
When it comes to making a blended family work, the most important thing is to take the ego out of it. When a partnership breaks down, we tend to get so caught up in ourselves we forget that there are children involved. Not every relationship is meant to last forever because we are all supposed to grow constantly, so it’s natural to outgrow each other. It was so important to Sophie and her ex-husband that their children don’t grow up into adults that need to heal. They were able to separate their lives before things got to an ugly place.
Independence and free-thinking have always been essential aspects of Sophie’s parenting style. She believes the best lessons are often the hard ones, so she’s not a helicopter parent. We need to learn to allow others to have their own beliefs and sit with someone else’s perspective we might not necessarily share. Journaling can give you immense perspective into your mindfulness and help you feel secure and empowered enough in yourself to sit comfortably with someone else.
Be authentically who you are because you’re the one who has to live your life.
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