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MBP #23: Agatha Kulesza on Being All Powerful, Authentic, and Fearless

Agatha Kulesza, Hey AgathaBe authentic.

That’s a common piece of advice most bloggers hear and read over and over again. I know I say it all the time.

But what does it really mean to “be authentic?” To be true to yourself even in the face of adversity? Even when life doesn’t go your way and it seems like the world is conspiring against you?

Today’s guest has lived much of life not being authentic. She was quite successful at it too, graduating college with a degree in Accounting, followed it up by working at a public accounting firm before starting up her own. On the outside, it appeared to be extremely successful but things were different on the inside.

It wasn’t until she truly lived the mantra “be authentic” that she found happiness and fulfillment in her work.

Today’s episode is extremely powerful and as authentic as you can possibly get, to the point where it even catches me off guard… I hope you get a lot out of it.

What will you learn in this episode:

  • The story of her sweaty armpits and what that has come to symbolize in her life
  • Why authenticity is so important and empowering
  • How she was able to get to the point where she was comfortable being herself
  • Why she felt the need to conform
  • How accepting she is “all powerful” has impacted her business
  • How to stay focused on a project versus testing and experimentation
  • How she deals with failure in a healthy and productive way
  • Tools she uses to recover and learn from those failures
  • What she would tell her younger self

Full Marianne Williamson quote:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some dof us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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In 2005, I founded a personal finance blog (Bargaineering.com) that became successful enough that I quit my career as a software developer in the defense industry. It is my goal to share everything I learned so that you can do the same - build an online business that let's you pursue your passion.

3 responses to “MBP #23: Agatha Kulesza on Being All Powerful, Authentic, and Fearless”

  1. Agatha says:

    Wow Jim! This is so amazing. Thank you so much for featuring me. It was such a pleasure to share my store with you and your audience.

  2. Rika Athena says:

    Loved this interview. Thank you for sharing some real gems, and I agree Jim, you have a great radio presence.

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