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Heart-Centered Living- EP. 95

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EMPATHY • MATTER • FUN

GIA DUKE

Top Takeaways From This Episode:

  • Entrepreneurship and activism can sometimes feel like a lonely journey, but it’s the community you create that makes the difference.
  • We improve the world every single time we give back.
  • You have the power to follow your heart and manifest your dreams.
  • The energy you put out into the world creates change. No matter the path you take, continue to make a difference.

Show Notes:

Gia Duke has committed herself to heart-centered work, however, after spending a large portion of her life running from cause to cause and spreading herself too thin, she realized that there were too many causes for her to give full support at all times. She couldn't help fast enough and there was always more work to be done – no matter how hard she worked and tried. She even wrote about it Conscious Company Magazine in the article How to Avoid Compassion Exhaustion.

 

Following Her Heart

Gia truly did spend most of her time following her heart. From teaching and working for the Humane Society, to working as a spokesperson for heart-centered companies and contemplating adoption, Gia eventually experienced what she calls “compassion exhaustion.”

It wasn’t until she began holding home parties for a company aligned with her personal values, that Gia realized how much she loved acting as spokesperson. She used this as an avenue to encourage others within the company to focus on fundraising and giving back to the community. As you can see, Gia truly encompasses heart-centered living!

 

A Realization From The Heart

Eventually, Gia found herself looking into the process of adoption. Soon, she discovered no one was talking about the foster care system and all of the children living in foster care. Gia felt passionately called to use her teaching background to build a creative arts wilderness retreat in her mountain town. 

The retreat was geared towards children in the foster care system. Amazingly, it was a one-woman show, run entirely by Gia herself. While the retreat is no longer in action, this process led Gia to her true calling, helping people help people. 

 

Revolution Super Love

Gia continues to follow her heart and encourage others to focus on love and kindness. Her movement, Revolution Super Love, pushes people from all walks of life to live authentically and live with heart. 

She teaches us the importance of identifying our heart reasons, the driving focus behind our work. It’s through that deeper connection that we continue to grow and improve the world around us. It’s true that everyone impacts the world in a different way. 

Trust me, friend – The world needs you!

You can make a difference also!

 

If you want to make a difference in the world – in your own way – we encourage you to check out Gia’s website

You can also connect with her via Facebook or Instagram.

 

Giving is Good:

Gia brings a heart-centered element into every area of her life. That’s why, as an animal lover, she passionately supports Project Open Paw. The organization works to provide food and care for the furry friends of people living in homeless encampments. Project Open Paw raises money to keep the pets of the homeless fed and healthy by contributing to vet bills as well. It’s a wonderful organization, and we hope you check it out!

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About Your Host:
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.
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