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65: Be a Rebel, Take a Soulbbatical: Erin Interviews Shelley Paxton

65: Be a Rebel, Take a Soulbbatical: Erin Interviews Shelley Paxton

b Cause Work Doesn't Have to Suck
Does it make any sense that most people work nonstop for 40 years so they can simply enjoy the last few years of their life? Shelley Paxton would argue that your soul deserves better. She believes that everyone deserves to b successful, not success-empty - and a life that's more authentic, courageous and purposeful. Erin Hatzikostas sits down with the rebel of all rebels, Shelley Paxton, the former Chief Marketing Officer for Haley Davidson. She since has left and started a Soulbbatical movement. Shelley discusses her inspirational father, how he went from meager beginnings to a CEO at multiple companies, and how even his mentality while battling illness in his later life was an inspiration. Erin asks Shelley to talk about her younger life, how she was a rebel living the classic sex drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle...and also that time she drove into a lake. Shelley talks about how she left college and started a great job at a huge marketing agency, moonlighting as part of an improv comedy act...only to ask for a sabbatical at the age of 25. This sabbatical had a huge impact on her mindset, personal, and professional life, leading her to constantly question what do we NEED to do? When SHOULD we work? WHERE should we work? Should we save for 40 years so we can enjoy the last 5? Erin talks about her 50% rule when trying anything, whether at home or at work - 50% of what you should do, and 50% of how you do it your own way. Shelley talks about pushing your boundaries and living a life that is true to you. She also opens up about a dark time in her life when she wasn't talking about her feelings and didn't think asking for help was an ok thing to do. She talks openly about her attempted suicide, and what she's learned from looking back on that period of her life. We hear a few excerpts from Shelley's book, "Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel's Guide to Finding Your Best Life". Be sure to check it out to really bring out your inner rebel. (FYI the book is so incredibly written Erin might have the entire thing tattooed.) You can find Shelley and the Soulbbatical book and movement at: Instagram @ soulbbatical Facebook @ Soulbbatical Coaching / Shelley Paxton Linkedin@ Shelley Paxton If you like jammin' with us on the podcast, b sure to join us for more fun and inspiration! Here are some options... Check out the b BRILLIANT career coaching program @ b Cause Podcast Facebook group @ We even sare more crazy stuff here (you probably thought that was impossible). Take our simple, fun and insightful "What Kind of Dog Are You At Work?" by going to We have so much fun stuff going on...we wouldn't want you to miss out - join the authenticity movement and our community by adding your email just about anywhere @ Check out our blog for more of our no-BS career advice @ We have fun and inspiring t-shirts @ DISCLAIMER: This episode is not explicit, though contains mild swearing that may be unsustainable for younger audiences. Tweetable Comments: "If we weren't living it before, we're living it now." "It was one of those things where you think 'This isn't supposed to happen. This can't happen.'" "I think I shot out of the womb rebelling against everything." "We somehow made our way through all of the trees, and our car nosedives into a lake." "Improv is like life training, it's magical." "We were 25/26 and we wanted to take a sabbatical. The Young and the Restless." "The rebel who forgot how to break the rules." "I want to spread my wings. So when an assignment comes up, send me wherever no one else wants to go." "The concept of a soulbbatical is not to leave your job, it's to find yourself." "My number one regret would be not living the life that was true to me." "What would change in your life right now if you were being 100% true to you?" "What are your personal values?" "We are powerful motherfuckers." "Awaken the rebel within."

07/21/20 • 70 min

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