Ep#1 :: Welcome to the Dreams for Breakfast Podcast, with Rachel Gadiel
Welcome to the very first episode of the Dreams for Breakfast podcast!
In this episode I share my inspiration and motivation for creating the podcast and also share with you who I am and how I got here.
I spent most of my 20’s in the wrong relationships; the wrong jobs and was extremely disconnected from myself.
I numbed any subtle nudges from my inner voice with everything you can imagine - a lot of partying, a huge credit card debt with a closet full of designer clothes to show for it.
As I approached my 30th birthday I looked around and began to question everything about my life. I was constantly searching for happiness, but never quite could put my finger on what I was looking for exactly.
Instead of feeling happy and successful, despite my 6 figure income; a beautiful home; a fabulous collection of bags; I felt frustrated, incredibly unfulfilled and deeply unhappy.
It was the decision to start a blog back in 2009 that was the catalyst for where I am today. Discovering the world of blogging opened up a world of possibility to me. I didn’t even know it was possible to have a career and a life doing something that you actually love.
Through blogging I discovered my love of writing and reconnected with parts of myself I didn’t even know existed;
This, along with the relationships I formed with likeminded people and the community I was part of - fueled me with with purpose.
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Along the way, I found the courage to leave my cubicle career and start freelancing. I launched my first business and became a Certified Health Coach where I empowered women on their journey to becoming the best version of themselves.
This was what happiness looked like and felt like. I loved my life; my work and life loved me back.
It wasn’t until the beginning of 2017 after coming face to face with some significant challenges and obstacles on my entrepreneurial journey that I became incredibly fascinated by the concept of happiness once again.
I could not understand, despite there being so many wonderful things I had in my life - I was allowing myself to be so consumed by the one thing that wasn’t flowing for me - my business.
After diving head first into research and the more scientific schools of thought on what actually makes people happy; it became abundantly clear that the happiest people in the world have a very clear sense of purpose on why they are here and use their best strengths in a way that not only serves others, but in a way that allows them to create the income and impact they desire.
And that’s when it all began to make sense to me.
The reason I was letting these obstacles and challenges get in the way of my happiness was because my business is not just how I pay my bills. It is so, so much more than that - it is a reflection of my creativity, my gifts and how I am of service in the world - it is my purpose.
Without it thriving and flowing in a way that served me and allowed me to use my strengths to be of service to others, I was a hot mess.
It was this revelation that led me to creating Dreams for Breakfast.
With its roots firmly anchored in community, connection and creativity, Dreams For Breakfast has been intentionally created for purpose-driven women who refuse to settle and are ready to build a life where their income and impact is in alignment with their greatest strengths and their purpose in the world.
Through this podcast; my one-on-one mentorship and workshops; I am committed to empowering YOU to dream big and play bigger; to answer your soul’s calling; step up into the leadership role you were destined for; and create an abundant life of freedom, fulfillment and a deep sense of purpose in the world.
If you’ve ever asked the question - 'who am I?;
why am I here?; what is the point of all of this?' - then you're in the right place.
My mission is to help you transform the relationship with yourself; uncover your biggest strengths and help connect the dots so you can be of service in the world to create life beyond your wildest dreams.
Things are about to get really good….I cannot wait to share this journey with you.