External measures of success can sometimes hide how we really feel about our work or career. Former litigator, Yana Banzen, shares how she transformed her career and life by tapping into her inner wisdom and listening to what her body had been telling her.
Highlights of Episode 54
- In the Intro: I talked about a recent “sign-of-the-times” article from Wired magazine affecting the auto industry and how one company is preparing for the wave of change
- Yana Banzen’s catalyst moment that changed the direction of her career
- Leaning into her inner wisdom to guide her career and life decisions
- How she’s now using her skills and training in a different capacity providing her with better balance
- Reactions about her career transformation from friends and colleagues, and her approach for dealing with it all
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In 2015, Yana Banzen, then a practicing litigation lawyer, decided to pack her things into a storage locker and moved to Thailand. It was an open-ended plan that led to eye and heart-opening discoveries and eventually, a new career direction for her.
When I spoke to Yana for this episode, she was in Costa Rica, teaching yoga in a yoga retreat among other things. Clearly, this was a pretty significant career change for Yana that wasn’t only about work. It was also a transformation in the way she approaches life and how she defines success.
I realized it was possible to transform the anger and the jealousy and this feeling of victimhood into something else and that it’s a choice. You can make a choice to move from one state of being into another. —Yana Banzen
In this episode, we talk about why and how all these changes came about, what she’s learned in the process, and how she has transformed her life and career since then.
To learn more about Yana Banzen, visit her website here.
Mentioned in this episode
The Wired article that I talked about in the Intro
Episode 53: What I Learned From a Year of Podcasting
Yana’s book recommendation: Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle*
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