BABL 051:Cassandra Bodzak on Create A Life That Lights You Up

Cassandra Bodzak is a force to be reckoned with. A peaceful, loving, inspired force that is in the process of building a business helping others light up their lives through mindfulness, healthy eating, and connecting with their soul.

What started out as sharing a recipe-heavy blog with occasional personal stories, Cassandra’s business took on a new life as a coach, a chef, an author, and now a bonafide celebrity. She has certifications as a holistic health coach which led her to Kundalini Yoga, Marianne Williamson, and Gabriel Bernstein — all directing her down a path of helping people find their joy.

Cassandra’s call from the Universe came from ABC when they were looking for people to be on the show The Taste. She had the realization that what she was doing on the show was what she was supposed to do. Not be a TV personality necessarily, but helping people on a grander scale live a grander life.

“Stepping into it” is the advice that Cassandra gives when it comes to pursuing what you feel your calling truly is. Her primary income before blogging was acting, which was an interesting shift for her — making money pretending to be someone else, versus just being herself.

Around the 15:00 mark, Cassandra talks about how to figure out your own meditation process. Hers started on YouTube meditations, then branched into a morning routine where she asks her inner guide what the 3 most important things are for the day. Sometimes you’ll summon a to-do list that is exactly what you had created, and sometimes you’ll go on a complete tangent.

At 20:00, we discuss “holding space” for what your vision of the future looks like. Cassandra describes how she lives in alignment with her values and what she represents. Living 100% in integrity is ultimately what Cassandra “holds space” for on a daily basis. For her, that means doing writing and meditation because it fills her, how she works with her assistant and intern, how she talks to the barista at the local coffee shop. Because you’re living in alignment and holding space, the ‘sprinkles on the cupcake’ are the great opportunities that show up because of the way you’re operating daily.

One of Cassandra’s secrets to success is putting quality food in her body and paying attention to what she says yes and no to socially. Taking care of yourself frees you to build a bigger life, including what you put in your body, your mind, and your entire being.

When I asked Cassandra about whether or not she was pursuing mastery, her answer was perfect. She replied, “I’m in pursuit of mastering my own life.” (34:00). The key is to do the work on yourself first, then turn the inner work into the outer work.

Books Cassandra recommends:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss


Bonus Audio:

Cassandra has offered Build A Bigger Life listeners a free 45 minute audio. You can access that Here

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