Living a Heart-Centered Life with Noel Elie
It's easy to get lost in the supposed “normal” flow of life. By doing so, we hope it would lead us to the right place. But what we fail to see is this only leads us to go against our own flow, our own pursuit of our dreams and passions. Conforming to societal standards can become a stumbling block to our growth and success.
So, how can we choose to live in our own flow?
In today's episode, we’re joined by Noel Elie to explore what limits us from doing what we love. Noel shares how learning how to say “no” has helped her realize that she has a choice in everything. She discusses how she strikes a balance between finding success and doing her craft. She also shares the challenges and lessons she learned amid the pandemic.
If you want to start living an unapologetic life, then this episode is perfect for you!
Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
- Discover the power of intuition in making the right decisions.
- How does writing down a happiness list help free your soul?
- Find out Noel’s definition of freedom and unconditional love and how she feels radically loved.
- She experienced what it was like to be multiracial when she moved to South Carolina from Florida.
- She moved to New York to pursue her dreams two days after she graduated high school.
- Although she found success in modeling, it became unhealthy when she developed an eating disorder.
- She went from modeling to producing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. After meeting Gabby Bernstein, one thing led to another, and she eventually created her own event company.
- Now, she gets to work with her skill sets while still following her passion.
- Setting boundaries is an uphill battle for Noel. It’s enriching, enlightening, and heartbreaking.
- There are days when she would be at the beach every day; other days, she wouldn't get out of bed.
- As she read through articles and videos of activists, she couldn’t help but feel helpless. She feels victimized as she looks back on what it was like being biracial.
- Noel is also learning how much she can devote to creating boundaries and taking care of herself without feeling selfish.
- We’re all in this fight, and she’s taking it one day at a time.
Deciding What to Focus on
- It's a matter of setting boundaries. Noel's philosophy in life is this: “Jump, and the net will appear.”
- She says yes to things that make her feel good and no to things that don't. She trusts her gut and her intuition, and it has never failed her.
- It’s about finding the balance between having success in certain areas and doing your craft.
- She continues learning from her mistakes and growing from them.
- After her mom passed away, it put things in perspective on how she wants to live her life.
Learning When to Say “No”
- Her intuition is very strong and steadfast. Sometimes she chooses to listen to it, and sometimes she doesn't.
- She has already seen red flags whenever she chooses not to listen to that voice.
- It's about shattering societal standards when you go against the flow of saying “yes.” Once you've tapped into that, you know that you have a choice.
- When she's creating, she wants to be in spirit as much as she can.
When You Don’t See Your Future
- Although Noel has accomplished a lot, her life has not been all rainbows and butterflies.
- We all have a choice whether we want to be happy or in despair.
- Her mom chose to go beyond having a horrific childhood and getting cancer.
- Make a happiness list, and write down all the things that bring you joy. You can start with small steps.
- Once you start doing that, your soul will feel free. Inevitably, you’ll live in your own flow.
Navigating Life Amid a Pandemic
- She got diagnosed with cyst fibroids, and she has been living with chronic pain for the past years. One of the ways to shrink the fibroids is to have a completely clean diet.
- Not being able to go out of the house stripped away a lot in her life.
- The pandemic has forced her to sit with different parts of herself that aren’t so pretty.
- It became her wake-up call to start listening to her body. It is also an opportunity for her to slow down.
- She's restructuring her company and up-leveling a lot of things.
- She trusts that she's being guided every day. For Noel, it feels liberating when she can surrender and be sure that there is a reason for wherever she's going.
- As someone with physical touch as a love language, she’s excited to hug her friends and meet them face to face.
Noel’s Definition of . . .
- Freedom — Speaking her truth with no apology
- Unconditional love — From her mom’s wisdom, it is to fall in love with as many people and as many things as possible. A heart full of love is a heart that’s full.
- Feeling radically loved — Being fully supported and held and safe
5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode
[08:54] “I'm really grateful to the white people that have been sharing and messing up and continuing to share and learn, right? Because I think a lot of people will just sit back and say, ‘This isn't my fight.’ And I think we're all one, and we're in this together, and so I'm taking it one day at a time.”
[13:08] “I feel like some of my biggest lessons in life have been from my mistakes. And so continuing to say yes, say no, when it doesn't feel good, and then also forgiving myself when I fuck up.”
[14:39] “How do you want to live it? Do you want to waste it, worrying about what people think of you? Or do you want to follow your purpose and your passion, and, you know, hopefully, it'll lead you to the right place?”
[19:20] “Do you want to go by societal standards, or do you want to go and move how you want to move?”
[33:46] “Fall in love every day with as many people and as many things as possible because a heart full of love is a heart that's full.”
Noel Elie is the founder of the production and PR company Noel Elie Productions, LLC. She started her niche for producing and PR when she began working at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Now, Noel is an international event coordinator, social media strategist, actress, and soul-searcher.
You can connect more with Noel on her Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and website. To know more about Noel’s production and PR work, check out Noel Elie Productions.
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