Society has a lot to say about what women can and can’t do. Historically, women have always been more subject to absurd rules, constraints, and restrictions—things we’re still unlearning today. To reach true freedom, we have to heal from these decades of societal trauma fully. That’s why woman empowerment is a phrase that carries a lot of weight.
In this episode, Amina AlTai talks about her mission of helping women reconnect and come home to themselves. She shares how she healed from crashing and burning and how it led her to become a coach. Amina delves into woman empowerment, purpose, wisdom, community, faith, freedom, and self-care. She also discusses women’s relationship with money and guilt in attaining financial success.
Tune in to this episode if you want to reconnect with yourself as a woman and be a vehicle for woman empowerment!
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Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
- Find out the difference between wisdom and knowledge.
- Discovery why women should perpetually choose faith and freedom for woman empowerment.
- Learn more about a woman’s relationship with money and financial success.
The Power of Names
- It’s worth mentioning that in honoring how people want to be addressed, we should be considerate of their pronouns and names.
- We lose some of our identity when people mispronounce our names. A lot of whitewashing happens around the names of people of color.
- People mispronounce Amina’s first name more than her last name.
- Tune in to the full episode to hear about Rosie’s childhood struggle with her name!
How Amina Became a Coach
- Amina started her career in marketing and brand management. She worked in Corporate America for a while before putting up her own agency.
- In her late 20s, she was deeply codependent. Leading big teams and clients at her own expense led to a crash and burn.
- Amina developed two autoimmune diseases; that became her "stop" moment. It made her conscious of the choices she had been making.
- She then went on an "Eat, Pray, Love" year. She went back to school and studied coaching, nutrition, movement, and meditation to heal herself.
- She realized she had to figure out how to teach the things she learned. So, Amina went on to create a corporate wellness company.
Learning How to Teach from the Fullness of Herself
- After starting the company, Amina realized she was teaching only from a part of herself.
- Amina started to reflect on how she could teach from the fullness of herself. She had a series of conversations with God about her purpose and mission.
- Her curriculum is for female leaders and women of color who want to step into their purpose.
- The work she has been doing is about woman empowerment and inviting women to come home to themselves.
- Serving from the place of cultural, familial, and societal programming creates a disconnect. Amina’s work is about reconnection.
Getting Invited to Look at Her Life
- We always get invitations to look at ourselves in different ways. But sometimes, we don’t go deeper because we take it to mean something else.
- Amina’s invitation came during her late 20s in the form of autoimmune diseases.
- The pivot in her early 30s was feeling depressed from an inner resistance.
The Biggest Issue with Connecting with Our Sense of Woman Empowerment
- A barrier to connecting with woman empowerment is having full permission and feeling safe to show up in the fullness of your being.
- Brittany Packnett Cunningham’s TED talk says we need community, curiosity, and permission to build confidence.
- Woman empowerment requires that we permit ourselves to feel our own greatness.
- We practice permission in the community through the lens of curiosity. Then, we take it to bigger stages and expressions.
Building a Community During a Pandemic
- Amina is optimistic about seeing people again physically.
- Currently, she’s living in a hybrid world where she meets with her clients and friends via Zoom and in-person.
- She loves being in a community and is ready for more. Amina hopes that the world will be supportive of that soon.
What Wisdom Means to Amina
- Wisdom, for Amina, is the connection, trust, and collaboration with our Godself.
- She was disconnected from her Godself when she was starting her journey.
- Empirical data and information do not equal wisdom. Wisdom is measured by our soul and our relationship with spirituality and a higher power.
- The most transformational experiences for Amina in the last decade were her relationships with God, Godself, and wisdom versus knowledge.
The Lessons Amina Teaches
- We teach the lessons we need most.
- The lessons that remain part of Amina’s transformative process are choosing faith over fear and reaching freedom.
- Many women don’t feel free. And this feeling interrupts our expression and success.
- Amina knows it’s time to “do the work all over again” when she feels the lack of freedom stifling. She reflects on the areas she still needs to work around.
Nourishing and Taking Care of Ourselves
- Many women feel like they have to give away everything they have.
- Amina thinks holistically about nourishing herself. It involves spirituality, food, movement, boundaries, finances, community, and more.
- The hours before 11 am is Amina’s non-negotiable God time. It’s part of her spiritual practice when she’s cultivating her godliness.
On Our Relationship with Money
- Money is deeply spiritual. It connects to everywhere, including our relationship with energy and food.
- Money isn’t just about money; it’s about what we can do and who we can help with it.
- We have to understand our lineage of belief around money. Then, we have to identify the relationship we want to create with it moving forward.
- Integrity with money is different for everyone. Amina is inviting people to get conscious of it.
- Women reinvest up to 80% of their money into communities and families. Meanwhile, men reinvest only around 30%.
Amina’s Practice with Money
- Amina’s money practice is spiritual.
- The JARS system encourages you to have different jars for the valuable areas of your life. Then, you will redirect the percentages of money you earn into those jars.
- Through this system, you see the energy of growth and momentum.
On a Woman’s Guilt Around Attaining Financial Success
- Historically, it’s new for women to have autonomy around money.
- We’re healing decades of women’s trauma around money in our generation.
- Women are still trying to figure out money, its energy, and what it looks like for them.
What’s Next for Amina
- It’s always a joy and honor for Amina to meet women she’s meant to work with.
- She is launching a corporate offering for men on how to support women in leadership.
- We need to educate the people around women so they can invest in women and in woman empowerment.
Amina’s Advice to Women Who are Figuring Things Out
- Start with the self. How can you support yourself?
- You can establish your relationship with yourself through journaling practice.
- We need to be on our own team first before reaching out to the community.
How Amina Feels Radically Loved
- Amina feels radically loved every day, knowing that God has invited her every single step of the way.
- She knows that everything has been in service to her growth and the people she gets to teach.
5 Powerful Quotes
[06:23] “Careers and expressions aren’t linear. We get to follow the footprint of our soul and come home to ourselves. It doesn’t have to look one way.”
[13:00] “To build confidence, specifically for women, women of color, and marginalized communities, we need community, curiosity, and permission.”
[16:24] “Our soul has so much wisdom. Our relationship to spirituality and a higher power, there’s so much wisdom in there that we can carry forward.”
[18:09] “If I were to synthesize my work into sound bites, it would be perpetually teaching to choose faith over fear, and how all of this work really is a conduit to freedom.”
[31:59] “Establishing a connection with yourself first and foremost is one of the most powerful, loving, generous things we can do.”
Amina AlTai is a leadership coach, holistic mindset and business coach, and corporate trainer. She is the first social entrepreneur to create a methodology supporting both business and people’s health. She has worked on numerous brands and has helped launch over 30 startups throughout her marketing career.
During her struggle with burnout, Amina sought out training in nutrition, mindfulness, and fitness. It became her goal to teach other women to balance a successful career, body, and mind. She has coached hundreds of leaders and entrepreneurs using her proprietary methodology. Amina also writes for major publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Thrive Global, The Observer, MindbodyGreen, Bustle, Byrdie, Yahoo, and more.
If you wish to connect with Amina, you may visit her website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.
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