Know Yourself, Love Yourself w/ Naketa Ren Thigpen

by | Apr 5, 2023 | Podcast

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Guest: Naketa Ren Thigpen is on a to help leaders thrive. She says you’ve got to know yourself, love yourself to be able to lead yourself and others well.

Naketa is the #1 Balance and Relationship Advisor in the World, activating power couples and potent humans ready to recalibrate and own their right to be intentionally selfish to amplify relationship intimacy as they grow to live life to its fullest.

Utilizing her distinct experiential, intuitive and highly energetic style, Naketa hosts the Balance Boldly Podcast and International Best Selling Author of the book Selfish: Permission to Pause, Live, Love, and Laugh Your Way to Joy. A highly sought-after Transformative Empowerment Speaker and CEO of ThigPro Balance (and) Relationship Management Institute, Naketa is revolutionizing work/life balance and how to love yourself fully.

Episode in a Tweet: Perfectionism is a form of bondage that anchors you down and stops you from producing anything until it’s perfect. You’ve got to release your perfectionism to be a great leader and live a fulfilling life.

Background: Naketa’s philosophy is simple. Your balance and relationships improve once you own your right to recalibrate, admit your truth and create boundaries that allow you to achieve that truth as your new reality. Being intentionally selfish gives you the space to grow, learn and thrive. You’ve got to know yourself, love yourself to thrive.

During this episode, Naketa and I discuss what it means to be intentionally selfish, and she shares a deeply personal story about how she had to choose her health and well-being at a very young age. We discuss the importance of creating boundaries and why having intimate (not the sexual kind) relationships at work makes for a more vital workplace. Naketa shares how leaders can improve communication to increase connection with their teammates, which is what most of us look for deep down inside. Naketa is passionate and energetic, and I know you’ll love this interview. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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  1. Thank you.
    Two points, I appreciate:
    1- The “IAC” guide and advice
    2- The Self-Awareness assessment.

    I would like to mention that Benjamin Franklin had mentioned the same principles in talking and in giving speeches in 1674.

    Thank you and I will keep listening.

  2. THe IAC guide was a key takeaway for me, too. I am glad you enjoyed the podcast!