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In today’s episode of The Daily Sweat Podcast, Ariana chats with Jill Nadon, a local Vancouver fitness professional. Jill left her engineering career to dedicate her life to fitness – teaching classes, leading workshops and seeing how fitness can affect physical and mental health. During this conversation, they talk about finding balance in a hustle-focused society, the highs and lows of growing a business and how to ultimately live with more intention.  

Key Points of Discussion 

  • How Jill transitioned fully into a career in fitness
  • The importance of energetically leaping into your next chapter
  • The ebs and flows of growing a business
  • How society celebrates the hustle and glorifies being busy
  • The link between energy and flow
  • How to truly connect with clients and the external world
  • Tips to start living a slower paced life when you feel the pressure of the hustle
  • Being particular with your words and thoughts
  • Self-care as a mindset more than just actions
  • Ways to move into a more intentional state
  • Fun ~woo woo~ things Jill enjoys

Notable Quotables 

“I’ve relied on the past knowledge that if I do this ‘thing’, the rest of it will fall into place.”

“The universe feels that you have the capacity for this and gives it to you.”

“When I get to live the life I want every single day, I don’t feel the need for the vacation in the same way as if I did with my 9-5.”

“There is that balance between how much effort you put in and how much you weight the results based on that effort.”

“The more that I take care of myself and make sure that I have good vibes, the more people come to me with jobs.”

“Everything else in my life falls a part a little bit when my self care falls apart.”

“All the answers you need are already inside.”

Resources Mentioned:


The 4-Hour Workweek– Tim Ferriss

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked – Adam Alter


Do The Thing – Melissa Urban

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