How Being “Intentionally Selfish” Will Serve Us Best

Health Coach Academy, Naketa Ren Thigpen, podcast



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Focus on What Serves Us and Lights Us Up


Naketa Ren Thigpen Notable Quotes

“A lot of us don’t give ourselves that kind of permission. I talk about permission to pause, release your success, release the things that don’t serve you, all those kind of things all the time, but what we don’t talk about is when it’s okay to quit something, literally so you can make room for what you’re really here to do.”
Naketa Ren Thigpen

“…when the reality is, there’s an ‘and.’ And this is where I live, Omar. I live in the space of ‘and,’ because it’s so important to not limit yourself to thinking that you have to do an ‘or’ all the time. You don’t have to have an ‘or,’ but you do have to have boundaries.”
Naketa Ren Thigpen


Episode Summary

When we hear about being ‘selfish,’ we immediately attach a negative connotation to it and think, ‘oh, this person always puts themselves first, how selfish.’ But if we think about it, taken in the right context, being selfish and putting oneself first can mean that we’re setting boundaries to make space for our own growth…which can be a helpful thing as an entrepreneur.

In this episode of Health Coach Academy, we’re talking to Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist, Sexology and Relationship expert Naketa Ren Thigpen to walk us through why being intentionally selfish will serve us and our businesses the best in the long run.


Relevant Links

            ThigPro – Website | Facebook | Instagram

Selfish: Permission To Pause, Live, Love And Laugh Your Way To Joy by Naketa Ren Thigpen

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In this Episode of Health Coach Academy

  • Omar introduces the episode’s guest, Naketa Ren Thigpen (01:33)
  • Naketa Ren Thigpen: who she is and what she does (04:22)
    • Why add more work and make yourself even busier? (12:50)
  • Giving ourselves permission to quit the things that no longer serve us (18:48)
  • Creating our balance by living our truth (19:48)
  • Certifications, scarcity mindset, and the abundance mindset (23:55)
    • The reality of living in the space of “and” while having boundaries (26:25)
  • Taking a good look at what serves you and what lights you up (27:50)
  • Taking away the negative connotation around the word “selfish” (30:33)
  • It’s important to be intentionally selfish (36:29)
  • The biggest and most common limiting belief entrepreneurs have (38:45)
  • Working with power couples (41:10)
  • Where to find Naketa Thigpen and keep up with her work (43:20)


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