Julia Nguyen is Psychiatric Nurse, Hypnotherapist, Rapid Transformational Therapist, Life Coach and founder of www.thedreamlifefoundation.com.
Obsessed with self-improvement and fascinated by the power of the mind, her personal mission is to help people realize their full potential and reach higher levels of fulfillment and consciousness.
She overcame depression and now wants to share the tools she learned with you so that you can overcome your negative beliefs, connect with who you are, and tap into your full potential!
- CEO Hack: Time management matrix by Steven Coby in the book – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- CEO Nugget: Be vulnerable and share your story
- CEO Defined: A leader where you’re able to inspire others to do the same
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Gresham Harkless 0:29
Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Julia when I have a dream life foundation Juliette it's awesome to have you on show.
Julia Nguyen 0:39
Thank you so much for having me here. I'm excited to be here.
Gresham Harkless 0:42
No problem super excited to have you on as well. And before we jump in, I want to read a little bit more about Julia so you can hear about all the awesome things that she's doing. And Julia is a psychiatric nurse hypno therapist rapid transformational therapist, life coach and founder of the dream my foundation calm, obsessed with self improvement and fascinated by the power of the mind. Her personal mission is to help people realize their full potential and reach higher levels of fulfillment and consciousness. she overcame depression and now wants to share the tools she learned with you so that you can overcome your negative self beliefs. Connect with who you are and tap into your full potential. Julie, are you ready to speak to the IMC Oh community?
Julia Nguyen 1:20
Yeah, super excited. Thank you for the introduction.
Gresham Harkless 1:23
No problem. Thank you for doing all the awesome things. And what I want to do is just to kick everything off to hear a little bit more on how you got started. Could you take us through your SEO story? When did you get started with a business?
Julia Nguyen 1:33
Yeah, definitely. So basically, my background is as a psychiatry nurse. And while I was working as a nurse, what I began to recognize was that a lot of patients would come in, and then they would be put on medications, which would help them manage their symptoms, but like it didn't get to the root of the problem. So my thing was that I wanted to help people at a level. And that's why I transitioned out from nursing into becoming a coach in a hypnotherapist, because I did see that gap where, you know, the medications were helping people but they weren't dealing with the trauma that they've gone through or the negative belief systems that they've developed. So that really inspired me to continue my education and then transition over to becoming a coach and hypnotherapist.
Gresham Harkless 2:21
Nice, why I definitely appreciate you and doing that. And I think as you said, so many times, we treat the the kind of things that come out of the problems that actually the root of the problems. And sometimes we can even push ourselves, our minds away from those problems, because we don't really want to deal with them. But I love that you really get to that root because I think that's really the only way to fully be healed and cured is when you kind of face what it is and actually treat that.
Julia Nguyen 2:46
Yeah, absolutely. I totally agree.
Gresham Harkless 2:49
Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. So I know you touched on it a little bit, could you take us through how you serve your clients and what exactly that process looks like?
Julia Nguyen 2:56
Yeah, so basically, my initial meeting with a client is just trying to get to know them, understanding where their problems are coming from, and then just kind of like establishing a rapport between the two of us. And then I typically do a minimum of a three month program, where I kind of focus on whatever it is that is coming up for them right now. And then we focus on that for the three months. And then after that if they feel like they need additional work in other areas. And we would go through that by use a couple of different modalities. So I'm trained in hypnotherapy, as well as NLP. And then I also do coaching. So what I try to do is I combine not only therapy, but also coaching together so that you get the best of both worlds. So it's like working through the trauma during the deeper work, and then helping them with the motivation, helping them set goals, and then just really combining and putting it all together.
Gresham Harkless 3:56
Nice, I definitely appreciate that and kind of sounds like definitely correct me if I'm wrong, but you get an opportunity to really get to know the person, as you mentioned those modalities, it kind of sounds like based off of, I guess what would work or maybe has the desired effect or would connect best with that person sounds like you have those different kind of tools in your arsenal to be able to achieve that result.
Julia Nguyen 4:15
Yeah, I think in general, with coaching and therapy, there are so many different modalities that you can use, and everyone is different. So I don't have like a set plan for each person that I work with. It's generally whatever comes up, I do have the three main modalities that I used that I mentioned earlier. But in general, you know, a multitude of things can come up for everyone. So it just really depends on what they need and how I can best serve them.
Gresham Harkless 4:40
Yeah, absolutely. I think so many times we you know, we have these things that we've dealt with in our lives or dealing with or maybe have blogs. But so many times if you try to take a kind of a blanket approach is Oh, I did this with X, Y and Z person. Sometimes it doesn't have that desired effect. So it's great to have you have that kind of unique approach to that individual and who's Exactly they are.
Julia Nguyen 5:01
Gresham Harkless 5:03
Awesome. Awesome. So I wanted to ask you now for what I call your secret sauce. And this could be for you personally, or your business or a combination of both. But what do you feel kind of sets you apart and makes you unique.
Julia Nguyen 5:12
So again, I think my biggest, like value that I add that's different than other competitors is basically how I combine the therapeutic skills as well as the coaching skills. So doing the therapeutic work means, you know, working on a deeper level healing, like old traumas, like childhood wounds, as well as eliminating any negative belief systems, and then also combining that with coaching power, which is more motivational and inspirational and goal setting and things like that. So it's a very, like, integrative approach, and I don't have anything against using medicine, but my goal is to help people, you know, find their truth within themselves by, you know, healing themselves, instead of relying on external sources to, you know, help them feel better. Because at the end of the day, like, if you still have internal conflict, that's going to affect all areas of your life, whether it's like your business, relationships, money, whatever it is.
Gresham Harkless 6:13
Yeah. And it's so so interesting that you said that, because I was going to ask you do does it sometimes happen where you quote unquote, think that you heal, but it may be manifests itself in other ways, maybe it's your relationships, maybe it's your business or something like that, where you don't see an issue there. But because you haven't really cured or even maybe dealt with the true root of the issue, as you mentioned before, that it can manifest itself in so many different ways.
Julia Nguyen 6:37
Yeah, absolutely. I see that a lot in my clients, like a client will come to me for anxiety about maybe her son or something like that. And then when we actually do the work, we realize that things IDs actually around her business, and she actually is transferring that onto her son, because she's not really aware of what's happening. And she's not looking within herself deep enough to realize that it's the anxiety isn't about her son, it's about her business and the stress that comes with it. But it's just easier to attach to someone who's right there in front of you. Right? So yeah, that definitely happens. And it's all about, you know, cultivating awareness around why you feel the way that you feel. And then from that, you can kind of explore it further and work with it.
Gresham Harkless 7:24
Yeah, that's so powerful. So many times, like you said, we're looking external, externally for the solutions to problems. But a lot of times, we have to really delve within ourselves have that knowledge itself, and I love that you kind of help your clients figure that out. So I wanted to switch gears a little bit. And I want to ask you for what I call a CEO hack. So this could be like an app or book or habit that you have, but what's something that makes you more effective and efficient.
Julia Nguyen 7:49
So I would say, one of my favorite tools that I use is a tool like the time management matrix by Steven Coby, from the books of seven, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, it's a really, really great tool where you just prioritize what you need to do every single day. And then basically, when you're done prioritizing, you pick the top three things that are most important, that will get you the most out of, you know, doing those tasks. So instead of, you know, usually we have a to do list of like 10 items, it's really about honing in and focusing on the three most important things so that you can get the most out of those things.
Gresham Harkless 8:29
Nice, I absolutely love that hack, I swear by that book, and is literally looking at me in my face right now, because I have it on my bookshelf. And I have to go back and look at that, because you're so right, where you can really get caught in the endless list of to do things that you have to do but really to do that practice and figure out exactly what's going to move the needle for what those three things are, helps you to, I think be a lot more effective than you would be otherwise.
Julia Nguyen 8:52
Yeah, definitely, I think people get so focused on like getting everything done, they don't realize that you only need to do the three most important things. And that will definitely like help you move forward as much as you need to.
Gresham Harkless 9:05
Yeah, absolutely kind of goes along with the peredo principle, the 8020 rule where a lot of times that you're trying to do everything will release that 20% then that moves, it moves things.
Julia Nguyen 9:14
And there's always resistance around that too. Sometimes I hate we all kind of like know what we should do. But we're like, No, we'll do that last
Gresham Harkless 9:22
exactly that it's not as fun as the other 80% thing. So let me do that first. So I love that hack it. So now what it asked me for what I call a CEO nugget. And this could be a word of wisdom or a piece of advice. It might be something you would tell a client or if you happen into a time machine, you might tell your younger business self.
Julia Nguyen 9:40
I think the biggest revelation I found for myself is the more open and vulnerable you are with the world the more you're able to inspire others and especially through your story. So being vulnerable and sharing your story is a huge thing. And I think for me when I came out of You know, my depression and I finally shared it with the world, it was like really healing for me. So I think whatever story people have, they should definitely share it with the world. Because everybody is waiting to be inspired by, you know, your story. And we connect through storytelling. So it's such a huge and important aspect of, you know, helping others as well as inspiring them and letting them know that they're not alone in this world. And I feel like, That's such a huge thing, when you're an entrepreneur, like you just feel really lonely sometimes, and you forget that other people out there may be struggling sometimes as well as you are, you know, so it's removing your mask and taking off that persona, and then just showing up as you like, really, authentically you and then embracing that, too. I think it's really a huge part.
Gresham Harkless 10:53
Yeah, absolutely. The same as Be yourself because everybody else has already taken. And I think so many times we forget about that we forget about telling our stories, our struggles, the things that we're going through realizing feel like feel like feeling like it will kind of alienate us. But in reality, I think it brings us closer, as you said, you get that story, you get to understand that you're not the only one struggling, this person is also struggling, you're not by yourself. To me, it sounds counterintuitive, but it seems to bring us a lot closer together.
Julia Nguyen 11:21
Yeah, I feel like the most intuitive things are usually the things that we don't realize when we're like in.
Gresham Harkless 11:29
Yeah, absolutely, absolutely. So now we're gonna ask you my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of what it means to be a CEO. And we're hoping to have different, quote unquote, CEOs on this show. So Julia, what does being a CEO mean to you?
Julia Nguyen 11:42
And to me, it means being a leader while you're able to inspire others to do the same. So my biggest mission is to inspire other people to connect within themselves. And I do that with my work. So it's, you know, being a CEO is being a leader, but also like creating an impact, too, I think that's such a huge and important aspect of, you know, being a business owner and being in a world where like, you know, there's so much chaos. So being a leader and showing up in the world in a way where you can inspire others to do the same. So like, you know, my thing is, like, I want I am the creator of my life, and I can create anything that I want to, and I want to do that for others, too. So it's really about giving back to the community and helping people realize that as well.
Gresham Harkless 12:32
Yeah, absolutely. It's so powerful. I think that sometimes we forget that by you know, chasing our dreams, or starting a business or doing whatever sometimes we might even sometimes be afraid of doing. Not only does it help us out, it helps remind us of what is possible. It also reminds the people that we don't even realize are around us and watching us that they can do it too. And it creates that impact that you kind of touched on that I think so often we forget, by the actions that we take, we can we can create that that forward momentum.
Julia Nguyen 13:00
Yeah, definitely. It's all about the ripple effect. I always, like tell this to myself. And like, I know, I want to reach a lot more people. But even if I can just help one person, like improve their life in some way, that's going to like multiply in like tenfold because then they're going to show up in the world differently. And then they'll impact someone else in a certain way. And, you know, that way we can all help each other grow and, you know, flourished at the same time.
Gresham Harkless 13:27
Yeah, absolutely. It always starts with one. And sometimes we don't always see the ripple effect that we have, but often is there and we start to sometimes feel it as it starts to rip across the world and have an impact everywhere. So Julie, I truly appreciate that definition. And I appreciate your time even more. What I want to do is pass you the mic so to speak, just to see if there's anything additional you can let our readers and listeners know and of course, how best they can get hold of you and find out about all the awesome things you are working. Yeah, so
Julia Nguyen 13:56
last thing I want to say is to just figure out what your mission and your life purpose is, and then chase after it with all you can and never give up on that. But also surrendering to the journey that the universe have for us, because I feel like sometimes it can be difficult on the journey, but just remembering that things will work out in the end anyways. And yeah.
Gresham Harkless 14:22
Awesome, awesome. And people that want to get a hold with you a hold of us the best way for them to do that.
Julia Nguyen 14:27
Yeah, so you can visit me on my website at the dream life foundation calm. You can also follow me on Instagram. It's at I h3 ar t j you lie.
Gresham Harkless 14:39
Awesome, awesome, awesome. And we will have those links and information in the show notes. And I truly appreciate that reminder. I think so many times we can get frustrated by the journey and the path that we have. But once we figure it out, as you say kind of looking and working internally to figure out where we want to go and what we want to accomplish. It's so important that we kind of not fight the journey and not fight the process not fight what's happening but go along with it and understand that it's all in alignment with where we're trying to go and what we're trying to be and who we are ultimately. So I appreciate that reminder appreciate your work and helping people figure that out as well too and hope you have a great rest of the day.
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