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Podcast Interview with Jasmin Terrany

In this episode, we have Jasmin Terrany LMHC, a Personal Life Expert. As a licensed psychotherapist with two master’s degrees from Columbia University, Jasmin invented Life Therapy, a revolutionary method that combines Psychotherapy & Coaching + Mindfulness & Meditation.

In private practice since 2007, Jasmin helps professionals find success in their personal lives. Whether struggling with relationships, anxiety, confidence, body image, or parenting, Jasmin has practical tools to create extraordinary lives. In addition to being a leader in her field, she is a published author, public speaker, world traveler, and most importantly, a mom. Her passion project is her book,” Extraordinary Mommy: A Loving Guide to Mastering Life's Most Important Job”.

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Jasmin Terrany Teaser 00:00

I work with professionals, people who are usually highly achievement oriented and who are often feeling unfulfilled in other areas of their life. There's kind of doers and there's beers and I think people who are really exceptional at go, go, go, do, do, do, accomplish, accomplish, often lack the skills to really feel fulfilled. It's like the science of achievement versus the art of fulfillment. And people who are often figuring out the science of achievement are lacking in the art of fulfillment.

Intro 00:30

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview. If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is the I AM CEO Podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:55

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 Jasmin Terrany of jasminterrany.com. Jasmin, it's awesome to have you on the show.

Jasmin Terrany 01:06

Thank you so much for having me.

Gresham Harkless 01:09

No problem. I'm super excited to have you on the show. And what I want to do is just read a little bit more about Jasmin so you can hear about all the awesome things that she is doing. And Jasmin Terrany is a personal life expert as a licensed psychotherapist with two Master's Degree from Columbia University. Jasmin invented life therapy, a revolutionary method that combines psychotherapy and coaching with mindfulness and meditation and private practice since 2007.

Jasmin helps professionals find success in their personal lives. Whether struggling with relationships, anxiety, confidence, body image, or parenting, Jasmin has practical tools to create extraordinary lives. In addition to being a leader in her field, she is a published author, public speaker, world traveler, and most importantly, a mom. Her passion project is her book, Extraordinary Mommy: A Loving Guide to Mastering Life's Most Important Job. Jasmin, are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Jasmin Terrany 02:05

I am, thank you so much.

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Gresham Harkless 02:07

No problem, no problem. And the first question that I have was, if we could just hear a little bit more about what led you to start your business and what your CEO story is.

Jasmin Terrany 02:15

Well, there's kind of two chapters to this story. I graduated college and I thought, I knew I wanted to get into some psychology field and I thought that I wanted to get into industrial organizational psychology, which is really the psychology of business is leadership skills and team development and things of that nature. And then once I got my first job, I realized that it was all about the bottom line and all about making money and it just didn't really align with my soul. So I had kind of a like a challenging first year out of college of what am I supposed to be doing?

And I decided to go to Costa Rica for a few months and volunteer to just get away and get clear about what my heart really wanted. I was doing all this journaling and it just felt like I had to figure something out that I couldn't figure out with my head. I needed to tap into my heart. And when I was there, what I realized was that I really enjoyed speaking with the people more than I enjoyed thinking about the systems and the ways in which things could be improved. I really gained much more value and felt like I added more value through just talking to the people.

So that was my realization that this was gonna be my journey about personal development was really the thing that woke me up or were the conversations that I always wanted to have and so that's the direction that I decided to go into. So fast forward a few years I went to Columbia, got my masters, I started my private practice and doing that for about a decade now and I see all my clients virtually, actually a little over a decade since 2007. I see all my clients virtually and it's lovely and it's fulfilling and it's beautiful to be able to help people in such profound ways and make these deep intimate connections.

But then about 3 years ago my I grew up in this amazing home and had this beautiful upbringing and I had this very special unique mom my dad is awesome, too but my mom was really the foundation of my home and about 3 years ago she was coming to meet me for lunch and she didn't show up and she actually died in a car accident that day. So essentially that was the hardest day, year experience of my life. And a year later, on the actual anniversary of her death, my daughter was born. So it was full circle. She died and exactly that day, my daughter came into this world. And so it was a pretty profound experience for me.

And this book just came through me. And I realized that this work that I've been doing my whole life and has been preparing me for this new shift in my career is that this deep inner work and being able to take care of yourself from the inside out is really what is necessary in parenthood. And how we take care of ourselves essentially determines the type of love and what our children receive. And so I received this extraordinary parenting and I want to make sure that my kids get it too. So I wrote this book, essentially putting together all these 10 nuggets of extraordinary parenting that I received from the perspective of me as a mother and as a therapist and as a daughter of this recipient of this extraordinary upbringing.

And so now I'm shifting gears into getting my book out into the world. So I still have my private practice, but now I'm doing speaking and conferences and selling books and podcasts and interviews and all these things so that I can, I guess, live on the legacy that my mom left and realized that the I really believe that the reason she died is so that I couldn't find the courage to share?

Gresham Harkless 05:54

That's awesome and I'm sure your mom is definitely looking down upon you doing all the awesome things that you're doing and she's super proud and I of course I know your daughter is as well too. So I appreciate you telling us and breaking that story down to us so we can hear exactly like what led you to do what it is that you do. And I know you touched a little bit upon it. Could you tell us a little bit more about your private practice, but also your book and what that tells and how that helps serve the clients that you work with?

Jasmin Terrany 06:16

My private practice, I actually see people over Zoom or phone. I just switched from Skype to Zoom, so I'm feeling more tech savvy these days. But I work with professionals, people who are usually highly achievement oriented and who are often feeling unfulfilled in other areas of their life. They generally have a lot of focus in their work but haven't quite been able to be as successful in whether it's finding relationship, being in a relationship with their health, their body image, with their confidence, with their anxiety.

A lot of what goes on inside of us, there's kind of doers and there's beers and I think people who are really exceptional at go, go, go, do, do, do, accomplish, accomplish, often lack the skills to really feel fulfilled. The science of achievement versus the art of fulfillment. And people who are often figuring out that science of achievement are lacking in the art of fulfillment. So all of those personal life softer skills is really where I excel and that's how I support people. So we meet each week and we work from there.

And I, like you mentioned, I integrate, I'm traditionally trained in psychotherapy, but I also have certifications in coaching, the kind of Tony Robbins coaching, neuro-linguistic programming. And my upbringing in it is all more Eastern and spiritual. Like I was meditating, my mom was meditating with us as kids since we were little. So there's meditation and mindfulness is all integrated in there too. So it's what I call life therapy.

Gresham Harkless 07:44

Makes perfect sense. And now I wanted to ask you for what I call your secret sauce, which is what you feel distinguishes you or sets you apart. So do you have an example for us that you can give?

Jasmin Terrany 07:52

Yeah, I think that my secret sauce, I was actually thinking about this recently. I was at a conference and I was talking to, I had a few, I think three different experiences where I was talking to these professional middle-aged men who have been super successful in their lives and were talking and all of a sudden, whatever it is that I'm saying or however it is that I'm interacting with them is bringing them to tears and getting them emotional.

It's not the type of thing that you experience on a regular basis, and especially with these types of men. And I realize that it's in alignment with my book and with my practices that I give love. I love people in a way that oftentimes they weren't able to receive from their parents. This unconditional, and when I say love, it's not like gooey gooey, it's like unconditional acceptance.

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It's giving people the space to be completely seen and to be known and to be vulnerable and to be witnessed and to really delve into the depths of what it is that is going on inside of them and to let it be okay and to have someone there to support them as they go through it and process it and uncover and take care of everything that goes on inside of them. And it's a matter of letting people transform the way that their soul needs to transform and giving them the loving space and the guidance to do so. That was a long-winded answer.

Gresham Harkless 09:11

That's a great answer because a lot of times people just want to be heard and accepted. So like you said, if you're giving that opportunity for people to have that feeling within themselves, then I definitely can understand why even the strongest among us, so to speak, would maybe be brought to tears, because that's something that everybody wants to be accepted for.

Jasmin Terrany 09:27

Yeah, and everyone wants to be seen, and we have all these layers, and we have all these ways in which we guard ourselves, and we're protecting ourselves, and we have to be strong. And I think that there's so much strength in our vulnerability and our ability to be comfortable with ourselves. I think that's the truest strength and helping people do so is a really profound way to make a living.

Gresham Harkless 09:49

Yeah, absolutely. I think that's an example of a secret sauce. So I appreciate you for sharing that with us. And I wanted to switch gears a little bit and ask you for what I call a CEO hack. And this might be an app or a book or a habit that you have, but it's something that makes you more effective and efficient as an entrepreneur or business owner.

Jasmin Terrany 10:04

This one is a good one I've actually come up with recently, and I'm still not fully good at it, but every time I do it, I'm like, yes, I have to do this every day. One is starting my day with exercise. I actually started waking up like dark and in the dark and I exercise before everyone gets up and it makes such a difference to start my day intentionally versus just kind of like get out of bed and just roll into reaction mode of like I go go go gotta do this gotta do this it's amazing to be awake and ready and prepared for when the day starts.

And then the other one is on the same line, is not just jumping into my emails and responding to things, is sitting down, deciding what it is that I wanna achieve that day, giving myself a top 3, right? Because what I do is I generally think that I can do more than I actually can do, and then I'm just this big and jumbled. I sit down and I decide what are my top 3 things that I'm going to achieve that day, and I focus only on those things.

I don't open my emails or respond to anybody else or get open to anything else that's distracting until those are done. And I even set up a time when I'm supposed to look at my emails. Because otherwise you just wake up, you start responding to emails, you start doing what everybody else is requiring of you and you're not deciding what you need to do for you first.

Gresham Harkless 11:16

Exactly. Now those are two great examples because you got to make sure that you keep your cup filled and by working out and definitely by making sure that you're not in a reaction to what everything the world needs, you're actually taking care of yourself are great examples of CEO hacks.

Jasmin Terrany 11:30

Yeah, and meditation is another one too. The starting the day with your meditation, the exercise and meditation before you do anything else.

Gresham Harkless 11:37

Exactly. And now I wanted to ask you for what I call a CEO nugget. And a CEO nugget could be like a word of wisdom or piece of advice or something that you would tell your younger business self.

Jasmin Terrany 11:47

I just realized this actually recently is that when you feel stuck, the reason that you feel stuck and you can't get out of your stuckness is because if you have an emotional reason for staying stuck, you need an emotional reason for changing. And if you have a logical reason for staying stuck, you need a logical reason for changing. So for example, I had a very emotional reason for writing this book, right? It's like it came through me.

It was my soul's destiny to write this book. And then all of a sudden it's like, oh, I got to sell this book. I should sell this book. People should read this book. This is good. People should read it. But then there's this logical, I don't like sales. I don't want to do this. That seems, it's not really the intention. And it had this kind of logical reason for why I should, quote-unquote, should sell that book. And so what I realized is that I needed to have my reason for selling the book be emotional too, because I was feeling really stuck from and not wanting to sell it, like logically wanting to, but not soulfully wanting to.

And I had to find my emotional reason, my soul reason for wanting to sell the book. And I realized that this is why my mom died, that this is my destiny, that she died so that I would have the courage to share this wisdom that I so gratefully received and that all children deserve to be loved and seen and understood the way that my brother and I were and that this is the ripple effect and that her death wasn't in vain, and so all of a sudden the selling feels much more of a soul's calling rather than a logical thing that I'm just doing because I think I should. That was a short long-winded answer.

Gresham Harkless 13:29

That's another great answer. I love your long-winded answers because it's like your why is so much stronger and your why was so much stronger because you wanted to remember your mom and all the great things that she's done for you, but also to pass that forward. So that was stronger than your desire, maybe not to do the selling and all the aspects of building and growing that book. So your why was so much stronger than that and that emotional connection to your mom is manifested itself in you talking about your book and pushing your book out.

Jasmin Terrany 13:53

Yeah exactly and it's that understanding that all the ways in which I need to grow to get into social media and and sell things and do interviews and all these different things are all of the ways in which I'm challenging myself to grow outside my comfort zone. And when I have my why, like you said, as something that is bigger than me, then it's a must instead of a should.

Gresham Harkless 14:15

I love that. Awesome, awesome, awesome. And now I wanted to ask you for what is my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of being a CEO. And we're hoping to have different CEOs on this podcast and want to ask you specifically, what does being a CEO mean to you?

Jasmin Terrany 14:27

I think that essentially it's being a leader is being able to have a vision and be so clear and connected to that vision that other people want to get into that orbit with you. So it's like you're the planet and having other people come into that orbit and wanting to be on that mission With you that alignment with the mind body soul is always what I come back to but so the on the logical level of all the kind of daily tasks and the things that need to get done and go, go, go and do, do, do, right? But essentially people only do things well when their heart is in it. So the deeper that your heart is in it and the clearer and more lines you are, the more you're inspiring people to get done. What needs to be done.

Gresham Harkless 15:17

Exactly. That makes perfect sense. Jasmin, I truly appreciate you for taking some time out of your schedule to speak with us and tell us a little bit about your story and your book and your mom and all those awesome things that you've had in your life. What I want to do is pass you the mic, so to speak, just to see if there's anything additional you let our readers and our listeners know how to get a copy of your book and then also how to get in touch with you.

Jasmin Terrany 15:36

So yeah, just go to my website jasminterrany.com, J-A-S-M-I-N-T-E-R-R-A-N-Y.com. You can get the hardcover copy of my book there and on Amazon you can get the paperback and on my website you can join my weekly nuggets of love that I send in my emails and I'm happy to take on more clients. So if you're interested in working with me individually that's something there's a few slots available. My kids just went to school full time. So I have a few more slots available during the day to take on some new clients as well.

Gresham Harkless 16:10

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Thank you so much again, Jasmin, for taking some time out and being so authentic and transparent with us about everything that you've gone through and everything you're doing to help out so many people in this world. So I truly appreciate you and I hope you have a phenomenal rest of the day.

Jasmin Terrany 16:23

Yeah, I appreciate it too. This was great.

Outro 16:25

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00:00 - 00:28

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Jasmin Terrany: I work with professionals, people who are usually highly achievement oriented and who are often feeling unfulfilled in other areas of their life. There's kind of doers and there's beers and I think people who are really exceptional at go, go, go, do, do, do, accomplish, accomplish, often lack the skills to really feel fulfilled. It's like the science of achievement versus the art of fulfillment. And people who are often figuring out the science of achievement are lacking in the art of fulfillment.

00:30 - 00:54

Intro: Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview? If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkness values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is the I Am CEO podcast.

00:55 - 01:06

Gresham Harkless: 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 Jasmine Tarani of jasmintarani.com. Jasmine, it's awesome to have you on the show.

01:06 - 01:09

Jasmin Terrany: Thank you so much for having me.

01:09 - 01:46

Gresham Harkless: No problem. I'm super excited to have you on the show. And what I want to do is just read a little bit more about Jasmine so you can hear about all the awesome things that she is doing. And Jasmine Tarani is a personal life expert as a licensed psychotherapist with 2 master's degree from Columbia university. Jasmine invented life therapy, a revolutionary method that combines psychotherapy and coaching with mindfulness and meditation and private practice since 2007. Jasmine helps professionals find success in their personal lives. Whether struggling with relationships, anxiety, confidence, body image, or parenting, Jasmine has practical

01:46 - 02:05

Gresham Harkless: tools to create extraordinary lives. In addition to being a leader in her field, she is a published author, public speaker, world traveler, and most importantly, a mom. Her passion project is her book, Extraordinary Mommy, a loving guide to mastering life's most important job. Jasmine, are you ready to speak to the IMCEO community?

02:05 - 02:06

Jasmin Terrany: I am, thank you so much.

02:07 - 02:15

Gresham Harkless: No problem, no problem. And the first question that I have was, if we could just hear a little bit more about what led you to start your business and what your CEO story is.

02:15 - 02:44

Jasmin Terrany: Well, there's kind of 2 chapters to this story. I graduated college and I thought, I knew I wanted to get into some psychology field and I thought that I wanted to get into industrial organizational psychology, which is really the psychology of business is leadership skills and team development and things of that nature. And then once I got my first job, I realized that it was all about the bottom line and all about making money and it just didn't really align with my soul. So I had kind of a like a challenging first year out of college

02:44 - 03:12

Jasmin Terrany: of what am I supposed to be doing? And I decided to go to Costa Rica for a few months and volunteer to just get away and get clear about what my heart really wanted. I was doing all this journaling and it just felt like I had to figure something out that I couldn't figure out with my head. I needed to tap into my heart. And when I was there, what I realized was that I really enjoyed speaking with the people more than I enjoyed thinking about the systems and the ways in which things could be improved.

03:12 - 03:40

Jasmin Terrany: I really gained much more value and felt like I added more value through just talking to the people. So that was my realization that this was gonna be my journey about personal development was really the thing that woke me up or were the conversations that I always wanted to have and so that's the direction that I decided to go into. So fast forward a few years I went to Columbia, got my masters, I started my private practice and doing that for about a decade now and I see all my clients virtually, actually a little over a

03:40 - 03:41

Jasmin Terrany: decade since 2007.

03:41 - 03:41

Gresham Harkless: I see

03:41 - 04:15

Jasmin Terrany: all my clients virtually and it's lovely and it's fulfilling and it's beautiful to be able to help people in such profound ways and make these deep intimate connections But then about 3 years ago my I grew up in this amazing home and had this beautiful upbringing and I had this very special unique mom my dad is awesome, too but my mom was really the foundation of my home and about 3 years ago she was coming to meet me for lunch and she didn't show up and she actually died in a car accident that day. So essentially

04:16 - 04:54

Jasmin Terrany: that was the hardest day, year experience of my life. And a year later, on the actual anniversary of her death, my daughter was born. So it was full circle. She died and Exactly that day, my daughter came into this world. And so it was a pretty profound experience for me. And this book just came through me. And I realized that this work that I've been doing my whole life and has been preparing me for this new shift in my career is that this deep inner work and being able to take care of yourself from the inside

04:54 - 05:34

Jasmin Terrany: out is really what is necessary in parenthood. And how we take care of ourselves essentially determines the type of love and what our children receive. And so I received this extraordinary parenting and I want to make sure that my kids get it too. So I wrote this book, essentially putting together all these 10 nuggets of extraordinary parenting that I received from the perspective of me as a mother and as a therapist and as a daughter of this recipient of this extraordinary upbringing. And so now I'm shifting gears into getting my book out into the world. So

05:34 - 05:54

Jasmin Terrany: I still have my private practice, but now I'm doing speaking and conferences and selling books and podcasts and interviews and all these things so that I can, I guess, live on the legacy that my mom left and realized that the re I really believe that the reason she died is so that I couldn't find the courage to share?

05:54 - 06:15

Gresham Harkless: That's awesome and I'm sure your mom is definitely looking down upon you doing all the awesome things that you're doing and she's super proud and I Of course I know your daughter is as well too. So I appreciate you telling us and breaking that story down to us so we can hear exactly like what led you to do what it is that you do. And I know you touched a little bit upon it. Could you tell us a little bit more about your private practice, but also your book and what that tells and how that helps

06:15 - 06:16

Gresham Harkless: serve the clients that you work with?

06:16 - 06:52

Jasmin Terrany: My private practice, I actually see people over Zoom or phone. I just switched from Skype to Zoom, so I'm feeling more tech savvy these days. But I work with professionals, people who are usually highly achievement oriented and who are often feeling unfulfilled in other areas of their life. They generally have a lot of focus in their work but haven't quite been able to be as successful in whether it's finding relationship, being in a relationship with their health, their body image, with their confidence, with their anxiety. A lot of what goes on inside of us, there's kind

06:52 - 07:24

Jasmin Terrany: of doers and there's beers and I think people who are really exceptional at go, go, go, do, do, do, accomplish, accomplish, often lack the skills to really feel fulfilled. The science of achievement versus the art of fulfillment. And people who are often figuring out that science of achievement are lacking in the art of fulfillment. So all of those personal life softer skills is really where I excel and that's how I support people. So we meet each week and we work from there. And I, like you mentioned, I integrate, I'm traditionally trained in psychotherapy, but I also

07:24 - 07:43

Jasmin Terrany: have certifications in coaching, the kind of Tony Robbins coaching, neuro-linguistic programming. And my upbringing in it is all more Eastern and spiritual. Like I was meditating, my mom was meditating with us as kids since we were little. So there's meditation and mindfulness is all integrated in there too. So it's what I call life therapy.

07:44 - 07:52

Gresham Harkless: Makes perfect sense. And now I wanted to ask you for what I call your secret sauce, which is what you feel distinguishes you or sets you apart. So do you have an example for us that you can give?

07:52 - 08:21

Jasmin Terrany: Yeah, I think that my secret sauce, I was actually thinking about this recently. I was at a conference and I was talking to, I had a few, I think 3 different experiences where I was talking to these professional middle-aged men who have been super successful in their lives and were talking and all of a sudden, whatever it is that I'm saying or however it is that I'm interacting with them is bringing them to tears and getting them emotional. It's not the type of thing that you experience on a regular basis, and especially with these types of

08:21 - 08:54

Jasmin Terrany: men. And I realize that it's in alignment with my book and with my practices that I give love. I love people in a way that oftentimes they weren't able to receive from their parents. This unconditional, and when I say love, it's not like gooey gooey, it's like unconditional acceptance. It's giving people the space to be completely seen and to be known and to be vulnerable and to be witnessed and to really delve into the depths of what it is that is going on inside of them and to let it be okay and to have someone there

08:54 - 09:11

Jasmin Terrany: to support them as they go through it and process it and uncover and take care of everything that goes on inside of them. And it's a matter of letting people transform the way that their soul needs to transform and giving them the loving space and the guidance to do so. That was a long-winded answer.

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09:11 - 09:27

Gresham Harkless: That's a great answer because a lot of times people just want to be heard and accepted. So like you said, if you're giving that opportunity for people to have that feeling within themselves, then I definitely can understand why even the strongest among us, so to speak, would maybe be brought to tears, because that's something that everybody wants to be accepted

09:27 - 09:49

Jasmin Terrany: for. Yeah, and everyone wants to be seen, and we have all these layers, and we have all these ways in which we guard ourselves, and we're protecting ourselves, and we have to be strong. And I think that there's so much strength in our vulnerability and our ability to be comfortable with ourselves. I think that's the truest strength and helping people do so is a really profound way to make a living.

09:49 - 10:04

Gresham Harkless: Yeah, absolutely. I think that's an example of a secret sauce. So I appreciate you for sharing that with us. And I wanted to switch gears a little bit and ask you for what I call a CEO hack. And this might be an app or a book or a habit that you have, but it's something that makes you more effective and efficient as an entrepreneur or business owner.

10:04 - 10:32

Jasmin Terrany: This 1 is a good 1 I've actually come up with recently, and I'm still not fully good at it, but every time I do it, I'm like, yes, I have to do this every day. 1 is starting my day with exercise. I actually started waking up like dark and in the dark and I exercise before everyone gets up and it makes such a difference To start my day intentionally Versus just kind of like get out of bed and just roll into Reaction mode of like I go go go gotta do this gotta do this It's amazing

10:32 - 10:59

Jasmin Terrany: to be awake and ready and prepared for when the day starts. And then the other 1 is on the same line, is not just jumping into my emails and responding to things, is sitting down, deciding what it is that I wanna achieve that day, giving myself a top 3, right? Because what I do is I generally think that I can do more than I actually can do, and then I'm just this big and jumbled. I sit down and I decide what are my top 3 things that I'm going to achieve that day, and I focus only

10:59 - 11:16

Jasmin Terrany: on those things. I don't open my emails or respond to anybody else or get open to anything else that's distracting until those are done. And I even set up a time when I'm supposed to look at my emails. Because otherwise you just wake up, you start responding to emails, you start doing what everybody else is requiring of you and you're not deciding what you need to do for you first.

11:16 - 11:30

Gresham Harkless: Exactly. Now those are 2 great examples because you got to make sure that you keep your cup filled and by working out and definitely by making sure that you're not in a reaction to what everything the world needs, you're actually taking care of yourself are great examples of CEO hacks. And

11:30 - 11:37

Jasmin Terrany: Yeah, and meditation is another 1 too. The starting the day with your meditation, the exercise and meditation before you do anything else.

11:37 - 11:47

Gresham Harkless: Exactly. And now I wanted to ask you for what I call a CEO nugget. And a CEO nugget could be like a word of wisdom or piece of advice or something that you would tell your younger business self.

11:47 - 12:17

Jasmin Terrany: I just realized this actually recently is that when you feel stuck, the reason that you feel stuck and you can't get out of your stuckness is because if you have an emotional reason for staying stuck, You need an emotional reason for changing. And if you have a logical reason for staying stuck, you need a logical reason for changing. So for example, I had a very emotional reason for writing this book, right? It's like it came through me. It was my soul's destiny to write this book. And then all of a sudden it's like, oh, I got

12:17 - 12:49

Jasmin Terrany: to sell this book. I should sell this book. People should read this book. This is, this is good. People should read it. But then there's this logical, I don't like sales. I don't want to do this. That seems, it's not really the intention. And it had this kind of logical reason for why I should, quote-unquote, should sell that book. And so what I realized is that I needed to have my reason for selling the book be emotional too, because I was feeling really stuck from and not wanting to sell it, like logically wanting to, but not

12:49 - 13:22

Jasmin Terrany: soulfully wanting to. And I had to find my emotional reason, my soul reason for wanting to sell the book. And I realized that this is why my mom died, that this is my destiny, that she died so that I would have the courage to share this wisdom that I so gratefully received and that all children deserve to be loved and seen and understood the way that my brother and I were and that this is the ripple effect and that her death wasn't in vain And so all of a sudden the selling feels much more of a

13:22 - 13:29

Jasmin Terrany: soul's calling rather than a logical thing that I'm just doing because I think I should. That was a short long-winded answer.

13:29 - 13:53

Gresham Harkless: That's another great answer. I love your long-winded answers because it's like your why is so much stronger and your why was so much stronger because you wanted to remember your mom and all the great things that she's done for you, but also to pass that forward. So that was stronger than your desire, maybe not to do the selling and all the aspects of building and growing that book. So your why was so much stronger than that and that emotional connection to your mom is manifested itself in you talking about your book and pushing your book out.

13:53 - 14:14

Jasmin Terrany: Yeah exactly and it's that understanding that all the ways in which I need to grow to get into social media and and sell things and do interviews and all these different things are all of the ways in which I'm challenging myself to grow outside my comfort zone. And when I have my why, like you said, as something that is bigger than me, then it's a must instead of a should.

14:15 - 14:27

Gresham Harkless: I love that. Awesome, awesome, Awesome. And now I wanted to ask you for what is my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of being a CEO. And we're hoping to have different CEOs on this podcast and want to ask you specifically, what does being a CEO mean to you?

14:27 - 15:03

Jasmin Terrany: I think that essentially it's being a leader is, is being able to have a vision and be so clear and connected to that vision that other people want to get into that orbit with you. So it's like you're the planet and having other people come into that orbit and wanting to be on that mission With you that alignment with the mind body soul is always what I come back to but so the on the logical level of all The kind of daily tasks and the things that need to get done and go, go, go and do,

15:03 - 15:17

Jasmin Terrany: do, do. Right. But essentially people only do things well when their heart is in it. So the deeper that your heart is in it and the clearer and more lines you are, the more you're inspiring people to get done. What needs to be done?

15:17 - 15:36

Gresham Harkless: Exactly. That makes perfect sense. Jasmine, I truly appreciate you for taking some time out of your schedule to speak with us and tell us a little bit about your story and your book and your mom and all those awesome things that you've had in your life. What I want to do is pass you the mic, so to speak, just to see if there's anything additional you let our readers and our listeners know how to get a copy of your book and then also how to get in touch with you.

15:36 - 16:10

Jasmin Terrany: So yeah, just go to my website jasmintorani.com, J-A-S-M-I-N-T-E-R-R-A-N-Y.com. You can get the hardcover copy of my book there and on Amazon you can get the paperback and on my website you can join my my weekly nuggets of love that I send in my emails and I'm happy to take on more clients. So if you're interested in working with me individually That's something there's a few slots available. My kids just went to school full time. So I have a few more slots available during the day to take on some new clients as well.

16:10 - 16:23

Gresham Harkless: Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Thank you so much again, Jasmine, for taking some time out and being so authentic and transparent with us about everything that you've gone through and everything you're doing to help out so many people in this world. So I truly appreciate you and I hope you have a phenomenal rest of

16:23 - 16:25

Jasmin Terrany: the day. Yeah, I appreciate it too. This was great.

16:25 - 16:59

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