In this episode, I got to sit down with former corporate chick, Romi Neustadt. Romi was first a lawyer, then a PR executive who traded in the billable hour to become an entrepreneur, a business coach, and a speaker. She’s figured out how to juggle being a wife, a mom, a professional success, and a healthy human without losing her mind. (Which is pretty dang inspiring!) And she’s on a mission to help other women do it too. Romi’s first book, Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business received a GOLD AWARD from the Nonfiction Authors Association. Her latest book, You Can Have It All, Just Not at the Same Damn Time, was published earlier this year by Portfolio | Penguin Random House. Romi has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company and Success, and has appeared on Fox Business News and morning shows around the country.
In this interview, you will hear how honestly Romi answers questions. She doesn't hide anything, and she doesn't pretend like life is perfect. Romi doesn't expect anyone else to copy the way she's chosen to live her life, which I think is so important! A lot of the times when we have a successful woman to look up to or be inspired by it can feel like we have to be exactly like them. And I think what makes Romi so different is she is sure to say over and over, "Don't do this the way I did it. Find your own path. Your life doesn't have to look like my life." As women, we need to hear that message more often than not. Because there's so much out there of women saying "I made a million dollars in five minutes and you can too, and here's my perfect life." And that makes us feel bad if our life doesn't look a certain way.
Romi gives us permission to not participate in that narrative and I'm so grateful for her voice inside of our community for that reason.
I really hope you enjoy this conversation. I advise that you take away the parts that she talks about self-care, taking the time to understand your vision, and my favorite part, her one-word process!