Our guest on the Rebel Babe Cave today is Thania Martin, a marketing professional, podcaster, and online health and fitness coach. Thania is on a mission to help busy corporate girls reach their fitness goals and find purpose and legacy outside of their nine-to-five jobs. She shares her love for business, fitness, and faith in the most relatable ways, and tuning in to this episode you will find out what it is that makes her such a strong, badass woman! We talk about the power of consistent daily habits, learning to give yourself credit and let yourself off the hook, working through insecurities and their detrimental effect on our relationships with other women, and why we’ve got to accept that we can’t control other people perceptions of us. Thania shares about her role in helping to establish workplace policies that help women to navigate pregnancy and maternity leave and their work, and why looking out for women is a core value she tries to live rather than simply speaking about it. We switch to talking about the circumstances around her mercury poisoning in college, and her struggles with eczema and chronic fatigue that eventually got diagnosed as the symptoms of an “undiagnosable” autoimmune disease. We also chat about Enneagram types, Myers and Briggs, and much more!
Key Points From This Episode:
- When to step out of the learning and consuming phase of self-development.
- The challenge of showing up fearlessly for enneagram 8s!
- Being constantly grateful for health and how small habits change the dynamic of your day.
- Women’s tendency to take on too much in their pursuit of getting where we want to be.
- The importance of giving ourselves credit and learning to claim big and small victories.
- A bit about Thania’s bold podcast called Faith & Other F Words.
- Not simply saying but living the core value of supporting women.
- Petitioning for a supportive workplace policy for maternity/paternity leave.
- A habit of self-reflection and making a daily commitment self-development.
- How we often project our insecurities onto other women and how it affects relationships.
- Accepting that others might perceive you as “intimidating” despite being friendly.
- Viewing strong, independent women as mentors and guides rather than competition.
- Eczema, chronic fatigue and being diagnosed with an “undiagnosable” autoimmune disease.
- Finding out that she was wheat and gluten intolerant after doing an elimination diet.
- How she contracted mercury poisoning and the lengthy detoxing process.
- Enneagram, Myers & Briggs, and the benefits of understanding what motivates people.
“I’ve noticed that being able to make small, micro-changes in my life consistently over a long period of time is what really makes those big macro changes in my life.” — @ThaniaGuardino [0:08:02]
“I think life shows you when you are on the right track and it’ll also show you when you’re not on the right track.” —@ThaniaGuardino [0:19:10]
“I think anybody who is struggling with a chronic illness or an undiagnosed anything – don’t give up, keep trying, and eventually you’ll come about a diagnosis and you’ll figure it out.” —@ThaniaGuardino [0:32:28]
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