About Our Guest
Raised by a superwoman mum in Fremantle, Australia, Peta Kelly’s big dream since she was a little girl was to help her mother retire early and give her back the life she gave Peta and her three siblings. A lover of life for as long as she can remember, Peta is a people and wellness warrior. She found joy in health and fitness. She did everything right in her life — went to university, did her honors thesis and got published, earned a scholarship to become a doctor.
One morning, she found 20 seconds of insane courage to change it all. She traveled and immersed herself in the life within her. When the magic started to happen, she gave up her studies and stepped into a health and business opportunity.
00:32 – Meet today’s guest, Peta Kelly – an amazingly powerful and driven woman who dropped her PhD, became a very wealthy entrepreneur, and continues to help and empower other people through her work. Her primary focus is creating a generation of conscious leaders. Fun fact: she and Chris will be starring in a movie to be released later this year – alongside a full cast of incredible people.
01:20 – What were some of the steps Peta took to get started on her entrepreneurial freedom journey? Much like Chris, she did everything “right” – went to University, ticked all the boxes – but something always felt off. Something was always missing. She earned her undergraduate degree (Health Sciences) and moved on to finish her post-graduate degree. She describes herself back then as “pretty committed” to the life of a researcher/scientist.
02:15 – “Much like you [Chris], I got to that point where I was like; hold on a minute,” Peta says, likening her wakeup call to “a slap across the face. Just hardcore, you know; is this really what you want to be doing. And it’s a really hard question to ask yourself when you don’t know what you’re meant to be doing.”
03:14 – One of her first experiences with business models was Network Marketing – which she chose purely out of respect for the product. But once she immersed herself in the model (she mentions earlier that she gives one hundred percent in everything she does) she realized what it was really about: team building, casting a vision of what life could be like for young people, showing them a better way, showing them there are other options and no limits to how good life can be. It was also about showing them how free we (as human beings) can feel, how much we can earn, and – most importantly – how much we can give.
04:09 – This experience led her to become more observant. She soon focused on young people; what the millennials were really about, what were the differences among them, what were things that they needed highlighted, and so on. “I started to realize how much young people love collaborating,” she says, “and I started to realize … [that] there was some space between young people’s journey of spirituality and financial abundance, and we needed to bring them together so that we could live on earth without this massive guilt and without this massive block in the way of us creating service for others.”
05:05 – “What is the new way? What are we creating? How good can it really be? What is our responsibility as a generation?”
06:30 – So when it comes to finding your purpose, how does that tie in with making money? In Peta’s opinion, purpose is made out to be something very serious and very sacred, and we’re led to believe that we only have one true purpose. “I don’t think we only have one,” Peta says. She also mentions how everyone’s first purpose is joy – and in relation to this, she shares her favorite quote from John Lennon: “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
07:18 – “First and foremost, our purpose is joy. Our purpose is to honor this gift of life that we have.”
08:42 – On the topic of purpose, Peta also shares how business fulfils her purpose of having an exchange with other people. “Because that’s what business is,” she explains. “A glorious, beautiful, energetic exchange.” And on the topic of business, part of what she teaches in The New Way is creative earning. “We have to remember that money is energy, and when we have something that we’re curious about – and it could be of service to other people – that’s when we explore it as a business.”
09:35 – “Really it’s [about] understanding that purpose isn’t one thing. It’s curiosity, it’s excitement, it’s joy, it’s service.” For the listeners out there, she encourages creating a business around something you’re genuinely curious about that can, at the same time, be of service to someone else. “Because the combination of impacting others and curiosity and excitement together – that’s a successful business.”
10:29 – Peta is all about giving. She admits that it’s always been a huger driver for her. She recently held a grant called The JeaniiusTM Grant. “I love the opportunity to circulate money to people who are then going to build great stuff.” She has two ways she loves giving; secretly giving (she loves surprising people) to people who need, and giving to ideas. The latter is what The JeaniiusTM Grant was all about. In this segment, she shares her experience hosting the $10,000 grant.
14:16 – For the start-up entrepreneur wanting to create something and wanting to get moving, Peta has some advice; “It’s very much a trust and a faith game,” she says. “Plus a massive action game.” For her, there is no one-two step. If there is, she doesn’t buy into it. “I think it’s important to be quick to execute.” She also touches on the topic of failure. “I think if we can understand as entrepreneurs that it’s our job to experiment … to be, like, ‘I’m gonna try this. It might not work.’ That’s what most people call failing. Really what it is, it’s experimenting.”
15:55 – “It’s really – it’s about how much you’re going to experiment without getting knocked down. How much you’re going to grow and learn from your mistakes. And how much you’re going to face your stuff that a real business owner needs to face.”
17:10 – “Experiment. Experiment with joy. Experiment with forgiveness. There’s no such thing as failure. I just wish people would understand that it doesn’t exist.”
18:00 – “I do want all new-age entrepreneurs who are coming through … to not shy away from hustle, because there’s so much spirituality in hustle.”
18:28 – But how do you know when an experiment isn’t working? Is it a gut feeling? Are there certain signs? Peta encourages everyone to not fear failure and keep experimenting – but how do you know when to stop?
19:52 – “This is what I wish entrepreneurs could understand; no mentor or coach is going to tell you … the future of your business other than you.”
20:24 – In terms of failure, here’s what Peta has to say; “Your bigger picture – if you’re committed to it, don’t count it out. If you’re in your first or second year … and you’re still not making profit, it’s the little things that you’re doing in your business; structural changes.”
22:16 – Chris closes today’s episode with this question for Peta; what is your vision for the future? For the world, she wants to get rid of the judgmental energy that is constantly plaguing society. She envisions a world where people will stop whining and complaining, and instead start celebrating the positivity and the beauty in the world.
24:49 – “What my vision is for the future – what [it] really is – is that we are celebrating humanity, and that we are taking care of the planet in a way that is a lot more one than we are now.” She adds on to that, stating, “I hope that in my lifetime, I get to experience a world of oneness.”
25:51 – What is her personal vision? “I just love making stuff,” she says. “And that’s what I’m just going to keep doing.”
To find out more about Peta – what she does, what she offers, the programs she can offer you – or to just simply connect, go to www.petakelly.com; you’ll find videos, blogs, and other free stuff.
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