ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Have you ever had those days where stress and anxiety are weighing you down? Meditation is humanities number 1 tool for dealing with stress. The issue is, most of us lack the knowledge and training to do it effectively. We need guidance. Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and author of Stress Less, Accomplish More. Take a listen to find out how to go from being full of need and seeking fulfillment, to instead, being fulfilled and looking for need.
Emily welcome to the unmistakable creative. Thanks so much for taking the time to join us.
What a joy to be here still to see what unfolds.
Yeah it is my pleasure to have you here so I was introduced to you through way of our mutual friend Clay Haber. I also met you in person and I know that you have this new book out that is just absolutely crushing the chances are that everybody here has probably either already heard of it or picked it up. But before we get into all that I want to start by asking what is the very first job that you ever had and what did you learn from that job that you've applied to your life going forward and how did that shape who you've become and what you've ended up doing.
So my very first job I was 15 years old and I was a busboy. I don't think they have a term for a bus girl
But I was cleaning plates and glasses and tables at a restaurant and it was where my sister had her bridal shower and she's seven years older than I am. I was 15 years old attending the shower but I was wearing a white suit. Nobody told me that was rude to her weight to someone else's bridal event. And the owner thought that I was the bride and she's like Oh are you getting married. I said no. And 15 and she said You want a job and I said yes. And so I started bussing tables and then I ended up becoming the manager of the restaurant at 16 years old which is hilarious. But what did I learn from that job that I have applied to the rest of my life. I actually love working in a restaurant. I always loved being a waitress and because I was an actress for a long time. And to me I love it because there's a calm before the storm. There's a team of people in the restaurant that's all working together to execute this experience. You get to meet new people you get to put on a bit of a show for your table and and then at the end of the night there's a calm after the storm. And to me it's very similar to theater but I think the thing that I brought with me was kindness outgoing this like making friends with all of my tables and then that feeling like I was a part of a team. I think those are things