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867: Ellie Shefi – Unprogramming Your Life: How to Create Your Own Personal Vision for Life


Often, in order to move forward, we need to unwind from the past. As I like to teach, we must let go of something in order to grab the next thing in our lives and businesses, or to change a fundamental way we look at the world. This is because what got us here won’t necessarily get us to where we want to go next. Today I speak with Ellie Shefi, who shares her insights on how we can unprogram ourselves from external expectations and create a clear personal vision that drives every aspect of our lives. Ellie explains how to develop an Impervious Mind: a rock-solid identity that can withstand adversity. She emphasizes the importance of exploring our motivations and values, practicing self-care, and intentionally choosing our language to shift our mindset and overcome obstacles. Ellie also shares her experience with intentional and aligned business diversification. I am positive our conversation will help listeners examine their personal vision and values to move forward in business and life.

Ellie Shefi is an attorney, advisor, entrepreneur, leadership consultant, corporate trainer, keynote speaker, and #1 international best-selling author with over 30 years of experience in law, business, education, and advocacy. As the founder of MTC Consulting, Ellie advises governments, universities, corporations, entrepreneurs, and NGOs to build resilient teams, develop influential leaders, and optimize their operations. She serves on the leadership councils and advisory boards of nonprofits focused on civil rights, human rights, criminal justice reform, disaster recovery, fighting human trafficking, and ending mass atrocities. Ellie is the founder of the Made 2 Change the World ™ Foundation, an emerging nonprofit organization that equips and empowers the next generation with the tools, resources, and strategies they need to create the lives, communities, and world they envision. Ellie also hosts the Free by Design™ television show, the Creating an Impervious Mind® YouTube series, and the You Are Not Your Scars® podcast. Ellie's expertise helps her clients create well-rounded organizations and businesses that serve their wider communities.

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Ellie Shefi, thank you so much for being here!


Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself.

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.


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