25 Feb Episode 43: Interview With Lesley Bush
Welcome to Episode 43, Interview With Lesley Bush! Lesley describes herself as “the little red-haired girl smelling the roses while her daddy takes her picture, always looking for the positive and believing anything is possible,” including soulmates. She was fortunate to have as a teacher and huge influence Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver, who said, “Do the most you can with your one wild and precious life.”
So you might say she’s the adventurous type, growing up in Connecticut, going to college in Virginia, working for Disney Publishing in New York City, and heading west to Arizona where she met her future husband. After marriage, they moved to Denver, started a family, and finally settled where they are today in Fort Worth. Today she is a successful Rodan Fields rep.
Leslie had a lot to navigate as a young girl. Between the ages of 8 and 12, her father underwent a quadruple bypass after a massive heart attack and her mom had breast cancer and a radical mastectomy. One sister suffered a brain hemorrhage while away at college, having to relearn how to walk and talk, and her other sister was anorexic. But these experiences taught her to take an objective, positive perspective when confronted with issues that otherwise can be emotionally draining.
Key Points From This Episode
- It’s easy to get so caught up in the day that we forget to take action.
- What will you do with your one wild and precious life?
- You can allow yourself the time you need to dwell on a challenge, but at some point you must take action.
- Don’t get so caught up in the day-to-day routine that life passes you by and you end up with regrets.
- Write down what you really want, not what you think you should want.
- Take the time to remember what you accomplished yesterday and what you will accomplish today.
- Delegate. People want to help.
- Determine your hourly worth based on how much you want to make annually.
“I’m that same little red-haired girl who saw a lot of illness at a young age and has a fear of death, abandonment, and the unknown.” — Lesley [11:06.0]
“My ‘why’ is to help others sigh. By that I mean to ‘breathe freely.’” — Lesley [13:38.0]
“My mom [was] incredibly strong…. We’d stop on the way home [from the hospital] every day and have ice cream. So that might be why I sometimes emotionally eat!” — Lesley [18:40.0]
“I want to die not having said, ‘I wish I had.’” – Lesley [19:25.0]
“Audacious is being surprisingly bold, fearless and courageous, with a little bit of sass…” — Robin [20:20.0]
“An audacious life is being authentic.” – Lesley [20:40.0]
“I’m a huge believer in working with a coach.” – Lesley [32:25.0]
“Eat the frog.” — @TheRobinWSmith [41:25.0]