Welcome back, Aligned Entrepreneurs! Today I’m chatting with artist, designer, and author Marina Billinghurst. Marina’s entrepreneurial journey began after she moved to NYC at 18 to pursue fashion. She worked in the industry for almost two decades until a tragic accident changed her whole life. She healed by picking up her paintbrush and painting her way through pain, sadness and despair. In this episode, Marina opens up about how creativity heals, her journey from working in fashion to starting her own business, and freeing herself from past trauma to live a life she loves. Enjoy!
04:10 - Intro to Marina.
04:52 - How Marina’s accident shifted her perspective on life.
06:10 - Marina’s past experience in fashion.
07:20 - Marina’s paradigm shift and her second chance at life.
08:31 - How Marina’s first business failed.
09:27 - The importance of trusting the timing of life.
12:34 - The vulnerability of art.
15:55 - Marina’s experience with a release ceremony and losing her pregnancy.
17:48 - How painting helped Marina heal from her accident.
20:23 - Learning to love our inner voice.
21:20 - How Marina learned about herself by writing her biography.
23:45 - Lauren’s experience teaching art to special needs kids.
26:47 - How clearing trauma lets us be free.
30:00 - Accepting where we’re at.
34:27 - Marina’s process of trusting people in her business.
38:25 - Marina’s experience meeting Organized Jane.
44:02 - The power of passion in making sales.
48:06 - Leaving a legacy.
50:23 - The power of letting go of control.
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