Episode 27: You Get Out What You Put In with Leslie Stevens

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn 

Before we jump into today’s interview, Carolyn and Michael want to share their current favorite resources for productivity! I know, you’re probably thinking “I already have too much to do!” But we’ve got some quick and easy resources to share with you.

While Carolyn has great intent for her planners, she usually gives them up pretty quickly! However, she’s finally found a planner that is simple and easy to use. It’s called the Intentional Year Planner. There are spaces to fill in daily tasks and notes, and even spaces for doodling!

Michael is loving the Productivity Planner. It lists tasks in order of priority and allows yourself to  score yourself each day to continuously improve your productivity each day. Michael likes the satisfaction of finishing his one big task each day, but when he is looking for some quick wins, he tackles the small tasks first!

Leslie Stevens: WellBeing Dietician

Meet today’s Dreamer and Doer, Leslie Stevens. Leslie is the CEO and Founder of WellBeing Nutrition. She works with all people and in particular, entrepreneurs, to bring out the best version of themselves through a healthy lifestyle. 

Born and raised in California, Leslie set down her roots in Oklahoma after completing college and graduate school at OSU. Along the way she became a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer. Through her own transformation she learned how the impact of taking care of your health and wellbeing can truly be the catalyst to achieving things far beyond just your health. To help others transform their lives through their nutrition and lifestyles she founded her own company, Leslie Stevens Consulting. Leslie strongly believes this world needs more happy, healthy, and confident people and she is committed to helping people bring out that version of themselves.

Developing Passions

Before we discussed her WellBeing Nutrition business, Leslie talked with us about what life was like in middle and high school. She was not always into nutrition, especially early on when she loved fast food and energy drinks just like most kids do. Although Leslie played sports, she found herself overweight, often sick, and struggling with her self-confidence. 

After dealing with severe depression, nutrition became a chance for Leslie to take control and overcome her situation. Overtime, she became passionate about nutrition and learned to be happy, healthy, and confident.

Why is Nutrition important?

When we asked Leslie why health and nutrition is important she asked us to do the following:

  1. Think about one thing you love the most, whether it’s your family, friends, or career.
  2. Ask yourself: Do you want to put more energy into that thing that you love?

Leslie believes that when it comes to nutrition, what you put into your body is what you get out of it.

Turning Her Passion into Business

This passion for nutrition led Leslie to start her business, Wellbeing Nutrition. Leslie works with all people, but she mainly focuses on working with entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs tend to work long and hard, and not take great care of themselves. As they hustle to build their business, they allow their health to fall by the wayside. Leslie fits a nutrition plan to the person, and integrates small healthy habits into their life so they become automatic.

Middle School Advice

Leslie shares with us being strong in who you are and confident in yourself is so important. Even if people don’t agree with you or make fun of you, there will always be people who admire you for following who you are. The most rewarding thing to do is to follow your dream.

Key Takeaways

  • Nutrition can help you become happy, healthy, and confident.
  • Think about what you love and decide to put more energy into it. Feeding your body in a nutritious way will help you put more energy into your passions.
  • No matter what others say about you, being strong in who you are and following your dream is the most important thing you can do.

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