How to stay true, get paid, and do good with Rha Goddess

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

I feel SO blessed to have been able to spend time with the incredible Rha Goddess. I have to admit, I've been a major fan girl of hers since I read her book, The Calling, several years ago. It's one of those books that truly helps you make moves in your life and business, and I've been fascinated with her philosophy ever since.

Rha is the entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough change makers, cultural visionaries and social entrepreneurs. From multiple NY Times Bestsellers to multi-million dollar social enterprises, Rha’s unique methodology has empowered a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to stay true, get paid, and do good. From the onset of her more than 30-year career as a cultural innovator, social impact strategist and creative change agent, Rha has drawn on the power of creativity, culture and community to move hearts, minds and policy.

To say it was an honor to speak with her is an understatement. I hope you enjoy her interview as much as I did and PLEASE share this with your friends. The world needs as much joy, inspiration and hope as it can get.

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Allison: Hello and welcome to the She Believes She Could podcast. I'm your host, Allison Walsh. I am so glad you're here. I'm a corporate exec, entrepreneur, coach, and mom of three, who is obsessed with all things related to mindset, goal setting, and leveling up your personal brand so you can go after opportunities that you never even thought possible. I live by the philosophy that the whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. And I created this podcast to motivate and inspire you and give you actionable tips and advice for you to use as you chase and accomplish your goals. I've also had the chance to build an incredible network of successful leaders, entrepreneurs, impact makers, and world changers, who will also be sharing knowledge and words of wisdom. Remember, no dream is too big if it's matched with ambition and action. Most importantly, I believe in you 1000%, and my goal is that you can do. So sit back, relax, and grab your favorite note taking device, because it's time to fill up your mind and soul with positive vibes and advice to help you achieve your dreams. Now let's get to work. I am so excited to introduce you to Rha goddess. She is the entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough change makers, cultural visionaries, and social entrepreneurs. From multiple New York Times bestsellers to multi-million-dollar social enterprises, Rha's unique methodology has empowered a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to stay true, get paid and do good. I am so excited for you to meet Rha. I know you'll recognize a couple of the people that we talk about. The intro to her book was written by the very well-known Gabby Bernstein. Rha is absolutely amazing, and I cannot wait for you to hear this episode. She pours her heart and soul into each and every minute, and I cannot wait for you to just soak it all up. So let's get to work. Rha, thank you so much for being on our show today. Would you mind just sharing a little bit more about yourself with our audience?

[00:01:59.13] Rha: Absolutely. First of all it is my joy to be here. So I am described often as an entrepreneurial soul coach, but who I really feel like I am a champion, and champion, as in verb, someone who really roots for people's greatness, someone who supports people in being able to arrive in their truest selves so that they can make their highest contributions. And so I call myself, also sometimes a doula, for your purpose and your calling and the work that we do at my company, Move the Crowd is all rooted in helping people really stay true.

[00:02:46.19] Allison: So how did you end up at this place, where you have the opportunity to be that champion for so many people, and you've worked with some incredible people over the course of your career. How did all this happen? How did you get here?

[00:03:02.19] Rha: I mean, one word is God, and again, we all have our own, what do we call it...source, creativity, love, or however, we want to describe it. For me, it was really divine intervention. I was, for many years, I've worked in the corporate world and then I've worked in a not-for-profit world. And I kind of had done all of those sort of roles that are easy to understand and check the box on. And at some point, God kind of came in and was like, I have a different plan for you. There's a different direction. There's a different course I want to take you. And I was like, thank you for sharing, God, but I'm going to stay right where I am. And of course, you know how it works, the first time you come, it’s a nudge, the second time you come, it's a little bit more of a push. Third time you come, maybe a shove, fourth time, maybe it's a little bit of a kick. And, I joke about that and say that I really did come to my purpose, kicking, and screaming, and I also believe that there's something about my own journey that enables me to really understand and have compassion for so many of us who want to bet on ourselves, but who struggle, right. And so I've had the sort of typical standard kinds of jobs and roles, and then I've had that road, you know, where you all see the path diverge and there's a little bit more dirt on that path, there's brush on that path. You have to kind of clear your own way, and I am the clear your own way path kind of girl. And I am the cheerleader for the clear your own makeup kind of girl, because I know that it's so much more enriching and rewarding.

[00:04:47.17] Allison: Oh, it is. And you know, I love the way that you really provide such a roadmap for people and a blueprint for them to follow, as far as, here's how to lean in to who you are, here's how to embrace it, here's how to love it, here's how to help make it thrive and really get in alignment with who you are and to become your best, highest truest self, and get paid and do good, right? Like all of the things.

[00:05:16.22] Rha: All the things.

[00:05:20.08] Allison: All the things you say, and I think especially now, like, I mean, so you wrote an amazing book called The Calling and we're going to talk about that a lot today, but I read the book the first time before the pandemic, and there was so much in there and it was so much valuable advice. And I did all the things, all the exercises, listened to the book, read the book, and then I did it again after the pandemic. And I'm like, this is even more relevant now, like people really betting on themselves. And I think we're seeing that so much now. And I know you love helping people do that, as do I, just, you know, get out of our own ways, and go for it and create that life that we want so much for ourselves, but would you mind sharing more around, like your L3 and really what that means and, and how you help others do that?

[00:06:09.17] Rha: Yeah. I mean, I think just, I want to underscore your wisdom in terms of this moment that we're in, you know, whether we're calling it...I don't even know if we can yet call it Allison post pandemic. You know, we're hearing about the great resignation and where people are leaving their jobs in droves, and just to kind of give people some perspective, in April alone, 4 million people quit their jobs, 4 million. We are in, what I like to call, the grand renegotiation, which means that we've had 18 months plus to think, and get clear, whether through hardship or breakdown or grand inspiration or breakthrough, we're clear about what we want, we're clear about what's important. And I do believe now more than ever, people are like, it's got to have meaning, it's got to be important. You know what I mean? Or you know what, it is time to bet on me, that dream, that vision, that inspiration, that book, that course, that, whatever it is that I've always been thinking about and dreaming about, now is the time more than ever before to really bet on me. And I think, as we're in this moment, now I'm thankful and humbled by the fact that people are finding the book because this is the blueprint and my intention for writing the book was about the blueprint. The L3 that you're referring to is live, love, lead. And there is a process I take you through in the book to help you develop what I call your live, love, lead declaration. And these become the foundation for the next chapter of whatever it is that you want to accomplish. Right? So I believe that success is about alignment and the more that we are trued up to what matters to us, the more that we're trued up to our unique combination of talents and gifts, and the more that we're trued up to that passionate impulse that guides us towards the opportunities and challenges that we most want to address on behalf of our humanity, the more we align with those things, the more in my experience, success is inevitable. And so your live, your love and your lead is all about what is important to you, what it is that you're here to bring, and what it is that you truly want to impact or effect in the world.

[00:08:34.17] Allison: Well, I love it. Thank you for expanding on all of that. And, I have to share...So the first time that I read the book, I spend a lot of time on the road, but pre-pandemic, right, traveling in between our different sites and doing a lot of different things, and I've got a long history in the behavioural health world, largely in part to my own story. And I struggled with an eating disorder when I was in high school and it became my mission to help other people. And that really was my entry point into behavioural health and working in the industry for so long. And there's a story, spoiler alert for anybody that's going to read the book, there's a story in your book about a young lady named Ashley, who is at one of your workshops and is struggling because she's out of alignment, right, she loves what she's done. She's also in recovery for an eating disorder. It's very much defined who she is in her career. And Rha, while I was listening to the book as I'm driving down the turnpike and the moment that I'm listening to this...and I still think about this and I get goosebumps because I was so... I had such a similar experience, at that moment of like, at that point, I felt like I was out of alignment, my old career and my old... just the way I recognize myself and really placed a lot of value, I felt I had done so much good, but I needed to shift. I was at that pivotal time and I'm crying on the turnpike and I'm like, oh my gosh, you know, when something comes into your life, at an amazing time, at a pivotal time, and I will never forget that. I just felt like the words in your book were just speaking directly to my soul and I got to work and I worked on like, okay, well, how do I allow myself to evolve now? How do I give honour to everything that I've done before, but really transition into who I want to be now? And so I just still...and I listened to it the second time, and I'm still bawling like a baby, but you have so many stories in here. And I think that's what's so great, is that no matter where you are in your journey, there's so much value in this book because there are so many points of connectivity. So can we talk about some of the other amazing things that you have in this book? I mean, you talk about blocks and you talk about how do we get out of our own way. Can we spend some time on that too?

[00:11:00.12] Rha: Yes, and I do want to, first of all, just thank you. And I remember vividly, the interaction with Ashley that you're speaking to. And I think this whole conversation for us, especially as women, this is a season of permission. And I just want to name that, we're in a gear, every gear with the crowd, we observe an annual theme and we do work as a community all through the year related to the theme. And 2021 is about permission. And our theme this year is permission granted, new life, new liberty. And it was very specific to recognizing that we have just come out of 18 months of unprecedented, I don't even know what we call it up, ending, shaping, and baking, whatever, you know what I mean, however, we'd want to describe it...Crisis, opportunity, unprecedented. Can we now give ourselves permission to sift and sort, right? Like, what worked, what doesn't, what's great, what's not, where am I now, versus where was I six months ago or eight months ago. But when I think this permission to grow and evolve, Alison, is one of the things that I know so many women struggle with, especially when we're really great at what we've done, which is most of us, if not all of us, we do know there's a way that we care. And because we care, we bring our full heart and soul to what it is that we do. It's just something in the DNA of who we are and that it can be hard to leave. It can be hard to shift. It can be hard to transform. It can be hard to change, even though we know inside, we are so ready for what's next. So I just wanted to underscore that and say that for me, her story was so important because it's one of those places that I often see us get stuck.

[00:12:52.08] Allison: It's easy. It's easy to hold on. And it's safe. And it's comfy, and it's in the comfort zone. And you know, it's kind of a lather, rinse, repeat. It can be just on autopilot, but we're not meant to live on autopilot. We're meant to evolve.

[00:13:06.22] Rha: Yeah. And we do have to be willing as a practice to engage that, which is uncomfortable, if we want to grow, if you want to reach your full potential, if we want to feel that expansive vision and the energy that surrounds us all the time. I've never met anyone who hasn't said, me, oh, I'm done, I don't need anything else. Every single soul that I interact with says, I know I'm here for more, I know I'm here to do more, I know I'm here to be more. And that is the nature of our souls. Our souls want to grow and evolve and experience ourselves at our highest levels. And that changes every day because we change every day. We're not who we were yesterday, we're not who we were five minutes ago. And the stories in the's really funny because when I was working on the book with my publisher, they were like 40. I was like, I want, no matter where you are in your journey, I wanted you to see yourself, whatever your background, whatever your orientation, whatever your stage in life, whatever your history growing up, wherever you've been, whatever you've done, I just want you to know that it'