How To Live Your Most Abundant and Fulfilled Life with Empowerment Mentor and Author Gina DeVee

Hello QUEENS! I am so excited about this episode. It is 1000% dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs who know they're made for more and want to lead in a feminine and fabulous way!

Our guest today is the incredible Gina DeVee. Not only is she an abundantly successful coach, entrepreneur, and creator of the Divine Living brand, but she is also the author of one of my favorite books, The Audacity to be Queen (check out my Forbes article about it ✨).

In today's episode, she shares why it is so important to give ourselves permission to trust our intuition, how manifestation can truly create abundance and why we need to embrace our feminine power to be the queens we are all capable of being.

Memorable Moments: "We all have the next-level dream that we are looking to manifest. What I do know is that this is a spiritual journey. Wherever you are starting out, we are all in this together. I want women around the world to know is that your dream matters."


"When I have gotten my life right, it has been when I have lived by desire. When I have lived by desire, there was nothing logical about it, nothing predictable, and nothing practical... Yet, it was spiritually guided."


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Also, check out my episode on Gina's Podcast here. I absolutely LOVED our conversation.

 

Connect with Gina: ⭐ Follow her on Instagram @ginadevee Divine Living Podcast ⭐ Purchase her book, The Audacity to be Queen, and receive the FREE companion e-course at https://www.divineliving.com/audacity

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Gina DeVee:

I think what I want women around the world to know is that your dream matters.


Allison Walsh:

Hello there, and welcome to the She Believed She Could Podcast. I'm your host, Allison Walsh. I am so glad you're here. I'm a corporate exec, entrepreneur, coach, and mama 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.


Allison Walsh:

I live by the philosophy that the whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. 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 with you.


Allison Walsh:

Remember, no dream is too big if it's matched with ambition and action. Most importantly, I believe in you 1,000%, and my goal is that you do too. 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.


Allison Walsh:

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Allison Walsh:

I am so excited to introduce you to Gina DeVee. She is a published author, accomplished speaker, podcast host, business coach, and self-made multi-millionaire. She has dedicated her career to helping women connect spiritually, start profitable businesses, create wealth from a feminine perspective and become highly visible so they can make a global impact her journey from struggling psychotherapist to globe trotting entrepreneur has led her to founding her multi-million dollar women's empowerment company, Divine Living. Her mission is to show women everywhere how to be queen of their lives. Within every woman lives a queen, she affirms, and only from the position of queen can you fulfill your purpose. I agree, Gina, totally. In becoming queen, you must no longer pretend to be anything other than brilliant, capable and fabulous. She encourages women to raise their standards, contribute their talents like never before, and truly live their most beautiful and abundant life.


Allison Walsh:

When I think about Gina, I think about a woman that has inspired me tremendously throughout so many different chapters and phases of my life. I am so grateful that I had the chance to spend time with her. I know that you will love it just as much as I did. Please welcome to our show, Gina DeVee.


Allison Walsh:

Okay, well, Gina, I am beyond thrilled to welcome you on this show today. Would you mind sharing a little bit more about yourself with the audience?


Gina DeVee:

Oh yes, Allison, it's such a pleasure to be with you. Hi, everyone. I'm Gina DeVee. I am the founder of Divine Living and the author of The Audacity to be Queen. If I have a very meaningful career and a luxurious lifestyle, and it's what I am obsessed with helping women around the world create for themselves and whatever style relates to them.


Allison Walsh:

I love this, because I think that there's so many women that hold themselves back because they don't think that they deserve to have it all or they can't have it all and they can't really lean into that feeling or that desire. It's almost like they feel like they have to play small. I love that that is what you champion and you give us all this hope and this inspiration that like, "Gina's doing it. I could do it too." It's so amazing.


Allison Walsh:

But I know it didn't start necessarily like this. You started off as a psychologist and then evolved over time. Can you share a little bit more about that journey?


Gina DeVee:

Sure. Well, first of all, I want to say, I mean, on one level today, I am living what was only the dream. Today, I have so many bigger dreams, so I am right there with everyone. We all have the next level dream that we're looking to manifest. I don't want to act like I have it all figured out or I've checked all the boxes by any stretch of the imagination. What I do know is that this is a spiritual journey. For any place that anyone is starting at, whether you're at the very beginning of your career or journey or spiritual awakening, midstream, or a little further along, down the line, we are all in this together.


Gina DeVee:

I think what I want women around the world to know is that your dream matters. It doesn't matter what the physical circumstances are saying, because for a lot of us, it looks like it's not happening, it can't happen, it's going to take forever, there's roadblocks, it's possible for someone else, but not you. When we really develop our spiritual maturity and become, this is why I use the language of queen, when we become the queen, we understand that we can see things not as they are but as they're meant to be. That is what we live in and that is how we manifest


Allison Walsh:

Well, and I love that because the queen mentality allows us to who think bigger. It also allows us to embrace that feminine energy. I think sometimes, especially as women are working on their careers or developing their businesses, they feel like they have to show up, for lack of a better term, just in an unauthentic way in order to be successful or to be respected. You champion this mission that, no, the feminine energy is something that we can lean into and we can show up as our fullest selves that way. Can you share a little bit more about that, maybe for those that are listening that are maybe hesitant or haven't really embraced that thinking yet?


Gina DeVee:

Yes. This stuff, and you're asking such great questions, is not for the faint of heart. I'm just going to be blunt, any idiot can do massive action. Any person can go and dial for dollars and make a hundred phone calls a day and push everything forward and work 18 hours a day. That doesn't take courage, that doesn't take intuition, that doesn't take discernment, that doesn't take faith. That's just basically being like a cave man, pushing the boulder forward. Yet, we've been taught that that's the way to success. We watch Tony Robbins, we watch Gary V., we watch people that I have great respect for, by the way. They are empowered masculine energies and so massive action really works for them, presumably, but it's not really what inspires me.


Gina DeVee:

I didn't come to this planet and I'm not doing the work that I'm doing so I can work 18 hours a day and I can push forward and I can turn every no into a yes and I can make it happen by brute force, because if we are spiritually connected, we know that there's another way that's possible, but it's not very popular. I mean, it's popular until push comes to shove, until your event is about to take place, until your deadline for those finances need to come in. Because it all sounds so, "Let's be in the feminine flow," until you're looking at that deadline. Yet, the Holy Spirit always knows what the right timing is.


Gina DeVee:

I think that being a queen takes perseverance, it takes courage. I have too many experiences of miracles in my life to know that there is a better way or another way that's possible, where spirit has done for me what I could never have done for myself. Today, that is what I seek more of.


Allison Walsh:

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Allison Walsh:

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Allison Walsh:

I love too, because you share openly how you're shifting into a lot more of the spiritual coaching and you've been such an advocate for manifesting your most beautiful and abundant life and stop with the divine working side of it, how about divine living. I mean, all of it. Even earlier this week, you sent out an email and you posted on social about do less, live.


Gina DeVee:

Work less, exactly.


Allison Walsh:

What about living, right? We get so caught up in the hustle and the grind and what society says is successful. It's like, wait a second, we can define that for ourselves. It's okay if it looks different than the woman next to us, but it's about our lives, it's about really bringing that vision to fruition. I would love to talk a little bit more about manifesting life and the dreams, if you wouldn't mind, because you've been just such a source of inspiration for me and I've definitely subscribed to a lot of the things that you've shared over the years. But would you mind just giving some examples about how truly leaning into that can change your life and it can shape it and if you pay attention to it, it can really guide you in a very authentic and graceful way.


Gina DeVee:

I'll share a few examples here. I have so many more in my book, The Audacity to be Queen, so if anyone's liking this, get my book. I think that when we remember that miracles really do exist, and not just for other people, but for us, and that the scriptures say, "My ways are higher than your ways. My thoughts are higher than your thoughts," it's so mind blowing because we've been so conditioned to success leave footprints, and move it forward, and just fake it till you make it, and just do it anyways regardless of how you feel. I don't always do this, but when I've gotten my life right has been when I have lived by desire. When I have lived by desire, there was nothing logical about it. There was nothing predictable, nothing practical, nothing that made sense by Western culture terms. It all looked crazy, it all looked irresponsible, it all looked insane. Yet, it was actually what was spiritually guided.


Gina DeVee:

One example was my first financial miracle, which I'm not going to talk about right now. It is in my book, so you can get that one. I was a struggling psychotherapist turned struggling life coach that was making $24,000 a year. In two weeks, I manifested $60,000, spoiler alert. With that 60, P.S., I was still $75,000 in debt at this time with maxed out, ruined credit, blah, blah, blah. That 60,000 came in and I was like, "I want to go to Saint Tropez." My boyfriend, now husband, said, "What do you mean you want to go to Saint Tropez? You have $75,000 of debt. You need to reinvest your business, you need to pay off your debt."


Gina DeVee:

I actually didn't even know where Saint Tropez was, but I had heard about it and it sounded sexy to me. I said, "I'm going to take some of the money and go to Saint Tropez," and he goes, "Well, I'm not going to be a lifestyle junkie like you." Okay. He's a great man. I'm throwing him under the bus here, but follow us on Instagram, we're fine. At least I didn't give into it, because so many women like make their man their God or make their partner their God, and I was like, "I'm going to Saint Tropez."


Gina DeVee:

I booked not lavish trip, but I did book a trip to Saint Tropez, I stayed for five days. It wasn't anything super extravagant. It was a boutique hotel, whatever, whatever. But when I said, "I want to go to Saint Tropez," I said, "I want to walk the cobblestone streets that Bridget Bardot walked. I want to paint in watercolor. I want to get a client in Saint Tropez." Glenn also said, he was like, "What are you talking about? You don't even speak French." I was like, "Is that what they speak there?" This was a hot minute ago. I was like, "Yes, I'm going to get a client in Saint Tropez." He's like, "This is nuts."


Gina DeVee:

I go and take this trip by myself, fly from Los Angeles to Paris to Nice, rented a car, but it was a stick shift that I couldn't drive because I only drive automatic. Somehow I got my ass to Saint Tropez. It was, I think, the second to last night that I went into the hotel bar and I was waiting for my table of one and I heard people speaking in English. I was like, "Oh, hey. Where are you from?" They're like, "LA," and I was like, "I'm from LA." They're like, "What do you do?" and I'm like, "I'm a life coach." The woman said, "No way, I've been looking for one."


Gina DeVee:

She's like, "Tell me, how does it work to work with you?" Honestly, I was so new in my career at the time, I started making it up. Then she's like, "Well, how much does it cost to work with you?" and I said, "$20,000." She's like, "Do you take AMEX?" At the time, I was so cheap, I only took Visa or MasterCard because the Amex percentage was more expensive, and I was like, "Absolutely." I'm texting Glenn, "Sign us up for Amex right now, sign as up for Amex right now." I made $20,000 on the bar stool in Saint Tropez because I followed that desire.


Gina DeVee:

This is part of living as a queen. When you trust your intuition and your desire and lean into what feels pleasurable to you, you are literally attracting the higher vibration. Had I not gone to Saint Tropez, I would not have made the $20,000, plus paid for my trip, plus had this fabulous experience. This is the way that only spirit can work. We can make stuff happen, as women, as men. I could have forced myself to pay off my debt and one day go to Saint Tropez, or I could kind of like moving it around.


Allison Walsh:

Well, thank you for sharing that story. I love that story. I am so glad that this audience now had the chance to hear it too, if they haven't already. But you talk about in the book too, and really, money mindset can hold a lot of people back, and wanting wealth, wanting more, wanting these things. Once you give yourself permission and you open yourself up to receiving and you do the work, it's amazing what can happen. Your book was most perfectly timed. I know you probably think the book was the worst timing because it came out and then the pandemic happened and all-


Gina DeVee:

[inaudible 00:16:40] in 2020. If you wait 20 years to write a book, make sure you launch it during a pandemic.


Allison Walsh:

But honestly, Gina, it had also beautiful elements in it that were perfectly timed because of what we were going through.


Gina DeVee:

Thank you, thank you.


Allison Walsh:

I remember, I'm an audiobook person and I'm listening to you, and there were so many things that happened instantly. One of our companies was gravely impacted and, financially, we had to figure out to make it work. It was so amazing to me. This is why I subscribe to all of this, I just believe so firmly in this. It was right around the time as I'm reading the chapter around financial abundance and manifesting those things and calling it out and really doing the work. I'm sitting there going, "Okay, what do I need to make this happen?" I got real clear on the number, like you always advise, kept thinking, "What do I need to do to do this? How can I do this? How am I going to make this happen?" Calling it out, "It's going to happen, it's going to happen." Gina, the tax return came back earlier this year. It was only a few dollar differential that was made up in other ways that didn't exist prior to the pandemic. So yes, yes.


Gina DeVee:

Yes. Yes, queen, yes, every level of yes. How'd you find out about the book?


Allison Walsh:

I mean, I have been a subscriber to you forever. Back in the day, I had a different version of my consulting company for years. I was pregnant with my second child and your Facebook ads kept popping up. I'm like, "Who is this Gina DeVee? She is amazing, and this divine living concept, I love this." I started just subscribing to all the things, got your newsletter, I love the Divine Living magazine.


Gina DeVee:

Oh, you've been around for a hot minute then.


Allison Walsh:

Oh, I've been around, yes.


Gina DeVee:

Okay, good, good, good.


Allison Walsh:

I'm even a student of yours and a student of your students, I've taken some of your students courses too. Just always a huge fan, took Packaging Your Brilliance last year because I was, again, repositioning to make up for some of these other opportunities. When the book came out, I mean, instantly, I think the first day I could get it, I got it and have just really enjoyed learning from you. I love your podcast and just everything about what you do, because I think what is so refreshing about you is that you are 1,000% you. You are authentic, you are genuine, you bring people in and you share just so openly.


Gina DeVee:

I suck at strategy, that's why.