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Kate Northrup: When Life Has Other Plans

We often think that creative success is packaged in the image of fame, status, social recognition, and media interviews. We spend years aiming to prove ourselves worthy of attention and we place limits on our creativity to fit into a mold that doesn’t prioritize or value who we are and what we truly have to offer. But, what about when life has other plans…

Today on the Redefining Wealth Podcast, we sat down with entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and mother, Kate Northrup. Through teaching data and soul-driven time and energy management practices, Kate is committed to helping ambitious women own their creativity, save time, make more money, and experience less stress through her “Do Less Planner”, her programs, and her books, “Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women” and “Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want.

Key discussion points from this episode include:

  • Pivot When Life Has Other Plans – 6:43
  • Do Less – 15:21 
  • Remove The Mask – 26:30
  • Work For God, Not The Algorithm – 31:26
  • The 4 Phases Of A Period – 36:50
  • Setting Boundaries & Tracking Behaviors – 44:40 

Connect With Kate:

Instagram: or @katenorthrup

Do Less Book:

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When Life Has Other Plans Takeaways

  • “When it comes to creativity there is no hierarchy.” – Kate Northrup 
  • “You were born ready.” – Kate Northrup 
  • “I am pruning my life and my business all of the time.” – Kate Northrup
  • “I don’t work for the algorithm, I work for God.” – Kate Northrup 
  • “Time is time and money is money. They are not necessarily the same things.” – Kate Northrup
  • “The work world has not been set up for the way our bodies actually operate.” – Kate Northrup
  • “Our bodies are our superpower.” – Kate Northrup
  • “Every season has beauty, every season has purpose, every season is meaningful, important and precious.” – Kate Northrup

Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions

And with that, let’s dig into Kate’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.

Define Success:

“Success is that inner feeling of being on purpose and the beautiful dance between being on purpose and devoting my life to something meaningful. ”

Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less:

“Appreciating what’s there.” 

One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth:

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown

Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”:

“My name is Kate Northrup and to me the truth about wealth is it’s way deeper than what we’ve been told .”



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