222: Nicole Antoinette on Empowered Patience

This idea of empowered patience is empowering yourself to do the work even if you don’t know where it is going to lead because at the end of the day, it is going to lead somewhere or at least there are going to be more options for you with a stronger foundation.

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Nicole Antoinette is a thru-hiker, writer, host of Real Talk Radio podcast, and a ROO Chapter One regular guest on the series Real Talk Reflections.

Nicole was on the final ROO Chapter One podcast, episode 219. Returning to Chapter Two, Nicole shares some of the significant changes in her life since that episode and takes us through some of the challenges she has experienced thus far in 2019. Nicole brings honesty and openness in this conversation, which touches on the following themes;

  • Re-structuring her business model and making changes based on shifts in personal circumstances
  • Her uncoupling and the various factors she had to navigate
  • Thru-hiking and how that fits in with her current life
  • Navigating learning curves
  • Processing grief and the need to be ‘unwitnessed’
  • Social media and the strategies she uses to manage her mental health 
  • Being intentional with your craft and creating a body of work
  • What it means to step back and take a break
  • Her podcast and how that has evolved over time
  • Trust and how that looks in day to day life