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It Came in a Package I Never Expected; Building a Gratitude Economy with Hope Zvara

The Ever Widening Circles Podcast

Release Date: 10/15/2020

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One thing Thought Leaders have in common, is that they combine unlikely things to create change. Today’s thought leader Hope Zvara is a perfect example. Hope is the CEO and Co-founder of Mother Trucker Yoga and the creator of STIFF Mother Trucker Pain Relief Cream. She’s also the host of the Daily Dose of Hope Podcast. Hope lives with one simple calling in mind: “help others live the best damn life possible,” which she does by sharing her dynamic story, vibrant personality, and expertise in yoga. Hope created Mother Trucker Yoga to combat the effects of prolonged sitting, limited movement, broken sleep patterns, and heightened stress of an essential group of workers.

Let’s dive into Hope’s incredible story to learn how she helps build a gratitude economy by opening herself to unexpected possibilities.  

 

[00:01 - 08:03] Opening Segment

  • Let's welcome our guest for today, Hope Zvara 
  • I speak about Hope’s story in my latest book 
    • Gratitude economy - rewarded for good things
  • Hope gives us a bit of background on her story
    • Mother Trucker Yoga 
    • Building a business relationship with a trucker 
    • Combining yoga expertise and trucking to meet truckers in their environment 
  • Hope is also a consultant with Advance Your Reach 
    • The importance of your voice 

[08:04 - 19:00] It Came in a Package I Never Expected

  • Hope talks about her story about wanting to make an impact somehow
    • From having an eating disorder to being a wellness instructor 
    • Jumping at the opportunity despite the risk or fear 
  • Hope’s insights about taking an opportunity
    • Combining the concept of trucking and yoga never occurred 
    • Open your mind to all possibilities 
  • I talk about the things in common with every thought leaders 
    • Combining things no one thought to combine 
  • Hope shares about what inspired her to get into this space 
    • Didn’t try to reinvent herself but used what she had
    • Building off a gratitude economy
    • Zone in and tune in to what people really need
    • Meeting people in their environment 
    • Merging things to actually be an asset rather than a farce 

[19:01 - 33:51] Meeting People Where They’re At; Giving Them Something Real

  • Hope tells us a bit about what her activities look like 
    • Everything shot inside the truck 
    • Explaining the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ during the activity
    • Something that everyone can do 
    • Marrying things that actually matter 
  • Using surplus rather than inventing more things 
    • All you need is a willing body and mind 
    • You need to know why you’re utilizing certain tools
    • Hope talks about the why behind her cream 
      • “I want to do things the right way” 
      • Something that actually works 
  • I talk about rigorous intention and its value
    • What is being rewarded? 
    • Hope’s rigorous intention moments
      • Creating infinite possibilities 
  • Never married to an outcome
    • Don’t push it, let things develop over time 

[33:52 - 48:07] Peeling Back the Onion to Solve Real Problems 

  • I talk about the internet’s effect on us today and innovators of the future 
  • How Hope peels back the onion
    • Going back to the Why
    • Adapting to the environment that people are in
    • Understand what is really going on rather than solving a problem by adding more problems 
  • 62% of us identify as values-driven consumers 
    • We give to businesses who give back 
    • Giving back first then making profit second 
    • Celebrating people who make a win for everyone 
  • Hope gives advice on how to give back while making a profit 
    • Remember that the people behind a business are real people 
    • If you’re stuck make sure the scales aren’t off
    • Show people what you are worth 

[48:08 - 56:44] Closing Segment

  • Hope talks about how she gives back 
  • Business problems are mostly personal problems in disguise 
    • Take ownership of everything you do to empower yourself
  • How can we find you?
    • See links below
  • What reminds you every day that it’s still an amazing world? 
    • There is a person on the other end that wants to hear what you have to say
    • We can keep reaching and widen our circles 
  • You’re not gonna prove them wrong, you’re gonna prove them better
  • Final Words

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“How am I gonna be able to help people…? Well, maybe you’re looking for only one particular answer because you think that’s how it’s supposed to be, what if you step back and open yourself up to the possibilities of ANYTHING?!” - Hope Zvara 

“One of the things I like to think I’m really good at is being able to zone in and tune in to what people actually need in the environment that they’re in.” - Hope Zvara 

“When we take ownership, it’s not to say we suck or we did wrong, it’s to empower ourselves to create even more greatness.” - Hope Zvara

 

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You can connect and support Hope on LinkedIn Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Visit her website https://www.hopezvara.com/ and https://mothertruckeryoga.com/ to learn more about her and her mission. 

 

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