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250. Raj Jana: My Eight Year Journey To Self Love & Liberation

Ep. 250

“Even though on paper I had all the markings of someone successful, I didn't feel it. That really confused me.” 


As a 250th episode special, I wanted to share all the lessons I’ve learned from investing multi-six figures and thousands of hours into my personal journey to create a life of alignment and liberation that I feel so grateful to be living today. 


When I started this podcast, I had no idea about the journey I was about to take. The journey to internal liberation isn’t easy. My life has changed entirely since releasing my first episode in 2017, but the path to this point has been riddled with the most extreme highs and lows. 


The game of BEING is confusing because it’s filled with guesswork, detours, and setbacks.


But hindsight brings clarity. 


As I reflect over the past eight years (and the thousands of dollars and hours I invested), I’m clear on what worked and what didn’t. I’m now confident about what levers to pull and where to focus my time, energy, and resources so I can keep experiencing unshakeable confidence, freedom, clarity, and self-love. 


No one should have to invest as much as I have into healing our minds, bodies, and souls in order to experience wholeness. I believe it’s our birthright to feel good about who we are. We shouldn’t be living in a constant state of anxiety or fear. We should be learning how our nervous systems are wired from an early age so we can properly tend to it as we grow through life. It’s why I’ve decided to share my journey so far with you -- with no stones left unturned – so that you can see how a dedication to the “inner work” can lead to permanent shifts in your mental & emotional well-being.


“The game of doing is very different from the game of being. Doing is about achievement, external validation, and making strides and progress in the world. The game of being is about the journey to your enoughness. It's the journey of self-love.”



Key takeaways:

  • How a book transformed my perspective of what’s possible. 
  • My quest to seek missing feelings through entrepreneurship - only to fall short of what I wanted. 
  • How a drive to infuse meaning & purpose into my side hustle birthed Stay Grounded. 
  • Forcing change through the game of DOing. 
  • External success will only take you so far. You’ll eventually hit a wall. 
  • Opening to my emotions through plant medicine. Breaking open to build myself up. 
  • Discovering what’s under the hood. Moving into the realm of root cause exploration. 
  • Differentiating between MY vision for my life and the vision that others had for my life. 
  • Unlocking mirror work through community-based healing. My Journey groups. 
  • Working with hypnotherapist Grace Smith. 
  • Ending a nine-year relationship and confronting uncomfortable truths about myself. 
  • Inner work has the answers, but it’s hard, expensive, and time-consuming. 
  • Inner work shouldn’t be for the privileged few with resources. It should be accessible and effective for EVERYONE. And that's what I'm excited to share with you all.


On October 5th, I will be doing a teaching a live masterclass about a data-driven, heart-centered, and personalized approach to the inner work that removes confusion from the process altogether. Please visit www.rajjana.com/masterclass to join!

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