Episode 60: Xenia Viray of Myths of Creation
Today I have the pleasure of releasing my conversation with Xenia Viray of Myths of Creation in Brooklyn, NY. Xenia’s path to the brick and mortar life is a winding one, marked with serendipitous twists and connections that turned into something more.
Xenia and I also talk about using our businesses as an excuse to continue being workaholics, the role of a spiritual practice in weathering burnout and what exactly is human design. We dive deep into money stories and why attracting the abundance we want starts with acknowledging our self-worth (I’m working on it!!!). We talk about how society often undervalues the things that are intuitive to us, the traits that many small business owners naturally possess. Things like connecting, building community and selling genuinely are skills often dismissed as “soft.” In reality, these skills are hugely powerful. They exist through intuition and within spaces that defy traditional success markers. Let’s not forget that the skills that come naturally to us, that we didn’t necessarily have to “work for” are important and often the path to successful business ownership.
I got off this call with Xenia feeling a lot of feelings. She is wise and approachable and she challenged me to think deeper about certain things surrounding life and business. I think you’ll feel the same way after listening. Enjoy the show.
I’ll be back on April 9th with a conversation with my business partner Meredith. It’ll be our nine year anniversary at Forty Winks and we’ll be reflecting it all. I hope you’ll listen. And I hope that if you’re liking Keeping Shop, you’ll consider sharing it with a friend. I’m grateful for your support always.