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The Progress Podcast (Formerly A Girl In Progress)

67 EpisodesProduced by A Girl In ProgressWebsite

The Progress Podcast is a self-development podcast for women working on themselves, FOR themselves. Through our solo episodes and interviews with inspiring guests, we teach you to take imperfect action towards your goals and create productivity on your own terms. Hosted by writer, author, imperfect … read more


Prioritising Your Health and Fitness and Leaving Your 9-5 to Pursue Your Dream with Lauren Irvine

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Have you ever dreamed of quitting your 9-5 grind to pursue your dream?

Taking a big step like this can seem terrifying. Saying goodbye to stable income and taking control of your time and finances is exciting, but it also comes with a lot of pressure to do well and succeed. 

Thankfully, my guest on this special episode of the Before You’re Ready Series, Lauren Irvine, has seen plenty of success since leaving her 9-5 job behind to pursue her true passion - health and fitness. And while since our interview Lauren has found a flexible new job in the fitness world, she continues to grow her business LIFT Coacwhich hing: helps to empower women to become the best versions of themselves, through embracing an active life and a healthy mindset. 

I invited Lauren onto the podcast because first of all, she’s a good friend of mine and we were due a catch-up anyway, and secondly, she has an amazing story to share and lots of great tips for anyone who is thinking about giving up their day job to pursue their dreams.

We chatted about:

  • How Lauren got started in health, fitness, and nutrition
  • How Lauren built new health and fitness habits
  • Why it’s fine to go after your dream before you feel ready
  • Why you should use visualisation to help get your mindset ready
  • How Lauren traded her full-time job for her dream job
  • Mindset blocks that stop people from working on improving their health and fitness
  • Lauren shares her best advice for anyone who doesn’t feel ready to pursue their goals yet

‘A Girl in Progress’ is available as a podcast on our website and as a video interview series on our YouTube channel–so make sure to subscribe to both to keep up with new episodes!



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