We had the good fortune of connecting with Alisha Hawrylyszyn Frank and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alisha, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
As an entrepreneur in wellness I feel that the most profound lessons I have learned are to trust my intuition and to always be conscious of my true intention. These two “rules” allow me to be authentic and live within my true Purpose.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Fiercely Optimistic was created with the intention to “hold space” for those ready to expand their consciousness. The process is completely individualized for each client – combining self-responsibility, self-love and the embracement of one’s Purpose. The journey that has led me to where I am today was absolutely tumultuous. I have experienced the death of a sibling as a child, abandonment, addiction, extreme poverty and abuse. It all has taught me many lessons and instilled in me an immense gratitude for all the good that has been given to me and for all the deficiencies that have been taken away. In order to have overcome so many challenges along that way I had faith in myself and in my Purpose. And that faith allowed me to trust that I was always exactly where I needed to be. I am not overly concerned for the world to know me or my brand. Rather, I want people to understand that they can truly be empowered through a simple shift of perspective and by meditating. Everyone needs to meditate.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
In San Diego, California we have some of the most spectacular views from the beach in Windansea to the cliffs of Torrey Pines National Reserve all the way to the mountains of Laguna. There is also the incredible park Kate Sessions and the prominent landmark Mount Soledad. The lifestyle in Southern California is definitely centered about being outdoors.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am merely a reflection, which means that if you see me (in any given form), I am you. The credit and recognition for who I am today is you. I understand that this may be a very foreign concept to most people, but do not let that deter you from awakening to the Truth that we are all one.

Website: https://www.fiercelyoptimistic.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fiercelyoptimistic/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alishahawrylyszynfrank/
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/fiercely-optimistic-la-jolla-la-jolla

Image Credits
Shot by Christopher McCoy in film.

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