We had the good fortune of connecting with J Kontos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi J, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Before I embarked on my career with supporting parents right after the birth of their child, I had dreams of many business/products I wished to launch. I’m a visionary, so I see ways to improve businesses and fill the gaps with needed products/services. BUT fear was paralyzing me towards embarking on my visions. It was fear that was preventing me from moving forward. It was fear that was keeping me away from actualizing my dreams of being a business owner. OR maybe it was helping me wait until the perfect timing and moment, who knows :).
What I do know is that I needed to remove that fear before I could move forward. I needed to release that. So with the help of energy clearing modalities, like energy healing guided meditations and emotion clearing work, I released that fear. I did it in a 15-minute session! It was that quick and it is gone! Energy clearing can be that quick! I now see the fun in investing in my work, whereas before it was paralyzing. Energy clearing is a powerful way to release emotions that are holding us back from our dreams and goals.
Then I saw risk as not risk, but rather another way to have fun! How can I learn and grow while having fun? I could have never achieved this outcome had I not released this fear. So in my personal time and in my practice I bring in these energy clearing tools to help my clients move forward.
Life is about expansion, not perfection. We will never get it right, but we can always continue growing, and I think that is the fun of it as well!
There are also ways to mitigate risk factors such as finding a business mentor through places like SCORE who work with you for FREE! You can also create structures like incorporating your business to mitigate that risk as well as various types of insurance. Don’t be afraid to manifest what you want. You may hear people tell you that the features you want to design don’t exist, but there are so many businesses that have bent the realities of business to build what they wanted, think Tesla, Apple and so many more companies. Manifestation is powerful!
Life is all about energy. Businesses are energy. Emotions are energy. Action is energy. Where is that energy vibrating? A high vibration or happiness, joy, connection and love or a low vibration or fear, shame, guilt, anger? What is the energy you are putting out? When your company vibrates at a high level, people will feel this and respond accordingly. Business transactions will be much smoother. Employees will align to your business naturally because they are drawn to that energy that aligns to their energy. Coupling this with manifestation and you are a powerhouse that cannot be stopped!
For the large business venture I am embarking on, I didn’t take action until it was overwhelming me not to take action. The business kept calling me, reminding me of it, telling me I needed to get started. Now I lead my business decisions with my intuition and allow my intuition to guide me on the decisions I make. I meditate daily to continue to keep my intuition strong and keep my vibration high. Thank you so much connecting with me here. I would love to connect via Instagram @FlourishingThroughPostpartum
What should our readers know about your business?
Flourishing Through Postpartum is transforming the time after baby comes home to one of centeredness, connection, and support. I focus on the perfection of this moment and help connect to that feel good moment. Postpartum Coaching is a phenomenal supplement to therapy. I know I needed both after the birth of my son. I am in the development of a centralized online support system to help millions of pregnant and new families with support that they need, right when they need it. Equity bridges are built into the platform to provide support for our practitioners from marginalized groups as well as new parents from marginalized communities that need support during the first two years after bringing baby home.
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.
This sounds like so much fun! I love showing friends and family around San Diego. We’d take an early morning hike through Oakoasis in Lakeside. Have dinner at one of the restaurants in Barona Casino. A walk around, and picnic in Balboa Park. A quick trip with my dog to the dog beach in Coronado. And end it with a relaxing day at the day spa and dinner at Torrey Pines Lodge.
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?
My spiritual teacher, Suresh Ramaswamy, for transforming my life! To my good friend Hadassah Nations who is like a Sister to me, who helped me to learn to be my own teacher. To Abraham Hicks who taught me the art of Manifestation.