Living Full Out with Nancy Solari Ep: 35
What does it really mean? Nancy advises that “Living Full Out” is looking at your life and making sure you have balance, synergy, and are living your truth. Think of life as a pie – each piece is a slice of your life, and we want them to be balanced.
You’re in it to Play it
Nancy speaks about life as a game. There are challenges and areas of excitement. The whole goal in life, she shares, is to keep moving forward and making progress.
Hear as Nancy shares her story and how her condition that caused her to lose her sight taught her to be resilient through her multiple careers and life challenges.
“You have the ability to be the hero in your own life.” Nancy believes that we can all be resilient and overcome life’s challenges.
I Know I Can Do More
Nancy experienced great success in multiple careers. And it was around the time when she was a real estate agent, struggling with her blindness, and dating a boyfriend struggling with depression that she asked herself, “Can I do more?”
Now, that doesn’t mean you have to go out and start your own company. Nancy asks how you can do more for family, friends, at work, by donating, or volunteering.
Life is Meant to Unfold
“It’s not like you grab a book and you read the last page first, right? You have to keep turning the page.” Moving forward, taking risks, and taking action are all part of life. Nancy shares that life keeps happening and progressing. We don’t have all the answers at first.
Through domestic violence and family health issues during Nancy’s childhood, she learned that everyone experiences adversity. And she believes that who we are when we’re younger gives us some insight into who we are as adults.
She’s always been a coach and counselor, and plans to be one the rest of her life.
Three Blind Mice
Nancy and all of her sisters have retinitis pigmentosa. And this struggle really brought them together. They have worked through many life traumas, illnesses, etc. together.
Don’t worry, Nancy’s not perfect. She still has a pity party every now and then. But, she limits her pity party to 5 minutes. When she struggles to read a piece of paper or computer screen, she realizes she can’t drive somewhere, etc. she feels real frustration.
And Nancy doesn’t expect us to be 100% positive all the time. She believes we should feel our feelings, cry, get angry. But at the end of the day, she wants us to look in the mirror and say, “I am not going to let you down. It’s going to be okay.”
Affirmations are powerful, and the words we share with ourselves truly resonate.
Glowing, Smiling, and Perky
Nancy can’t see her own face, or anyone else’s. Her blindness allows her to see people based on their energy, their words, and their demeanor.
Embrace the blindness – Try not to look at someone when you shake their hand. Instead, embrace their energy. Experiment with that in your daily life and see what it brings.
The Lopsided Pie
When Nancy begins coaching someone, she ends up peeling back the layers of their circumstance and often helps them with their personal lives. Her goal is to help people balance their lives.
When someone asks you to go somewhere or do something, always say, “Yes!” When you say yes, that’s when you are really living. When you say “no” you are looking for the better offer, or prioritizing something other than living your life.
Golden Nuggets, Mountain Dew, and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Think about your goals and interests. What have you always wanted to do? Have you been taking things too seriously? Life should be fun and exciting.
Nancy tries to be a jolt of Mountain Dew, motivating people. She counsels them by letting them get out their feelings, thoughts, and frustrations. Then she helps them anchor themselves and find a path to success.
Standing Beside Them
As a public speaker, Nancy likes to stand beside people – not in front of them or behind them. And although she can’t see the looks on their faces, she can sense their energy.
She allows people to be heard, and creates a sense of community and purpose.
“Don’t live life quietly.” Nancy wants you to be loud, proud, maybe even nervous.
80 Tips for Living Full Out
Nancy’s 80 tips try to reference all types of life imbalances. How do you juggle all of your priorities? How do you make decisions? How do you get into the dating scene?
The 80 tips are there to inspire, meet you where you are, and help you improve your life.
Words of Wisdom
You do not need to be pigeon holed into one career or talent. Nancy believes that your talents and goals will change throughout your life. And no matter what stage of life you are in, you need to find fulfillment and purpose.
It’s not about proving anything. And it’s not all about making money. It’s about making a difference in people’s lives.
How to Reach Nancy:
Nancy is the creator and CEO of her company, Living Full Out, which is also a mindset and courageous way of living; one which Nancy embodies every day.
She’s a best selling author and renowned speaker in business success and personal motivation. As a life coach, she’s empowered people to overcome their physical and emotional challenges, and achieve their goals.
When Nancy was sixteen years old, she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and has experience increased vision loss over the years. In fact, today she is legally blind. Despite this challenge, she was resilient in creating a vision for her future, and determined to live with purpose and to follow her dreams.
She went on to work for Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight, and had a music career, and was also a top producing realtor in Southern California.
Today she hosts the Living Full Out Show as an inspiring example of creating a successful life through determination and positivity. She believes everyone is capable of overcoming adversity and “living full out.”