We had the good fortune of connecting with Casey Edward and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Casey, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
One piece of conventional advice that I disagree with is that hard work = success. Now, don’t get me wrong, life is full of challenges, and that is what makes it fun and rewarding, but if we are in the mindset that hard work is the only way to make more money or be more successful, we will run out of hours in the day and energy to move forward. Does this mean I don’t work or push myself? Not at all, I am training for a marathon as we speak, but I do think that the notion that we can only succeed with more hours and more hustle is a bit antiquated.
I believe that the greatest catalyst to success is your MINDSET, the set of beliefs you carry, and how you feel about yourself. Manifestation and quantum physics have become mainstream for a reason- you are the creator of your reality.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business is multi-faceted for sure, as is the case with most entrepreneurs. The biggest components of my business are Life Coaching and a wellness podcast called I Can’t Wait To Tell You, and I am now beginning to branch my Coaching out to corporate settings as well.
What sets me apart from other businesses is the value I place in how I FEEL, how much joy my work brings me, and ensuring my health (mental and physical) and fitness are my priority before anything else- even work.
For years I, like many people, was under the notion that success equated to blood, sweat, and tears…which would leave me anxious, exhausted, and depressed. When I started to learn about quantum physics and meditation, I began to learn that the energy I was putting out and resonating at far outweighed any work I was doing. In other words, if you’re perpetually depressed and anxious, it doesn’t matter how much work you’re doing. So, when I was feeling depleted and anxious, I was creating a vicious cycle for myself that I sometimes couldn’t see an end to. That is when I realized I had to do something different- I had to do things my way, on my own time.
There have been many challenges becoming an entrepreneur, namely that when it’s just you and you, you are faced quite quickly with how you feel about yourself, what your beliefs are around money and your worthiness, and what you are willing to do to make your dream life happen. For me, this meant facing my anxiety, facing my “demons,” and going within before I could even imagine stepping into my power. That bit-facing the things you want to run from- is not only the scariest sh*t we will have to do, but also the most vital. If you do not change your inner world, get to know it, get to know yourself…then I guarantee your outer world won’t falter much, either.
The thing I would want anyone to know is that if I could overcome the crippling anxiety I had (which manifested in eating disorders of all sorts, social anxiety, depression) and stop running, then you can, too. Every single person is meant to follow their heart and make their dreams come true- it isn’t for a select few. YOU are meant to thrive and live the life you fleetingly imagine in daydreams on your way home from work. Everyone is. That message is the message I want people to know when they think of my story or my brand: That anything is possible.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Ohhh this is fun, as I just moved here 3 years ago from Boston and still feel like I am a tourist, myself.
First stop, always: Red rocks. The energy there is something else, and obviously, there is no other venue in the world like it. Whether or not you are even seeing a show there, it’s a must.
-Manitou incline (I love anything movement-related)
-Sugar Bake Shop in Denver for their homemade popster (it’s like an adult pop tart and it’s everything)
-Wash Perk for a delicious coffee followed by a walk around Wash Park
-A day in Breck- visiting the troll, walking around the town, grabbing food, and if beer’s your thing (it’s not mine) grabbing a beer from the brewery
-A hike at Rocky Mountain National Park
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
In terms of noteworthy people who have fundamentally changed my way of thinking and living and thus my life, I have to give a shoutout to Dr. Joe Dispenza. His book, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, along with his meditations and teachings, have profoundly shifted my understanding of my mind, manifestation, and the importance of being in the present moment.
In my story, I have to give a shoutout to my little sister Morgan, who is my other half, to my Mom and Dad, and to my boyfriend and teammate, Joe.
Adam Snyder of Denver, Co