We had the good fortune of connecting with Maritza Worthington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maritza, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
When I first started my entrepreneurial journey, maintaining work-life balance seemed like an impossible feat! And it was through pushing myself to extremes, over and over again, that I was able to discover my limits and form boundaries/rules around my life and work. Working for myself was a strange thing to get used to at first, especially when I was used to bosses and teachers telling me what to do. At times I slacked off, and at other times I pushed too hard. I didn’t really know how to find an in-between, and so this was something I explored for a couple of years.
I really believe that going into business for yourself is like taking a crash course in personal development, because it teaches you autonomy, resiliency, and how to become a true creator of your reality. After 5+ years in business for myself, I no longer see “balance” as such an elusive thing. And although life is always in flux (and throwing curveballs!), I’ve learned to identify my body’s signals to avoid hitting burnout. Oftentimes that means making sure I’m getting quality nutrition, exercising, supporting my body and adrenals with supplements/minerals, and finding peace in moments where I might need to slow down to speed up. I’ve realized that the things I do outside of my business are just as important as all the things I do to feed my business. Realizing this and honoring my habits has allowed me to become a better leader of my life and business! It’s all connected and part of the “balance” equation!
What should our readers know about your business?
As a Functional Nutritionist and Hormone specialist, I help driven women rebalance their cycle, unlock their metabolism, and overcome hormone problems naturally. I created an evidence-based approach to healing hormones holistically that’s called Cycle P.O.W.E.R protocol, and I guide women on how to self-heal their hormones with my Hormone Alchemy Academy program and virtual nutrition practice!
It wasn’t easy getting to where I am now. I tried a brick-and-mortar business before going virtual, and it was only through that experience that I realized that an online business was definitely my cup of tea! I’m also glad to have gone through burnout and severe health issues, so that I can help other women navigate this more easily. I don’t regret anything I’ve gone through, even the struggles have been powerful lessons.
I want women around the world to know that they are far more powerful than they might know! I truly believe that a woman’s cycle is a superpower, and cycle syncing can be deeply transformational and empowering tool for a woman. I hope to share my hormone-healing secrets with thousands of women!!!
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.
I would take my friends to Griffith observatory for a hike and go into some of the nearby shops, and perhaps the next day go to Gracias Madre, followed by a cool rooftop like Skybar or Ace Hotel. If there was a 3rd day in this trip, I’d want to go to Santa Monica pier and rent bicycles and lay out by the beach!
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?
Mollytrotter4@gmail.com (Molly Trotter) Confidence Coach & Co-founder of Girl Power Alliance Maryvangeffen@gmail.com (Mary Van Geefen) Parenting Coach for Spicy Kids
Alex@alexandracovucci.com (Alex Covucci) Success & Leadership Coach
Amina touray (she was the photographer, but image credits aren’t required 🙂