Jan 31, 2022
Every experiences stagnation at some point in their lives.
What’s important, however, is to overcome that obstacle to live
your best life. In today's episode of IntHerrupt, Linda is joined
by the VP of Partnerships and Alliances at Rivery, Kyra Purvis, to
discuss her path of losing and eventually finding her way
in her life again.
Kyra has always been an ambitious person.
- As a collegiate soccer player, she used her energy from sports
to forge a strong career path worked at startup companies in the
- While she has worked primarily in sales the majority of her
career, she’s dabbled in product marketing and managing partners as
When did Kyra lose direction?
- While the feeling ebbs and flows, losing direction starts with
either a sudden change or a lack of change. For Kyra, that was the
birth of her second child because it was difficult to juggle her
ambition with parental responsibilities.
- She had to decide if she wanted to pursue her career at full
speed or if she needed to reprioritize.
- She ultimately took a step back in her career and found a new
job which allowed her to scale back responsibility while staying
closer to home.
- The problem? She didn’t feel like herself. She lost the ability
to set goals and determine what she wanted in life.
Covid encouraged Kyra to pick up an old
- Running allowed her to reflect and find peace in her head -
something she hadn’t had for a while.
- She realized she hadn’t been performing her best in anything;
she wanted to be a better wife, mom, and employee.
- She started taking bolder steps to change her trajectory. You
find every excuse not to do it, but she pushed past them.
How can you avoid feeling lost in life?
- There’s never a clear answer because everyone’s situation is
- For Kyra, creating moments for internal reflection and
unplugging, like exercise or meditation, gives her the space to
check in with herself and have that real conversation.
- Once you realize you’re lost or unhappy, talk to those around
you. For Kyra, that meant having a conversation with her
- Make sure your surroundings, like kids, family, or work,
understand and support what’s happening.
By setting goals again, Kyra was able to run her first marathon
and be more present in the lives of those she cares about. In
addition, setting goals for herself encouraged her family to be
more active and ultimately made Kyra feel reconnected in life
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