Cultivating Joy and Fun: Exploring Personal Growth and Reigniting Passion in Life

In this episode, join Cate Stillman and her guest Cheryl Kagan as they dive into a candid conversation about personal growth, overcoming burnout, and finding joy and fun in life. They discuss the importance of reinvention, embracing vulnerability, and the power of letting go of control. Get ready to be inspired and motivated to live a life filled with fun and authenticity.

What You’ll Get Out of Tuning In

  • Insights on reinventing your identity and embracing personal growth
  • Tips for overcoming burnout and finding balance in life
  • Ideas for incorporating more joy and fun into your daily routines
  • Inspiration to let go of control and embrace vulnerability
  • Understanding the process of personal identity evolution
  • The role of fun in building a vibrant community


  • Rediscovering Passion: Releasing tension and rediscovering love for your hobbies.
  • Embracing Fun: Bringing joy and fun to clubs and communities for a naturally enjoyable atmosphere.
  • Overcoming Anxiety: Advice on navigating anxiety by letting go and not trying to control everything.
  • Evaluating the Impact of Inflation: The need for evaluation during brand and product changes amid economic uncertainties.
  • Embracing Playfulness: Allowing flow and playfulness for personal and professional growth.
  • Finding Balance: Recognizing burnout and prioritizing self-care and retreats for balance.


“Just allow and relax, and see what flows. That’s where the magic happens.”

“Sometimes, we need to lose ourselves to find what truly balances us.”

“No one will engineer the experiences you want to have. You have to take charge and create them yourself.”

“Just allow yourself to reinvent. That’s the whole identity evolution lesson.”

“Wake up and ask yourself, ‘What sounds fun to me right now?’ and then just do that without hesitation.”

“Letting go and having fun is even meditation.”


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