I had the opportunity to interview Ariane de Bonvoisin this summer. We met last year and I have quickly become a fan of her endeavors.
Ariane is the author of First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier and has built a media company around her desire to help people enjoy life more. Ariane embodies this Quality of Life Project purpose:
Contributing to the growing worldwide movement in which individuals are increasingly measuring success based on quality of life over other pursuits and are increasingly drawn to authenticity over pretense.
Ariane’s independent approach to life is truly inspiring. She lives like an explorer constantly finding new and interesting experiences to enrich her life. And her path through life is a great indicator. She grew up living in six countries, was an internationally competitive swimmer and graduated London School of Economics at 19 and Stanford Business School at 24. She went on to leadership positions in the venture capital world, at one time overseeing Time Warner’s venture fund. But she felt out of synch and saw how her personal life was suffering through by not being in tune with her true inner voice. She was always a spiritual person but felt she needed to regroup. Ariane ended up taking a new path. In 2005, she decided to become a media entrepreneur, which led to her First 30 Days book and the launching of www.first30days.com and soon www.arianestudio.com.
You can view the VIDEO of our interview with Ariane HERE.
Within the video there are index tags so you can navigate per your preferences.
There are some outstanding takes on big picture life perspectives that have helped Ariane enjoy her life. You should not miss out on these. But the best part of the interview in my opinion are the little things we unearthed that any of us can immediately try out.
– Trampoline in office (“What brings you joy” section)
– Five year journal. (“What brings you joy” section)
– Wheatgrass (“Diet or health practices” section)
I hope you enjoy the video! Ariane is doing great work so if you like her book, definitely help get the word out…