Reboot Podcast Episode Extras #11: Women’s Conversations – Finding Joy & Creative Habits

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.


Rachel Ryle

Rachel Ryle

Animator, Illustrator, and Storyteller

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Episode Description

In this Podcast Extra, Reboot Co-founder Ali Schultz sits down with Rachel Ryle, an award-winning animator, illustrator, and storyteller. Rachel describes how tending to her energy and taking ownership of her mental health has brought more purpose and fulfillment to her everyday life. She describes her daily gratitude practice and details how leaning into joyful pursuits has reinvigorated her creativity and boosted productivity.

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Show Highlights

Top Quotes:

“Creativity is this life force that you have to flex and you have to strengthen just as much as any other part of your being.” – Rachel Ryle

“I learned pretty early on with social media that people love a story and they love coming to someone for a source of consistency in their voice.” – Rachel Ryle

“When you start to see the results of self-care, it’s really impressive how much your life changes and how much your views of life change.” – Rachel Ryle

“Now at the end of the day, I genuinely feel like I’ve lived each day with purpose and with fulfillment and I’m happy with where my attention went and I feel more fed in daily life than drained.” – Rachel Ryle

“Energy is a very valuable thing and when you give it out and your flame isn’t being lit brighter or it’s being blown on, there’s only so much your little flame can handle before you need people around you that are going to see that brightness and ignite it even brighter and push it to be more fierce and more brilliant.” – Rachel Ryle

“Creativity is the flexing of the muscle of the brain and the heart.” – Rachel Ryle

“We were born to create, that’s what we do as humans. We create businesses, we create families, we create art.” – Rachel Ryle

“Being alone does not mean you’re lonely. There’s a lot of power in solitude.” – Rachel Ryle

“What are these things in your life that you love and that you get fed by? It’s one of those things that it’s like a working document. It can be added to and refined and you might discover new things.” – Ali Schultz

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