Since then, Riaza has grown “so much” personally and found a love for helping others: This is something I’ve wanted to do for years and leaning in and learning all the incredible things has the side benefit of helping me,” she says.
“What I’ve learned about myself has been phenomenal, simple things like expressing my needs and boundaries, showing my emotions so I can connect with another person.”
Riaza has big plans for her business and her life.
“Knowing I am one hundred per cent responsible for everything I experience is mind blowing and empowering. I love helping other people come to their own conclusion about that.”
For now, she works in corporate five days, then coaches clients after hours and on weekends. Despite the long hours, “I have more energy because I’ve helped somebody. There’s something so personal and magical about the process that I am addicted to.”
The bottom line? “I never thought people would want to pay me for what I do, it’s opened my eyes and switched me from an employee to an entrepreneur mindset.”
What has TCI given you?
Such big curiosity. Living above the line, conscious living, is absolutely fundamental and core to who I am now and the way I approach everything, in corporate life, in my family and partner. Curiosity is at the heart of that. It’s given me the confidence to do things I never thought I could do.
What do you know about yourself that you didn’t before TCI?
That I can do stuff that I never thought I could. I say yes and work out how. I’m launching a leadership program in the new year, I haven’t fully fleshed it out yet but I’ve posted about it on my socials which gave me the kicker to commit. I ran a seven day group coaching program as a bit of a taster—I just did a pretty design on Canva, posted it then knew I had to deliver.
What has this journey meant for you?
I’m learning to let go of perfection. I’ve always been a high achiever, nothing is ever good enough. I’ve totally let go of all that bullshit and now progress over perfection is my mantra.
In what way did TCI live up to or exceed expectations?
What I’ve loved is that it’s really up to the individual as to where you want to take it. You can play real safe, you can go full out, you can dabble from one to the other, be full out for two months then go and hibernate for six. There’s no judgement around that. When you’re ready to come back the community is there with so much support. After my first set of triads I got challenging feedback, and Miss Perfection over here couldn’t handle it. I ended up taking a good nine months off. Then I got back into it when I was ready. When I came back I was welcomed with open arms.