Interview with Shereen Thor: Awaken the Rebel Within
SHEREEN THOR is the author of The Coolest Quote Book Eva and the Founder of Awaken The Rebel, a movement that helps people who feel disenchanted with their lives to stop settling for less and awaken their inner rebellious spirit so that they can live an extraordinary life by their design.
Born a creative type she learned early on in her traditional Egyptian upbringing that if she wasn’t a doctor, lawyer, or engineer than she would inevitably amount to nothing. In order to seem “normal” and keep everyone else happy she decided that she would forsake all her own desires to fulfill other people’s expectations.
So she got a degree, landed a job, and found herself utterly miserable at the age of twenty-four.
Luckily one of her best friends suggested she go to a seminar where she was able to “Awaken her Inner Rebel,” and truly examine this life she had created. She decided to immediately quit her master’s degree program and start doing stand-up comedy. This was the official beginning of her writing her own Rebel Rule Book, and living life by her design.
She excelled in the world of stand up, and was scouted by MTV while performing at the Hollywood Improv. She was brought in to audition regularly for E!, MTV, and VH1. The truth of the matter was that as Shereen began to write her own rules, she realized that comedy was not the end all, be all for her. Instead of making people laugh, or talking about the latest celebrity mishap she felt most fulfilled when she was inspiring others to stop settling for less and live their own rebellious extraordinary life.
This was the beginning of the Awaken The Rebel movement. Shereen decided to continue to make people laugh while helping them to stop settling for less and awaken their inner rebellious spirit so that they can live an extraordinary life by their design. Shereen is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC, ELI-MP) by the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC an ICF accredited school).
She is the creator of a live event series entitled Awaken The Rebel Live, where rebels from all walks of life come together in Los Angeles, California to write their own rules together and live an extraordinary life.
Shereen believes we are all rebels and thought leaders in our own right, and that we are all just waiting for our own opportunity to Awaken The Rebel.
She is the founder of a movement called Awaken the Rebel. It’s really about breaking the rules and going after what you really want to do.
What she’s working on right now
There’s nothing that she is really working on in her business, but she is really working on separating herself from the value of her money and her self worth.
Her first money memory
Her mom used to have her help her write the bills when she was a little girl. Her mom wanted her to learn how to do it, but it didn’t quite translate the way she thought her mom might have wanted her learn.
Her worst money memory
She was working a job after college. But she wasn’t grounded and realistic. She was a risk taker and owned one house, then took money out to buy another house. Everything started to implode with stress, creditors calling and she couldn’t pay the bills.
Her best money memory
She was able to be on a Jillian Michaels’ reality TV show to lose the baby weight. She won $5000 because she won the competition at the end by losing the most weight on the show.
One thing she does daily to build wealth consciousness
She sees a therapist regularly. This therapist focuses on moms to help her reframe her mindset. She also listens to Gary Vaynerchuk regularly because he is so into entrepreneurship right now.
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About the Author
Clarissa Wilson is a financial strategist and online educator who holds two master’s degrees in Forensic Accounting. Also creative and spiritual, she is an intuitive empath and introvert. Clarissa is the host of The Prosper + Profit Podcast, where money conversations occur on a daily basis -- as she believes that money shouldn’t be a taboo subject. After growing up on a dairy farm and learning to work hard for money, Clarissa awakened to a path that allowed wealth to flow easily to her. Clarissa currently lives in Pennsylvania with her two cats.