Dec 4, 2018
I am so grateful to be chatting with Radha Agrawal on the podcast
today. She is the co-founder, CEO, and chief community architect at
Daybreaker (the best
morning dance party ever). She is also an entrepreneur,
having co-founded THINX and
LiveItUp, and the author of
Belong. I could go on and on
about these incredible titles, but let’s dive into who lies beneath
all of that. We talk all about what her journey to motherhood has
looked like and how she has worked to create community in
everything she does.
The Journey to Motherhood
- She waited 36 years to find the love of her life. She remembers
questioning whether she wanted to have children, but she met her
husband and realized she wanted to create life with him.
- When they tried to have children, she got pregnant right away.
Unfortunately, she miscarried right away as well.
- “You go from this anticipatory experience- the
excitement, the waiting- and then the miscarriage, you’re asking
yourself, ‘is it too late?”
- A month and a half later, she got pregnant again. Today, she is
seven months pregnant with a baby girl.
- “The birthing process is just such a miracle… I
have such a deep appreciation for what it means to be
- “I’ve never felt a deeper sense of belonging to
another being than I do having a being growing inside of
- Her book explores the idea that we are all looking to belong.
However, as a country, we are lonely and isolated.
- “The single most important thing we can do as human
beings is to create community for ourselves and for others. It is
the most generous act we can do.”
- She recognizes that the sensitivity of rejection keeps us from
reaching out and building community.
- “That’s the hardest part of belonging: being the
first person on the dance floor dancing.”
- She talks about the fear surrounding leadership on all levels,
whether that leading a team as a CEO or reaching out to a friend to
see if they want to hang out.
- We talk about the importance of community, and a community of
many people. We can’t put the pressure of serving every role on
just one person.
- She remembers not feeling connected to the friends she had in
- “I woke up at 30 and looked at myself in the mirror
and said, ‘my light is dim’.”
- From that moment forward, she made the changes she knew she
- “Belonging starts with yourself. You have to know
who you are first.”
- She explores the struggle of labels. The labels we place on
ourselves hold us back from growth.
- Imagine your typical wild Saturday night out. But replace the
alcohol with breakfast treats.
- In the early hours of weekday mornings, Daybreaker gives people
the place to be who they are, whether they want to be social or
want to keep to themselves.
- It involves yoga, dancing, and is all you can eat and all you
can drink. Pretty much the greatest experience ever.
- “We’re creating space for people. We need a place
- “How do we gather? How do we create and design
experiences? How do we make friends?”
- She addresses the fact that technology has the power to
distance us from each other.
- “You have all of the power to decide what type of
life you want to lead. You have all the opportunities at your
fingertips to be able to do that.”
Don’t you just love Radha? I did not want to end our
conversation! To keep up with her and her work, head over to
belongbook.com to order her
book. You can also find her at Instagram.com/love.radha
and at her website radhaagrawal.com. Send this
girl some love.
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