Episode 111 | April 10, 2018

Uplifting Content with Ione Butler

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Mission #111

On Board: Ione Butler
Mission: Uplifting Content

Sometimes it feels like there’s no way to avoid being brought down by all the bad news. If you pay attention to the news or spend any time on social media, you’ll eventually hear about wars, murders, environmental problems, social injustices, and so much more. After this constant onslaught, it can be hard to remember that there’s good in the world, too. Of course, it’s important to know about current events. But it’s also important not to drown in the negativity. Seeing more good can keep your own positive spirit shining bright and help you light up the world.

Ione Butler agrees, and that’s why she started the incredible Uplifting Content. Just a couple years after its launch, the site already has millions of followers who enjoy its short, amazing videos that show the positive in the world and leave you feeling good. In addition to being an uplifting visionary, Ione is a talented actress and an all-around amazing person. I’m honored to have her as a friend, and after you hear this episode, I think you’ll adore her as much as I do!

Connect With Ione:

Ione Butler on YouTube
Ione Butler on Twitter
The Uplifting Content Podcast with Ione Butler
Ione Butler on Instagram
Ione Butler on Facebook
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The Mission Log:

  • [04:03] – Ione agrees with Orion’s point that the people you surround yourself with are incredibly important.
  • [04:28] – Ione shares her origin story, including her ethnicity, where she was born and raised, and how she got into acting. She also digs into how she realized that creating Uplifting Content was important to her.
  • [09:56] – Orion points out the ratio of bad news to good news, and mentions some of her own upbringing and childhood.
  • [11:48] – We hear about Adam Siddiq, a mutual friend of Ione’s and Orion’s, and Ione points out that Adam’s family could still find the joy despite some terrible circumstances.
  • [16:16] – How did Ione start Uplifting Content? In her answer, Ione talks about the earliest days of the now-popular site.
  • [18:34] – Orion brings up Abraham-Hicks and shares some of the inspiration she gleaned regarding focusing on the positive.
  • [20:33] – Ione points out that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. Orion then points out that worrying is praying for what you don’t want.
  • [23:11] – Orion shares a powerful point about chasing the horizon, which is a mental construct that our brain creates to separate the earth from the sky.
  • [26:14] – What was the emotion behind creating Uplifting Content? Was Ione excited about getting millions of views, or did she just want to put it out there and see where it went?
  • [29:15] – Ione has been struggling with the idea of being addicted to social media, and she and Orion debate the necessity of being viral.
  • [32:34] – Orion talks about the overall balance between darkness and light in the grand scheme of things.
  • [33:14] – What makes a video go viral, and what makes people want to share your content?
  • [34:26] – Ione talks about the size of her team, which is surprisingly small. She then talks about where she sees her company going in the future.
  • [35:41] – Who was the most surprising person who Ione has ever collaborated with?
  • [36:40] – Ione discusses whether her relatively young demographic has surprised her.
  • [37:53] – We hear about how Ione helped herself feel worthy of the good in life when she was going through a hard time.
  • [40:36] – One of the things that Orion teaches her clients is that it’s okay to feel all of your emotions, she explains, but not to stay there for too long.
  • [44:46] – What are Ione’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1: Spend your time and energy surrounded by people you love. #2: Do things that you enjoy doing for the fun of doing them. #3: Travel a lot.
  • [45:30] – Where can people reach Ione and get more of her uplifting content?

Links and Resources:

Your Checklist of Actions to Take

✓ Don’t hesitate to ask for help or to talk to someone that cares for you when you’re struggling. Sharing what you’re going through can help you ease life’s baggages.

✓ Never fail to find some positivity in every situation. There’s always hope even in the darkest moments.

✓ Find inspiration even in the littlest things and you’ll realize that you don’t need much in order to be happy.

✓ Keep a good sense of humor. Your funny bone will help you survive life’s challenges.

✓ Focus on what works rather than dwelling on things that don’t work when in challenging situations. Positive thoughts bring out positive things.

✓ Pay attention to your thoughts and be mindful of your words and actions.  

✓ Disconnect from your online life and connect with real people, nature, and yourself.

✓ Let go of things that don’t matter. If it doesn’t help you achieve your true purpose in life, let it go and leave it behind.

✓ Surround yourself with people you love and who love you back. It’s good to have a support group cheering you on through your journey.

✓ Keep doing what you love. Dance, sing and live a life that you truly appreciate.  

 

Transcript:

O: Hello, welcome to Stellar Life podcast. I want to know, do you watch the news? Do you sometimes get sucked into all the drama in the world, everything that is not working, everything that you see in the media, all the terrible things that are happening in the world? Sometimes, it’s easy to get sucked into all this negative content that’s around us. This is why my guest is creating content that will uplift you, engage you, and make you smile, or at least make you think in a better way. She is a multi-faceted woman. She does acting, voice over commercial work, and pretty successful at that. What we’re going to talk about on this episode is her uplifting content. She just started it a couple of years ago and already have millions of followers. She collaborates with extraordinary experts, she creates those short, super cool videos that are really fun to watch and really make you feel something good. I really enjoy her as a friend and I really enjoyed talking to her on this episode. I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it and really get inspired. Talking about getting inspired, if you’ve been inspired by this podcast and if something good happened to you because you’ve listened to some empowering information here on Stellar Life podcast, please write a review. It will just take you a few minutes, just to go iTunes and write a review, or go to stellarlifepodcast.com and leave me a comment. Also, if you have any questions for me or any requests for guests or topics or for my own solo episodes, let me know. I would love to give you what you need from my heart. Now, without further ado, onto the show. Hello, Ione, and welcome to Stellar Life Podcast.

I: Thank you so much. Thank you for having me, beautiful woman.

O: Oh, my God. I’m so excited that we’re talking. Last time we met was, when was it? Three days ago at my birthday party?

I: That was right. Your fun birthday party where I had an awesome time and met some really fascinating individuals. It was really great. I was a nice mix of people. I really enjoyed it. Thank you–and great food.

O: Thank you.

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