Balance and bold boundaries, with Naketa Ren Thigpen

Do you say no? Can you set boundaries?

In this episode, I’m talking to Naketa Ren Thigpen, about how setting boundaries helps us create balance in our lives.

Naketa R. Thigpen, LCSW, regarded as the #1 Balance & Relationship Advisor in the World  has become the go-to for fast-scaling married women entrepreneurs and power couples seeking to balance love and success without dimming or apologizing for their spirited ambition.

We talk about

3:55 Being a recovering perfectionist
6:30 Naketa’s life experience
8:39 Giving high striving people permission to slow down
10:30 The effects of the pandemic on high striving people
13:42 The connection between our relationships and our businesses
15:42 Community not competition
16:38 Creating balance
17:40 Shedding old expectations
21:41 The boundaries Naketa sets for herself
23:18 Friendship expectations
26:45 Sharing from personal experience
27:18 Writing the book ‘Selfish’
29:08 Reclaiming the word selfish
34:45 Feminism
36:18 Talking from a scar, not an open wound
41:23 A message to Naketa’s younger self
44:22 Being a woman of colour in business
51:21 Naketa’s take away for you

Naketa’s website –

Find Selfish here 

Order my book, The Lasting Connection, here

Find me at

Instagram: @the_thomas_connection


Pause Purpose Play Facebook group:

This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media