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June 13, 2021 58 min

Today’s guest is Ricky Williams. Ricky is the co-founder and CEO of LILA, an Astrology powered dating and relationship app, and the co-founder of RW Real Wellness, a unique line of herbal-based wellness products that can be incorporated into daily routines. Upon the completion of a successful football career (which saw him win the Heisman trophy in college and lead the NFL in rushing in 2002), Ricky turned his attention to spiritual exploration and development. A Gemini fueled by a passion for learning, he studies and practices yoga, meditation, astrology, craniosacral therapy, pranic healing and Ayurvedic medicine. It’s been through his journey of spiritual exploration and development and exploring these passions that ultimately led him to co-founding LILA and RW Real Wellness. Ricky also hosts a popular podcast called Curious Questions with Ricky Williams, where he discusses astrology, sports, and the benefits of medical marijuana with a special guest every week. In this interview, we dive deep into LILA and Ricky’s exploration of astrology, his passion for plant medicine and spiritual development, RW Real Wellness, and much more.

Timestamps

00:02:31 Ebbs and flows of building LILA

00:04:49 Inspiration to start LILA and overview

00:10:53 Showing people that astrology can be utterly useful

00:12:10 Describing astrology

00:15:53 Making sure LILA is approachable and understandable

00:17:28 Sagittarius and compatibility

00:22:01 Launching LILA publicly

00:23:01 Ultimate vision for LILA

00:26:08 Biggest rewards for him in practicing astrology

00:27:36 Gemini season

00:29:41 Has he always been a spiritual person?

00:31:13 Passion for plant medicine

00:37:48 What it was like to wrestle his two passions of plant medicine and football while in the NFL

00:39:57 His retirement from the NFL

00:41:43 Co-founding Real Wellness

00:43:28 Real Wellness products and his favorite product

00:47:10 How he sees his focus shifting with LILA and Real Wellness

00:49:29 His podcast

00:51:44 Perspectives on the psychology of high performers

00:53:18 Is he a really competitive person?

00:53:56 What he wants to accomplish 5 years from now

00:55:41 His daily routine

00:56:30 His driving force

00:57:07 Parting words for Gemini season

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