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.
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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