The Science of Being Yourself with Paige MichelleSINCE3000

The Science of Being Yourself with Paige Michelle

Today’s guest has built multimillion-dollar businesses, gone viral on TikTok, become a human design aficionado, and is literally “Paid 2 Exist.” So while we can discuss business strategy, monetizing followers, or navigating our relationship with ourselves and others, Paige Michelle joins Danielle to discuss why she always unwaveringly shows up as her full self online, in business, and at home.

So tune in as Paige and Danielle get real about finding comfort in discomfort, coping mechanisms versus strategies, and why our human design is really just a way to stop judging ourselves for who we were born to be and gives us a route to be more of who we truly are.


“The next level version of myself cannot be available for anybody else's opinion, or it will completely hinder the work I have to do in the world and the work that I get to do in the world.” - Paige Michelle

“We are taught first, what you have to do, and so I've done all these things. And it wasn't until I made the money that I was exposed to the people who said, the most important question is, who are you?” - Paige Michelle

“That's how we close the wealth gap and the poverty levels. It's by people being who they are but monetizing who they are. And we have to shift our entire paradigm around that. And that's what human design is, the paradigm shift of value.” - Paige Michelle


  • What’s missing in the creator economy conversation? (8:54)
  • Why you need to accept your full self (12:22)
  • Removing shame around regulating strategies (17:35)
  • The importance of self-awareness and observation (29:50)
  • How to understand the emotional spectrum (33:59)
  • Showing up authentically online as a successful strategy (41:24)
  • The identity and ownership economy (56:40)


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Danielle Leslie did it again!! She really took us on time-traveling journey!! The guests are incredible. The way she listened, the questions she asked, and the gems she dropped…I’m just blown away. This is definitely the best podcast I have listened to. I can’t wait for the next episodes to drop!


Do yourself a favor and listen to this podcast. It’s empowering, thought provoking and authentic. I love the energy of the host and guests as it is a reminder that regardless of our achievements we are people that have so many unique and inspiring experiences. If you are high achiever you will definitely appreciate this space. Thanks for creating this Danielle!


THANK YOU! I am on journey of understanding self and this podcast is speaking to me already! It has touched my heart in so many ways! I am on a journey to live in the certainty of my future but the idea of the past present and future cohesion 🤯I have always been an ambitious over achiever but when I don’t excel in something I give it up for fear of not living up to the standards I have set. Key takeaway number one stop hiding yourself. And stop judging yourself for judging yourself LOL oh my goodness I can relate to that! The freedom of being me unapologetically is a tell tale sign that I have done just that in my every day.💃🏾Key take away number two. There is no measuring stick other then have you been yourself today. This journey of who am I is so important and crucial at this time in my life. The idea of not measuring my life but acknowledging my freedom to be me and doing just that is again so pivotal and super important. Such a key detail I didn’t know I needed!I have always been shamed for flirting without a purpose, having a bubbly personality. I was dumped because of it and lost friends because they understand me. Key Takeaway number three. Flirt with life! How dare I let others judge me in such a way that I shame myself for making people smile with no ulterior motive! Just because I’m happy 😊 it’s insane that the judgment and the shame I felt and embodied affected me so aggressively. Not only should I thrive in that but I should rejoice in it to.This podcast doesn’t give life, it is life!!!!! Thank you 😊 I appreciate you!!! I am so ready for this. As an entrepreneur working towards my own definition of success these jewels and gems and platinum nuggets are priceless, needed, and are so valuable! I can’t thank you enough and j look forward to replaying them catching things I didn’t hear before and tuning in to the upcoming episodes!It’s 2023 LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I"ve been following Danielle awhile and in a sea of podcast conformity it's refreshing to see a podcast that leverages time (which she understands doesn't really exist and our desired future is already here now!) Kudos Danielle

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