Get inspiration straight to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Episode 137- Payal Kadakia on How to Define Success on Your Own Terms

March 3, 2022 • Book Club
Payal Kadakia

What would your life look like if you let go of everyone else’s expectations and unleashed your true potential? Payal Kadakia left a successful corporate career to start ClassPass, the leading fitness and wellness membership that was valued at over $1 billion prior to its recent acquisition by Mindbody. She’s been named to Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People and Fortune’s 40 Under 40 lists. In her new book LifePass, Payal shares her four-step approach to goal-setting that transformed not just her career but her entire life. On this episode, we talk about pushing through limits, letting go of traditional ideas of success, and fueling your life with purpose.

Follow Payal: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


Show Notes

  • How her dual identity as an Indian-American shaped who she is (1:52)
  • Write your own story (6:40)
  • What inspired her to start ClassPass (8:51)
  • How Payal turned the idea of ClassPass into reality (11:15)
  • What problem in the world are you trying to solve and how will you know when you solve it? (15:36)
  • Accept and learn from failure instead of getting stuck in it (17:32)
  • Help your team understand the why behind change (18:46)
  • Don’t get distracted by false signals of success (22:24)
  • Let go of other people’s expectations and chart your own path (24:15)
  • Success is a journey not an endpoint (25:32)
  • Advice on how to find your purpose (27:03)
  • Share your dreams with other people (30:03)
  • Payal’s 4-step approach to goal setting (32:38)
  • What’s next for Payal after selling ClassPass (36:21)
  • The advice she would give her younger self (37:49)


Resources / People Mentioned


Recommended For You

Did you enjoy this episode? Then listen to:


Thanks for checking out Game Changers with Molly Fletcher. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app and leave a rating or review!