9 Storytelling Challenges Most Women Struggle With EP: 171

podcast Nov 29, 2023

I’ve long believed that storytelling is an essential skill anyone should have. However, while it’s a powerful way to communicate, storytelling often comes with its own set of challenges. From figuring out what part of your story to tell to how you’re going to share it—these are just some of the areas of storytelling that stop people from getting into it.

Today, drawing insights from inside the LIGHTbeamers community, we’ll dive into the common challenges and universal struggles women face when it comes to storytelling. We’ll also look into why these hurdles exist and more importantly, how they can be overcome.

Tune in as I share with you: 

  • The common storytelling challenges you—yes, you! —shared with me through your responses when you first entered the LIGHTbeamers community
  • What has emerged as a recurring theme across storytelling challenges
  • Why authenticity remains an important aspect of successful storytelling
  • How to find the...
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Embracing Social Media to Network & Build Relationships with LinkedIn Expert Scott Aaron EP: 170

podcast Nov 22, 2023

Let’s face it: we’re in the digital age, and so much of what we do and what happens to us happens online. And this includes meeting people and creating connections. But can you really make genuine relationships with people you interact with on social media? 

In today’s episode, we dive into the dynamic world of social media networking. We’re exploring how entrepreneurs can transform these platforms into genuine hubs for connection and relationship-building. Our special guest, LinkedIn expert Scott Aaron, shares insights on leveraging this platform for genuine connections.

Join me and Scott as we discuss: 

  • The importance of viewing social media platforms, particularly LinkedIn, as tools for building authentic connections rather than solely for marketing purposes
  • How he chose LinkedIn as his platform of choice for building his business connections
  • Overcoming comparison traps by understanding that each entrepreneurial journey is unique
  • Why...
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Choosing to Continue with Lyndsay Morris EP: 169

podcast Nov 15, 2023

In the intricate dance of life, there are moments when the universe seemingly conspires to make us hit the brakes. It's those challenging times—the hurdles we never saw coming—that force us into an unexpected slowdown. These are the instances when the chaotic rhythm of life demands our attention, redirecting us towards a deeper understanding of what truly matters.

Today’s guest, Lyndsay Morris, shares her story of a three-year health struggle that resulted in intimate moments of introspection, unexpected divine guidance, and the evolution of her speaking approach from a simplistic narrative to a deeper understanding of the human experience.

Listen in as Lyndsay and I talk about:

  • Her three-year health struggle that had her navigating through the unknowns of her condition
  • How resilience gained new meaning through her experience, and how she found herself connecting deeper with God
  • An impactful speaking engagement where she felt compelled by God to share a deeply...
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[SYL Author Series] Overcoming Debilitating Panic Attacks with Author Marcia Murff Tabor EP: 168

podcast Nov 08, 2023

Today, I’m bringing you another episode in our Author Series for our book, Shine Your Light. ICYMI, Shine Your Light is the third and final book in our LIGHTbeamers book series. It is a collection of personal stories of 13 women who faced challenges, emerged from them, and discovered their inner light.

Marcia Murff Tabor’s story centers around her battle with panic attacks and anxiety. She shares how, with her husband’s support and her determination to regain control of her life, she ultimately found her way back into the world. Her story of self-discovery and healing is something you don’t want to miss.

Join me and Marcia as we talk about:

  • Her personal struggle with panic attacks, detailing the traumatic experiences that initially triggered them
  • Becoming a recluse, unable to leave her home for extended periods and limiting her ability to participate in everyday activities
  • Embarking on a holistic healing journey and the importance of addressing mental...
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Behind the Scenes of Building a Keynote Talk EP: 167

podcast Nov 01, 2023

Storytelling plays a pivotal role in business. It turns mere communication into a powerful tool for connection and influence. Effective storytelling enables entrepreneurs to convey their unique identity, values, and mission, engaging audiences on a deeper level.

Moreover, confidence in public speaking is the key to unlocking the full potential of your stories. When you stand before an audience with conviction, vulnerability, and passion, you can make a lasting impact.

Today, I’m sharing with you my personal journey from being initially intimidated by public speaking to harnessing it as a powerful tool for the growth of LIGHTbeamers and my own personal transformation.

Tune in as I discuss:

  • Why you need to craft an engaging and thought-provoking story, and the importance of readiness
  • How practice, practice, practice is essential in delivering your keynote talk
  • My shift from waiting for speaking opportunities to actively seeking them
  • What assets you need to build to become an...
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Embracing Social Media to Share Your Story with April Adams Pertuis EP: 166

podcast Oct 25, 2023

In today's digital age, social media holds immense significance for sharing personal stories and making an impact on the lives of those who hear these stories. It has become a powerful tool for promoting empathy, unity, and personal growth through the exchange of personal stories.

Today’s episode of the Inside Story Podcast dives into the role of social media in the world of storytelling. Whether you're new to social media or looking to revamp your online presence, this episode serves as a valuable guide to effectively using these platforms for meaningful storytelling and genuine connection.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • Focusing on the basics of how social media can help you build your business and your mission
  • The importance of sharing your story on social media
  • Practical tips so you can maximize the power of social media
  • How storytelling can be the bridge that combats loneliness and division in today’s world


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[SYL Author Series] From Bookkeeper to Published Author with Debi Choi EP: 165

podcast Oct 18, 2023

It’s the sixth episode of our author series, shining a light on the talented individuals who contributed their personal stories to our collaborative book, "Shine Your Light." 

Our featured guest for this episode is Debi Choi, a former accountant who transitioned from the world of numbers to becoming an author and sharing her remarkable story. Debi's experience is an inspiring example of resilience and personal transformation that will resonate with anyone seeking to overcome life's challenges and embrace the power of storytelling.

I invite you to join me and Debi as we talk about: 

  • Embracing transformation and following one's passion, even if it requires leaving a familiar career path
  • Resilience through adversity and how each one of us has the strength to overcome even the most challenging circumstances
  • The importance of having contingency plans in place for both personal and professional life
  • Storytelling’s healing power in helping individuals process their...
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[SYL Author Series] Rising Above Family Trauma with Author Blythe Cox EP: 164

podcast Oct 16, 2023

It’s the fifth episode of our Author Series, a special segment that showcases the remarkable contributors to our collaborative book, Shine Your Light. Each episode in this series uncovers the unique facets of the authors’ stories and the profound impact they have on both the authors and their audience.

Today, we have the privilege of talking to Blythe Cox, an extraordinary author featured in the book. Her journey is a beacon of hope, and her story is a light on the path from despair to triumph. For sure, Blythe’s courage in sharing her personal struggles is going to be a source of inspiration for all who hear her story.

Listen in as Blythe and I discuss:

  • A little of her background and how she came to join our collaborative book project
  • The emotional and psychological challenges she faced while sharing her story
  • Dealing with fear, anxiety, and depression and going through moments of giving up
  • The positive impact of sharing her story and how people are already...
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[SYL Author Series] Finding Purpose through Illness with Author Evelina Solis EP: 163

podcast Oct 13, 2023

Welcome to the fourth episode in our special Author Series, shining a spotlight on the remarkable women of our collaborative book, Shine Your Light. In this series, we dive into the inspiring stories of each author, exploring their journeys, motivations, and the transformative power of storytelling.

Today, we introduce you to the incredible Evelina Solis, a shining example of resilience and purpose, who shares her profound insights on the art of storytelling and its capacity to inspire others. Her remarkable story is one of unwavering resilience in the face of life-threatening challenges, making her a source of inspiration for all who cross her path.

Tune in now as Evelina and I talk about:

  • The importance of sharing stories to inspire and give hope to those on similar journeys
  • Resilience in the face of illness and how this experience transformed her life
  • The value of having mentors and the impact of having a supportive community
  • Living life to the fullest and using your unique...
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[SYL Author Series] Emerging from the Fog with Author JoAnne Dykhuizen EP: 162

podcast Oct 11, 2023

In this third episode of our Author Series, we’re going to explore the inspiring journey of JoAnne Dykhuizen, a canine massage therapist and pet product specialist, as she shares her experiences as one of the authors in the collaborative book Shine Your Light.

Today, we’ll dive into JoAnne's backstory and her motivation to participate in the book project. We’ll discover the strong sense of community and support among the authors, and how this collaborative endeavor has opened new doors for JoAnne, including her upcoming solo book project.

Join me and JoAnne as we talk about:

  • What led her to say “yes” to the LIGHTbeamers book project
  • Writing as a healing and therapeutic experience
  • The bond that formed among the authors, and how she connected with her own accountability partner
  • How she’s moving forward from this journey and what she’s looking forward to doing next

JoAnne’s journey is a testament to the transformative potential of...

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