Have you ever been called too much of anything?
I’d be willing to bet that at some point, each one of us has been judged, labeled, and called “too much” of something by other people. And I’m pretty sure we’ve listened to what others say about us far more than we should, and actually believed their words even when we know they’re not true.
It’s no wonder we find ourselves exhausted from trying to be what everyone expects us to be, instead of being who we really are.
I invite you to tune in to this episode as I share with you:
How do you turn a setback into the biggest comeback of your life?
Catherine Just was only 18 years old when she decided to get sober from an addiction that almost made her give up on herself. That moment was the beginning of her new life, and an amazing artistic career that has led her work to be featured around the world, including the cover of National Geographic.
Her journey so far is nothing short of incredible, and why she’s telling her story is her way of paying it forward and giving someone else an opportunity to learn from her experience and lead a better life, especially through art.
Listen in as Catherine shares with me:
Today, I am launching a new category of podcast episodes called “Community Spotlight”, featuring LIGHTbeamers Community members who are working on sharing their story to shine a light for others.
We start off with Reaiah Rose Cubero, a mental health advocate who is on a mission to help women on their journey of faith and mental health. She has been an active member of our Community for the last 2 years, learning how to tell her story to reach her audience and get her message across.
Here are some of what Reaiah and I talk about in this episode:
Let’s face it: we find it so much easier to share our story if we can leave out those parts we think are not good enough to be told.
But when we downplay and edit out what could be the most important pieces of our story, we’re not giving our voices and our full stories a chance to be heard by those who need to hear it.
And yes, there are people who will gain inspiration and encouragement from our story, which is why it needs to be told and not edited out in a way that can diminish its significance.
Today on the podcast, I talk about self-editing and I invite you to listen in as I share:
Our stories are important, and sharing them can mean being the light and survival guide for someone else. Realizing...
They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words” — which really means when words aren’t enough, photos can become a medium for storytelling, especially when taken in a meaningful and reflective way.
When Marie Masse got into the world of photography, she had zero background and didn’t even have a decent camera to use. What started out as something casual quickly became a more thoughtful and intentional practice. She began to notice tiny stories and documented them with her lens. These tiny stories have since become the foundation for her work at Dangerously Good Stories.
Join me on today’s episode of The Inside Story Podcast as Marie shares with me:
With the spread of the pandemic that affected -- and continues to affect -- millions of people worldwide came the rise in Asian racism. In speaking of this, we’re not only talking about racial slurs hurled toward Asian Americans, but also workplace inequity and discrimination, and physical violence.
Today’s guest on The Inside Story Podcast is Michelle Hoover, a leadership-development strategist, consultant, and coach. An advocate for lifting women at work, she is using her voice to inspire solidarity against racism, and to remind her fellow Asian Americans of their value and worth.
There are so many eye-openers in my conversation with Michelle. Listen in as she shares with me:
Successful people often display the same qualities: passion, persistence, self-discipline, creativity, and commitment. But they also have one more thing in common and that is their willingness to fail.
So many of us get stuck and never move forward with our plans and goals because we’re scared of not being able to do it right the first time. We’re scared to make mistakes because failure hurts. It stings like a bee and it’s the kind of pain we don’t want to feel.
But if we’re honest, we know failing can teach us so many valuable lessons we will never learn otherwise, and even develop in us the determination to win.
Join me today in this episode of The Inside Story Podcast as I discuss:
Are you waiting for that perfect moment to start something? Have you painted an imaginary starting line that’s supposed to mark just the right point in your life to begin doing what you’ve always wanted to do?
So many of us (myself included!) believe we should first get to a starting line — where everything is all lined up and completely ideal — before we work on a project or pursue a goal.
My friend, I’m here to burst that bubble and tell you: there is NO STARTING LINE.
I invite you to listen to this episode as I share with you:
Beginning today, work on eliminating those starting lines that aren’t supposed to be there. Do something every day that...
What do you do when you’re at mid-life, thrown a curve ball at work, decide to start your own business, and find out it’s not easy?
You take the experience, seek out and support others who are in the same boat, and never look back.
When Colleen Kochannek found herself wildly unprepared to start and run an online business at her age, she realized there were others like her. And this is where she found the opportunity to help women over 50 navigate the online space, knowing that these individuals had so much to offer because of the wealth of experience they bring with them.
I know many of us will relate to Colleen and what she’s been through, which is why I invite you to join us today as we talk about:
In the work that I do, I help women dig out their story and amplify their visibility as they share it. But speaking your mind, telling your story and becoming more visible along the way can be quite hard — especially when you’re a woman who’s expected by society to stay small and stay quiet.
In today’s episode, I am talking to Diann Wingert — a therapist turned coach who works with women who have high potential but are under-achieving partly because they are holding themselves back. We uncover why women choose to stay behind the scenes, and what we should be doing instead.
My conversation with Diann is rich with so many nuggets of wisdom. Here are some of what we talk about: