When you think about your story and how it’s made you who you are today, are there parts you’re ashamed to share?
For many of us, there’s often something we don’t want to talk about. Maybe you came from an abusive home and your parents were alcoholics. Maybe you suffered from depression and put on a lot of weight as a result. Maybe your business failed and you had to file for bankruptcy.
Whatever it is, I’ve found that it’s the messy stuff – the stuff we want to sweep under the rug and forget about – that creates meaning in our life. And it’s that pain that ultimately creates our purpose.
So when it’s uncomfortable to share or acknowledge a part of your story, or when it’s easier to not put yourself out there and be vulnerable, I want you to remember everyone is carrying around something and it’s in those moments where you open up that you can truly reach them – at least, that’s what Cathy Heller, author of Don’t Keep Your Day Job, and I think.
In today’s episode, Cathy and I talk about everything from shame and your purpose to clarity and the importance of taking action. Cathy shares about her childhood, her first year in business and where she is now, and says instead of shaming yourself, you should invite all parts of yourself to have tea with you every morning. Join us as we dive in.
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Clarity Comes in the Doing Takeaways
Our pain often turns into our purpose. – Cathy Heller
There is no person who is one dimensional. – Cathy Heller
You tell your story so no one else can weaponize it and use it against you. – Patrice Washington
Your vulnerability is your superpower. – Cathy Heller
What makes you beautiful is the fact you’re broken. – Cathy Heller
People overestimate what’s necessary for them to become successful and underestimate what they can do with three or four conversations a day. – Cathy Heller
Give yourself permission to make sloppy progress and just get started. – Patrice Washington
If you’re not willing to keep trying, testing and taking action, you’re never going to get to what you’re actually meant to build. – Cathy Heller
It is harder to live in a state of celebration than it is in sadness. – Cathy Heller
Whether you realize it or not, we’re all scrolling social media because we’re hoping something will make us feel less alone, that something will make us feel as if there’s someone out there who gets it.
That’s why it’s so important for us to share our whole story –, the good and the bad. It’s the thing we need right now.
So, are you willing to step out and share? Are you willing to be vulnerable? Are you willing to be imperfect? Are you willing to share your pain and struggles? Let us know in the comments below.
Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions
And with that, let’s dig into Cathy’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions.
“A balance between getting to spend time with your kids and getting to do the work you find meaningful.”
Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less:
“Plenty, energy, possibility.”
One Book that Has Redefined How You See Wealth:
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero