Journey to There

Traci Long DeForge

Real, Raw and Unfiltered Conversations exploring the Intersection between Personal and Business Growth with Women Entrepreneurs, Authors, Artists and more. Host, Traci DeForge, internationally recognized business development strategist, discuss details of her own personal journeys and talks about her obstacles, barriers and how she is growing through them. read less

Encore - Finding Your Voice to Move from a Survivor to a Thriver
Apr 6 2022
Encore - Finding Your Voice to Move from a Survivor to a Thriver
Did you know that keeping traumas unresolved can result in lowering expectations of how others should treat us? It is not an easy process to face our early childhood traumas. That’s why it’s important to create a safe space where you can share whatever it is that you need to share. And no matter how difficult the healing process is, feeling stuck in your own life is always worse. Tune in to this episode of Journey to There to hear the experiences and wisdom of Tambry Harris, a spiritual and life coach who went through the process of peeling the layers of trauma and now is helping others do the same thing and get to the other side where we feel loved and free.  In This Episode: [03:00] How childhood abuse influenced Tambry’s adult life.[08:15] The importance of having someone to share your fears with.  [10:28] How does shame affect us in keeping secrets?[13:30] Tambry had a sense of not being worthy for a long time. Here’s how she understood where this feeling came from. [15:30] How keeping traumas unresolved can result in lowering expectations of how others should treat us?[18:40] Where to start the healing process when we feel stuck?[25:00] People pleasers tend to surround themselves with “predators” who will take advantage of them.[28:10] The importance of slowing down and paying attention to what is happening inside of our bodies and minds.  Key Takeaways: It’s really helpful to have someone you can be vulnerable with, no matter what it is that you need to share.We need to talk about our traumas and what hurt us because it’s the only way we'll understand it and finally let it go.  You deserve to be loved. You need to claim it. It takes a lot of courage to face your fears, but the freedom on the other side is always worth it.  Links Mentioned: survivorstothrivers.com Facebook: survivorstothriversofficial Twitter: survivorstothrivers  Insta: survivorstothrivers LinkedIn: Tambry Harris Bio:  Tambry is a spiritual director as well as a leadership and life coach who helps others claim their best selves and lives. This involves clients looking objectively at their innate character and abilities and intentionally embracing their whole selves. Her twenty years of coaching and seven years of spiritual direction translate into her work with survivors of abuse through the Going Forward: Survivors to Thrivers organization. She has a Master’s in Applied Psychology and certifications in the areas of Leadership Coaching, Spiritual Direction, Change Management, and Diversity. Tambry found her voice, named her truth, and created a vision to help others who have experienced the pain and shame of abuse find healing, strength, and freedom. Through her organization, Going Forward: Survivors to Thrivers, she provides individual guidance, retreats, and speaking engagements to bring awareness and light into the shame and silence of abuse and trauma. Her calling is to inspire people to move beyond the initial awareness and therapy to a new level of wholeness that comes with claiming their Going-Forward Story and reveling in their unique gifts, abilities, and power to live a wholehearted, meaningful life-embracing mind, body, and spirit. Her Book: Awakening the Light: A Survivors to Thrivers Going-Forward Story (A 2020 American Book Fest Best Book Finalist). As we make our wounds visible and available, they can be of service to the healing of others. This story of wounding, struggle, and healing encourages survivors to claim their going forward stories. Tambry’s experiences, concepts, and heart shine light into the darkness that surrounds sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Take Back Your Health With Guest Noosheen Hashemi
Oct 6 2021
Take Back Your Health With Guest Noosheen Hashemi
It’s time to start viewing your health as wealth. In this episode of Journey to There, I have an in depth conversation with the phenomenal Noosheen Hashemi. Noosheen is an award-winning entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of January.ai, a health tech company that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to prevent, predict, and postpone chronic disease. Its mission is to empower people to take back their health through knowledge and self-advocating. Noosheen and I discuss the importance of early detection, why generic advice doesn’t work on an individual level, and the impact artificial intelligence can have on your health. Listen to discover how to start taking back your health today! In This Episode: [01:44] The long journey that lead Nosheen to machine learning and healthcare[05:36] How Covid-19 has changed the structure and nature of our working days[07:22] What inspired Nosheen to take a bet on herself and start her own company[10:22] How Nosheen’s company, January.ai, is addressing staggering diabetes statistics by helping people predict and prevent illness[16:11] Why generic advice doesn’t work, specifically when it comes to sugar[19:07] The power of AI, the years of hard work and research it took to get here, and what the future holds[21:33] How you can take back your health starting today Key Takeaways: Early detection is key, especially when it comes to diabetes. The further into diabetes that you progress, the fewer options you have, and the worse your trade offs become. With January.ai, you’re able to make better decisions about what you eat and what you purchase for yourself, giving you more control to still eat what you want to eat.AI has a huge role in bringing access to people who don't have it today because they can't afford this phenomenal tech.Keep asking why and you will come up with the answers. The earlier you catch things, the more you know about your health, the more you can self-advocate, and the better your chances are of preventing disease further down the road.  Bio: Noosheen Hashemi is an award-winning entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. She is the founder and CEO of January.ai, a seed-stage precision health tech company that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to prevent, predict, and postpone chronic disease. She also manages a family office that includes diverse investments in over 100 companies and venture capital funds. She is the founder of the HAND Foundation, focused on supporting scholars and organizations that promote socio economic growth among the disenfranchised. She lives in San Francisco. Links Mentioned: https://january.ai/ https://www.facebook.com/JanuaryAI/ https://twitter.com/JanuaryAI_Inc https://www.instagram.com/hellojanuaryai/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/noosheen-hashemi-a74686b/
Find Your Joy through Human Design With Guest Kelsey Abbott
Sep 15 2021
Find Your Joy through Human Design With Guest Kelsey Abbott
It’s more important than ever to find joy in this world. In today’s episode of Journey to There, I chat with Kelsey Abbott about the importance of finding your joy through Human Design. Kelsey is an Intuitive Human Design Reader and certified professional coach who is a manifesting generator - living her life by her design and finding (and helping others find) joy. Join us as we take a deep dive into the importance of understanding Human Design and using it to find your truth, break out of your cages, and find your own “awesome.” This is the permission you’ve been waiting for!   In This Episode:   [02:46] Kelsey’s journey from Marine Biologist to Human Design Reader/Coach[06:29] Training for triathlons as play?[12:53] Breaking down the 5 different energy types [18:26] The value in understanding your design to find your joy (and deal with business bullies)[21:20] The power of letting go of the “not this” to discover the “this”[25:57] Weeding through advice meant for the masses instead of the individual[30:50] The gift of grace and charm and communicating clearly[35:12] Kelsey’s biggest takeaway for you to start finding your “awesome” today   Key Takeaways:   Understanding your own Human Design is your biggest permission slip to be who you are meant to be.Humans are not made for cages. We are not meant to be conformed to a box, labeled and distilled in a single way. You have all the answers within you. However, it can take some digging to find them. A coach can help bring the answers right out of you, because those are the answers that are going to be true for you. Those are the ones that are going to be aligned with your soul.Telling the truth to yourself, the universe, and other people will lead you to finding your joy and following it. Bio: Kelsey Abbott is an intuitive Human Design Reader, a Certified Professional Coach, Instigator of Joy, and the host of the Find Your Awesome podcast. She helps spiritual adventurers remember who they are and why they’re here so they amplify their impact and send ripples of light across the planet—all with ease, joy, flow, magic, and miracles. She believes that the universe wants us to be sparklyAF and that joy is our natural state. When Kelsey isn't playing in her business, she's bringing curiosity, play, and joy to triathlon--a sport she races as an elite amateur. After a decade in Maine and 16 months of traveling around the U.S. in a small camper, Kelsey now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband. In case you haven't guessed, Kelsey is a Manifesting Generator living her design and following the joy.   Links Mentioned: Kelsey’s website  Kelsey’s podcast  Martha Beck’s podcast, Bewildered
Start Where You Are: Moving From Fear to Hope
Sep 1 2021
Start Where You Are: Moving From Fear to Hope
During this last year, Covid taught us that we don’t have control over our lives. We are living through anger, pain, sadness, and many other emotions including one of our most powerful emotions, vulnerability. The guest of today’s episode is Cheryl Holling, an award winning voice over talent and host of the podcast 19 Stories; From Fear to Hope. In today’s conversation, she shares why life is just beginning at 55 and how she is using her voice to create a platform for other people’s stories to be heard.  In This Episode: [07:08] Cheryl’s early radio days started when she decided to continue her dad’s legacy. [13:23] Cheryl is sharing other people’s stories in her podcast 19Stories. But how did Covid-19 affect her life?  [20:20] The moment when Cheryl felt experienced imposter syndrome.[12:05] Once you understand the value of self-care, you will prioritize it more frequently. [24:55] Why it’s important to empower people to start where they are, regardless of who they are or how old they are. [29:30] Although it’s 2021, unfortunately, ageism is still present.[36:45] How Covid has influenced our ability to manage the fact that we don’t have control over our lives.[42:00] What is Cheryl’s message for those who want to move from fear to hope?   Key Takeaways: Life can actually begin at 55, no matter what we get from the messages in the media Vulnerability is a gift we need to give to ourselves more often and inspire others to do the same. Start where you are. No matter how old you are or what your background is. It’s really never too late.    Bio:  Cheryl was packaged in Canada and distributed in Los Angeles. She grew up around music and acting, a passion for radio and the different mediums of communication, immersion in the arts & being of service. That translated into a diverse career both in front of and behind the mic and camera. It's also afforded her a unique insight into a myriad of production environments, the demands of each one, and the ability to use discretion, diplomacy, and respect for all the players involved in a project. Not to mention the value of delivering content on time.  Cheryl followed her love of music by doing national radio & record promotion for some of the top Jazz artists in the business and served as a music host on numerous NPR stations in California. She used her handmade leather satchel to carry music to the station and referred to it as her “sound satchel” and named one of her shows ‘The Sound Satchel’. It became the obvious choice when naming her business and voice-over studio. After 10+ years of promotion, Cheryl pursued her other love and went to New York for a brief study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upon returning to L.A., she continued studying acting, improv with Second City, joined SAG, and enjoyed a modicum of success in tv & film before being presented with the opportunity to be an ad agency commercial producer.  Cheryl also had the great pleasure to work as Talent Producer on the Writers Guild of America, West, Award Show for two years, and prior to that, served as the show’s first female live announcer.  She resides in the Bay Area and shortly after building her dream voice studio out of a former recording studio, the Tubbs fire affected the adjoining business and she moved her voice services in-house. She’s also back doing some on-camera work for locally filmed productions and corporate training.  Links Mentioned: The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast - #1672 Iliza Shlesinger Good on Paper Movie  19Stories Podcast
Finding Your Voice to Move from a Survivor to a Thriver
Aug 18 2021
Finding Your Voice to Move from a Survivor to a Thriver
Did you know that keeping traumas unresolved can result in lowering expectations of how others should treat us? It is not an easy process to face our early childhood traumas. That’s why it’s important to create a safe space where you can share whatever it is that you need to share. And no matter how difficult the healing process is, feeling stuck in your own life is always worse. Tune in to this episode of Journey to There to hear the experiences and wisdom of Tambry Harris, a spiritual and life coach who went through the process of peeling the layers of trauma and now is helping others do the same thing and get to the other side where we feel loved and free.  In This Episode: [03:00] How childhood abuse influenced Tambry’s adult life.[08:15] The importance of having someone to share your fears with.  [10:28] How does shame affect us in keeping secrets?[13:30] Tambry had a sense of not being worthy for a long time. Here’s how she understood where this feeling came from. [15:30] How keeping traumas unresolved can result in lowering expectations of how others should treat us?[18:40] Where to start the healing process when we feel stuck?[25:00] People pleasers tend to surround themselves with “predators” who will take advantage of them. [28:10] The importance of slowing down and paying attention to what is happening inside of our bodies and minds.    Key Takeaways: It’s really helpful to have someone you can be vulnerable with, no matter what it is that you need to share.We need to talk about our traumas and what hurt us because it’s the only way we'll understand it and finally let it go.  You deserve to be loved. You need to claim it. It takes a lot of courage to face your fears, but the freedom on the other side is always worth it.    Links Mentioned: https://www.survivorstothrivers.com/  Facebook: survivorstothriversofficial Twitter: survivorstothrivers@GFS2T Instagram: survivorstothrivers LinkedIn: Tambry Harris   Bio:  Tambry is a spiritual director as well as a leadership and life coach who helps others claim their best selves and lives. This involves clients looking objectively at their innate character and abilities and intentionally embracing their whole selves. Her twenty years of coaching and seven years of spiritual direction translate into her work with survivors of abuse through the Going Forward: Survivors to Thrivers organization. She has a Master’s in Applied Psychology and certifications in the areas of Leadership Coaching, Spiritual Direction, Change Management, and Diversity. Tambry found her voice, named her truth, and created a vision to help others who have experienced the pain and shame of abuse find healing, strength, and freedom. Through her organization, Going Forward: Survivors to Thrivers, she provides individual guidance, retreats, and speaking engagements to bring awareness and light into the shame and silence of abuse and trauma. Her calling is to inspire people to move beyond the initial awareness and therapy to a new level of wholeness that comes with claiming their Going-Forward Story and reveling in their unique gifts, abilities, and power to live a wholehearted, meaningful life-embracing mind, body, and spirit. Her Book: Awakening the Light: A Survivors to Thrivers Going-Forward Story (A 2020 American Book Fest Best Book Finalist). As we make our wounds visible and available, they can be of service to the healing of others. This story of wounding, struggle, and healing encourages survivors to claim their going forward stories. Tambry’s experiences, concepts, and heart shine light into the darkness that surrounds sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Curly Girls Unite in Business & in Life
Aug 4 2021
Curly Girls Unite in Business & in Life
Today's episode is all about curly girls uniting! As a chemist, educator, and naturalista, Rhonda Marshall brings a truly unique perspective to the beauty industry. Rhonda saw a clear consumer need and personal passion for taking better care of naturally curly hair. Rhonda's curls are something she was proud of, something she feels accentuates her personality. Because of this, she created her own product line for curly hair girls. You'll learn that by "loving the you that you were born into" is Rhonda's motto. Tune in as Rhonda talks about the journey behind building her brand, the CROWN Act, and gaining celebrity publicity.   IN THIS EPISODE: [03:20] How Rhonda went from being a chemist to a successful entrepreneur.  [10:40] The trial and error behind creating Rhonda’s very first product.  [14:05] All about the Inahsi brand, packaging, and what the name means to Rhonda.  [18:40] News anchors and TV personalities are under fire for not straightening their hair. However, the CROWN Act, ensures protection for all individuals from discrimination based on race-based hairstyles in the workplace.[24:30] Rhonda speaks about how achieving European Union Compliance is a stringent process. [33:00] Inahsi Naturals products have been used on ‘Black●ish, Riverdale, and Coming 2 America.   KEY TAKEAWAYS: You have to be in control of manufacturing your products.Loving yourself provides you with self-confidence and self-worth. The CROWN Act, an anti-hair discrimination act, stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. This act ensures protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles.Rhonda swears by her products. She puts her heart and soul into making each product and she will not put anything out there that is not a quality that will not make you feel beautiful inside and out.   LINKS MENTIONED: Website Facebook Personal Page Facebook Business Page Twitter Business Account Instagram LinkedIn   BIO: As a Chemist, Educator, and Naturalista, Rhonda Marshall brings a truly unique perspective to the beauty industry. Rhonda saw a clear consumer need and personal passion to take better care of her naturally curly hair. Her curls were something she was proud of and she felt distinguished her personality. After years of using relaxers and other chemical laden products, and high heat styling methods that damaged her hair to modify her natural curl pattern, she felt there had to be a better way. After transitioning away from chemically processed hair in 2001, Rhonda eventually developed her own hair products incorporating natural ingredients that were especially effective for naturally curly hair textures. With this experience not only as a Chemist but also as a customer, Rhonda developed what would eventually become the Inahsi Naturals product line. Inahsi Naturals products have been used by award winning celebrity stylists behind the scenes for a number of shows including ABC’s ‘Black●ish, The CW’s Riverdale, and the film starring Eddie Murphy, Coming 2 America. One of Rhonda’s most significant accomplishments is formulating a product line that has achieved EU Compliance. Considered the “Gold Standard” for cosmetic regulatory requirements, EU Compliance essentially confirms the efficacy and safety of Inahsi Naturals products, and it proves that the product line is on par with the best produced brands in the world, and truly World-Class. Rhonda continues to express her passion for Chemistry, Education, and all things Natural as she develops products for curly girls all over the world in countries where Inahsi Naturals products have been sold. From the United States to Australia, Rhonda's goal is to Educate, Empower and Encourage women everywhere to keep "Loving the YOU that you were born into. While at Helene Curtis (now Unilever) Rhonda worked on projects developing Suave Shampoos and Conditioners as well as the first Clear Stick for (Degree) Antiperspirant/Deodorant. After earning a Masters Degree in Education, she has also worked as a Certified Educator teaching Chemistry and Science at the Secondary level.
Art as a Business and a Lifestyle
Jul 21 2021
Art as a Business and a Lifestyle
Today we welcome founder and CEO of All She Makes, Svitlana Martynjuk, to talk about her passion to connect women artists all over the world. Svitlana developed All She Makes to promote women in art & business and we hear about her journey to help other women artists. You’ll hear about the history of women in the arts and the many ways she’s helped support current women artists to help them make a career out of their craft.   In This Episode: [01:16] Svitlana’s background in art and developing her All She Makes[03:14] Statistics of women in the arts[05:14] Her inspiration to start All She Makes[06:39] Gender disparity in the Arts[10:26] This history of women in the arts[15:33] Svitlana’s art story and journey[18:52] Changing the narrative on being able to make your art a career not just a hobby[23:03] Existing opportunities for women artists   Key Takeaways: Throughout history, women were not allowed to show their art and this made a gender disparity for women who want to make art their career. Svitlana’s passion for getting women’s art displayed has helped women be able to profit off of their art pieces.As an artist, starting with your local grassroots community can be key to building your business. A community loves to support locally and this can be a great stepping stone for your art business. Svitlana wanted to build a community where women artists could feel a sense of positivity and be able to relate to others. Her goal was to help these artists know they had others to turn to in similar situations to lift them up about anything in the art and business world.    Bio: Svitlana was born and raised in the beautiful western capital region of Rivne, Ukraine. She is an artist, founder, and CEO of all SHE makes - an online directory increasing visibility for women artists worldwide.  Svitlana moved to the United States where she completed her education in Fine Art, Psychology, and Strategic Management. Inspired by the human mind and with a fascination for nature, Svitlana is a traveler at heart and appreciates experience through interaction and exploring the complexities of diversity in people. Currently works and resides in Michigan, USA.   Links Mentioned: Allshemakes.org  https://www.instagram.com/all.she.makes/  I am additionally an artist if you are interested in exploring that side of my work https://www.svitlanas.com
Unraveling Your Subconscious Thinking
Jul 7 2021
Unraveling Your Subconscious Thinking
Dr. Ginger Campbell talks about her journey with passion for neuroscience, her own podcast, Brain Science, and her book, “Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty,” in hopes to share her knowledge with others. Listen to Dr. Campbell and expand your knowledge of the human's subconscious mind, the decision making process, and our emotional effect on memories as time goes on.  In This Episode: [02:18] Dr. Campbell talks about beginning her podcast, Brain Science, in 2006.[06:53] Dr. Campbell’s spiritual journey and expertise in the neuroscience field.[10:44] All about her book and what she hopes to share with people.[13:01] Describing the “Feeling of Knowing”.[17:12] Individual personalities and the effects it has on their decision making processes.[20:07] Dr. Campbell describes cognitive dissonance.[27:17] Traci and Dr. Campbell speak about the process of rationalization and how it affects those dealing with addiction.[32:42] Memory recall and how it keeps changing over time.[36:51] The concept of ‘Flashbulb Memory’ and the role of our emotions.[42:54] The ‘Three Day Rule’ and following our intuition.   Key Takeaways:   On her own spiritual journey, Dr. Campbell became interested in studying the unconscious mind while reading eastern and western medicine. She became fascinated by the way that science actually starts off as philosophy and turns into science and the idea of consciousness and unconsciousness to study the power of the mind became her main focus of study and research. Dr. Campbell feels strongly about educating people on the way that the brain works. The key thing she wants people to understand is knowing the way the brain works so we understand our own behavior and others behavior. It’s also important to understand that most of what our brain does is unconscious and that’s why we can do things without really thinking about them. Memory is dynamic and it can be easy to create false memories in our minds by hearing things from other people and soon enough your memories and theirs can be mixed together.     Bio: Dr. Ginger Campbell is best known for her highly respected podcast Brain Science, which launched back in 2006. She has a passion for making complex ideas accessible and helping scientists share their work with non-scientists. Dr. Campbell is also the author of "Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty." She lives in Birmingham, AL where she cares for veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.   Links Mentioned: https://brainsciencepodcast.com  https://www.virginiacampbellmd.com  Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Uncertainty Book Facebook Personal Page  https://www.facebook.com/docartemis  Facebook Business Page http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast  Twitter Personal Account @docartemis  Instagram  @docartemis LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/docartemis
Pause. Breathe. Choose: Become the CEO of Your Own Wellbeing
Jun 23 2021
Pause. Breathe. Choose: Become the CEO of Your Own Wellbeing
Our guest today is Naz Beheshti. She is the author of Pause. Breathe. Choose: Become the CEO of Your Wellbeing. Naz opens the show by diving deep into her background. Previously, Naz went through many corporate experiences including working as the executive assistant to Steve Jobs. Listen as she shares how he inspired her to focus on her wellbeing in the workplace by watching him walk the walk. Most people don't realize that overworking yourself is a dead-end street. In reality, we should be prioritizing our holistic wellbeing. If we don't have our well-being, then we can't enjoy any fruits of our labor. Overall, we need to BE well to DO well. Tune in as Naz gives tips on improving your wellness, mitigating stress, and making mindful choices.    In This Episode: [02:25] Naz Beheshti dives into her background – including working as the executive assistant to Steve Jobs. [05:25] Workplace stress is dead-end stress; don’t get caught up in the productivity trap. [08:30] Naz explains why the ultimate wealth is wellbeing. [12:05] Once you understand the value of self-care, you will prioritize it more frequently. [14:50] How to manage the balance between being connected + unconnected at the same time. [18:00] About the practice of mindfulness. [19:55] The meaning behind Pause. Breathe. Choose.[21:55] How to ditch the inner critic and let the inner coach succeed. [26:00] The importance of taking a break every ninety minutes.    Key Takeaways: You should always work smarter and put in quality work rather than work more hours and increase your work quantity. Your wellbeing should be your number one priority – if you don’t have wellbeing, then all the money, cars, houses, and trips cannot be enjoyed. One day each week, have a tech-free day. Practice mindfulness every day. That way, you can unveil your truest self and desires.   Bio:  Naz Beheshti is the author of Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being. She is an executive wellness coach, speaker, Forbes contributor, and CEO and founder of Prananaz, a corporate wellness company improving leadership effectiveness, employee engagement and well-being, company culture, and business outcomes. Clients include Nike, JPMorgan Chase, Omega Institute, UCSF, Columbia University, and Stanford University. Naz also cofounded Rise2Shine, a nonprofit helping to alleviate the suffering of young children in Haiti. She lives in New York City with her husband. Visit her online at http://www.NazBeheshti.com. Links Mentioned: Website: http://www.NazBeheshti.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NazBeheshtiSpeaker Twitter: https://twitter.com/nazbeheshti Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nazbeheshti YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqvzLoRx-5iF6_hrBkfkX6w
Blaze Your Own Trail with Rebekah Bastian
May 14 2020
Blaze Your Own Trail with Rebekah Bastian
Meet Rebekah Bastian, a vice president at Zillow Group, CEO and co-founder of OwnTrail.com, and author of Blaze Your Own Trail: An Interactive Guide to Navigating Life with Confidence, Solidarity, and Compassion. Her book explores the different decisions and pathways women take through their personal and professional lives. It encourages the reader to embrace the idea that there is no one right path through life. In this episode, Rebekah tells us when we're going through a hard time, the most powerful thing we can do for ourselves and others is to share that experience authentically. Rebekah admits they didn't plan on launching a business in the middle of the pandemic, yet, it feels more important now than ever. It is helping women figure out hard things in life, and they can run everything virtually. When we're going through a hard time, the most powerful thing we can do for ourselves and others is to share that experience authentically. It means so much to other people because we realize we're not in it alone. With OwnTrail.com, Rebekah and her team hope that people are sharing experiences and even topics that seem taboo.  Takeaways: When we're going through hard things, the most powerful thing we can do for ourselves and others is to share that experience authentically. Sharing helps us realize we're not in it alone.We're all going through these various phases of grief and coping and discovery through this pandemic.Spend some time paying attention to what you're passionate about, what you're good at and where you're needed. When we triangulate the answer to those three questions, that's generally the right direction to go in. About Rebekah Bastian Rebekah Bastian is a writer, speaker, mentor, mother, a vice president at Zillow Group, and CEO and co-founder of OwnTrail.com. A female executive and thought leader in the business-tech communities, Bastian speaks and writes on the complex life paths of women and creating social impact through technology. Her new book, Blaze Your Own Trail: An Interactive Guide to Navigating Life with Confidence, Solidarity, and Compassion, is the first interactive choose-your-own story for millennial and Gen Z women. Resources:  RebekahBastian.com OwnTrail.comLinkedIn   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Journey to There Community today: journeytothere.comTwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest
Love Thy Enneagram Number
Sep 18 2019
Love Thy Enneagram Number
Have you heard of Enneagrams? Ever been curious about your Enneagram Number? Denee King, Host of the Love Thy Number Podcast tells us how the discovery of her number was a game changer for her personally & professionally. Bonus...She gives me the skinny on my number and how has significantly influenced my life choices! An Invitation to Listen from my guest Denee... When I was introduced to the Enneagram almost 10 years ago I began to find answers to some of my own questions and it was absolutely liberating! I learned I wasn’t broken or heartless but that I process thinking from a different perspective than many others. I realized my ability (see how I put a positive spin on that? :-) to move, with lightning speed, from one great idea to the next didn’t mean I had ADHD or was scatterbrained! All those revelations just meant I was hard-wired for excitement and variety and I could now learn how to grow into the healthiest form of myself. Awareness became my greatest gift. I discovered the world of personality types and found a common thread with others who had my same fears and motivations. Learning the way other types process thoughts and emotions has helped me bridge the language barrier. That’s really what our ‘type’ is: it’s our native language. But trying to have relationship with those who speak a different language requires effort and a lot of love. This is the true beauty of the Enneagram. It’s a tool to help us know ourselves and, in doing so, we can know others…to love ourselves so we can share love with others. I make a fantastic lemon raspberry cake and a banana pudding that is to die for! If you’re visiting our home that might be all you need to know about me. :-)
Rewrite  Your  Money  Story!
Sep 5 2019
Rewrite Your Money Story!
In this episode: We're not taught about money. Whether male or female, where we're not taught in school. We're usually not taught at home so we don't have a foundation on which to really play some competence.  What we're getting taught about money is what we're told and what we're shown usually by our parents. We either do what our parents did, which could be good or bad, or we did the exact opposite. Did you know 90 percent of women have a fear that they're going to end up homeless and be a bag lady? The time is now to change women’s perception around money and the idea of shame. We can actually save too much. This can happen when we’re saving or we're not spending and the reason is coming from a place of fear or scarcity or that we don't feel secure. We've got to figure out what our triggers are, what is that story that we're telling ourselves around money and change that, because just getting out of debt or figure out a budget isn't enough. That's why athletes go bankrupt. That's why millionaire winners lose all their money. And that's why the average American racks up all their debt, pays it off, and then racks it back up again is because we're only treating the symptoms. We're not treating the issue, which is our mindset in this story we tell ourselves. Go out and try and find the best way to educate and inform yourself about money. Takeaways:  What I find is, we really like to avoid looking at our money. It's there's shame around it. There's guilt. We are brilliant, smart women that have 15 million other things that we need to do. So looking at our numbers kind of as the last thing that we want to do. So what I encourage someone to do is sit down at the end of the day without distractions. Have a glass of wine or three. And then really think about what was a really tough money experience that you went through and just write it all out. Write down all the details. No. Why did you go through this? What did you learn from it and what can you do differently? And I think by just facing some of these things a little bit at a time, you'll start to release that guilt and shame around these different money experiences. You need to really look at who you're taking money advice from. Like dating advice. You're not going to ask for dating advice from your friend that's been divorced seven times and has a string of first dates. So just like with your money, you don't want to ask somebody that you know is living paycheck to paycheck, drowning in debt and doesn't know how they're going to pay their next bill. Note to Self: Forgive yourself for you money mistakes. The shame is not serving you.  Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Journey to There Community today: journeytothere.comTwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest