Overcoming Part 7 - Rising Above My Raisin'

Life, Lemons & LemonDrops

Dec 18 2020 • 1 hr 9 mins

In Part 7 of this 8-part series on "Overcoming," Life, Lemons & LemonDrops hosts, Greer and Whitnie, welcome guest Jan Edwards who shares her story of a plan ride that changed it all.

About Jan Edwards

As a young girl and throughout most of her adult life Jan “played small” (using today’s vernacular). She always started from a place of “no.” Growing up, whether family and friends realized they were doing it or not, and through two failed marriages, she heard messages that she wasn’t smart, she wasn’t flexible, she was too neat and pressed, she was unapproachable, etc., and she took those messages and many more in and owned them as her truth. Looking back, she probably was unapproachable but it was a defense mechanism. If she stayed back and stayed quiet no one would notice her real insecurities and flaws and couldn’t further pile on her.

Despite how she felt about herself, Jan managed a long and successful career. At least to the outsider and until burnout appeared about 25 year into her career. She was exhausted with her schedule and the endless demands of her job. She was unhappy and unmotivated to take one more step. On a plane ride home one week Jan was at the lowest she had felt and in seat 5c, looking out the window with tears rolling down her face,  she prayed, “Lord, what do I do?” By the time her plane reached its destination, Jan knew she needed to make a change and change she did.

After numerous conversations with God, time and a new lease on life, Jan began coaching and guiding women to shake off the limitations the world has imposed on them. She helps women tear down the false narratives and beliefs they have of themselves. She knows she was born to help women discover their purpose, their calling, and living in the abundance God is providing.

Four takeaways from this episode:

  • Know what you want – dream your dream, craft your vision, establish goals, and then go after them. Ask for advice if you need it, but don’t let anyone talk you out of your dream. Believe in yourself and your dream, even if no one else does.
  • Avoid comparisons – focus on what you want to do, be, and have. Your dreams and desires are yours – not your friends, your parents, what we see on social media, etc.
  • Speak kindly to yourself – negative brain chatter slows down your progress. Even when something doesn’t work out like you thought it would, love and praise yourself for what did go right and work on the areas that didn’t go as planned
  • God provides - God will provide everything you need to do what He calls you to do.


To learn more about Jan you can reach her at Jan Edwards, PMP, CCT, Invest in Doing You, (303)517-2435.

Website: www.investindoingyou.com


Jan is a co-author of the #1 International Bestselling book Women Who Empower available on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2K946He.

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