From the moment our children are born we are overcome with great love and joy. And, at that same moment, fear begins to creep in for their safety, well-being, and their future. The older they get, the more our fears can get out of control as they want more freedoms. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares how we face our fears to let them fly.
It can be a challenge to be the same exceptional people that we model at work, on the job, as we are at home. As soon as we walk through the door at home, why is it a challenge to actively listen, to be present, to be gracious; when we can do it so well with our boss and co-workers? In this week's podcast, Bethany shares her struggles with being the same exceptional person behind closed doors; its time to be exceptional in those same skills and qualities at home!
Change happens! Whether expected, unexpected, good or bad, it’s something different. So how do we remain flexible, adaptable, and move forward when it's hard to see through to the other side? Change, if we let it, can spin us into a fear frenzy with all the unknowns and uncertainty. In this week's podcast, Bethany shares her experience with 5 key steps to becoming resilient in our process through change.
Have you ever found yourself in the midst of joy and a hopeful situation and all of the sudden your thoughts shift to the anticipation of doom and gloom... "Something bad must be about ready to happen"!?! Ugh! I hate that! Author and speaker, Brene Brown, talks about this in several of her books as foreboding joy. Others say it's waiting for the other shoe to drop. In this week's podcast Bethany shares how vulnerability is key to living in joy, even in the midst of possibly unpleasant situations.
Have you ever played the trust fall game with a group of friends? Holy smokes, falling backwards into the arms of your peers can be pretty scary, especially if you're not sure you can fully trust them! Ha! Trust is a key component of successful relationships in all facets of life. It is built by small simple moments that add up over time. In this week's podcast on trust, Bethany talks about what makes it and what breaks it, and the importance of being trustworthy.
There are enough Debbie Downers in this life to try to keep you small. It's time for you to stop minimizing the greatness in you! You cannot hide pieces of yourself because you are concerned with what others will think or their own jealousy. It's time for you to be brave, be bold, and be yourself! Listen as Bethany shares how she is overcoming being afraid and allowing herself to shine.
Being vulnerable can trigger anxiety and fear. Choosing to bare all and trust those closest to you will take your relationships to a deeper more meaningful level. Listen as Bethany shares her hilarious story of being caught ordering Starbucks naked, and how it relates to the risks we take with being vulnerable.
Relationships are risky! They require us to open up, be vulnerable, and let people in. But what do you do when you get hurt, stabbed in the back, or betrayed? The tendency is to close ourselves off, say "I'm never going to do that again", keep others at arms length, and isolate. Listen as Bethany shares the importance of staying connected and choosing relationship over fear. Finding the right relationships are possible because you are worth it!
Thought for the day: There are days I just want things to go back to normal! Big change happens for better or worse and we find ourselves scrambling and trying to cling to anything that feels solid, familiar, or normal. Adjusting to change brings emotional ups and downs; highs and lows you may never have... Continue Reading →