Overcoming Tragedies and Making It Happen to Impact Others

Overcoming Tragedies and Making It Happen to Impact Others

How do you find a reason to keep smiling and inspiring others when going through your own issues? The meaning of Making It Happen is allowing yourself to tell your story and impact the lives of others who’ve given up.

In this episode of the SpeakEasy Podcast, Altovise speaks with Shawn LaRe’ Brinkley and Judy Ambrose James. Shawn is a licensed marriage family therapist, a transformational performance coach, and the owner of Living Loved Pathways to Holistic Healing private practice. Judy is an author, speaker, designer, and many near-death experiences survivor.

They narrate their tragic stories, how they overcame, and how they’re now telling their stories to impact others. Listen in to learn the importance of activating your faith to overcome adversity and inspire others.

“If you can’t find a reason to smile, borrow mine.”- Judy

What you will learn in this episode:
•[1:47] Get to know Shawn and Judy.
•[3:47] Shawn narrates the tragedy of losing her husband to COVID and how it changed her meaning of ‘Make It Happen’.
•[9:03] Judy talks about her past tragedies and the stroke that changed her meaning of ‘Make It Happen’ 13 years ago.
•[17:11] The lesson of having a foundation to build on your success and help others overcome adversity.
•[21:13] How not to be defined by your limitations and impacting people who’ve given up.
•[26:46] The importance of allowing people to tell their stories unapologetically.
•[29:08] The power of loving life and shining your light unto others.

Relevant Links:
•Shawn’s Website: https://livinglovedhealing.org/
•Shawn’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinglovedhealing/
•Shawn’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shawnlb
•Judy’s Online Store: Judy Smiles and Gives

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How to Make It Happen Amid Adversity

How did you make it happen during the pandemic? Did you allow you, your career, and or your business to shift? You need to use this time to get out of your comfort zone and open up different opportunities.

In this episode of the SpeakEasy Podcast, Altovise speaks with the co-authors of the ‘Make It Happen’ book anthology. They wrote the book during the pandemic to share their stories of overcoming and impact others on their journeys.

They share their stories of adversities and how they had to overcome them to make it happen in their lives. Listen in to learn the power of sharing your imperfect story to encourage others to overcome and be successful in their lives.

“No matter how bad you think things are, you can overcome it if you truly believe and if you want to overcome it.”- Martez [8:43]

What you will learn in this episode:
•[2:08] They explain why they said YES to being part of the ‘Make It Happen’ book.
•[10:12] Why it was the people who became the heroes of their own stories during the pandemic.
•[13:16] How the downtime of 2020 presented time for people to be creative and to collaborate.
•[19:09] The importance of capitalizing on this pandemic moment and getting a digital business.
•[26:07] Learn how to share your adversity story to help others get through theirs.
•[35:28] Jonathan shares his story and how God has given him another chance at life.
•[42:56] How to make the necessary steps to get to your goals and make it happen for you.
•[45:27] Karen talks about her Level Up Summit and Power Up Summit and when they’ll be happening.
•[47:30] They share what they each have coming up later this year.

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