- February 25, 2019 at 10:52 am #57634
- February 25, 2019 at 12:39 pm #57660
My key takeaway from today’s webcast was that living in the questions is more important than having the answers. Living in the questions allows me to be open to others’ voices more easily and keeps possibility open. Just last night, I was feeling like my work with urban poverty wasn’t worth the effort, so today’s discussion was just what I needed to re-ignite some hope for me. Thank you!
- February 25, 2019 at 3:33 pm #57692
I love this take on it, Amy. Your thoughts are a reminder to me that it is okay to live in the “chaos” sometimes, to not have things in pretty rows / boxes… and to enjoy the journey. It’s a good reminder for a type-a person. Having questions is a sign of living and having curiosity for the life we lead.
- February 25, 2019 at 12:39 pm #57661Christine DionParticipant
My main takeaway is the “What if?”
People reach the “What if” (myself included) and are scared to make that step forward. Being innovative, being creative involves stepping out of our comfort zone and trusting. It requires us to believe in something greater than ourselves. It forces us to look at what would happen if we DIDN’T embrace “What if” and if we are willing to live “as is”.
- February 25, 2019 at 12:44 pm #57662kropfkmParticipant
My key takeaway from today’s session is that I can be so much more effective in all of my roles (father, husband, son, friend, member of my community) if I’m not drinking and simply numbing myself. My brother passed away 18 months ago after having been homeless for several years. Two things started at that point. First, my desire to help end homelessness (and the hopelessness that comes with it). The second is my heavy drinking to help numb the pain associated with my brother’s death and a series of other life events that hit me hard (my oldest daughter being diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease, getting caught up in the Vegas Route 91 shooting, the death of my best friend, sister with cancer, etc.). What I’m seeing today is my drinking isn’t solving anything, it isn’t helping me cope, it’s getting in the way of the rest of my life and my ability to make changes for myself, my family, and for those like my brother that live on the street and have no hope.
I am seeing a way out for the first time.
- February 25, 2019 at 9:51 pm #57722
This is so brave, kropfkm. I wish you the best of luck and much success quitting drinking. It sounds like it will be hard with everything going on, but I’m pulling for you!
- February 25, 2019 at 12:46 pm #57665micheleParticipant
My main takeaway is the “Says Who?”
I am a CPA (shocking yes that I carved out the time from tax returns to be part of In Studio today) and for a number of years I have felt and continue to feel that I am not doing my life’s purpose. I have been contemplating and praying to God to lead me on the path I am meant to be on and I have very bold ideas of what potential path I want that to be, but it is that voice inside my head – my own voice – that says it will not happen. So I need to quiet that voice and replace it with a new voice that says “it is me that says you can”
- February 25, 2019 at 9:55 pm #57725
Michele – I was working as a CPA for many years and felt the same as you. Like you, I prayed for guidance and then I also read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. It helped me decide my path. I got a Masters in my late 40’s and am now working part-time in a field that I have long loved. Good luck!
- February 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm #57726micheleParticipant
Thank you so much Amy for sharing. But now you have to tell me what you got your Master’s in and what field you are working in.
And thank you for the book suggestion. I always love a great read.
- February 26, 2019 at 8:52 pm #57793
Michele – I got my Masters in Library & Information Science. I work at Cleveland Public Library, which is an urban library system with 27 branches and one historic Main Library downtown. In our branches, we serve mostly minority, low-income patrons and our buildings are lifelines in their neighborhoods. I work in the business administration of the library which is a good combination of my CPA background and my general love of libraries and their focus on lifelong learning/leveling opportunity for all. I’d be happy to talk offline with you about your CPA life vs. other interests!
- February 26, 2019 at 10:07 am #57759Max RNParticipant
I have two take-aways from yesterday’s pod cast – “Not Now” and “Says Who?” I’ve had to delay many things in order to provide for my family. “Says Who?” is me and I’m the only one stopping me from doing what I need to do in having my best life.
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