Theresa Vigarino and I have an amazing conversation.
The effects of trauma like childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, bullying, or divorce include things like depression, anxiety, fear, worry, problems expressing anger or desire, and even interfere with our ability to feel joy or happiness.
It’s easy to see, at least in retrospect if not while you’re struggling in the moment, how much these feelings can impact both how you feel about your business and the actual results you’re getting.
Theresa and I break it down and talk about her healing and what you might be able to learn from her experience to move forward in your own life.
You can connect with Theresa at her website, OvercomeTrauma.com, or at any of these profiles:
You can see her TEDx talk at youtube.com/watch?v=no2v6ZSIEm8.
3:00 A history of abuse can set you up to subconsciously always be picking and choosing environments that recreate and force you constantly overcome abuse.
5:00 Frustration is good. It’s good to be so frustrated that you get to the point that you finally say, “Enough!”
6:20 The journey is the destination.
7:45 Know that suffering is temporary.
11:00 Walk through the illusion of being a victim.
12:00 Just hold on to that glimmer of hope that you can have the life of your dreams and take one more step.
15:00 Until we open our eyes, our patterns will continue.
16:35 Decision is the precipice of change.
23:40 There’s no more important work than self-realization
27:15 Just because yesterday was a certain way doesn’t mean tomorrow has to be.
28:00 God wants you to have the best life that you can have for yourself. We have to do the work to get that.
34:00 Do I want to respond as I always have? Or can I ask, “What would my ideal response be?” How would I act then?
38:20 For some reason, we set ourselves up to be the great overcomers. Why make it so hard on ourselves?
41:20 It’s not the situation but the story we wrap around the situation that makes is so difficult.
43:30 When you can get to the point that you can talk about the things that hurt you without re-injuring yourself, that’s when healing and power exist.
48:00 When you are in alignment with your life’s calling, that’s where you’ll find fulfillment.