Podcast 624: Amy Mewborn: Saving Her Life By Finding The Joy
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Amy Mewborn
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My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who has such a story of overcoming work issues, personal issues and what the hell do i do issues, that its a delight to have her on todays show.
As she says “I grew up outside Chicago and come from a family of employees. I was the first in my family to move from the midwest, and the first to leave a steady paycheck and become an entrepreneur; and I swear it caused my Mom to have to start blood pressure medicine with worry! I was always taught to work hard, get into a good college, get good grades, get a good job, and save toward retirement.
I met my husband Mike on vacation in Hawaii in 2001 and moved to San Diego. I joined a small boutique financial planning firm where my most well known clients were owners of Ford, Chuck E Cheese, and Vinturi Wine Aerator. In 2005, Mike and I bought our million dollar dream home, and less than a month in (we hadn’t even made the first payment yet, and Mike lost his job). So, my income and hard work became more necessary and critical!
Despite sitting at the dining room table with some of the most amazing business men in the world, I just wasn’t enjoying it any more!
In 2008, I had a minor stroke. I was VERY lucky, but the stroke shed a lot of light on my life and priorities. I had my stroke on Sunday. I was in the hospital until 8 pm Tuesday night, and was back at my desk by 8 am the next morning. I had put SUCH a high value on being dependable and achieving, that I didn’t even take any time off to rehabilitate or just take a breath. I knew this life wasn’t working for me, but I was the primary breadwinner for our family, and we were counting on that steady paycheck.”
And that is where we will begin this episode of Join Up Dots.
So how did she go from this point and create her own image of success, leading to a life that she didnt dread every morning?
And does she look back and think “What the hell was I doing? Why did I push myself through such punishment”
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Amy Mewborn.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Amy Mewborn such as:
Why it is such madness that we spend so much time trying to be what other people want us to be, although we rarely ask them actally what they DO want us to be.
How Amy remembers being in a place as a child where she had everything she ever wanted, and how it left a huge desire on her to never let anyone down.
Why the panic we feel trying to be something for everyone can actually leave us being nothing for everyone.
Why taking an unplanned day off is so amazingly theraputic and can give you the energy to come back and crush it BIGTIME in your business.
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