As a child she was diagnosed with heart disease, and then later in her twenties discovered that she was suffering from ulcers too.
But as we find time and time again on Join Up Dots, the things that life throws at us more often than not are the clues to how we should be living in our later years.
The ability to overcome these things is the practice we need to then help others find the same solutions to their own personal issues.
Which our guest has done, and now shares her knowledge of the best stress management practices through her books and her keynote presentations.
Work hard, but work even harder at keeping yourself in peak fitness.
She swims at least a mile day…including a solid half mile of butterflies, and has run several marathons over the years too.
Mind and body coming together to propel us all on to great success.
But this focus is just one aspect of her that has taken her to the top.
As with an interest in languages, a passion in travel, and a keen interest in the cultural differences that make up the globes different approaches to management, she has pulled together an impressive body of work which is sought after throughout America and the world
She is an entrepreneur, author, award-winning photographer, classical pianist, Mandarin speaking business lady and of course an active swimmer?
But where did she start to feel that her path had started to come together in the direction that she wanted?
And does she feel that her health issues as I mentioned were a key part to becoming who she is today?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Dr Janelle Barlow.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How as a six year old girl she had the strong realisation that she was living in the wrong state of America and was living with the wrong family too.
How she spent her childhood working harder than most kids to become the high achiever that would set her on the path to where she is today.
Why people see themselves as a job, and not as a collection of talents that make them good at doing that job.
How there is a strong contrast between her personal life and her professional one, allowing her to recharge her talents ready to go again when needed
Why she see her life as a collection of doors that she has walked through with no assurance that she was walking through the right one at the right time.
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