You and Me and Everyone We Know is an audio diary made by everyday people living through the Covid-19 pandemic, and in today’s special bonus episode, we’re talking to a life coach who grew up in a small town in Brazil, built the life of her dreams in the US, and now helps other’s as a life coach. Press play below to listen to the latest episode (or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Stitcher):
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Paula grew up in a very small town in Brazil. On her website she shares part of her story. She writes, “Growing up in Brazil in extreme poverty, I was abandoned by my mother, never met my father and was raised by my illiterate grandmother. She told me I wouldn’t succeed in life. Yet, even as a child I knew I was born for much more.” In so many ways she stayed true to her dreams. She built a life in the US working in money management firms and eventually found her way to Minnesota where she’s raising a family with her husband. Months ago, Paula left her 9 to 5 job to pursue a calling as a life coach. She was seven months in to building a brand new business when the pandemic hit in March…
Here’s some of the things we talked about in this episode:
-Following your calling
-Building a new business
-Helping and helping and helping as much as you can
-Pandemic parent dreams
-Pandemic parent guilt
-Starting a new business during the pandemic
–The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People
-The Circle of Influence
-How you want to show up
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
-Asking ourselves powerful questions
-Sharing your intentions for this time
“Circle of Influence” Resources
Paula shared these resources for anyone wanting to investigate their own circle of influence.
“The Circle of Concern and Influence”
“How to Build and Expand Your Circle of Influence”
Instructions for completing a Circle of Influence exercise from thensomehow.com
Paula and I are friends with another guest who shared her story on the podcast – Sushmi. You can find her episode here.
If you want to connect with Paula directly, you can find her at her website pauladoroff.com.
Thank you for listening.
And thank you to Paula for coming on the podcast and for connecting with all of us.
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