Listen, I've read a lot of good books, okay? Well, actually, I'm more of an audiobook gal but the point is there are a lot of books that have been really meaningful for me. But no book has really changed my life as much as The Rise: An Unforgettable Journey of Self-Love, Forgiveness, and Transformation by Danette May. And I'm so excited because for this episode we actually got to talk to Danette May, real life.
In her book, Danette lays out a lot of hard-hitting truths and having her on this episode of the podcast allowed us to dive deep into some of those truths.
Here are the episode highlights:
‣‣ [08:39] We start off with the Fat Penguin Five - rapid-fire get-to-know-you questions. Danette talks about her favorite book, gratitude, and managing expectations.
‣‣ [15:48] Here we ask Danette to share her story with us. With social media, we tend to forget that people's lives aren't as perfect as they seem online. We forget that people face real struggles off-camera.
‣‣ [24:44] Danette makes some pretty bold statements in her book The Rise. Here Anthea singles out a specific quote to talk about: the biggest calamity in our society is not global warming or wars or destruction...I believe the biggest calamity we face is this thick blanket of self-judgment and self-hate that we have smothered ourselves with for generations.
‣‣ [27:28] Another thing Danette says in her book is that women do not need to be taught, we awaken. We talk about that philosophy and how Danette came about it here.
‣‣ [29:36] If you're a female entrepreneur that's been grinding and grinding and you feel like nobody's watching you, Danette has some advice for you here.
‣‣ [34:10] Here we talk about owning your stories but not letting them define you.
‣‣ [37:56] Here we talk about forgiveness, judgment, and knowing when to write your book (or take that leap you've been dreaming of taking)
‣‣ [48:45] Finally, Danette gives us her best advice for how to live a pretty rich life.
Danette is such an amazing woman with an incredible story and a real knack for getting into your heart and changing your life! If you want to keep up with her, you can follow her on Instagram, right here!
As always, so much love to my incredible co-host, Anthea! You can follow her on Instagram, right here!
You can follow me, Sheila Bella, on Instagram @realsheilabella!
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