Shannan Monson on Top Lessons Learned from Starting Over, Confidently Taking Leaps of Faith, Giving Yourself Permission to Change

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Starting over is possible. If you did it once you can do it again and even better (2:50)
  • Whatever you are afraid of losing is going to be replaced with something better. Our brains are wired to focus on anticipating the scary stuff instead of the best-case scenario (3:03)
  • An analogy from a 17th-century haiku that explains how starting from the ashes is the only way to see the true potential life holds (3:58)
  • It’s okay that some doors are closed in life because some doors don’t lead you anywhere (4:41)
  • A silver lining during the pandemic – bad chapters have beautiful endings, and it’s where you will grow (5:23)
  • This is your life, your story and as such, give yourself permission to do things you’re not supposed to do or feel you can’t do (6:12)
  • You’re not starting from scratch, you’re starting from experience (7:02)


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