What Really Happens When You Decide to "Live Your Dreams": Shannon Whaley (Ep. 4)
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A last photo on the Cayman Islands before heading to the airport, and Italy. Shannon says she’s jumping for joy because she made this dream happen.
A recent photo of Shannon with her fiancé on Ponte Vecchio in Florence, which is where she stood back in 2003 and promised the Universe that she was going to live in Italy one day.
Today, Shannon is a storytelling and marketing coach for business owners who, she says, "have been put on this earth to shake shit up, speak their truth and start a revolution."
HOW TO GET MOVING AFTER YEARS OF BEING STUCK
Shannon Whaley wants to dispel some myths about what it’s really like when you take the leap to finally “go after your dreams.”
For her, the idea of taking a big leap and shake up her life was so terrifying it sent her to the emergency room – more than once.
She knew she had to break from the party girl lifestyle she’d fallen into in Seattle, Washington, but her fears kept her stuck for years.
In this interview, we talk about how Shannon finally managed to conquer those fears and move to the Cayman Islands, where she realized that she’d have to get sober or she’d never get where she wanted to go.
Her journey of self-discovery had many unexpected turns. Eventually it led her to her life today, living in Lucca, Italy, with her fiancé and a couple of kittens, running her own online business as a coach. It’s the life she dreamed of, and she still can’t believe she’s getting away with it.
How fears can keep you stuck — for years.
How moving overseas was easier than she expected.
Discovering that no matter where you go, any problems you had back at home are going to stay with you.
How she realized she’d have to get sober before anything could really change.
What it’s like to search for, and finally discover the what work you’re supposed to do.
How important it is to share your dreams with people who support you - and protect them from people who don’t get it or are trying to keep you safe.
How to much mindset matters when it comes to continuing to pursue your dreams.
3 QUESTIONS I ASK EVERY GUEST
1. What do you wish you had known before you took your leap?
2. What was the most unexpected thing that came of your leap?
3. For someone who is thinking of doing something similar, what one piece of advice would you offer?
The Desire Map, by Danielle Laporte
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