Cheers, Creative Enthusiasts,
I am deeply honored, humbled, grateful, and touched to be able to share my transformation story and interview blog post that Chelsea Dinsmore of Live Your Legend (LYL) posted this week. But this was not just a blog post or just an interview to me – this was a journey that started back in 2007 when my father first was battling cancer, the spiral downward that happened after that, and then the years of clawing my way back up all the way to this very day. My story was not an easy one to tell. I got teary at least once during the interview with the beautiful and encouraging Nazrin Murphie and Leah Hynes – two women who inspire me every day and I cherish as business coaches, colleagues and dear friends. Yet I was STOKED to share my story in an effort to help others that might be struggling through depression or a challenging period of their life.
Scott Dinsmore – founder of Live Your Legend – and his course How To Connect With Anyone came to me at a critical and needed time of my life (back in August of 2014). I will be forever grateful to Scott, Chelsea, Nazrin, Leah and all of the amazing people that I met in the LYL community who support and encourage me to this very day! No one does it alone! And be mindful of who you surround yourselves with. I am grateful beyond words for this amazing, diverse and truly kickass community!
Speaking of how amazing this community is, I am deeply humbled to read some of the comments that poured in from the LYL community since this post went live. These comments illustrate how incredibly important it is to speak out and share our stories, no matter how difficult they are to tell:
“What an inspiring story, Cathy! I knew some of this... but not all of it. It was great to learn more about you... and hear more about how LYL and CWA impacted your life at such a critical time. Loved it!” — Ellen W.
“I already thought the world of you, Cathy, and after listening to this interview, I have even more respect and admiration for your drive and all you do – so awesome, so inspiring, just like you :) Cheers to you, Cathy... YOU my friend, are awesome!” — Mike G.
“I relate very much to this ‘before’ pic. I’m kinda inbetween the two at this point. Congrats. You are a beautiful person, I can see that in the interview. Very deep and strong. Great job keeping it real for us, Leah and Naz. Thanks for this.” — Lauren S.
“Thanks you for your authenticity, Cathy, you are a beautiful, amazing and very inspiring person!” — Lilli L.
“You’re even more of an inspiration to me, Cathy! Thank you for sharing your story.” — Steve B.
“Awesomeness, Cathy! Thanks for sharing your story! <3 you, girl!” — Yazminh
“Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story.” — Elza D.
I am blown away by the response so far to this post. Thank you, Scott Dinsmore, for being a beacon of hope for me when I was wondering if there was no tomorrow, if I was even strong enough to start my own business, and if I could ever find true happiness again. Today, partly thanks to Scott and all of these amazing people he introduced me to through the community he created from scratch, I am ecstatically happy, grateful, and just amazingly PUMPED UP every day when I wake up. I know that my mission is to help make the world a more beautiful and loving place. And I do it one logo, one design, one podcast, one performance, one blog post, one conversation at a time — and I LOVE it! To infinity and beyond! Truly!
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To your creative endeavors!
Onward and upward.
Giant Leaps Creative LLC