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Giving Ourselves Permission with Jen Louden

In this interview, you’ll learn about how you can reframe a situation so you can see the difficult situation as an opportunity instead of a burden. Jennifer Louden is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and speaker. One of my favorite parts of this interview is learning about how we can ask ourselves better questions so we are happier and also more productive.

Highlights from the interview:

  • The story of how Jen processed her friend’s passing from cancer.
  • How her friend passed away.
  • How she learned from her father’s death.
  • Showing up in the world from a place of love.
  • Reframing a difficult project so we are excited instead of burdened by it.
  • Getting out of auto-pilot mode.
  • Asking ourselves better questions so we are happier and more productive.
  • How not to get swept away by our emotions.
  • Accepting a situation with more humor and lightness.
  • Using pain as a chance to grow.
  • The deep learning that comes out of reflecting on a difficult situation.
  • Working through your negative inner dialogue.
  • Understanding our connection to what we really want.
  • The difference between willpower and waypower.
  • How why and desire are two different things.
  • Giving ourselves permission to accept our desires.
  • We need help being seen in our desires.
  • Why we don’t know what we want.
  • Our identity is so wrapped up in our construct of life.
  • How she dealt with an Oprah experience that didn’t meet her expectations.
  • How a failed memoir changed how she looks at life.

You can learn more about Jen Louden over at Jennifer Louden’s website. You can also connect with Jen on LinkedIn and check out her book Why Bother (Amazon Link). 

And as always, if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing, just reach out to me on the Dig to Fly website, and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview, please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!

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