The other day, I was listening to a podcast by Brendon Burchard and he was talking about relationships. One thing he said really caught my attention, and that was that we should all remember that our partner is a trauma survivor -- that each of us is in some way, a trauma survivor.
In the past couple of episodes, I've talked about Passion Assassins and how to counteract them. What Brendon shared about each of us being a survivor of trauma strikes me as being another way to counteract Passionate Assassins. Counteracting Passion Assassins is all about rewriting the stories that we have told ourselves based on our past mistakes, and creating a new internal identity.
Rather than feeling like you've been damaged or diminished in some way by the challenges that life has thrown at you (and by "diminished", I mean if it has made you feel smaller emotionally, mentally, spiritually), what if we could take those challenges and write a story based on us as a fighter, a...
Hey, there! Welcome to Episode 17 of Fashionably LATE with Danne Reed.
In the last episode I shared with you Passion Assassins - what they are, how to identify them and how to eliminate them.
In today's episode, I'm sharing my favorite tip for eliminating Passion Assassins, and that is -- creating your Double Secret Agent.
If you can envision a Passion Assassin as a nasty little creature that sneaks up and kills your dreams, then think of your Double Secret Agent as a bad-ass character who eliminates Passionate Assassins before they can kill your dreams.
Ultimately, the Double Secret Agent is you at your very best. It's an archetype, if you will, of your internal authentic spirit, the person that you truly are at your core and the person that it will excite you to become.
Your Double Secret Agent can be deployed for all sorts of figurative missions:
- Eliminating passion assassins.
- It can become your inner coach or your inner cheerleader.
- It can help you make...
After I published my first book, I realized that I wasn't the only one who struggled with a loss of self as a wife and mom.
Have you heard that saying "She's fragile, not like a flower, but like a bomb"?
That first book exploded out of me onto the page so FAST. Always in the back of my mind was the question of whether or not anyone else would "get it". But once I learned what had been keeping me stuck, it became an urgent MISSION to share what I had discovered.
And then came the feedback. So many women contacted me to say that they felt like I had written the book just for them. Many even felt that I had written the book ABOUT them, they resonated so deeply with my own experience.
That's when I realized that there was such a need for more conversation around this common milestone in women's lives.
I've dedicated the past decade or so to learning, and sharing what I've learned.
And any time I work with someone for the first time, the journey always...