Dec. 20, 2022

34. Heal Childhood Hurt and Surrender to Opportunity

34. Heal Childhood Hurt and Surrender to Opportunity

Guest Melanie Gao sits down alongside host Greg Stephens to talk about her journey from long-time employee to quitting and living in a tiny house in the woods for a year without a clear picture of her future–and how she was all the better for it. Her willingness to give herself a break helped heal her as a single mother and soon-to-be empty-nester, all while surviving the pandemic with a dangerously hypervigilant headspace.

Open your eyes to the opportunity that’s out there for you and get yourself into the right mindset, one that lets things fall into place without forcing your agenda. You can still make and achieve future goals while loosening your grip on the steering wheel! Melanie also shares how she surrendered control and used new exercises to heal from childhood trauma–and you can, too–on this episode of A Shot of Inspiration.

3 Key Takeaways

  • Share your stories even if you don’t feel like they’re inspirational. Telling yours will help others look at their stories from a different perspective. 
  • Sometimes you have to build the plane while you’re flying. 
  • Place yourself in the right direction and learn to let go. Things only fall into place when you stop forcing them elsewhere.

Michael Singer, The Surrender Experiment