Carrington Smith and I discuss why we all have moments that define us on the Passion Struck podcast.
Carrington Smith is a single mom, attorney, business owner, and executive search professional. In her debut best-selling memoir, Blooming, Carrington combines wit and wisdom to share her journey through the shit of life to a life bursting with joy, opportunity, and purpose.
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I discuss why we all have moments that define us with Carrington Smith in this episode of the Passion Struck Podcast.
Carrington Smith joins the Passion Struck podcast to discuss why we should start with the end in mind and the importance of the micro-choices in our life. We discuss how the stories that we tell ourselves and how we choose to view events in our lives determine our outcomes. It’s those defining moments that matter.
- How Carrington’s inability to meet her family’s expectations impacted her life.
- How her father played mind games with her and her sister.
- How our character is built through the sh*t in life.
- Her trauma in College forever altered her life.
- How did her friends and family respond to the event?
- Why do we all have moments that define us?
- How her family upbringing made her feel like she was an imposter as she got older.
- The importance of life’s micro choices in determining our destiny.
- How she found herself lost in the wilderness and her steps to get out of it.
- Why we should begin with the end in mind.
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- And much more…
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More from my interview with Carrington Smith about the moments that define us
During our interview, I asked Carrington Smith why our everyday micro choices determine the moments that define us?
Carrington explains, “You’re choosing joy. At every moment, you have a choice about what I will do with this—choosing kindness over anger. Choosing empathy it’s choosing humor; that’s one of the most for me, I always try to choose humor. I could find humor in anything. It’s maybe a little twisted. But it’s been an excellent tool for me when something really sucks. If I can make it funny, it’s so much better. It just helps. At least when you’re going through it.
And sometimes we don’t know at that moment that this is going to be positive. It just sucks at that moment. I really want people to see if you’re going through something that’s horrible. You know what, feel it, embrace it, don’t suppress it, but also deal with it, don’t wade in it. So I think that’s what I preached, so to speak, is that I really believe there are two types of people.
I mean, we all have crap that happens to us. Some people love to wade in it, and just like stir it up and cause drama, and you’re like all about what’s been done to them, and all these horrible things that have happened to them. And there are those of us who take what’s happened to us and find the positive in it; we’ll see how we can claim what we learned from that experience, the traits that make us stronger and use it to move us forward. And I really kind of believe there are two different groups of people. And it comes down to mindset and those micro choices.
Thanks, Carrington Smith!
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* My solo episode on the ten benefits of meditation: https://passionstruck.com/benefits-of-meditation-transforming-mind-body/
* My solo episode on why micro choices matter: https://passionstruck.com/why-your-micro-choices-determine-your-life/
* My solo episode on why you must feel to heal: https://passionstruck.com/why-you-must-feel-to-find-emotional-healing/
About Today Guest Carrington Smith
Carrington Smith is a single mom, attorney, business owner, and executive search professional. Despite being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, life gave her a hard kick in the tail. She has survived sexual assault, two divorces, piles of debt, abuse, religious mind games, the death of loved ones, and the loss of close friends.
In her debut best-selling memoir, Carrington combines wit and wisdom to share her journey through the shit, with a positive attitude and a shift of mindset, into a life bursting with joy, opportunity, and purpose. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Tulane Law School, Carrington resides in Austin, Texas, with her two teenage boys.
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