This is the message of the latest #VulnerABILITY podcast, Episode 19, where Marisa goes solo and talks a bit about her business journey and struggles along the way. Each and every one of us face fear in some capacity. And if it’s not fear that gets in the way, there’s some sort of roadblock. Whether it’s a relationship and a nervousness surrounding confrontation, or a career and the unwillingness to face the unknown, things stand in our way all the time. It’s not about what those things are, but how we overcome them. Continue reading
Pain. This week’s podcast centers on pain. In the wake of discovering her friend’s husband has lost his battle to cancer, coupled with the news of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, Marisa releases this episode with a heavy, burdened heart. She talks about navigating grief and allowing both ourselves, and others, to grieve in their own ways. She gives ideas for how to show up for people, how to give yourself the space you need for healing, and how to let others in, even when it’s hard. Continue reading
What is vulnerability? What is self-love? This week’s podcast dives deep as Marisa, with special guest, Brendan Burns (Entrepreneur, Influencer, and Life & Business Coach), talk about how to shed your skin and live authentically—even, and especially—if that means changing your entire direction.
Have you ever been plagued by the fear of not being ‘enough’? By not having enough time, enough things ‘right,’ enough things done? Are you beating yourself up over a past relationship because of the ways you couldn’t be enough for that person? Are you not enough — even for yourself? Continue reading
[A note from Marisa Donnelly, podcast host] — It’s been a while. I feel like I’ve said that so often in the last few months, as I’ve attempted (and failed) to juggle a lot more than I originally planned. In launching my business and freelancing full-time, I’m struggling. Not to mention trying (desperately) to keep up with everyday life. It’s hard! And I’ve been faced with a lot of fear about simply starting.
But there is power in simply starting. There is power in saying “yes,” in stepping forward, in trying—even if you’re not quite ready. Continue reading
In this episode of the #VulnerABILITY Podcast, Marisa and Abe dive into complacency – what causes it, how to avoid it, and how to push back against it in order to grow.
They discuss stagnancy, inner demons, degrating self-talk (and combating the negative voices in your head), and ways to change fear and doubt into movement. Both Marisa and Abe get super personal and deep with topics of inadequacy, self-shaming, and giving up—in truth, this podcast speaks to its name: vulnerable.
Biggest takeaway quote: “Channel your fear and doubt into movement. Let that movement change your perspective. Let that perspective change your direction.”
This means you must fight back against the negative thoughts in your head, against the fear, against what holds you back. You have to shift the way you see yourself and speak to yourself, and let that change help you to move in a different direction, one that builds rather than breaks.
These ideas + more in this week’s podcast.