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Episode 036. Feeling Like We Are Enough: Empowered to Rise with Author, Filmmaker & Transformation Coach David Trotter

Episode 036

Do you ever struggle with feeling like you’re “not enough?” Where does that feeling come from? How can we work through those negative thoughts? Who or what can support us on our very personal and individual journeys toward believing we are “enough?” What’s holding us back?

So many questions.

Where and who do we get our inspiration from? Should women only listen to women? Mothers only listen to mothers? As women, can we get inspiration from a man? I think the answer is YES! And that’s exactly why David Trotter is here with me today to talk about how we can show up, find our own answers, believe in our “enough-ness,” and be empowered to rise.

Who is David Trotter?

David Trotter is a Transformation Coach and Host of Inspiration Rising, a podcast dedicated to inspiring women (and the men who support them) to rise up in life, love, and leadership. Through his Launch Your Life coaching program, he helps women (and men) overcome difficult life transitions (divorce, empty nest, job dissatisfaction) and develop a workable plan to make lasting changes. He is also the author of “Empowered to Rise: The Secret to Embracing Your True Identity, Uncovering Your Super Powers, and Bringing Your Inspiration to the World.” For over 25 years, he’s helped people get unstuck, clarify their goals, and take their lives to the next level through his leadership, speaking, writing, and filmmaking. David and his wife, Laura, have been married for over 25 years and live in California.

Today I asked David to share a bit about his new book – specifically more about the chapter called “I Am Enough.” Gosh, as moms, do you find yourself struggling with that concept? I know I do from time to time. But I also know that I can shift that feeling of “not enough-ness” and gain more confidence with time, intention, and practice.

David is here to walk us through that growth and guide us toward the belief that we truly are “enough” just as we are. He is a true champion of women…but I’ll let him tell you more about that.

What We Talk About This in This Episode:

David dives into his book Empowered to Rise and shares with us his tools and strategies for empowering ourselves and stepping into our inspiration. In Chapter 2: I Am Enough, he breaks down for us:

  • How we try to fill holes in order to feel like we are enough
  • Where those holes come from:
    • Home of Origin
    • Playground
    • Culture at Large
  • The importance of slowing down & taking time to process to truly heal.
  • He shows us that it is possible to feel like and believe that we are truly enough just as we are.
  • The Inspiration Rising Manifesto

We share stories. We laugh. We get serious. We talk about how we’re showing up and doing the good work on ourselves (and how we’re not perfect at it!) And we invite you along to do the same. David holds our hands and hearts as we show up and do the work…as we come to understand ourselves and walk along the path to our true selves.

More About Today’s Guest:
David Trotter’s Website, Book & Films
Podcast: Inspiration Rising
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