Rejection was a big cloud over Brenda’s life for a long time. It was like a pillar from the time she was born. As the youngest of 5 children, for years she allowed rejection to shape the way she saw people and things, how she interacted with others, and even the attitudes she held onto.
And for a time, all this culminated into leading a promiscuous and risky life. She eventually realized that she had to get to a place where she wasn’t seeing herself through the eyes of her critics. She realized that weaknesses do not define us. Everybody has pluses and minuses. She eventually turned her life around by first letting go, and then trusting a higher power, her faith, and herself.
Brenda believes that “When people are able to discover their purpose and walk in their destiny, their happy factor increases.” She’s a testament to that. It took years to discover her purpose, but when she did she was able to live life authentically and rise up to her best self every day. She’s on a mission to help others do the same.
In this episode, you won’t want to miss Brenda’s story. Listen in to what she’s learned on the journey to live her purpose. Key takeaways include:
1. Intentionality vs. “Life Happens”
2. The need to let go to have a winning life
3. Create yourself vs. find yourself
4. Who defines you? What defines you?
5. Paying attention to a higher power or Kisses from Heaven
6. We are all multi-faceted diamonds
7. Plan your work and work your plan
8. Use your tapestry of talents
9. Have a Dream Party
10. Who is your reference group?
11. You hold the pen to your life and you get to define you
Books She Recommends:
If You Want to Walk on Water You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat by John Ortberg
Influencers In Her Life:
Life Coaches: Tony Robbins and Lisa Nichols
YouTube Channel: Breakthrough With Brenda
After 25 years of corporate level management for companies like Unisource Worldwide, Mitchell Williams Law Firm, and Toshiba America, Brenda founded Breakthrough for Life, a life coaching business committed to reaching out to help others break through to their next level of living.
As the founder of Breakthrough for Life, Brenda Underwood is a Certified Growth Coach trained by
Jennie Turton via Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and Professional Coach trained by Lifeforming Leadership Coaching. She has spent the last decade mentoring and coaching people from every walk of life, helping them to win at life.
Educated in both accounting and biblical studies, Brenda has a worldview that touches hearts and balances budgets, literally! Through her corporate career and ministry service, she has a unique understanding of the dynamics of both corporate and personal breakthroughs. She understands, that the most successful businesses require successful people. The reality is the two are intertwined and happy people make happy employees. When people are able to discover their purpose and walk in their destiny their happy factor increases.
Brenda has the capabilities necessary to coach individuals into personal breakthroughs that lead to successful lives. She has an astonishing knack for helping individuals reach to the heart of the barriers they face every day. By tearing down the roadblocks and breaking through the blind spots her clients are able to win at life.
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Music by Jonn Serrie