097 – Kenya Pope – On Overcoming Our Fear of What’s Possible


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thismovedme/EP_97_Kenya_Pope.mp3" title="Kenya Pope - On Overcoming the Fear of What's Possible" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ][/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]I have done some writing recently about how important it is to get a handle on our internal mindset before we step out on stage. So it was so wonderful to talk with Kenya Pope – an author, speaker, artist and coach - whose mission is to help heart-centered entrepreneurs make money while they make a difference. To eradicate the “starving” artist notion! That is a worthy cause! And here's what I can tell you about Kenya: she has a beautiful spirit! In our brief time together, we connected through her artistry - her poetry, her singing, her stories. Clearly, Kenya knows how to make an impact. She is unabashedly "woo-woo" - and brings her fascinating and eccentric experience, world view, spirit and love with her in this conversation. It's "woo-woo" - and it's full of life. Enjoy!

(A small warning for those who are sensitive about language: Kenya does use some spirited language a few times... nothing shocking (and I love her spirit!), but probs not for the kids' ears. Fair warning!)[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer size="50"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="8290" img_size="large" alignment="center"][prkwp_spacer size="50"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][prkwp_styled_title prk_in="SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: ON OVERCOMING OUR FEAR OF WHAT'S POSSIBLE" font_type="custom_font" font_weight="300" title_size="h4"][prkwp_spacer][vc_column_text][tweetthis] [In speaking] "the law of attraction always works. It's part of the plot." @goddessbuilder on @ThisMovedMe #speaking #story #speakers [/tweetthis][/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][vc_column_text]On the show, we talked about:

  • Kenya's truly amazing history - in engineering, law, and finally - art.
  • Her spoken word piece - and the journey both to that, and from it.
  • The power of vulnerability - and also the post-sharing "Shame hang-over" that Brené Brown talks about. This is so real!

[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text][tweetthis] On creating the #stories that shape our lives: "You have veto power. You get to see it differently." ~ @goddessbuilder on @ThisMovedMe [/tweetthis][/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="8292" img_size="large" alignment="center"][prkwp_spacer size="75"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text][tweetthis] "#Speaking is a dance. You have to follow what is being put forward." ~@goddessbuilder on @ThisMovedMe [/tweetthis][/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_text_separator title="THIS MOVED ME MOMENTS" border_width="5"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][prkwp_styled_title prk_in="KENYA:" font_type="custom_font" font_weight="300" title_size="h4"][vc_column_text]Kenya's This Moved Me Moment starts with a fire... a fire that took place in front of her house. Scary... But it was also a moment where the neighbors came out, helped - they came together. That moved her.

But the amazing part is that fire turned into this:

Kenya Pope Fire into Flowers

As you can see, it's growing back in flowers.

And she said, "Some things are treated by fire." That is TRUTH.[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][prkwp_styled_title prk_in="SALLY:" font_type="custom_font" font_weight="300" title_size="h4"][vc_column_text]Sometimes I come to this moment and am faced with an empty brain. Blank. Nothing. (And, as guest Scott Voss once said, "If we aren't getting moved every day, we're not paying attention.") And lucky for me, right now I'm overwhelmed with moving moments.

Like this one:

Kids in the snow


I caught a beautiful moment. Big, fluffy snow - and kids who are growing up too fast. Ugh, my heart.[/vc_column_text][prkwp_spacer size="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text]

Grateful,[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="7889"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_text_separator title="THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS" border_width="5"][prkwp_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="8026" img_size="large" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="http://presentations.publicwords.com/?ref=6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][prkwp_spacer][vc_text_separator title="Presentation Prep Course"][vc_column_text]Dr. Nick Morgan (a guest on This Moved Me) created the Presentation Prep Course. It's like having Nick coach you - which is no small thing! Nick is the ultimate pro - and I myself have walked through this course. It's so incredibly helpful and full of insight and tools. If you are prepping for a presentation and can't afford the costly hours of hiring someone live - check out this e-course! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][prkwp_spacer size="75"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][prkwp_spacer][vc_text_separator title="We Edit Podcasts"][vc_column_text]And, I cannot forget the editing geniuses at We Edit Podcasts! They are so on the ball.  Just last week I hadn't heard from my editor - which was strange - and so I sent an email expressing my concern. I got a phone call back from the FOUNDER, assuring me all was well. That's what I call service. Please trust me - I have saved so many hours by having these folks take on the nit-picky task of editing my shows for me. If you have a podcast - or want to create a podcast - this is sooooo worth it. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][prkwp_spacer][vc_single_image image="8027" img_size="large" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://www.weeditpodcasts.com/thismovedme/?ref=4"][/vc_column][/vc_row]