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FIND YOUR PURPOSE NOW

FIND YOUR PURPOSE NOW

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You’ve got one job in this life -- to find and fulfill the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. That’s REAL success! This podcast will help you find and live your purpose and enjoy the real success that accompanies it. You will uncover your authentic identity, discover the good character traits developed throughout your life experiences, and create actionable steps for living out the life assignments that are integral to your purpose. Subscribe now and share this with a friend.

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You can't fulfill your purpose until you know who you really are
You can't fulfill your purpose until you know who you really are
So who are you REALLY? Do you know the good personality traits and character traits that make you awesome? We all know what we think is "wrong" or not great about ourselves, but can we quickly bring to mind what's really good about us?  It's not bragging to recognize and even celebrate the way God made you! When you know what's good about you, you begin to feel better about yourself. The best part is that your real identity is a huge clue to what you were created to do.  In this episode, we're talking about how you are far more likely to find and live your purpose when you know who you really are. If you will think about the good things about you (not just physical appearance), who you really are on the inside, it'll be a big step towards finding the purpose for which you were perfectly matched. Ephesians 2:10 says that you are God's masterpiece created and perfectly matched to a good work that was created for you. So, when you know who you really are and what you're capable of, the light will begin to shine on the purpose for which you were perfectly matched.  If you, or someone you know, is searching for purpose and meaning, please share this podcast. And be sure to subscribe and listen every week as we continue to move toward finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional!" YOU MATTER and your purpose matters. There are people who need YOU. If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #meaning #beyou #youmatter #yourrealsuccess. For info on Rhonda or on FIND YOUR PURPOSE events, go to www.rhonda.org
31:39
November 20, 2022
What do you believe about yourself?
What do you believe about yourself?
We're all walking around with beliefs about ourselves, many of which we're consciously unaware of. These include the childhood messages that become embedded inside of us that remind us of the times we weren't invited to the party or we were the last person chosen for the team. There are good messages too, but the ones that made us feel left out, unwanted, or feeling inadequate are the ones that can hold us back from fulfilling our purpose.  In this episode, we're talking about the beliefs that influence us and about how to connect the dots between the things we think about ourselves and the clues those things present about our purpose.  If you, or someone you know, is searching for purpose and meaning, please share this podcast. And be sure to subscribe and listen every week as we continue to move toward finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional!" YOU MATTER and your purpose matters. There are people who need YOU. If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #meaning #beyou #youmatter #yourrealsuccess. For info on Rhonda or on FIND YOUR PURPOSE events, go to www.rhonda.org
32:32
November 13, 2022
BIGGEST CLUE to your purpose --jk we always say that, but it IS super important
BIGGEST CLUE to your purpose --jk we always say that, but it IS super important
It's amazing how the clues to your purpose will start falling into place to point you in the direction of God's good plans for your life when you begin to really seek your purpose.  In this episode Rhonda Sciortino shares a huge clue to your purpose. It's significant because this clue forms the foundation of your identity. You can build the pathway to your purpose on this sturdy foundation.  If you, or someone you know, is searching for purpose and meaning, please share. And be sure to subscribe and listen every week as we continue to move toward finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional!" YOU MATTER and your purpose matters. There are people who need YOU. If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #meaning #beyou #youmatter #yourrealsuccess. For info on Rhonda or on FIND YOUR PURPOSE events, go to www.rhonda.org
25:26
November 06, 2022
Follow the clues to your unique purpose
Follow the clues to your unique purpose
This is the first in a series of podcasts about the clues to finding your purpose.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we just automatically landed in the sweet middle of our purpose? It happens that way for some people, but for most of us, it's a mountain road of switchback turns as we seem to take three steps forward and two steps back on the road to finding and living our purpose.  The good news is that you don't have to stay on that brutal path of trying and failing to find your purpose. There are clues that you can piece together that will lead you straight to the center of of that place that makes you feel accomplished and peaceful and joyful.  In this podcast, we talk about the clue of your unique combination of intelligences. Yes, we meant that to be plural! There are twelve known types of intelligences, and you have a combination of them woven into the fabric of your being. They are there to enable you to do what you were born to do. They are a big clue to your purpose.  If you, or someone you know, is searching for purpose and meaning, please share. And be sure to subscribe and listen every week as we continue to move toward finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional!" YOU MATTER and your purpose matters. There are people who need YOU. If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #meaning #beyou #youmatter #yourrealsuccess. For info on Rhonda or on FIND YOUR PURPOSE events, go to www.rhonda.org
29:07
October 30, 2022
Finding your purpose, mission and personal vocation with Simone Rizkallah, ENDOW Director of Program Growth
Finding your purpose, mission and personal vocation with Simone Rizkallah, ENDOW Director of Program Growth
Do you have a desire to live a good life? Do you want to know the truth?  Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth for ENDOW is our special guest in this episode. Simone says that our purpose can come from following our desire to know true things, starting with God. She says, "When we see God more clearly, we see ourselves more clearly."  In this episode we talk about the role of feelings in discerning our purpose, as well as the importance of integration of our intellect, our will, and our emotions. We talk about those things that distract us from living a purposeful life, and about how to avoid those distractions.  If you, or someone you know, is searching for purpose and meaning, please subscribe and share. Let's continue the conversation about finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional," and YOU MATTER! If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #meaning #beyou #youmatter. For info on Rhonda or on FIND YOUR PURPOSE events, go to www.rhonda.org
36:55
October 23, 2022
What Are Your Obstacles?
What Are Your Obstacles?
Do you feel like you can’t reach your goals because something or someone is holding you back? All of us have obstacles, but there are ways for us to blast through, go over, tunnel under, or simply go around those obstacles. We’ll talk about that in this episode. Let nothing keep you from fulfilling your purpose!  If you, or someone you know, is looking for purpose and meaning, please subscribe and let's continue the conversation about finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional," and YOU MATTER! Also, consider attending an upcoming FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's Retreat. In these retreats, we take 2 1/2 days to lead you on a journey of self-discovery. You come away with a confident understanding of your authentic identity, your natural talents, strengths, personality and character traits, intelligences, virtues, core values and beliefs, and all the things that make you uniquely awesome. Importantly, you leave with an understanding of how the experiences of your life have worked together to make you the amazing person you are--this is true for even the most painful times of your life. Check out upcoming retreats and books to help you find and live your purpose at www.rhonda.org/events. Please be a friend and share this with someone who needs it. If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #meaning #beyou #youmatter. For more on Rhonda and FIND YOUR PURPOSE events, go to www.rhonda.org
23:38
October 16, 2022
Is your paradigm holding you back?
Is your paradigm holding you back?
You'll never live your purpose and love your life if you don't believe that there is a good purpose for your life. In this episode, we talk about the mindsets and paradigms that can hold us back from finding and living our purpose and, consequently, feeling the sweet contentedness that comes only through fulfillment of our purpose.  If you, or someone you know, is looking for purpose and meaning, please subscribe and let's continue the conversation about finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional," and YOU MATTER! Also, consider attending an upcoming FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's Retreat. In these retreats, we take 2 1/2 days to lead you on a journey of self-discovery. You come away with a confident understanding of your authentic identity, your natural talents, strengths, personality and character traits, intelligences, virtues, core values and beliefs, and all the things that make you uniquely awesome. Importantly, you leave with an understanding of how the experiences of your life have worked together to make you the amazing person you are--this is true for even the most painful times of your life. Check out upcoming retreats at www.rhonda.org/events. Please be a friend and share this with someone who needs it. If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering #youmatter #beyou
37:54
October 09, 2022
If you hate your life, this is for you
If you hate your life, this is for you
So many people hate their lives. What an awful way to go through life. And the worst part is, it's completely unnecessary.  Whatever happened that lead to hating your life may have been completely out of your control. But what is in your control is what you do now.  In this episode, we talk about what you can do if you hate your life. You can take control. You can change it. You're the only one who can. If you, or someone you know, is at a crossroads in life, going through a painful breakup, lost a loved one, lost a job, are dealing with a life threatening diagnosis, or any of the other things that bring us face-to-face with the question of purpose and meaning of our lives, please subscribe and let's continue the conversation about finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional," and YOU MATTER! Also, consider attending an upcoming FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's Retreat. In these retreats, we take 2 1/2 days to lead you on a journey of self-discovery. You come away with a confident understanding of your authentic identity, your natural talents, strengths, personality and character traits--all the things that make you uniquely awesome. Importantly, you leave with an understanding of how the experiences of your life have worked together to make you the amazing person you are--this is true for even the most painful times of your life. Check out upcoming retreats at www.rhonda.org/events. Please be a friend and share this with someone who needs it. If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering #youmatter #beyou
31:23
October 02, 2022
For people who think they have no purpose
For people who think they have no purpose
It is profoundly sad that there are people who sincerely think that they have no purpose. People who feel that there is no purpose or meaning to their lives have no hope. And for some, that means they have no limits or boundaries because, heck, why not do/have/take whatever you want?  The truth is that each of us has a good purpose. There is meaning for every human life. There is an inherent dignity in our humanity and we hope, in this episode of FIND YOUR PURPOSE NOW, to remind everyone of this fundamental truth. With purpose comes hope, and we all could use a dose of hope.  If you, or someone you know, is at a crossroads in life, going through a painful breakup, lost a loved one, lost a job, are dealing with a life threatening diagnosis, or any of the other things that bring us face-to-face with the question of purpose and meaning of our lives, we hope you'll consider attending an upcoming FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's Retreat. In these retreats, we take 2 1/2 days to lead you on a journey of self-discovery. You come away with a confident understanding of your authentic identity, your natural talents, strengths, personality and character traits--all the things that make you uniquely awesome. Importantly, you leave with an understanding of how the experiences of your life have worked together to make you the amazing person you are--this is true for even the most painful times of your life. Check out upcoming retreats at www.rhonda.org/events. Please be a friend and share this with someone who needs it. We hope you'll subscribe and listen to this ongoing conversation about finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional," and YOU MATTER!  If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering #youmatter #beyou
27:48
September 25, 2022
7 guardrails for staying on the path towards your purpose
7 guardrails for staying on the path towards your purpose
Do you ever feel like you're going backwards, away from your purpose? Or that you're going in circles instead of making progress towards your purpose?  We all want our lives to be one straight line from where we are today to living the life of meaning and fulfillment, but the path towards fulfillment of our purpose is often a winding road filled with switchbacks and turns that we didn't see coming. It's tempting to veer off the path or to just give up.  In today's episode, Rhonda Sciortino shares 7 of the "guardrails" she relies on to keep her on the path towards purpose, meaning, and God's perfect plans.  If you, or someone you know, is at a crossroads in life, going through a painful breakup, lost a loved one, lost a job, are dealing with a life threatening diagnosis, or any of the other things that bring us face-to-face with the question of purpose and meaning of our lives, we hope you'll consider attending an upcoming FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's Retreat. In these retreats, we take 2 1/2 days to lead you on a journey of self-discovery. You come away with a confident understanding of your authentic identity, your natural talents, strengths, personality and character traits--all the things that make you uniquely awesome. Importantly, you leave with an understanding of how the experiences of your life have worked together to make you the amazing person you are--this is true for even the most painful times of your life. Check out upcoming retreats at www.rhonda.org/events. Please be a friend and share this with someone who needs it. We hope you'll subscribe and listen to this ongoing conversation about finding and living the purpose for which you were born and perfectly matched. You are not an accident. You are an "intentional," and YOU MATTER! If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering #youmatter #beyou
24:30
September 18, 2022
How do you know when you're in your purpose?
How do you know when you're in your purpose?
Many people think they're living in their purpose, and they're not. Others are in their purpose and are still looking for something else. Either way, they aren't enjoying what's possible for them. So how do we recognize when someone is living in their purpose? If you want to find your purpose, please listen to this so that you can let these markers be your guide on the way to your purpose.  In this episode, certified life coach, Jenny Christiansen, and author, Rhonda Sciortino, talk about what it looks like and feels like when someone is living in their purpose.  If you, or someone you know, is at a crossroads in life, going through a painful breakup, have lost a loved one, lost a job, are dealing with a life threatening diagnosis, or any of the other things that bring us face-to-face with the question of purpose and meaning of our lives, we hope you'll consider attending an upcoming FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's Retreat. In these retreats, we take 2 1/2 days to lead you on a journey of self-discovery. You come away with a confident understanding of your authentic identity, your natural talents, strengths, personality and character traits--all the things that make you uniquely awesome. Importantly, you leave with an understanding of how the experiences of your life have worked together to make you the amazing person you are--this is true for even the most painful times of your life. Check out upcoming retreats at www.rhonda.org/events. Please be a friend and share this with someone who needs it.  We hope you'll subscribe and listen to this ongoing conversation about finding and living the purpose for which you were born.  If you would like to share a comment or suggestion, please email a voice note to  https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
22:10
September 11, 2022
When are you going to start believing you’re enough?
When are you going to start believing you’re enough?
Confident people really stand out to us because many of us are insecure about our looks, the way we dress, the way we sound, our social status, our jobs, the money in our account, and just about any other aspect of our lives.  We can all be confident, comfortable in our own skin, and relaxed and at ease with our lives. This is the result of living our purpose because when we are living the life we were built to live, we know that we're enough. In fact, we know that we're awesome at being the most authentic version of ourselves possible.  In this episode, certified life coach, Jenny Christiansen, and successful survivor of childhood abandonment and abuse, Rhonda Sciortino, talk about the process of going from "not enough" to that peaceful, easy feeling of living in your purpose. Please subscribe and share this with someone who doesn't think they're enough. For info on FIND YOUR PURPOSE retreats and on co-host, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
26:26
September 04, 2022
What are you chasing?
What are you chasing?
A lot of us are striving for success. But are we striving for authentic success or hype, smoke and mirrors?  Some people appear to have it all. They are gorgeous, they live in mansions, they drive ridiculously expensive cars, travel to exotic places, and appear to have a life that resembles one party after the next. But is it really that way? Are all those things really theirs or are they swimming in debt to try to maintain the facade of that lifestyle?  In this episode we talk about how real success isn't the "appearance" of success. We talk about what authentic success really is and how chasing the wrong things never ends well.  Please subscribe and share this with someone who might be chasing the wrong things.  For info on FIND YOUR PURPOSE retreats and on co-host, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
35:44
August 28, 2022
Are you in the business of being busy?
Are you in the business of being busy?
Most of us are busy busy busy, but are we busy with those things that are essential to the fulfillment of our life's purpose?  It's so easy to be distracted by all the commitments we make and obligations we have, none of which are wrong, but if they're not things that move us toward our purpose, they may be keeping us from what we are supposed to be doing with our lives.  In this episode we talk about getting off the busy train and creating the space and time to discern our purpose.  Be subscribe and share this with someone who is too busy for their own good.  For info on FIND YOUR PURPOSE retreats and on co-host, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
24:03
August 21, 2022
What to do while we're suffering
What to do while we're suffering
"Count it all joy" ... are you kidding?! In the midst of suffering, how can anyone feel any joy?!   It's possible to feel peace and joy in the midst of hard times. We know that sounds like an outrageous claim, but it's true.  In this episode we talk about what to do in the midst of the suffering.  Unfortunately, pain is part of the human condition. It just is. So we might as well learn how to get through it with peace and joy. When we do that, we help ourselves and others through the toughest times of life on our way to the fulfillment of God's good purpose for our lives.  Please subscribe and share this with someone who is suffering now or who lives with the suffering of the past. For info on FIND YOUR PURPOSE retreats and on co-host, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
24:26
August 14, 2022
What we learn from suffering
What we learn from suffering
So much suffering seems so pointless. We question why the terrible thing happened, we wonder why it happened to us, and if we're really honest, we feel resentment toward people for whom everything appears to be perfect. The whole thing seems so profoundly unfair. Most of us think, "How in the world can we learn something from suffering?" In this episode, we talk about all of the things that we learn and acquire as a result of suffering. Please listen to this episode because there are many situations that we cannot prevent and we can't do much to alleviate, but we can make the deliberate choice to learn and grow from it.  Please subscribe and share this with someone who is suffering or who has suffered greatly.  For info on FIND YOUR PURPOSE retreats and on co-host, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
37:43
August 07, 2022
Suffering--can we avoid it?
Suffering--can we avoid it?
To be human is to experience suffering of some kind at some time throughout our lives. It can be physical, emotional, financial or spiritual suffering. Sometimes we suffer because someone we care about is suffering and we're powerless to help alleviate their pain.  In this episode we talk about the inevitability of suffering and the emotions that accompany it. The point of all this is to keep moving through suffering towards our purpose without getting stuck, derailed or distracted.  Don't miss any of the series on suffering.  Please subscribe and share this with someone who is suffering now or who lives with the suffering of the past. For info on FIND YOUR PURPOSE retreats and on co-host, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
24:29
July 31, 2022
The problem with pain and suffering -- first in a series about suffering
The problem with pain and suffering -- first in a series about suffering
Being a Christian doesn't automatically guarantee that you will never suffer again. The good news is that God promises to accompany us throughout our lives, including the rough patches. Then He gives us a way to cooperate with Him to work all things, including the painful things, together for our good. Our job is to love Him and respond to His call. (See Romans 8:28)  This episode is the first in a series as we take on the topic of suffering. No one gets through this life without experiencing some kind of pain--physical, emotional, financial, etc. If we put pain in the proper perspective, we won't let us derail our purpose, but rather, what we learn and how we grow as a result of it can qualify and equip us to fulfill our purpose.  Please subscribe and share this with someone who is suffering now or who lives with the suffering of the past. For info on FIND YOUR PURPOSE retreats and on co-host, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
18:44
July 24, 2022
Get out of your comfort zone and live your purpose
Get out of your comfort zone and live your purpose
We all want to be comfortable. Nobody wants to struggle or suffer, but the truth is that just like the transformed butterfly trying to exit a cocoon, transitioning over to living your purpose can involve some discomfort. IT'S WORTH IT! Because you probably won't live your purpose while remaining in your comfort zone.  If you are ready to throw yourself into living God's good purpose for your life, join Rhonda and Jenny at the next FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's retreat. Info on all upcoming retreats can be found at www.rhonda.org/events.  Be sure to subscribe to FIND YOUR PURPOSE NOW so you never miss a clue to finding and fulfilling YOUR purpose.  We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message. #purpose #joy #peace #love #hope #success #healthyrelationships #wellness #thrive #suffering
20:29
July 17, 2022
When others don't support your purpose
When others don't support your purpose
Do the opinions of others hold you back from living your purpose?  Many times the purpose we feel called to pursue is criticized by well-meaning people. "Why would you want to do that?" "That won't pay the bills." "How can you even consider doing that?"  Your purpose was given to YOU, not to anyone else, so there will be times when others don't understand. Have the courage to pray and listen to the leading of God's Holy Spirit and fearlessly move forward in the pursuit of your purpose. For more on purpose, check out purpose blogs and FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian women's retreats. Go to www.rhonda.org/blog and www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message or subscribe and send a message at https://www.rhonda.org/subscribe.
26:53
July 03, 2022
Worry is not a coping skill--here's what to do instead
Worry is not a coping skill--here's what to do instead
Worry, fear and anxiety will steal your purpose if you let them. It's natural to worry. We've all done it. But let's not just accept it as though it were a healthy coping skill. It is not. Worry and fear are the opposite of faith. You can't just flip a switch and turn off worry, but in this episode we talk about what you can do to deal with those inevitable times in life when worry tries to take over.  For more in finding and fulfilling your purpose, check out the free blog articles at www.rhonda.org/blog and consider attending the next PURPOSE Retreat. Info can be found at www.rhonda.org/events. We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message or subscribe and send a message at https://www.rhonda.org/subscribe.
25:37
June 26, 2022
To move toward your purpose, share your expertise
To move toward your purpose, share your expertise
You are the world's foremost expert on you and everything you've gone through! As a result, there is wisdom you have and there are things that you just know how to do. It's in you. It's there since you acquired it, but if you haven't tried to help someone by sharing it, then it's sitting there untapped. You probably aren't even aware of all that you have inside of you! There are people who could benefit from your expertise, and when you begin to share it (especially on social media), you will, inevitably, move toward your purpose.  In this episode we talk about some of the seemingly random things some people know as well as how to share them in such a way that you will help others, and maybe even generate some $$$s!  For more information on finding your purpose, check out www.rhonda.org/blog and consider attending our of our FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's Retreats or WRITE YOUR BOOK IN DAYS Retreat (if writing your book is part of your purpose).  We want to hear from you. Send us a question, comment or suggestion here: https://anchor.fm/findyourpurposenow/message or subscribe and send a message at https://www.rhonda.org/subscribe.
28:09
June 19, 2022
How you cope determines your success
How you cope determines your success
If you don't know how to cope with the inevitable challenges that will arrive, you could overreact in a way that moves you further away from your purpose.  If you have a strategy ahead of time for how to best cope, the way you respond will be far more likely to turn challenges into opportunities.  In this episode we talk about the coping skills and mechanisms that have helped us survive everything we've been through. Plus we talk about healthy ways to cope in the future and why it's critical that we have those in place before we need them. For more in finding and fulfilling your purpose, check out the free blog articles at www.rhonda.org/blog and consider attending the next PURPOSE Retreat. Info can be found at www.rhonda.org/events. 
29:25
June 12, 2022
Self-perception determines success -- what do you think of YOU?
Self-perception determines success -- what do you think of YOU?
We can't live our purpose and have all the good things that come with it if we're stuck in the past. If we still see ourselves the way our family saw us when we were little, or the way classmates saw us when we were in high school, or as co-workers saw us when we were new on the job, or as friends saw us when we were at our worst, chances are we won't fulfill our purpose. In this episode, we talk about the problem of being stuck and how to get un-stuck!  For more in finding and fulfilling your purpose, check out the free blog articles at www.rhonda.org/blog and consider attending the next PURPOSE Retreat. Info can be found at www.rhonda.org/events.
22:30
June 05, 2022
You are more than what you do!
You are more than what you do!
For many of us, our identity is built on our resume. What happens when we lose that job or career? Is our worth any less? We are much more than what we do for a living!  In this episode we talk about taking an honest look at the structure of our identity. For more information finding and fulfilling your purpose, go to www.rhonda.org/blog. And if you are ready to do a deep dive into finding and living the good purpose for which you were perfectly matched, clear your calendar and attend a FIND YOUR PURPOSE Christian Women's Retreat. 
42:29
May 29, 2022
Purpose seeking IS self care
Purpose seeking IS self care
There's a lot of talk about self-care these days, but while drinking water, exercising, and taking time for yourself is great, it only goes so far. The ultimate self care is to find and live your purpose, because when you are living your purpose, you don't have to strive, compare or compete with anyone. You aren't trying to find the next thing, job or person  that will make you feel complete. You're no longer filling the holes in your heart with drugs, alcohol, shopping, porn, or whatever else distracts you from that vague sense of emptiness you feel when you slow down long enough to feel it. When you're living your purpose, you know who you really are, and you feel a sense of contentment that you cannot get any other way.  For more on purpose and real success, subscribe to Rhonda's Ramblings blog
26:02
May 22, 2022
Negative feelings can hold you back
Negative feelings can hold you back
If you are holding on to negative feelings about yourself, others, or your circumstances, you probably won't take the steps to find and live your purpose. In this episode, we talk about how to blast through those negative feelings so you can live the life you deserve to live. For more on purpose and real success, subscribe to Rhonda's Ramblings blog
23:34
May 15, 2022
This is the BIGGEST clue to fulfilling your purpose
This is the BIGGEST clue to fulfilling your purpose
Jesus gave us a huge clue about the most important thing that we can do in this life. In this episode we talk about what that is and how to do it. For more on purpose and real success, subscribe to Rhonda's Ramblings blog
19:54
May 01, 2022
Whatever you are called to do, you are equipped to do
Whatever you are called to do, you are equipped to do
You CAN do whatever you’ve been called to do. You have everything you need (or you have access to) everything you need to find and fulfill your purpose. In this episode we talk about finding your calling. For more on purpose and real success, subscribe to Rhonda's Ramblings blog
24:27
April 24, 2022
If everyone lived their purpose the world would be better
If everyone lived their purpose the world would be better
For every problem that exists in the world, there is someone who has what it takes to alleviate the problem. We have so much suffering in the world because there are so many people who aren't living their purpose and doing the good in the world that they were born and perfectly equipped to do.  In this episode we talk about why people fail to pursue their purpose, and more importantly, how to begin the journey toward finding and living it. For more on purpose and real success, subscribe to Rhonda's Ramblings blog
22:43
April 10, 2022
Our souls are eternal, our bodies are not
Our souls are eternal, our bodies are not
In this episode of Find Your Purpose Now we talk about what we're feeding our minds, bodies, and our souls. Too often we overlook the feeding of our souls. Our minds tell us when we're bored, our bodies tell us when we're hungry, but the soul barely whispers, and consequently often gets overlooked. Don't miss this important episode. Feeding your soul will help you find and live your purpose, which will result in your real success.
25:26
April 03, 2022
Fear of failure
Fear of failure
Why are we so afraid of failure? What is failure anyway. Lots of people have failed and come back stronger than before. In this episode we look at the truth that what we perceive as failures are experiences from which to learn important lessons that better equip us to find and fulfill our purpose. 
22:14
March 27, 2022
Why we say YES
Why we say YES
We've all said "YES" to things we really didn't want to do, but for some of us, saying yes has become a part of our identity. Yes, some of us become "people pleasers." Today we're talking about how to recognize when and why you're saying yes, and importantly, how to know when and how to say "NO."
24:49
March 20, 2022
Who were you before the world changed you?
Who were you before the world changed you?
When we were kids, we were curious, creative and uninhibited. But as we grow, someone criticizes us and we quit trying. Someone makes fun of us, and we pull back. We're not picked for the team, so we quit playing that sport. Someone "unfriends" us, and we are less likely to try to make new friends. Or tragedy strikes, and we realize that the world is a scary place. That perspective changes us. In this episode, let's talk about getting back to who we used to be before the world changed us. That's where our natural sense of adventure and creativity lives. The way we express our creativity is a big clue to our purpose. 
24:36
March 13, 2022
Peel back the layers
Peel back the layers
You won’t find and live your purpose until you know your authentic identity. As we go through life, our identity is layered on us by others. The labels that others put on us become woven into who we are, labels like “the baby of the family,” “the class clown,” “the athletic one,” and so on. In this episode we start to peel off the layers to discover our true identity.
24:37
March 06, 2022
Hard Truth #4	What you are letting into your life is toxic
Hard Truth #4 What you are letting into your life is toxic
Who are you listening to? The hard truth is that we’re listening to the cultural influences that distract us from finding our unique and beautiful purpose in this life. Here’s how to dial down the noise.
22:29
February 27, 2022
Hard Truth #3 What’s Your Why?
Hard Truth #3 What’s Your Why?
What motivates you? Money? Power or influence? Fame or reputation? Looking good or other prideful things? Let’s take a look at the hard truth of what really motives us. When we identify the futility of some of these motivations, we are better able to peel back the layers to the true WHY of our lives.
24:55
February 20, 2022
Hard Truth #2
Hard Truth #2
There are some things that we don’t want to hear. They’re hard to hear. But the sooner we open ourselves to the truth, the sooner we can find and fulfill the real purpose for our lives. Here’s hard truth #2.
14:46
February 13, 2022
The Hard Truth #1
The Hard Truth #1
There are some things that we don’t want to hear. They’re hard to hear. But the sooner we open ourselves to the truth, the sooner we can find and fulfill the real purpose for our lives. Here’s hard truth #1.
23:03
February 06, 2022
You can always tell real success by this
You can always tell real success by this
The fifth facet of real success is overall wellness. To have real success is to have a balance of all five facets of success that we’ve covered in this series of Redefining Success. You cannot have real success without a measure of all these things which are the evidence of an authentically successful life.
08:40
January 30, 2022
Let's Talk About Money
Let's Talk About Money
Redefining success must involve revising how we think about money. If we strive for money, we can miss out on the other essential facets of real success. But if we strive to live our purpose, we will have everything we need for real success. In this episode we talk about HOW to change the way we think about money.
26:34
January 23, 2022
You can’t have real success without this
You can’t have real success without this
As we continue our series on redefining success, we have to quit comparing ourselves and competing with others and seek peace. This thinking is counter cultural. Cultural success is lots of money, beauty, fame, and power. If those things are part of your purpose, great, but they are NOT measurements of real success. Let’s talk about how to find real peace.
13:30
January 16, 2022
Redefining Success brings peace
Redefining Success brings peace
Peace is counter cultural. In fact the whole notion of redefining success from the way the world defines it is counter cultural. Real success involves 5 facets. The one we’re talking about today is peace. It’s the opposite of comparing ourselves to others and competing with others. Chase peace, not the nonsense that the culture calls success.
11:45
January 09, 2022
The antidote to aloneness—healthy relationships
The antidote to aloneness—healthy relationships
Aloneness and loneliness can be very painful. But you don’t have to experience those things. You can start today to create healthy relationships with good people. Healthy relationships is the first facet of real success. Let’s redefine success starting today.
20:49
January 02, 2022
The Lies We Believe About Success
The Lies We Believe About Success
When we buy into the lies that success equates to money, fame, power, looks, and every other way we try to compare ourselves to others, we do so at a very high price.
22:18
December 26, 2021
Painful Events Reveal Our Purpose
Painful Events Reveal Our Purpose
A huge clue to the purpose for our lives can be found in the tough times we’ve gone through. We learn things in the painful times of our lives that we cannot learn any other way. The things we learn equip and qualify us to do things we wouldn’t otherwise know how to do.
22:15
December 19, 2021
Be An Influence
Be An Influence
Who and what are influencing us? Are the influences in our lives moving us toward our purpose or away from it?
24:07
December 12, 2021
Who are you really?
Who are you really?
Your authentic identity is not what you do for a living or who you’re married to or what other people think of you. You are an awesome person with completely different DNA than anyone else who has ever walked the face of the earth. To know your purpose, you have to know your identity.
22:22
December 05, 2021
Your Purpose Is Discoverable!
Your Purpose Is Discoverable!
Some people have lived without their purpose for so long that they begin to believe they don’t have one. In this episode we talk about the fact that there is a good purpose for your life and that it IS discoverable!
23:18
November 28, 2021
Are you living outside your purpose?
Are you living outside your purpose?
If you’re living outside your purpose, you aren’t living the life you were born to live. In this episode we talk about the signs of living outside our purpose.
21:25
November 21, 2021
It’s God’s purpose for you, so it’s perfect!
It’s God’s purpose for you, so it’s perfect!
There is a good purpose for your life, and it was perfectly matched to your personality, your skills, talents, abilities and perspective. You were born for it, so when you find it, you can’t lose!
26:14
November 14, 2021
It’s not too late, and you’re not too broken!
It’s not too late, and you’re not too broken!
It doesn’t matter what you’ve gone through or what you’re going through now, and it doesn’t matter how old you are or how many times you think you’ve failed. In fact, all that you’ve gone through has prepared you for your purpose. Let’s talk about finding it and living the best part of your life starting right now!
25:52
November 07, 2021
Do you have a wrong definition for success?
Do you have a wrong definition for success?
So many people strive for success, but what are they really want? The big house? The new car? The corner office? Here’s a news flash—those things aren’t indicators of real success. Let’s talk about the definition of REAL SUCCESS.
26:03
October 31, 2021
Step out of your comfort zone to live your purpose
Step out of your comfort zone to live your purpose
Taking the step to find and fulfill your purpose takes courage and faith. Some people are trapped in jobs or other situations that they don’t love. So how do you break out of your comfort zone to find the God given purpose that will lead to good relationships, wellness, peace, joy, and financial sustainability?
33:42
October 24, 2021
Why find your purpose?
Why find your purpose?
In this episode Rhonda Sciortino and Jenny Christiansen talk about the importance of finding one’s purpose and what it reallly means to live one’s purpose.
25:34
October 17, 2021
Fulfillment of your purpose is real success SEASON 3 TRAILER
Fulfillment of your purpose is real success SEASON 3 TRAILER
THIS IS FOR YOU. IT'S ABOUT YOU. WHY? BECAUSE YOU MATTER!  In this episode we talk about how this podcast is FOR you and ABOUT YOU! We explain how this podcast has evolved and why it has had different names in the first and second seasons. Jump on the purpose train and let’s go!
19:41
October 10, 2021
Who do you want in your life?
Who do you want in your life?
What character traits do you value most? Do you embody them? When you do, that’s the kind of person you will attract into your life.
20:35
September 19, 2021
Here’s how to process your grief and move on to your awesome life
Here’s how to process your grief and move on to your awesome life
Aisha Brown, author of 6 books, helps others process their grief through telling their stories. Empower your resilience through journaling.
21:17
September 05, 2021
How do you measure a good life?
How do you measure a good life?
Many people are living their lives by other peoples standards. That only leads to disappointment. Here’s how to measure your good life.
18:08
September 05, 2021
The Magic Bullet
The Magic Bullet
If you’ve ever bought something from an infomercial or bought into a belief system that said if you do this, everything will be great, this is for YOU!
22:19
August 29, 2021
Finding Hope with Amber Jewell, LMSW
Finding Hope with Amber Jewell, LMSW
In this episode we talk about getting through hard times and empowering resilience by finding hope through the 12 keys to healing hardship, hurt, and sorrow. For more on Amber or to reach her, go to www.AmberJewell.org
22:00
August 22, 2021
Reinventing Yourself is Empowering Resilience
Reinventing Yourself is Empowering Resilience
In this episode Rhonda talks about reinventing yourself. You get to decide who you want to be. You can stop the roller coaster that is your life at any time and make dramatic changes that lead you right into the life you were born to live. Reinvent yourself and be the best version of YOU that has ever been!
11:49
August 15, 2021
How Kindness Can Change The World with Hope Sheree
How Kindness Can Change The World with Hope Sheree
In this episode we speak to Hope Sheree about how kindness is contagious in changing one person after the next. To hear more from Hope, check out www.ADoseofHope.org.
18:55
August 08, 2021
Identifying Abuse and Healing From It
Identifying Abuse and Healing From It
In this episode, we speak to Christine Hammond, LMHC, NCC, author of Abuse Exposed, about the 4 steps to healing from abuse. To reach out to Christine, go to growwithChristine.com.
25:29
July 25, 2021
Two successful survivors of childhood abuse talk about how they created successful lives
Two successful survivors of childhood abuse talk about how they created successful lives
In this episode, foster care alumni, Chris Chmielewski and Rhonda Sciortino, talk about how they created successful lives because of what they’ve been through. YOU can do it too because your experiences qualify you as an expert in what you’ve been through!! For more information on Chris, go to www.fosterfocusmag.com. If you care about foster care from any angle, check it out. For more on Rhonda and discounts and free shipping on her books, go to www.rhonda.org.
29:44
July 18, 2021
Four “F words” that will get you through anything with Diana Moshier!
Four “F words” that will get you through anything with Diana Moshier!
In this episode, successful survivor of childhood abuse, Diana Moshier, shares her four “F Words” and 5 tips for successfully getting through everything you’ll ever have to face. For more on Diana, go to www.iamdianamoshier.com.
22:41
July 11, 2021
Living passionately with Tony Pollard
Living passionately with Tony Pollard
In this episode of Empowering Resilience we hear from Tony Pollard, the author of Driven By The Heart: A Guide To Passionate Living. Tony wasn’t always living passionately, but a demotion on the job helped him hit the reset button and begin to do things he had never done before. You can reach Tony at tonypollardspeaks.com.
19:02
July 04, 2021
You can make a masterpiece of your life with Charles Collins
You can make a masterpiece of your life with Charles Collins
In this episode we speak to Charles Collins, author of Making A Masterpiece of Your Life: Practicing Life As A Craft. Have you ever thought about the fact that every trade in almost every culture is learned in a system of craftsmanship? Think about it—there is the first stage, the apprentice. Then the journey, then the master, and finally, the mentor. What if we lived our lives like that?!
18:46
June 27, 2021
Shift from problem to opportunity with Positive Change Expert, Rick Ornelas.
Shift from problem to opportunity with Positive Change Expert, Rick Ornelas.
Rick Ornelas turned a bad situation into a positive turning point in his life. Listen in for a great way to turn tough times into opportunities. For more, go to www.Isparkchange.com.
20:39
June 20, 2021
5 Tips To Manage In The Middle with Torrian Scott
5 Tips To Manage In The Middle with Torrian Scott
Torrian Scott is a coach, a mentor, an entrepreneur, the author of Running After Destiny, and he’s the pastor of Harvest International Church. Today Torrian talks about managing in the middle—the middle of the mess, the middle of your run towards your destiny. For more or to connect with Torrian, go to www.TorrianScott.com.
23:44
June 13, 2021
This is what it sounds like to go through hard times with resilience
This is what it sounds like to go through hard times with resilience
In this episode Rhonda shares her personal feelings while going through a hard time (in real time), and what she does to dig deep and find her resilience. To reach out to Rhonda, send her a personal message at www.rhonda.org/subscribe.
28:10
June 09, 2021
If you need peace in your family THIS is for you!
If you need peace in your family THIS is for you!
Debbie’s experience as a social worker, foster mom, probation officer, prosecutor of crimes against children, and defender of child caring professionals helped her succeed in creating a blended family. Debbie shares her wisdom and strategies in her book, Raising Other People’s Children. If you’re parenting children who you didn’t bring into the world, this book will help you empower resilience! www.DebbieAusburn.com
21:00
June 06, 2021
Getting through grief with special guest Leah Forney
Getting through grief with special guest Leah Forney
Nobody gets through this life without going through some tough times. It’s just a fact of life that Leah Forney knows well—not just because she’s a therapist and a life coach, but because she’s experienced grief in her own life. In this episode, Leah shares 5 tips for empowering resilience from her new book, Power of Reconciliation: Healing From The Inside Out. Hear more from Leah at leahmforney.com.
19:15
May 30, 2021
Come back stronger after hitting bottom with special guest Jacqueline Maddison
Come back stronger after hitting bottom with special guest Jacqueline Maddison
Jacqueline Maddison is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of Beverly Hills Magazine, but she wasn’t always successful. In this episode, Jacqueline shares how she came back stronger than before after hitting the bottom.
16:10
May 23, 2021
Finding purpose in every stage of your life with special guest Holly Woods Ph.D.
Finding purpose in every stage of your life with special guest Holly Woods Ph.D.
Dr. Holly is the author of the book, The Golden Thread: Where To Find Purpose In The Stages Of Your Life. Holly has some great suggestions for empowering resilience. Act on her suggestions, and you’ll get through anything. You can find Dr. Holly Woods at www.emergenceinstitute.net.
19:36
May 16, 2021
Follow your heart and make your dreams come true with special guest Terry McDougall
Follow your heart and make your dreams come true with special guest Terry McDougall
Terry has some great ideas for following your heart and making your dreams come true. Her suggestions for resilience can be life changing. You can reach Terry at www.terrybmcgougall.com or on her podcast at www.marketingmambo.net.
20:28
May 09, 2021
Lead yourself at the worst times of your life with special guest Jesus Eddie Campa
Lead yourself at the worst times of your life with special guest Jesus Eddie Campa
In this episode former Police Chief, Jesus Eddie Campa, talks about leading ourselves, especially in the tough times, and the worst moments, of our lives. For more from Jesus, including his new book, Leading Through adversity, go to www.leadingthroughadversity.com
23:53
May 02, 2021
Empowering Resilience Strategy #7
Empowering Resilience Strategy #7
In this episode, we’re going to talk about what is one of the top two most powerful strategies of all. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this one thing can turn your weeping into laughter!
16:01
April 28, 2021
Empowering Resilience with special guest Eric Protein Moseley, social impact documentary filmmaker
Empowering Resilience with special guest Eric Protein Moseley, social impact documentary filmmaker
Eric Protein Moseley lived homeless for many years. He overcame substance abuse disorder and homelessness, and is now serving the homeless as only one with lived experience can. That’s resilience!
17:33
April 25, 2021
Empowering Resilience with special guest Luke Jensen
Empowering Resilience with special guest Luke Jensen
Luke Jensen of The Victory Mindset joins Rhonda today to talk about creating purpose and community through resilience. You can reach Luke at www.thevictorymindset.com
17:09
April 18, 2021
Cancer as a turning point with special guest Mary Jenkins
Cancer as a turning point with special guest Mary Jenkins
Mary Jenkins is an example of resilience on steroids! Listen to what Mary did in the midst of treatment for cancer. Let her story inspire you. Mary can be reached at www.thecoccares.org. For information on Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org.
14:47
April 11, 2021
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #6–forgive yourself
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #6–forgive yourself
In this episode we talk about the importance of giving ourselves a break for everything we’ve ever done wrong (or for what we should have done, but failed to do). This is life-changing. Don’t skip this step!
14:60
April 03, 2021
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #5–which story will you believe?
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #5–which story will you believe?
In this episode we look at how to avoid the traps that try to pull us back into old patterns.
18:40
March 28, 2021
The two most important questions you’ll ever ask yourself
The two most important questions you’ll ever ask yourself
Henry Ford said, “The secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” The two questions in this episode will help you find and fulfill your unique destiny. HURRY, LISTEN! What are you waiting for??
16:26
March 14, 2021
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #4–Disable The Labels!
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #4–Disable The Labels!
This is where it starts to get good. In this episode we’re talking about disabling the labels that have been put on you and replacing them with the good labels that accurately reflect the good in you—who you really are.
18:38
March 09, 2021
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #3–How do you see yourself?
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #3–How do you see yourself?
How you see yourself as a result of what’s happened to you and how others have see you can inform the way you see yourself today. Those influences can be holding you back, and you may not even be aware of it. Today we’re going to pull it out in the light of day. DON’T STOP HERE! Strategy #4 is where you will flip these things to pull you up rather than drag you down.
12:27
March 07, 2021
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #2—What Happened?
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #2—What Happened?
How did your experiences change you? In this episode we’re going to talk about who we are as a consequence of what we’ve been through. We’re tougher than the average person. We know how to survive. Let’s give ourselves credit for that. We’ll always know how to make it through!
17:14
March 01, 2021
Why Empowering Resilience?
Why Empowering Resilience?
Why did the podcast change from Live, Love, Survive, and Thrive to Empowering Resilience? And why should I care?
20:56
February 22, 2021
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #1–Face Your Truth
EMPOWERING RESILIENCE Strategy #1–Face Your Truth
In this episode of Empowering Resilience, we talk about the very first strategy for converting the potential within you to your successful reality.
16:47
February 20, 2021
Introduction to EMPOWERING RESILIENCE
Introduction to EMPOWERING RESILIENCE
This podcast is all about helping you find and leverage the resilience and the other character traits of successful survivors that are already inside of you. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode. Now let’s empower your resilience.
01:20
February 18, 2021
What’s Sunday For?
What’s Sunday For?
Do your Sundays fly by so fast that they’re over before you know it? Do you start the week exhausted or refreshed? Do you know from week to week if you‘re on track to get your highest priorities accomplished? Do yourself a favor, and listen to some tips that can change all that. And don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode.
26:36
December 20, 2020
Can your relationships survive this election?
Can your relationships survive this election?
If you have people in your life who make you crazy about their political opinions, this is for you (and them). For more info on Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so that more of us live, love, survive, and thrive!
06:31
October 18, 2020
Quiet No More! With Nikki Barthelmess
Quiet No More! With Nikki Barthelmess
In this episode, our friend, author of Quiet No More, Nikki Barthelmess, stops by to talk about her new book AND about how she survived a painful childhood. The best part is that Nikki has a beautiful life now. We hope this inspires you to keep going through hard places. Please subscribe and share so more people can LIVE LOVE SURVIVE AND THRIVE!
39:15
September 17, 2020
Amazing things can happen when we put our love into action
Amazing things can happen when we put our love into action
What dream is on your heart? Here’s what one guy did to try to help kids and families. For more info, go to www.gamechanger.com. To reach Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. For ideas for how to put your love into action, go to www.loveisaction.com
18:31
September 12, 2020
What would you do?
What would you do?
What would you do if you felt unstoppable? Why don’t you feel unstoppable? Today we’re going to talk about the root of what holds us back and how to yank that root and toss it out so that we can get on with being our awesome, unstoppable selves!
09:42
September 03, 2020
Let’s all do this at least once every day!
Let’s all do this at least once every day!
There is something that you can do every day that costs no money and takes no time at all, but that can be life changing for two people—you and the person you do it for. If you do it, let me know about it. Message me on facebook or instagram @rhondasciortino or on my website at www.rhonda.org or email me at rhonda@rhonda.org.
06:44
August 31, 2020
Using the wounds of our past to inspire others
Using the wounds of our past to inspire others
In this episode, Rhonda Sciortino joins Jonathan Sanborn on his radio show and podcast, COUNTER CULTURE to talk about how we can use the wounds of our past to inspire and help others. Please like, subscribe, and share so that we can help others #live #love #survive and #thrive!
28:40
August 30, 2020
Habitual mindsets of blaming (or being blamed)
Habitual mindsets of blaming (or being blamed)
Blaming others or constantly getting blamed can damage, or even destroy, relationships. In this episode of Live, Love, Survive, and Thrive, we talk about the mindset of blaming others or being blamed. Rhonda Sciortino, author of Acts of Kindness, 101 ways to make the world a better place, and Jenny Christiansen, Certified Life Coach, give tips and strategies for taking control over this destructive mindset. To reach Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so that we can all #live #love #survive and #thrive!
15:21
August 18, 2020
Mindsets of inadequacy
Mindsets of inadequacy
It doesn’t matter what happened that led to the habitual mindset of inadequacy as much as it matters what we decide to do about it. Each of us has a combination of skills, talents, strengths, abilities, character traits, personality traits, and more that combine to make us amazing. We all have areas where we are inadequate, but we also have areas in which we have the ability to be genius. In this episode of Live Love Survive and Thrive Rhonda Sciortino, author of 30 Days To Happiness, and Jenny Christiansen, Certified Life Coach, talk about ways to replace inadequacy with the truth of your authentic identity. To reach Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. To contact Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so we an all #live #love #survive and #thrive.
14:19
August 13, 2020
Habitual mindsets of negativity
Habitual mindsets of negativity
A habitual mindset of negativity repels positive people, steals our joy, diminishes our relationships, and can ultimately destroy our lives. The good news is that you can change it. In this episode of Live Love Survive and Thrive, author of 30 Days to Happiness, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about how to change a mindset of negativity. www.rhonda.org * www.jennychristiansen.org Please like, subscribe, and share to help others #ive #love #survive and #thrive!
13:31
August 12, 2020
What would it take for you to feel empowered?
What would it take for you to feel empowered?
If you remember clearly ugly things that were said to you or about you, this is for YOU! YOU CAN BE EMPOWERED TO FEEL UNSTOPPABLE. Here’s how! Please like, subscribe, and share #live #love #survive #thrive.
11:33
August 07, 2020
The pressure to be perfect and other impossible expectations
The pressure to be perfect and other impossible expectations
If you spend your life striving for perfection that are impossible to attain or to gain the approval of someone who will never give it, THIS IS FOR YOU. There are three categories of perfection to strive for. Two can be toxic. The third will lead you to fulfillment, purpose, meaning, and happiness. Join us to hear about the kind of perfection we can strive for that will improve our lives and the lives of those around us. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To contact Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share to more people will #live #love #survive and #thrive!
18:46
August 06, 2020
“You’re not very bright are you?” and other childhood messages of shame
“You’re not very bright are you?” and other childhood messages of shame
We’ve all hard things when we were children that were hurtful. Some of those things go down deep inside of us and are carried with us and influence us for the rest of our lives. It’s time to dig those shameful childhood messages out and throw them away! To ask questions of Rhonda Sciortino, author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe and share #live #love #survive and #thrive!
20:11
August 05, 2020
What part of you are you hiding?
What part of you are you hiding?
Some of us spend our lives never really being ourselves. We try to be what someone else wants us to be. We try to live up to the expectations of others. We try to make someone proud of us. WHY? We are afraid of being judged, being left out, being compared to someone else (and falling short), afraid that someone is going to be angry or reject us, and a host of other fears. In this episode author of Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life and Academic Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about being our authentic selves and enjoying the life that accompanies that. To reach Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. To get in touch with Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so we can all #LIVE #LOVE #SURVIVE and #THRIVE!
17:05
August 04, 2020
What childhood messages are still in your head?
What childhood messages are still in your head?
Childhood messages about ourselves or what we believe is acceptable can hold us back and damage our relationships. In this episode of Live Love Survive & Thrive, author of 30 Days To Happiness, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about identifying childhood messages and what they do to us. To learn more about Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To learn about Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share to help others #live #love #survive and #thrive!
27:00
August 04, 2020
Are you wasting time doing things that don’t need to be done?
Are you wasting time doing things that don’t need to be done?
None of us has enough hours in the day to do all we need and want to do. But if we stop doing things that don’t need to be done in the first place, we can add hours to our day and happiness to our lives. In this episode, author of 30 Days To Happiness, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about how to eliminate the things that don’t need to be done and why it’s critical to do so. We’ll fall short of fulfilling our purpose and enjoying our unique success if we waste our time. If you missed the other 3 episodes on our biggest time wasters, go back and take them in. To contact Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so we can all #live, #love, #survive, and #thrive!
24:59
August 01, 2020
Are you wasting your time blaming and complaining?
Are you wasting your time blaming and complaining?
We’ve all done it. We complain about the traffic, we complain about our boss and coworkers, we complain about what the people in our lives forgot to do. But WHAT DOES IT GET US? Not a darn thing except time lost that we can never get back. The same goes for blaming others. It doesn’t change a thing—literally. When we fail to take responsibility for our part, we don’t improve and grow. In this episode, author of 30 Days To Happiness, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about how to avoid blaming and complaining and why it’s important to your health and happiness to do so. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share to we can all #live #love #survive and #thrive!
20:42
July 31, 2020
Are you wasting your time arguing?
Are you wasting your time arguing?
There are never enough hours in the day to do all that we need and want to do. The good news is that we can identify and eliminate the BIG time wasters in our lives. This week we’re taking on the big four of time wasters. Today we’re talking about ARGUING. There are far more effective ways to communicate and persuade than arguing. In fact, people are rarely genuinely persuaded by arguing. In this episode author of 30 Days To Happiness, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about strategies for avoiding arguing and why it’s important to do so. Please like, subscribe, and share #live #love #survive and #thrive!
23:59
July 30, 2020
Helping Children Heal After The Family Breaks
Helping Children Heal After The Family Breaks
Whether it’s divorce, death, a child being taken into foster care, or any of the other circumstances under which families break, we have to acknowledge that the child experiences grief and loss. Children are resilient, but we can’t gloss over the grief they experience when their families break. Step parents, foster parents, relatives, neighbors, and friends can all help children heal after the family breaks. In this episode Debbie Ausburn, former social worker, prosecutor of crimes against children, foster parent, step parent, and defense lawyer for child welfare organizations, talks with Rhonda Sciortino, author of Successful Survivors—the 8 character traits of successful survivors and how you can attain them, about the realities of being present when you’re not the person who’s supposed to be there. Please like, subscribe, and share #live #love #survive and #thrive!
35:23
July 29, 2020
What’s missing from your life—love?
What’s missing from your life—love?
If you don’t have love in your life, you’ll never be truly happy, content, fulfilled, peaceful, and joyful. The good news is that you can fill your life with authentic love. When you do, you attract it back to yourself! Love splashes back up on those who give it freely and without condition. In this episode of Live, Love, Survive, and Thrive, Rhonda and Jenny talk about the definition of real love and HOW to fill your life with it. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. www.rhonda.org www.jennychristiansen.org Please like, subscribe, and share to help us help others to #live #love #survive and #thrive!
23:10
July 24, 2020
What’s missing from your life—life balance?
What’s missing from your life—life balance?
Many of us are out of balance. Some of us aren’t even aware of it. In this episode, Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, and author of Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through, Rhonda Sciortino, talk about the signs of a life out of balance, and give strategies for gaining balance, which leads to fulfillment of your purpose and all the good things that accompany it. To reach out to Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. For Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so more people can #live #love #survive and #thrive!
29:33
July 23, 2020
What’s missing from your life—meaning?
What’s missing from your life—meaning?
If you are sad, depressed, or feeling anything other than determined and unstoppable, then you may not be clear on the meaning and purpose of your life! You’re here for a reason, and in this episode, author of How To Get To Awesome, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about 9 strategies for finding your meaning and living your purpose. To reach Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. To get in touch with Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so that we can help more people #live, #love, #survive, and #thrive!
23:57
July 22, 2020
What’s missing in your life—good relationships?
What’s missing in your life—good relationships?
We’re harmed by bad relationships, and we experience healing in good relationships. When we don’t have healthy relationships with good people, we suffer. Good relationships are the foundation of a successful life. You can have fame and fortune, but if you can’t enjoy it with someone who has your best interests at heart, you will not feel truly happy and fulfilled. In today’s episode of Live, Love, Survive and Thrive, author of How To Get To Awesome, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about how to develop and nurture good relationships and why it’s critical to do so. Please like, subscribe, and share so we can help more people #live #love #survive and #thrive!
31:41
July 22, 2020
What are you missing in your life? HOPE?
What are you missing in your life? HOPE?
Here are 10 strategies for getting hope! https://youtu.be/H5dpUTgW09I #live #love #survive #thrive #hope #happiness #success #succeed #meaning #purpose
18:58
July 20, 2020
Hit the delete button on procrastination
Hit the delete button on procrastination
You will never create the life you want to live and deserve to live until you learn to hit the delete button on procrastination. But how? In this episode of LIVE LOVE SURVIVE THRIVE, Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, and author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, Rhonda Sciortino talk about how to deal with procrastination and why it’s critical to do so. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so more people can #LIVE #LOVE #SURVIVE and #THRIVE!
17:42
July 17, 2020
Hit the delete button on self-medicating
Hit the delete button on self-medicating
We’ve all done it—things that we know we shouldn’t do, because it makes us feel better (for a moment), or makes us feel nothing (for a time), or distracts us from the problem, giving us a little rest. But when the ice cream is all gone, they money is spent, the alcohol or drugs wear off, etc., the problem is still there. In fact, many times it’s worse. Today we’re talking about strategies for hitting the delete button on self-medicating. To contact author of Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, share, and subscribe so you never miss an episode. Together we can help more people #LIVE #LOVE #SURVIVE and #THRIVE!
25:03
July 16, 2020
Hit the delete button on worry
Hit the delete button on worry
We all experience worry. It’s a normal human emotion. But we have the ability to manage our feelings and emotions so that they don’t steal our joy and diminish our purpose. In this episode of Live Love Survive and Thrive, we share strategies for how to hit the delete button on worry. For more info on Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. To contact Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe and share!
23:43
July 15, 2020
Hit the delete key on bad memories
Hit the delete key on bad memories
We all have them—those hurtful memories that get triggered by certain people, circumstances, holidays, songs, or smells that spike us right back into painful emotions. The good news is that we don’t have to be vulnerable to those triggers! In this episode of LIVE, LOVE, SURVIVE and THRIVE, We talk about how to hit the delete key on bad memories. To contact author of Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share because together we can help more people.
19:04
July 14, 2020
Hit the delete key on toxic relationships
Hit the delete key on toxic relationships
Some people bring out the best in us. Unfortunately, some people bring out the worst and drain the life out of us. In this episode of #live #love #survive and #thrive, Rhonda Sciortino, author of 30 Days To Happiness, and Jenny Christiansen, Certified Life Coach, talk about how to identify healthy relationships, how to create them, and how to hit the delete button on toxicity. Please like, share, and subscribe. Together we can help more people to LIVE, LOVE, SURVIVE and THRIVE! https://youtu.be/-GiF8Qsdol8 #relationships #toxicrelationships #happiness #peace #joy #drama #nodrama #live #love #survive #thrive
27:26
July 14, 2020
YOU hold the keys to your future (and I want to help you find your keys)!
YOU hold the keys to your future (and I want to help you find your keys)!
YOU can create a successful life using what you've learned. It's not complicated. It costs nothing. If you don't do it, the pain you've experienced will be wasted. I want to help you. In less than 3 minutes, you'll learn how to access the FREE resources that will help you take the most important step of your life toward creating your own successful life!
04:42
July 14, 2020
Don’t repeat the past
Don’t repeat the past
Have you ever known someone who has been fired from multiple jobs? Or someone who has been betrayed by someone they loved over and over again? There are some people who keep repeating their past, and who, sadly, keep reliving the same kind of pain. In this episode, Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, and author of 30 Days To Happiness, Rhonda Sciortino, talk about HOW TO STOP REPEATING THE PAST. Please like, subscribe, and share so that we can help more people #live, #love, #survive, and #thrive!
21:51
July 10, 2020
Why we do what we do
Why we do what we do
We’ve all done things that we knew we shouldn’t do. We’ve lied to the police officer about how fast we were going. We’ve eaten a pint of ice cream that we knew would show up on our hips later. We’ve said things that we wish we could take back. But why? In this episode, author of Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about HOW to quit doing the things we don’t want to do, and how to make better decisions that will lead to the great life we want to lead. To reach Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. To contact Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share because together we can help more people to #live #love #survive and #thrive!
20:40
July 09, 2020
This is the most important thing Pamela Cutchlow has ever shared
This is the most important thing Pamela Cutchlow has ever shared
In Rejection, Pain, and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE part 2, Pamela Cutchlow, founder of Orange County Children’s Foundation shares the message that she has staked her life on. To connect with Pamela, go to www.facebook.com/PamelaCutchlow. To reach Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so that we can help more people #live, #love, #survive, and #thrive!
18:51
July 08, 2020
Rejection, Pain, and Unconditional Love Part 1
Rejection, Pain, and Unconditional Love Part 1
If you’ve felt the pain of rejection, you know how deeply it can cut. Rejection is a soul-wound. In this episode of Live, Love, Survive and Thrive, Pamela Cutchlow, founder of Orange County Children’s Foundation, talks about the pain of rejection and the only thing that heals it—Love. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. You can connect with Pamela Cutchlow on Facebook and Instagram. Please like, subscribe, and share because together we can help more people #live, #love, #survive, and #thrive!
20:15
July 07, 2020
What The World Needs Now
What The World Needs Now
What would happen if we quit attacking people who have opinions or beliefs or values that are different from ours? What would happen if we simply stopped arguing? How much more peaceful would the world be if we acted like we actually care more about people than about the way they vote or the color of their skin?? Brian Molitor, author, TV producer, and founder of Malachi Global Foundation, and Rhonda Sciortino, National Champion of the Love Is Action Community Initiative talk about what the world needs now--LOVE, SWEET LOVE, not just for some, but for everyone. To contact Brian, go to www.malachiglobal.org. To reach Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so that we can help more people #live, #love, #survive, and #thrive.
27:27
July 06, 2020
Finding Hope Through Learning & Sharing
Finding Hope Through Learning & Sharing
When you’re in a difficult situation or relationship, it can be very helpful to learn and talk about the issues. This is the 4th in a series of talks between foster alumni, Amber Jewell, LMSW and Rhonda Sciortino about finding hope. This one thing can help you find your way through tough times and emerge successfully. To contact Amber, go to www.amberjewell.org. To contact author, speaker, and child advocate, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so that together we can help more people to #live #love #survive and #thrive!
22:26
July 04, 2020
Finding Hope By Setting Healthy Boundaries
Finding Hope By Setting Healthy Boundaries
Two successful survivors of childhood abuse talk about setting healthy boundaries, like how to say now and why to say yes, so that you don’t wind up exhausted, depressed, or bitter. We can all find hope by taking care of ourselves with healthy boundaries. For information about Amber Jewell, LMSW, go to www.amberjewell.org. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, author of 30 Days To Happiness (featured on Ellen show and in her Kind Boxes), go to www.rhonda.org. Please like, subscribe, and share so that together we can help more people #live #love #survive and #thrive!
16:02
July 03, 2020
Finding Hope With Your People
Finding Hope With Your People
Amber Jewell, LMSW, successful survivor of childhood abuse, joins Rhonda Sciortino to talk about how to find hope by finding your people. For more info on Amber, go to www.amberjewell.org. To contact author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. Please subscribe, like, and share so that together we can help more people to #live #love #survive and #thrive!
18:14
July 02, 2020
Finding Hope When Life Is Tough
Finding Hope When Life Is Tough
Life won’t always be tough, but it‘s unrealistic to think that it will always be perfect. Tough times come and go throughout our lives, but you are tough too, and you can successfully survive through it all! Successful Survivors of child abuse, Amber Jewell, LMSW and Rhonda Sciortino, talk about how to find hope when life is tough. To contact Amber, go to www.amberjewell.org. To reach Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. Please like, subscribe, and share, together we can help more people #live #love #survive and #thrive.
17:34
July 02, 2020
Are you asking the right questions?
Are you asking the right questions?
Do want to have a better life but have no idea how to make it happen? THIS could be the best 1 minute 10 seconds you ever invest in yourself. For more info on Rhonda Sciortino, author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, go to www.rhonda.org. Please subscribe, like, and share so that we can help more people to #live #love #survive and #thrive!
03:03
July 01, 2020
Do you know what you really want?
Do you know what you really want?
If you don't know what you want to do with your life, you are likely to wind up doing what someone else wants you to do. This episode is about strategies for knowing what you want, what you REALLY want, and then living purposely, deliberately, with intention. For more info on Rhonda Sciortino, author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, go to www.rhonda.org. Please subscribe, like, and share so that we can help more people to #live #love #survive and #thrive!
10:09
July 01, 2020
Healing Blended Families
Healing Blended Families
Do you struggle to keep peace in your home? Are you trying to make it work in a blended family? If you're a step-parent, or a foster, adoptive, or relative caregiver for kids that you didn't bring into the world, you're going to want to hear this. Debbie Bailey Ausburn was a social worker (and single) when she decided to become a foster parent to teenagers. Over time, Debbie went back to school and became a lawyer. She was a prosecutor of crimes against children before she moved into defending the good people and organizations that care for children who have been traumatized. Her experience in all those roles prepared her for marrying a man who had 5 children. Debbie has created a blended family, and says, "Being someone's Plan B can be pretty wonderful." Look for Debbie's book, to be released later this year, Healing Blended Families. For more on Debbie, go to www.debbieausburn.com. For more info on Rhonda Sciortino, author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, go to www.rhonda.org. Please subscribe, like, and share so that we can help more people to #live #love #survive and #thrive!
22:29
June 29, 2020
Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through Step 5
Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through Step 5
There is so much more to say about succeeding because of what you’ve been through. We hope that you will go through all five steps that we’ve covered this week. And if you want to go deeper, Rhonda Sciortino wants to send you her book and the accompanying workbook, Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through—FREE. For as long as supplies last, Rhonda will send you the set at no cost to you—even the postage is free. Go to her website, www.rhonda.org/shop, and use the coupon code COVID. It doesn’t matter what you’ve survived, you can mine the lessons out of it and use those assets of character traits, learned abilities, perspective, empathy, and so much more, to create personal and professional success. Rhonda knows because that’s what she did to go from foster care to millionaire—the title of her first of 13 books. For more in Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. For info on Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please subscribe, like, and share so that we can help more people #live #love #survive and #thrive
18:35
June 26, 2020
Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through Step 4
Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through Step 4
This is where it gets fun! Step 4 is where we learn to articulate the good things about ourselves that we’ve extracted from our painful situations. No longer do we lower our gaze and shamefully admit what we’ve gone through. We don’t have to talk about what we’ve been through at all. But what we do talk about are the good character traits, learned abilities, and perspective that we acquired as we went through adversity. When we can look someone in the eyes, and unashamedly explain who we are and what we’re capable of doing that is of value in the world, we are the ones who get hired, who get the business loan, the patent, the partnership, or the relationships. To contact Rhonda Sciortino for more info, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach out to Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please subscribe, like, and share so that we can help more people to #live #love #survive and #thrive!
17:47
June 25, 2020
Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through Step 3
Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through Step 3
THIS is the meat of the sandwich! This is where we mine the lessons out of our painful experiences. Even if you think that nothing good could possibly come from what you’ve been through, know that your difficult experiences have changed you. They have developed in you character traits and learned abilities that you cannot get any other way. You’ve survived! Don’t waste your pain. Do this step, and you’ll be prepared to use the nuggets of gold you extract from painful experiences to create your real success. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach out to Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please subscribe, like, and share, so that we have help more people #live #love #survive and #thrive.
18:60
June 24, 2020
Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through STEP 2
Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through STEP 2
I hate this part, but there’s no way around it. If you don’t give yourself permission to properly grieve what you’ve lost, what you hoped for, and the fantasies you had about it that were never going to be, your grief will show up in your attitudes, emotions, and your physical health. The key is to grieve for a time and then to move on so that you don’t get stuck forever in grief. If you get stuck, you lose the good future that is your destiny. For info about author of Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. For info on Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please subscribe, like, and share so more people will #live #love #survive, and #thrive.
19:51
June 23, 2020
Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through Step 1
Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through Step 1
It is not only possible to succeed because of what you’ve been through, but that’s the purpose of hard times. Don’t waste your pain by not growing through the painful experiences and allowing them to become stepping stones to your good life. Today we’re talkin about the first step toward succeeding because of what you’ve been through. Join us for all 5 steps. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach out to Jenny, to go www.jennychristiansen.org. Please subscribe so you never miss an episode of #live #love #survive and #thrive.
14:52
June 22, 2020
Do you know what real success is?
Do you know what real success is?
Real, authentic success is made up of 5 distinct facets. One without a measure of the others is not true success. Before you go chasing success, take a few minutes with me to understand what you're going after. Know the 5 facets of real success so you’ll know it when you see it. THERE ARE THREE FREE GIFTS AVAILABLE TO YOU HERE! The coupon codes are in the podcast. For more info on Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. Please like, share, and comment. Together we can help others to #live, #love #survive, and #thrive!
09:48
June 21, 2020
Powering through hard times
Powering through hard times
When you’re stuck in difficult and challenging circumstances, whether short or long term, use these six steps to power through. For information on author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. For info on Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share because together we can help more people to #live #love #survive and #thrive, and make our world a better place.
25:06
June 20, 2020
Do you have what you need to succeed?
Do you have what you need to succeed?
Whether you don’t have enough time or money, or you lack the right education or connections, or you literally don’t have a roof over your head and food to eat, we all feel as though there are things that we lack that are holding us back. Today we talk about how to get what you need to succeed. If you’ve missed the other powerful steps on your road to success, listen, subscribe, like, and share. Don’t miss a single bit of wisdom from author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen. For more info on Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. For more on Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please share so we can all #live #love #survive and #thrive!
22:01
June 20, 2020
The Words We Use And Past Rejections Can Hold Us Back
The Words We Use And Past Rejections Can Hold Us Back
Sometimes we don’t even realize that we’re speaking words that make our situation worse or that become self-fulfilling prophecies. In this episode, we talk about how to stop using words that emanate from past rejection. If you missed the other episodes about the things that hold us back and the obstacles that keep us from fulfilling our purpose, listen to those now. We’ve fallen in these potholes, and now we’re telling you so you don’t have to. For more info on Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. For more on Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, share, and comment. Together we can help others to #live, #love #survive, and #thrive!
34:25
June 17, 2020
When you feel like you’re not enough
When you feel like you’re not enough
When you feel inadequate or as though you’re not enough, it steals your happiness and meaning, and can threaten the fulfillment of your purpose. We’ve all been there. In this episode, we address the feelings of inadequacy and what to do about them. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To contact Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. #live #love #survive #thrive #inadequacy #youmatter #meaning #purpose
23:53
June 16, 2020
Fear And Anxiety Hold Us Back
Fear And Anxiety Hold Us Back
Fear and anxiety are normal human emotions, but when they interfere with our ability to embrace our authentic identity, fulfill our purpose, and achieve our maximum impact, we must take action. In this episode, we’re talk about how to take control of fear, anxiety, and why it’s important to do so. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To contact Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share. Together we can help others, and when we do that, we make our world better. #live #love #survive #thrive #purpose #meaning #identity #impact #fear #anxiety #rewards
22:09
June 16, 2020
Six Steps To Finding And Fulfilling Your Life Assignment
Six Steps To Finding And Fulfilling Your Life Assignment
In this episode, author of From Foster Care To Millionaire, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen give the 3 questions to ask yourself and the 6 steps to take to find and begin to fulfill your life assignment. Your assignment is your purpose. It is the meaning of your life, and you will never be fully content and happy until you have it. If you missed any of the segments in this series, listen to YOU HAVE A LIFE ASSIGNMENT, YOU ARE AWESOME, THE CLUES TO YOUR LIFE ASSIGNMENT, and WHAT ARE YOUR OBSTACLES, and watch for Rhonda’s upcoming book, What’s Your Assignment. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share. Together we can help others. #live #love #survive #thrive #overcome #purpose #meaning #success #succeed #peace #joy #happiness #provision #wealth #relationships #health #wellness
22:10
June 14, 2020
What Are Your Obstacles?
What Are Your Obstacles?
Every one of us faces obstacles to our real success, which is synonymous the fulfillment of our purpose. Today we’re going to talk about those obstacles and how to climb over, tunnel under, go around, or blast through the obstacles that hold you back from living the life you were born to live. Don’t let the obstacles hold you back! To contact author, speaker, successful survivor, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To contact Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please like, subscribe, and share. Together we can help others! #live #love #survive #thrive #obstacles #overcome #success #succeed #purpose #meaning
20:06
June 11, 2020
The Clues To Your Life Assignment
The Clues To Your Life Assignment
There are clues all around you just waiting to be recognized. Each one of your clues is a puzzle piece that will form the picture of what you were born to do. Don’t miss this list of all the things that make you truly amazing! If you didn’t hear the first two segments of this subject, go back and isten to “You Have A Life Assignment!” and “You Are Awesome!” And don’t miss “Take Off Rejection” and “Your Next Steps.” For more info on Rhonda Sciortino, author of Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through, go to www.rhonda.org. For more info on Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. Please subscribe and share. Together we can help others. #live #love #survive #thrive #purpose #meaning #success #succeed #overcome
22:30
June 10, 2020
You Are Awesome!
You Are Awesome!
You are enough. You matter. You were born for a purpose. When you stop thinking about what’s wrong with you, and begin looking at yourself for what’s good about you, you will see that you have the goods! You have the potential within you to fulfill the unique purpose for which you were perfectly matched. For info on Rhonda Sciortino, author of Succeed Because Of What You’ve Been Through, go to www.rhonda.org. For info on Certified Life coach, Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. To book one or both to speak, contact Successful Survivors Speaker Bureau at speaker@successfulsurvivors.org or 949.307.6067. Please subscribe and share. Together we can help others! #live #love #survive #thrive #awesome #youmatter
16:51
June 09, 2020
What’s Your Life Assignment
What’s Your Life Assignment
You have a purpose. There is a meaning to your life. Just because you haven’t found it yet doesn’t mean it’s not there. As long as you’re still breathing, there is a purpose for your life. Join us for all the episodes to learn all the clues to finding and fulfilling your life assignment. #live #love #survive #thrive
20:38
June 09, 2020
The Difference Between Happiness & Joy And How To Get It
The Difference Between Happiness & Joy And How To Get It
There’s an important distinction between happiness and joy, and in this very short podcast, I’m going to explain it. Then I’m going to tell you how to get it. #joy #happiness
09:58
June 08, 2020
The Power Of Knowing What You Want
The Power Of Knowing What You Want
If you know specifically want you want to get done, you’re more likely to do it. There’s less chance that you’ll be distracted or detoured. This is true whether it’s about getting your daily chores done or fulfilling the purpose for your life. If you aren’t clear on what you want, you’re far more likely to do what others want you to do. You’ll inadvertently be leaving your dreams and desires behind while going along with what someone else wants to do. In this episode, Rhonda Sciortino, author of “From Foster Care To Millionaire,” gives you five questions to ask yourself that will help you determine what you want to do and importantly, why you want to do it. If you will do what Rhonda did, you will know what you want and increase your chances of doing it! To connect with Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. #rhonda #power #succeed #success #live #love #survive #thrive #successfulsurvivor
19:27
June 05, 2020
Getting Stuck In The Mud Of Our Feelings
Getting Stuck In The Mud Of Our Feelings
In this episode we talk about how to get unstuck from negative emotions. Even after the normal human reaction of anger and bitterness when there is legitimate injustice, we can take control of our feelings. And if we truly want to be happy, we MUST do so. Please subscribe and share. Together we can help more people. To contact Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. To reach Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org.
32:04
June 03, 2020
The Power of Personal Responsibility
The Power of Personal Responsibility
When we fail to take responsibility for our lives, we forfeit control of our lives. The moment we assume responsibility for our thoughts, attitudes, words, and actions, we begin to take control of our lives. When we take control, we are better equipped to create personal and professional success. Please subscribe, give us a 5-star review, and share. Together we can help more people. For info on Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. For Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org.
24:36
June 03, 2020
The Danger Of Self-Pity
The Danger Of Self-Pity
Lots of us have legitimate reasons to feel sorry for ourselves. There is a place for acknowledging the ways we’ve been harmed, but there is a time to intentionally put those things behind us and move on. If we fail to do it, we will miss out on our destinies. We also give the person who harmed us the satisfaction of continuing the hurt for as long as we hold onto it. In this episode, we talk about how to move on and why it’s so important to do so. Please subscribe and share. Together we can help more people. For more info on Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. For info on Jenny, go to www.JennyChristiansen.org. #live #love #survive #thrive #overcome #succeed #success
24:18
June 02, 2020
Preventing homelessness, unemployment, and trafficking for former foster kids
Preventing homelessness, unemployment, and trafficking for former foster kids
In this episode we hear about a fashion industry executive who left an enviable career to buy an apartment complex where foster kids can transition into adulthood. When they couldn’t find jobs, she opened Framewerks Imagining to teach them job skills and a real trade. She engaged the community to become family to these kids who had no one. Meaningful, lifelong relationships are flourishing! For more information on Lisa Castetter and Teen Leadership Foundation or to launch these programs in your community, go to www.teenleadershipfoundation.org. For info on Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. Please subscribe and share. Together we can help more people.
36:14
June 02, 2020
The Power Of Fear
The Power Of Fear
Fear is a natural human reaction, It can save our lives. But in the wrong setting, fear can steal our peace and destroy our joy. fear can hold us back and keep us from fulfilling our purpose. In this episode, author, speaker, and successful survivor, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, talk about how to put fear in its rightful place. Please subscribe, share, and give us a 5-star review. For more info on Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. For info on Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org.
13:59
May 31, 2020
Quarantined in an unhealthy relationship
Quarantined in an unhealthy relationship
In this episode we hear from a survivor of an abusive relationship and of sexual assault. Hannah Reid shares her best advice for surviving an unhealthy relationship. #live #love #survive #thrive #youmatter #temporary
24:34
May 30, 2020
If you’re stuck and ready for a change, this is for you.
If you’re stuck and ready for a change, this is for you.
Author, speaker, and successful survivor of childhood abuse, Rhonda Sciortino, and Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen talk about getting “unstuck.” What are YOU ready to change? #change #improve #overcome #succeed #live #love #survive #thrive
18:32
May 29, 2020
Here’s what one couple did to help tens of thousands of kids who have been abused
Here’s what one couple did to help tens of thousands of kids who have been abused
In this episode we hear from Wayne Tesch who at 12 years old had a vision of helping children. That vision became reality 24 years later when he and his wife, Diane set up the first Royal Family Kids Camp. That was in 1985. Royal Family Kids have taken tens of thousands of foster kids to camp to create moments that matter, to show them what healthy family interaction looks like, to give them a chance to experience joy, peace, and unconditional love from volunteers who are there because they want to be there, not because they are paid to be there. Royal Family Kids Camps and Clubs are now in 13 countries and engage over 17,000 volunteers in over 2 million volunteer hours every year. The good that has come from RFK, cannot be measured, and it’s not just for the kids—it’s just as life changing to the volunteers who have become foster parents, adoptive parents, social workers, and have been immeasurably enriched by giving their time to help children aged 6-12 who have been unspeakably abused. For more information on Royal Family Kids, go to www.rfk.org.
37:26
May 27, 2020
THIS innovation can dramatically improve the outcomes of foster kids
THIS innovation can dramatically improve the outcomes of foster kids
In this episode we talk to former foster kid, foster and adoptive mom, and founder of The Foster Haven and Foster Care Closet, Leigh Esau. Those two faith-based, public / private partnerships are completely changing the traumatizing experience of kids entering foster care, which is predicted to change short-and long-term outcomes for foster kids and caregivers. To contact Leigh go to www.thefosterhaven.org or www.fostercarecloset.org. Please subscribe and share. Together we can help ore people. #LIVE #LOVE #SURVIVE #THRIVE #CHILDABUSE #FOSTERCARE #overcome #heal #restore #wellness. For more information on Rhonda, go to www.rhonda.org. For Jenny, go to www.jennychristiansen.org.
41:41
May 26, 2020
You get to write your story
You get to write your story
Your story is your perspective. It's not what other people say or the way they remember it. People who hurt you tell it the way they can live with it. In this episode I tell you HOW to write your story as you lived it, with mercy and kindness toward yourself and others. When you own your story, you can build your successful life and fulfill your purpose without resentment, regret, or bitterness.
19:00
May 22, 2020
The Potential In Self Beliefs
The Potential In Self Beliefs
We’ve talked about the dangers of limiting beliefs, but once we’ve identified those limiting beliefs, we have to replace them with the self beliefs that help us to live, love, survive, and thrive. In this episode, we talk about HOW to do that using our own examples and strategies. You can change your future by creating the life you want to live if you will begin by choosing the beliefs that you want to have about yourself. Once you’ve created your positive self beliefs, you will naturally make choices that lead you into the fulfillment of those beliefs. Please subscribe, comment, and share this. Together we can help more people. For info on author, speaker, and successful survivor, Rhonda Sciortino, go to www.rhonda.org. For more on Certified Life Coach, Jenny Christiansen, go to www.jennychristiansen.org. #live #love #survive #thrive #beliefs #limiting #potential #create #life #success #succeed #success #realsuccess #purpose #meaning #fulfillment
24:46
May 21, 2020
The Danger Of Limiting Beliefs
The Danger Of Limiting Beliefs
What’s holding you back? You might be surprised. You might not even realize it. In this episode, we talk about some of the beliefs that we carry that silently hold us back from fulfilling our full potential. #limitingbeliefs #youmatter #selfpity #victim #potential #labels #blaming #youareenough Please subscribe, like, and share our podcast and our YouTube show. https://youtu.be/dsQUuBF61KA Together we can help more people LIVE LOVE SURVIVE THRIVE!
23:04
May 20, 2020
The Power Of Courage
The Power Of Courage
The recognition of courage seems to be an old-fashioned, outdated notion, but during tough times it’s courage that gets us through. And it’s courage that helps us thrive after crisis. In this episode we share a story that illustrates courage about a man you probably have heard of, and we share strategies for developing courage. You already have it in you. We’re going to help you access it.
24:36
May 19, 2020
The Power Of PERSEVERANCE
The Power Of PERSEVERANCE
If you feel like you can’t go on another day, or if you know someone who is feeling like that, please listen to and share this info on HOW to not give up. Everyone who has ever succeeded at anything went through times when they have to persevere, to be tenacious, determined, and even assertive to survive and thrive. YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
20:54
May 18, 2020
Love (or lack of it) Changes People
Love (or lack of it) Changes People
If you feel unwanted and unloved, this is for you! I’ve been there. I know how that feels. But now I have a life full of healthy relationships with good people who genuinely love me for who I am—not what I can do for them or give them. In this episode we talk about HOW to attract good people and situations into our lives.
17:03
May 15, 2020
The Power Of Connections Is Priceless
The Power Of Connections Is Priceless
Bad relationships hurt us. Healthy relationships heal us. It’s just that simple. In this podcast, we talk about the power of connections to help us live, love, survive, and THRIVE!
24:37
May 15, 2020
The Power Of Identity
The Power Of Identity
If you’ve lost your job, and your identity with it, join us to find and embrace your identity. It’s still there. You are the same person you were before the life-shift! The best news is that your life can be better than it was before!
23:55
May 14, 2020
Relationships change people. The Open Table is a platform on which people can build relationships
Relationships change people. The Open Table is a platform on which people can build relationships
William Wubbenhorst, MBA was the Associate Commissioner of HHS Youth And Family Bureau. In that role he has identified programs that work to create meaningful life change through relationship. Today we’re talking about theopentable.org.
19:35
May 13, 2020
Action, Integrity Responsibility, and True Love with Evan Money
Action, Integrity Responsibility, and True Love with Evan Money
Here are tips for surviving The Plague from a couple who have been married over 20 times TO EACH OTHER! Best selling author, Evan Money, and his wife Susan talk about Action, Integrity, Responsibility, and True Love. #live #love #survive #thrive #action #integrity #responsibility #truelove
01:08:48
May 12, 2020
The Power Of Focus To Improve Your Life
The Power Of Focus To Improve Your Life
Literally millions of images and sounds come at us daily through all forms of media. Combine that with the people and responsibilities in our lives, and there is no wonder that we are so easily distracted. The people who will make a serious attempt to focus their attention on the people and causes they care most about, will prioritize their lives and strategically fulfill their purpose. Without focus, that is nearly impossible. #focus #achieve #succeed #purpose #meaning #priorities #live #love #survive #thrive
25:03
May 12, 2020
The Power Of Journaling
The Power Of Journaling
There are 5 powerful benefits to journaling. Invest the next 15 minutes to hear how journaling can help you TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE!
22:15
May 11, 2020
Relationships Change The World with William Wubbenhorst, MBA
Relationships Change The World with William Wubbenhorst, MBA
Today we’re hearing about an organization that has built a model that helps build intentional, life-changing relationships. @WilliamWubbenhorst, MBA, formerly Associate Commissioner of HHS Family And Youth Services Bureau joins us to talk about a study he wrote about www.theopentable.org that was published by @bayloruniversity. If you want to change the world, spend the next 18 minutes with us. https://lnkd.in/dkjb6r6 #relationships #community #nurture # #actsofkindness #intentional #kindness #bekind #thrive #grow #joy #purpose #resilience #overcome #survive #love
20:20
May 07, 2020
The Power Of Gratitude Is IMMEASURABLE
The Power Of Gratitude Is IMMEASURABLE
If you struggle with feelings of fear or anxiety, this can help. We’ll walk you through doing a “thought swap,” which will change your perspective, your attitude, and contribute to your happiness.
23:39
May 05, 2020
Do your goals have a WHY?
Do your goals have a WHY?
When you know why you want to accomplish something, you’re more likely to achieve it and to enjoy the feelings of fulfillment that you can’t get any other way!
17:24
May 05, 2020
7 Steps From Foster Care To Millionaire
7 Steps From Foster Care To Millionaire
In this episode I share with you, and thousands of middle and high school students, about why I decided to NEVER use drugs. I had never told this story to anyone. Then I give the 7 steps I took to go from foster care to millionaire.
26:28
April 29, 2020
Succeed In Business— Here’s how
Succeed In Business— Here’s how
Rhonda Sciortino and Torrian Scott, of Masters In The Marketplace, talk about how to create your own success. Rhonda tells how she founded and built two successful businesses, and how others can do that too.
47:31
April 28, 2020
The Power Of Routine, Connection, and Purposeful Priorities with Brian Molitor
The Power Of Routine, Connection, and Purposeful Priorities with Brian Molitor
Fortune 100 business consultant, author, and TV producer, Brian Molitor, and his wife Kathy, talk about how to successfully survive the Covid-19 Corona Virus Pandermic Crisis.
01:00:12
April 28, 2020
Helping kids who have been traumatized succeed BECAUSE OF what they’ve been through
Helping kids who have been traumatized succeed BECAUSE OF what they’ve been through
You can help kids (and adults) disable the labels that have been placed on them by helping them mine the lessons out of what they’ve been through. To help you, I want to send you a FREE copy of my book and workbook. Use coupon code COVID AT https://www.rhonda.org/product-page/succeed-because-of-what-you-ve-been-through-book-and-workbook-set
14:19
April 27, 2020
How YOU Can Help Stop Child Abuse
How YOU Can Help Stop Child Abuse
In this episode Rhonda Sciortino talks with Amber Jewell, LMSW, both successful survivors of child abuse about how we each can find our role in stopping child abuse, and make the world a better place for all of us!
56:30
April 27, 2020