A Transformation in Process

Stef Garvin
The Brave Files
The Brave Files
A Transformation in Process

Show Notes

The Brave Files
The Brave Files
A Transformation in Process

Stef (formerly Steve as referenced in the interview) Garvin's fellow MBA colleagues thought xe'd won the career lottery. What they didn't know was Stef cried Sunday afternoons dreading going to work the next day. Stef felt stuck inside someone else's story until xe discovered the ability to rewrite the script. After years on a journey to recreate xeir story, Stef now loves Monday mornings and helping authors and speakers cross the financial wilderness to use their valued voices.

Quick Note: Stef Garvin uses Xe/ Xim pronouns. 

Top Takeaways:

  • Follow your heart, not your head.
  • When you're a perfectionist you can never measure up and neither can anyone else.
  • When you hide yourself you miss out on so many opportunities.
  • Use art to invent and navigate your life.
  • It’s important to have an “emotional balance sheet”
  • Know what zaps your energy and what boosts it. This awareness will change everything.
  • Be willing to not have the right answers in order to see new things.
  • If you're not getting the results you want, change the story.
  • How do we live in harmony and joy and open ourselves up to discovery?
  • All people deserve joy.
  • Non-binary pronouns are about not making assumptions!
  • We are not meant to be binary.
  • We really don’t know ourselves until we start exploring ourselves.
  • Challenge your assumptions. Ask questions.
  • Learning to play is an important part of living a healthy life.
  • Ask yourself “What delights me today.”
  • It’s ok to struggle.
  • Disappointments can be the genesis for delights

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