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The Struggle Keeps Me Honest

With Featured Guest

David Jensen

STRUGGLE • PERSEVERANCE • MINDFULNESS

Top Takeaways From This Episode

  • Discomfort can be a powerful catalyst for positive change
  • Real change happens over time, not overnight
  • Find a way to use your voice, even if it makes you a little uncomfortable

David Jensen, an artist and designer, was raised to be polite above all else. He was always a “proud and polite Midwesterner,” therefore, he didn’t know what to do when there were struggles or issues he wanted to talk about.

In this episode, David talks about living with and overcoming those struggles. His history with mental health inspired him to share messages of hope, perseverance, and mindfulness with others.

One day, David’s father asked him to design something for his church. As a result of that request, David started Practice Daily. The website talks about the power behind our daily practices. They also sell T-shirts and swag with simple motivational messages. Each of the pieces are David’s signature design.

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Practice Daily is a way to share the idea that we must all practice things like courage, kindness, hustle, and adventure on a daily basis. Practicing daily helps to create change in our lives. It also provides an outlet for David to express himself creatively outside of his day job.

David’s story is one of balance — the balance between working hard and playing hard. And it’s the balance between being polite and respectful while also speaking up for yourself. Join us to learn more about David and his mission in this week’s episode.

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Bonus:

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David Jensen enjoys a rich and full life, despite struggles

Giving is Good

David is an entrepreneur and community advocate. He is proud to support The Gray Matter Experience, an entrepreneurial program for African-American teens in Chicago.

As a result of his own struggles with mental illness, David also supports Hope For The Day, which provides proactive outreach to prevent suicide. The organization in international, but, if you are in Chicago be sure to check out their one-of-a-kind coffee shop, Sip of Hope. They are the world’s first coffee shop where 100% of proceeds support proactive suicide prevention and mental health education. Their staff is even trained to help support someone fighting suicidal thoughts.

"Struggle teaches you stuff about yourself you would, otherwise, have never known."

- David Jensen

Meet your Host, <em style="color:teal">Heather Vickery<em>

Meet your Host, Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.

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