A Transformation in Process

With Featured Guest

Stef Garvin


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A Transformation in Process

With Featured Guest

Stef Garvin


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Top Takeaways From This Episode

  • 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

Quick Note: Stef Garvin uses Xe/ Xim pronouns.

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.

A new transformation

Most recently, rewriting Stef's rewriting of the script included stepping away from the church xe had attended most of xeir life. Stef could no longer put on a smile at church while living out of harmony with xeir internal values.

Connect with Stef

If you're looking to rewrite your story or sing your heartsong, connect with Stef via xeir website, Gifts Into Gold, Instagram, or Twitter.

In this conversation, we discuss mental health and suicide.

Giving is Good

We can all help prevent suicide.

National Suicide Lifeline –  The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

The Lifeline and 988

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. Click below to learn more.

Or call 1-800-273-8255

"Just because you see me as a guy, doesn’t mean that’s all there is to me!"

- Stef Garvin

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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