Episode 137 Interview Christine McAlister – The Crossroads – Which path does your story take?
Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. Today I want to start out with a question: Have you ever had something really horrible happen in your life, and you came to the understanding that your story could go one of two ways – you could hide, wallow, wear the cloak of victimhood, lose yourself in the sadness or self-loathing or embarrassment, or whatever emotion was kicking your ass at the time, or you could write a life story with a resilient main character? When I talk about this I know it sounds a little flippant as if doing this is easy and must be done, but the truth is that it’s anything but easy. It’s the space where the battle is waged in our hearts and minds, but the outcome is what determines if our story is a tragedy, a comedy, and inspirational how-to. That crossroads is a crucial space in all stories. Today my guest is Christine McAlister, a woman who gave birth to a full-term stillborn daughter and stood staring at this very crossroads. “I would have much rather died,” she said to me. Stay tuned for her story and struggle at the crossroads.
Christine McAlister and her husband and “rainbow baby,” Fiora, live with their 2 rescue dogs, near their Arabian horses, in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a lover of books and stories and an entrepreneur, business coach, and the author of the #1 bestseller The Income Replacement Formula: Seven Simple Steps To Doing What You Love And Making Six Figures From Anywhere. An expert on turning tragedy into triumph, she founded her company, Life With Passion, after the full-term stillbirth of her first daughter, Maeve. She’s been featured in Inc., Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and the Entrepreneurs On Fire podcast. Christine is a big self-knowledge junky and she helps high-achievers all over the world to replace their incomes and ditch their 9-5s, by building businesses out of their passions.
Join me on the audio program to hear Christine’s story of birthing a stillborn child and how she decided which crossroads to take.
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Your challenge this week:
Walt Whitman said, “Happiness, not in another place, but this place…not for another hour, but this hour…” What story could you reframe – if it were possible to reframe it, where you would shift you from a place of victim to resilient hero/heroin?
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