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SecondWind was created as a resource for change. 

It is a source to shine light to your darkness by hearing other women talk about their Defining Moment to transform their lives... to hear about their fears, doubts, discouragements and joys.


 

Joyce Buford, a Life coach, Author, speaker, and Internet Podcast Host, is a woman who has experienced transition in her own life and shares her secret to facing the Fear of Change with Total Confidence.

Through her unique program and coaching style, Joyce supports clients during their transition to reclaim their true purpose and strengths. Her program focuses on helping clients who have experienced their own transitions of divorce and loss to thrive without limits.

She lives her life on purpose, using and enjoying her talents to get her message out...........living with effortless happiness.


 

Learn more about Joyce at www.JoyceBufordEmpowers.com

When Life Transitions Impact Your Business

How to Reinvent Yourself and Your Business During Life Transitions

Our world is changing faster all the time, and so is the way we conduct business. It can be difficult to keep up with the changes and especially when your personal life is suddenly thrown into transition as well. In this episode, Ellen Violette shares her journey of ups and downs in highly competitive industries, and outlines some of the lessons she learned along the way. As technology changed, so did her business, forcing her to become increasingly resourceful and creative in all aspects of her work. 

Ellen Violette is an award-winning book and business coach, who works with author/entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, trainers, and speakers. She is a multiple international #1 bestselling author, 3-time eLit award winner, a former regular contributor to Published! Magazine, CEO of Create a Splash and Grammy-nominated songwriter. She uses her own creative spirit and business knowledge to help her clients differentiate themselves and their books, to think outside the box and increase their reach and their impact.

"Persist, keep searching, clarify and have fun." ~@ellenviolette

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • The importance of having the right cover and title for your book

  • How technology changed the music and publishing industries

  • Some of Ellen's personal journey of loss, crisis and hardship 

  • How Ellen turned her challenges into successful businesses

  • Why it is essential to keep searching for answers until you find -- or create -- what you need

  • What to do when your business leaves you feeling bored and disconnected

  • What to consider when wondering what to do with your life

  • Some of the pitfalls of the publishing industry and how to avoid them

  • How long an ebook should be

  • The benefits of print on demand versus buying bulk copies from a printing company

Featured on the Show:

Website: https://booksbusinessabundance.com/

Ellen's gift: https://booksbusinessabundance.com/bookwritingblueprint/

LinkedIn: http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/ellenviolette

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ellenviolette

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ellenviolette

 

 

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From Refugee Camps to Success and Happiness

Turning Wounds into Wisdom to Live Your Best Life

When we are handed challenges and traumas in life, we can do one of two things: We can either feel overwhelmed and stay stuck, or we can face them head-on and allow the growth and wisdom that are to be gained. In this episode, Rukshana Triem shares a bit about her extremely difficult childhood in refugee camps, as well as other life challenges that pushed her from self-destruction to self-love. She also offers some key points to get you started on your own path to a happier, healthier life.

Rukshana Triem, former refugee and immigrant from Mozambique came to the United States in the 1990s. Using the wisdom she has gained after surviving refugee camps in childhood and various other life challenges, she helps women on their healing journeys. Rukshana is also the founder of the Firmina Foundation, a 501(3)C non-profit that helps build schools in Mozambique and in the future, Malawi and Zambia, Africa.

"If not now, then when? If not you, then who?" ~@RukshanaHafez

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • Some of the challenges of living in Africa, and in particular in remote villages

  • What it was like as a child hiking for three days across mountains to escape war and find a refugee camp

  • The challenges of getting -- and keeping -- food in a refugee camp at 10 years old

  • The mantra that kept Rukshana going during all of this, even as a child

  • The difficult process of seeking asylum

  • How Rukshana's old beliefs led to self-destructive behaviour after divorce

  • The catalyst for her transformation to a life of self-love, joy and success

  • Key tips to get you started on your own happier, healthier journey

  • How an innocent conversation under a mango tree will change countless African lives for decades to come

  • The importance of self-love in a healing journey, and what it looks like

  • Why self-care is essential to healing

  • Why learning to enjoy being alone is a valuable skill

  • How Rukshana's "Change your Story, Change your Life" workshops can help

  • Why it is so important to spend time in nature

  • Information about the school-building project in Africa and how to join Rukshana's groups to see it

  • Rukshana offers her gift: 30-minute discovery call

Featured on the Show:

Joyce's gift: Happiness in Five Steps at http://www.joycebufordempowers.com

Rukshana's website: https://www.womenslifestylecoaching.com

Firmina Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Firmina-Foundation-246099542989624/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RukshanaHafez

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rukshana-triem-9a6b0973/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rukshana_hafez_triem/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo1j8Hkks5YCEd3srm3pSZg

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Bringing Peace and Ease to Organization and Relocation

Downsizing The Silver Tsunami; Who to Call and Where Does the Stuff Go?

Downsizing can be an emotionally charged event, often required due to death or divorce, making it that much more painful. In this episode, Sharon McRill walks us through some of the key issues and concerns that need to be considered when facing this challenging transition. A little information and preparation well ahead of time can make a world of difference when the time comes to do it in your own life, or to help a loved one through the process.

Sharon McRill likes to help busy and overwhelmed people get things done. Owner and president of The Betty Brigade, an Ann Arbor-based organization and relocation company, Sharon and her team of "Betties" perform such projects as moving coordination, organizing and staging. Her book, "Downsizing the Silver Tsunami," is a comprehensive reference tool that you can refer to over and over to help you navigate the difficult pathways of moving and downsizing. 

"Our clients often call us angels." @bettybrigade

What You'll Learn From This Episode:

  • Why she chose the name "Betty Brigade" for her business

  • Sharon shares an insightful tip to help you discover a great business idea

  • How the Betty Brigade is able to work with clients remotely

  • How to know when it's time to start the downsizing process

  • Why there has been a massive cultural shift in beloved items not being handed down

  • Some differences between Millennials and Baby Boomers that impact downsizing choices 

  • The benefits of having the assistance of someone who understands the many working parts in the downsizing process

  • The top three essential pieces of information required before looking at what to do with your belongings

  • Why valuable items such as art might be devalued by appraisers

  • An important difference between a Trust and a Will that could spare your family unnecessary grief and financial cost

  • How the Betty Brigade is able to use your local services from a distance

  • Why the Betty Brigade doesn't work with every potential client

  • Some of the significant information covered in Sharon's book that makes it such a valuable resource

Featured on the Show:

Website: http://www.bettybrigade.com

The Book: Downsizing the Silver Tsunami: Who to Call and Where Does the Stuff Go? https://bettybrigade.com/downsizing-the-silver-tsunami

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBettyBrigade

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bettybrigade

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-betty-brigade

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Dealing with a Narcissist: Q&A Wrap Up

Warning Signs that You're Dealing with a Narcissist

Podcast host, Joyce Buford, discusses some of the questions and key points that were raised in her recent four-part series on relationships with narcissists. From causes of this behavior to warning signs to how to recognize, avoid or heal from a relationship with a narcissist, this episode covers substantial information that can change your life.

Joyce Buford, a life coach, author, speaker, and podcast host, is a woman who has experienced transition in her own life and shares her secret to facing the Fear of Change with Total Confidence. Through her unique program and coaching style, Joyce supports clients during their transitions to reclaim their true purpose and strengths. Her program focuses on helping clients who have experienced their own transitions of divorce and loss to thrive without limits.

"Knowledge is light, knowledge is wisdom, knowledge is healing." @YourSecondWind

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • What can make someone become a narcissist

  • The definition of a narcissist

  • Where the term “narcissist” comes from

  • The traits of a narcissist 

  • Why a narcissist makes you feel like you’re absolutely wonderful

  • Why a lot of narcissistic behaviour takes place behind closed doors

  • What kinds of people and traits the narcissist attracts

  • A narcissist’s main weakness

  • Kinds of changes in yourself you might experience when in a relationship with a narcissist

  • Why you will feel sorry for a narcissist and start to justify and excuse his/her behaviour 

  • How relationships with narcissists can affect you mentally, emotionally, and physically

  • How narcissistic relationships look in public and in private (e.g. boss vs. spouse or family)

  • Why people go from one narcissistic relationship to another 

  • How a narcissist behaves in a relationship

  • Why establishing solid boundaries can get/keep you out of a relationship with a narcissist

  • The importance of learning how to spot red flags, and acting on them

  • Warning signs to watch for on a first date

  • What the narcissist is looking for on a first date

  • How the relationship you have with yourself can either contribute to, or keep you from a relationship with a narcissist

  • How a good coach or counsellor can help you to heal from or avoid relationships with narcissists

  • A look at Joyce’s upcoming five-part series to help you discover your greatness and talents

  • Joyce extends an invitation to email with questions or comments

Featured on the Show:

Website: http://www.joycebufordempowers.com

joyce@joycebufordempowers.com

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Dealing with Narcissists Part 4

Recognizing the Trauma Caused by Narcissists

In this fourth episode of a four-part series, Sandra Beck explains a bit about Post Narcissistic Stress Disorder. This is a recently recognized set of symptoms to help explain and understand your feelings, experiences and responses to having been in -- and got out of -- a relationship with a narcissist.

Empowerment is a theme that runs through all of Sandra Beck’s work. Whether she is coaching a company owner to a million-dollar commission goal, training a stay-at-home mom to perform SEO on websites or speaking to a corporate group about personal and professional growth, her message is about what is possible and how to create the circumstances of your choosing. Sandra teaches all of her clients how to maximize their lives by using the power of the internet coupled with solid business practices along with the drive of their passions to create the lifestyle of their dreams.

"Don't give up. That's the most important thing. Life can get better." @sandrabeck

What You'll Learn from This Episode:

  • The kinds of stories narcissists tell others about you and how to handle them

  • What the villain/victim/hero triangle is and how it pertains to you and the narcissist

  • Why it can be so hard to leave a narcissist

  • Why narcissists promise to change, and why that makes us stay with them

  • Why your self-esteem suffers when with a narcissist

  • Why you feel like two different people when in a relationship with a narcissist

  • What it means to have Post Narcissistic Stress Disorder and how to recognize it

  • Some causes of trauma that you might not have considered

  • How to handle emotions that bubble up even long after leaving a narcissist, and why it can take a while for them to emerge

  • Why it is important to forgive yourself before attempting to forgive the narcissist

  • How to begin taking steps toward having healthier relationships

  • What it means to have a "feeling-back" - like a flashback but in feelings rather than images

  • Some of the challenges you might experience in re-entering the dating world

  • Some good qualities to look for in relationships

Featured on the Show:

http://www.Beckmultimedia.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/sandra.beck.9480

Twitter - @sandrabeck 

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandrabeck

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