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The #DefineYourself Podcast empowers YOU in the disabled community to overcome YOUR COALS: challenges, obstacles, adversities, limitations and setbacks while equipping and empowering YOU to achieve YOUR GOALS for success in YOUR professional, academic and personal lives

#DefineYourself Podcast #DefineYourself

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The #DefineYourself Podcast empowers YOU in the disabled community to overcome YOUR COALS: challenges, obstacles, adversities, limitations and setbacks while equipping and empowering YOU to achieve YOUR GOALS for success in YOUR professional, academic and personal lives

    Overcoming 5 strokes with Judy Balloff

    Overcoming 5 strokes with Judy Balloff

    Judy Balloff, author of 365 Days Of Abundance, was diagnosed with a rare heart condition that only 2% of Americans have and most are men.  During the surgery to correct the cardiac problem, Judy survived 5 strokes during the operation.
    The strokes robbed Judy of her ability to drive at night,  and the loss of her credit credentials that forced her out of her career in banking.
    She pivoted from her banking career into a career in the insurance filed and has earned over a half million dollars in the past five years.
    You can purchase Judy’s book, 365 Days Of Abundance, from Amazon by going to https://www.amazon.com/365-Days-Abundance-Inspiration-Principles/dp/B09RRRYFCK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=33NJSJRXAL7X3&keywords=judy+balloff&qid=1653073699&sprefix=judy+balloff%2Caps%2C123&sr=8-1 or get a seven day free sample at http://www.judybaloff.com
    You can connect with Judy at http://www.judybaloff.com
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    • 37 min
    Lung cancer survivor inspires other as an author, Shelly Slocum

    Lung cancer survivor inspires other as an author, Shelly Slocum

    Shelly Slocum, a woman who never smoked in her life and never been around smokers, was diagnosed with lung cancer.  
    Shelly shares how she was diagnosed with non smoking lung cancer that took half of one of her lungs, and how that experience, along with her daughter, pushed her to publish her book, Love and Inspiration from Mom.
    You can purchase Shelly’s book, Love and Inspiration from Mom, on Amazon.
    You can connect with Shelly by visiting https://loveandinspiration.org/
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    • 32 min
    GED to CEO with Roger Smith

    GED to CEO with Roger Smith

    Roger Smith, author of The Most Unlikely Leader, An Unbelievable Journey From GED to CEO, shares his story of how went from getting a GED to becoming the CEO of a fortune 500 company.
    Roger goes into how he became addicted to street drugs for twenty eyas and what got him to decide to get help.  
    Smith shares how his addiction led him to drop out of high school in his sophomore year and how be homeless.
    Smith talks about how his he survived being addicted to drugs and homeless.
    Smith shares the lessons he learned from that experience, the experience of battling melanoma and a motorcycle accident, and from mentors he met on his way to becoming the CEO of a fortune 500 company.
    You can purchase Rogers’s book, The Most Unlikely Leader, An Unbelievable Journey From GED to CEO, from Roger’s web site (Rogersmith.me) or from Amazon by going to https://www.amazon.com/Most-Unlikely-Leader-Unbelievable-Journey/dp/1955026130/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+most+unlikely+leader&qid=1651517999&sprefix=the+most+unl%2Caps%2C116&sr=8-1
    You can connect with Roger by visiting rogersmith.me 
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    • 45 min
    Overcoming addictions to help others with Dana Golden and David Marion

    Overcoming addictions to help others with Dana Golden and David Marion

    Dana Golden and David Marion were married and owned a successful brokerage firm for several years until David’s addiction destroyed their marriage, their business and landed David in a federal prison.
    David was addicted to almost everything one can be addicted to: alcohol, drugs, and gambling before he met Dana and those addictions continued for years, with Dana being a codependent.
    Dana and David share their stories, what motivated David to get cleaned up from his addictions and how, after a very bitter divorce and David’s incardination, how they can work together to write a book and now work together as a counseling team with David working with the addict to help him/her to overcome their addictions and Dana working with the family to help them heal and save their marriages.
    You can purchase David and Dana’s book, Addiction Recovery: The No BS Guide to Recovery, from Amazon by going to https://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Rescue-NO-BS-Guide-Recovery/dp/1543991122/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3D6YSD92Z79NQ&keywords=Addiction%3A+the+No+BS+Guide+to+Recovery&qid=1650376166&sprefix=addiction+the+no+bs+guide+to+recovery%2Caps%2C102&sr=8-1
    You can connect with David and Dana by visiting https://www.theliferecoverycoach.com/ 
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    • 51 min
    Survivor of abuse, rape, domestic violence, homelessness and cancer, Ellie Shefi

    Survivor of abuse, rape, domestic violence, homelessness and cancer, Ellie Shefi

    Ellie Shefi walked through hell and came out happy.
    Elli grew up in a family that struggled finically.  Ellie and her family would dig in trashcans for aluminum cans and newspapers to recycle for money.   She is also a survivor of abuse and rape and a survivor of domestic violence that forced her to live under a fake name and a ghost file.
    Ellie has also been homeless (or as I prefer to call it “housing challenged”).  She has lived in her car and eating food that restaurants were throwing away at the end of the night.
    Ellie is also a uterine cancer survivor and a medical miracle that has been told that she would be dead by and keeps on living.
    Ellie has survived all of that and today she is attorney, entrepreneur, a number one international best-selling author, speaker, strategist, consultant, coach, and philanthropist. 
    Ellie shares how she has successfully moved from the hardest and darkest days of her live to the success she is enjoying today.
    Ellie shares what has inspired her and who has motivated her to become successful.
    You can purchase Ellie’s books, from Amazon by going to https://www.amazon.com/Ellie-D-Shefi/e/B08GKYGQ2Z?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1651239847&sr=8-1 or visiting booksbyellie.com
    You can connect with Ellie Shefi by visiting https://www.ellieshefi.com/ 
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    • 34 min
    Surviving sex trafficking and helping others with trauma drama with Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff

    Surviving sex trafficking and helping others with trauma drama with Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff

    Dr Kelly Bohnhoff shares how she was caught in sex trafficking at a young age, how she got out of it, and how today she helps others deal what she calls trauma drama.
    Dr. Kelly, as most people like to call her, shares how she accidently got caught up into a sex trafficking circle by spending a night at a girlfriend’s house for a sleepover.
    Dr. Kelly shares what she and her 2 pre-teen friends experienced and how it affected their lives.
    Dr. Kelly also described how she was manipulated and controlled by the teens who ran this sex trafficking group.
    Recovery has been, and continues to be, a journey for Dr. Kelly and many survivors of trauma dram, and Dr. Kelly shares what trauma drama is and how to cope with it.
    You can purchase Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff’s book,  Beyond Trauma Drama : Cultivating the Sacred Nature of Families to Heal, when it is realized in September 2022
    You can connect with Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff by visiting her website at http://onesacredfamily.com/
     
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    • 58 min

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