45 min

82: Becoming an Advocate for Yourself and Others with Mae Wagner She Doesn’t Settle

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I have just a wonderful person that I want to introduce to  you all today. Mae, or Misty, Wagner is an author, Trauma Navigation Mentor/Coach, and host of her own podcast, ‘The Rainy Day Collective’. Hers is a unique story featuring some difficult chapters, learning to use her own voice, and standing up for herself and others, which has led her to become a passionate advocate for women’s issues, their stories and empowering others to journey forward with support. Mae’s journey has brought her to a place where she is a connector of people, with a mission to make life better for those around her and for generations to come, and she shares it here today.
We begin, as with all guests, by finding out how Mae is doing in this post-2020 world, and then she embarks upon sharing the story of her journey to where she is now in life. Through her story, we learn of her mission in life, the battles she faced, learning to use her voice and the impact that moving to a fundamentalist household and its purity culture had upon her. She also recounts her journey of self-discovery, becoming a connector of people, wanting to be loved, being drawn to work that helps others, and how she shows up when she is healthy. Mae concludes our conversation with a glimpse into what she is up to these days and her thoughts on self-advocacy. Mae Wagner’s journey has been a long and, at times, difficult one, that has evolved into a life of serving others and sharing the wisdom and insight gained throughout her own story to enhance the stories of others.
Don’t forget that I’m opening up enrollment for an Ascend Mastermind this month, which, in response to some valuable feedback I’ve received, will now be a six month program. If you’re a high achieving entrepreneur or high level professional who is ready to uplevel your health and well-being (mental, emotional, physical) while creating and pursuing goals you actually want then this Mastermind is the perfect opportunity for you. You’ll get to strengthen your habits, get clear on what you want and be held accountable by, and find support among like-minded women as you ascend. Check out the details here: www.kellytravis.net/ascend
And once again, if there is ever a topic you would like me to discuss or a guest you’d like me to interview on the podcast, please feel free to contact me at pr@kellytravis.net - I would love to hear from you!
 
The Finer Details of This Episode:
  How Mae is doing post-2020   Mae’s journey to where she is today   Her mission in life   Mae’s battles in life   Learning to use her voice   The impact that living in a fundamental household had upon her   Her experience of self-discovery   Becoming a connector of people   Mae’s analogy of putting on another’s shirt   Wanting to be loved   Being drawn to work that helps people   How she shows up when she’s healthy   What’s Mae is up to now   Her thoughts on self-advocacy  
 Quotes:
“I went through decades of my life where there wasn’t anyone to stand up and, kind of, fight in the battle with me.”
“When you don't see the person you need, be that person for yourself.”
“Now, it is my everyday wakeup mission is to be in the trenches for whatever women need someone to stand there with them, even if it's just solidarity of having a person stand there.”
“I just told everyone, and I really believe that saved my life.”
“Well before I realized what the word ‘advocate’ even meant, I was being forced to advocate.”
“Naming it takes away the power.”
“I definitely think that was more psychologically damaging, than the abuse itself.” 
“So we were basically like two super screwed up people embarking on a life together at 18 and 19, which is terrible.”
“I was this discarded piece of garbage is basically how it felt all the time.”
“No matter how old we are, we can do that work, that self discovery, being a student of our own life, to find that young

I have just a wonderful person that I want to introduce to  you all today. Mae, or Misty, Wagner is an author, Trauma Navigation Mentor/Coach, and host of her own podcast, ‘The Rainy Day Collective’. Hers is a unique story featuring some difficult chapters, learning to use her own voice, and standing up for herself and others, which has led her to become a passionate advocate for women’s issues, their stories and empowering others to journey forward with support. Mae’s journey has brought her to a place where she is a connector of people, with a mission to make life better for those around her and for generations to come, and she shares it here today.
We begin, as with all guests, by finding out how Mae is doing in this post-2020 world, and then she embarks upon sharing the story of her journey to where she is now in life. Through her story, we learn of her mission in life, the battles she faced, learning to use her voice and the impact that moving to a fundamentalist household and its purity culture had upon her. She also recounts her journey of self-discovery, becoming a connector of people, wanting to be loved, being drawn to work that helps others, and how she shows up when she is healthy. Mae concludes our conversation with a glimpse into what she is up to these days and her thoughts on self-advocacy. Mae Wagner’s journey has been a long and, at times, difficult one, that has evolved into a life of serving others and sharing the wisdom and insight gained throughout her own story to enhance the stories of others.
Don’t forget that I’m opening up enrollment for an Ascend Mastermind this month, which, in response to some valuable feedback I’ve received, will now be a six month program. If you’re a high achieving entrepreneur or high level professional who is ready to uplevel your health and well-being (mental, emotional, physical) while creating and pursuing goals you actually want then this Mastermind is the perfect opportunity for you. You’ll get to strengthen your habits, get clear on what you want and be held accountable by, and find support among like-minded women as you ascend. Check out the details here: www.kellytravis.net/ascend
And once again, if there is ever a topic you would like me to discuss or a guest you’d like me to interview on the podcast, please feel free to contact me at pr@kellytravis.net - I would love to hear from you!
 
The Finer Details of This Episode:
  How Mae is doing post-2020   Mae’s journey to where she is today   Her mission in life   Mae’s battles in life   Learning to use her voice   The impact that living in a fundamental household had upon her   Her experience of self-discovery   Becoming a connector of people   Mae’s analogy of putting on another’s shirt   Wanting to be loved   Being drawn to work that helps people   How she shows up when she’s healthy   What’s Mae is up to now   Her thoughts on self-advocacy  
 Quotes:
“I went through decades of my life where there wasn’t anyone to stand up and, kind of, fight in the battle with me.”
“When you don't see the person you need, be that person for yourself.”
“Now, it is my everyday wakeup mission is to be in the trenches for whatever women need someone to stand there with them, even if it's just solidarity of having a person stand there.”
“I just told everyone, and I really believe that saved my life.”
“Well before I realized what the word ‘advocate’ even meant, I was being forced to advocate.”
“Naming it takes away the power.”
“I definitely think that was more psychologically damaging, than the abuse itself.” 
“So we were basically like two super screwed up people embarking on a life together at 18 and 19, which is terrible.”
“I was this discarded piece of garbage is basically how it felt all the time.”
“No matter how old we are, we can do that work, that self discovery, being a student of our own life, to find that young

45 min