WOWW Podcast is a bilingual platform, in English & Spanish, that inspires women through weekly life lessons and interviews with female leaders.
WOWW Podcast es una plataforma bilingüe, en español e ingles, enfocada en inspirar a mujeres a través de lecciones de la vida y entrevistas con emprendedoras.
Ep. 168: You Can Only Lose When You Give Up
Today's Words of Wisdom Wednesday was inspired by an unfortunate circumstance with one of my rescue dogs, Mollie. Mollie was suddenly taken away by the rescue organization where she was adopted because of claims related to her vegetarian diet. I was told that due to her diet, a veterinarian had diagnosed her with various health issues related to her kidneys and heart. Naturally, I asked for documentation to support these claims and when I was told they didn't have it, a battle was initiated between the rescue organization and myself.
After meeting with various attorneys, my sense of helplessness and desperation increased. Grief and loss overwhelmed me because despite the abundance of evidence that demonstrated their dishonesty, a sense of direction and victory was nowhere in-sight. Despite the circumstances, I refused to give up the search for our beloved Mollie, regardless of the advice we were initially given. Not allowing hope to leave my side is what fueled my determination because the only reality I was willing to accept was Mollie returning to her home.
As I reflect on other circumstances in my life where it appeared that I was defeated, I kept going anyway. What I've learned is that you can only lose when you give up. Falling flat on your face doesn't mean you've lost. But if you decide to stay face down, then you've lost the battle. Those that succeed and prevail are the ones that refuse to keep trying in the face of adversity. When you seek solutions instead of hanging onto an obstacle, you consciously choose to find a positive outcome. Therefore, it's no surprise that the people that have an end in-mind often find what they're looking for.
Mollie reinforced the importance of tenacity and determination by showing me that the love I have for her is far greater than any road block we may encounter. Her temporary (and unexpected) departure proved to me that once again, the only person that can determine when it's time to give up is you.
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Ep. 165: Imperfections Make You Human
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Ep. 163: Noel Russell, Advocate and Adventurer
Noel Russell initially began her professional career in fashion. In this podcast episode, Noel shares what initially sparked her interest in social work and how she found a bridge between her past personal experiences and current passion toward social and community engagement. She believes that you don't have to be wealthy to help others and shares how her Mexican American family taught her the value of providing support to those around you.
Whether it's through being present by recognizing that not asking for help doesn't negate the fact that one may need assistance, Noel gives us insight into the many ways we can spread love and kindness, regardless of where we are in the world. Currently, she is an advocate of children and youth in the Bay Area. Her purpose is to provide support and resources for those that are underserved and may not have the ability to seek the assistance they need. Noel wants the people she serves to know that although they may not have economic freedom, this doesn't imply they lack in other areas as well. Noel Russell is a firm believer that what you do for others today can empower an individual far beyond what we can see.
Noel is a genuine Latina whose voice and testimony have a lasting impact. In this episode, she also shares her various perspectives about what it was like growing up in a large Mexican family and the legacy she carries with her today. This episode is a vulnerable, sensitive and engaging conversation and reminder of the power we all carry within.
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