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One Womans Journey: Turning Challenges Into Celebrations

InspirationalNovember 16, 2010By

Deb Scott: One Womans Journey: Turning Challenges Into CelebrationsDeb Scott, Author of “The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue:  Turning Your Upside Down World. . .Right Side Up,” left a successful corporate career in medical sales when she realized that she was not happy simply being a “gerbil on a wheel.”  However, shortly after leaving her 20 year career, a series of unfortunate tragedies struck that changed her life forever.

The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue:  Turning Your Upside Down World. . .Right Side UpIn this episode, Deb joins Anita Campbell and Brent Leary to share her inspiring story.  Listen in as Deb shares her “perfume/manure” analogy, what kept her motivated, how she believes that dreams are born from loss – and how to become self-aware to recreate your own personal landscape to business and success.

Below are the questions we asked Deb:

  • (2:20) Deb, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background and what prompted you to write your book?
  • (6:07) Having a sense of purpose, a reason to live, is fundamental to happiness.  In the book, you encourage people to become “two minute volunteers.”  What does it mean to become a two minute volunteer?
  • (9:58) How can small businesses who find themselves in a world that’s been turned upside down, turn their world right side up again?
  • (13:58) In the book, you talk about immersing yourself in transformation.  How does one immerse oneself in transformation?
  • (18:02) After people read your book, what are a few things that you want them to come away with?
  • (19:29) You mentioned that your mother wanted you to finish writing the book and as you were writing the book, you lost your life savings in a Ponzi scheme.  What lessons did you learn that you can share with others about all of the things that happened to you?
  • (23:41) In the book, you coined the phrase “successful sabotage.”  What is that?  How can people stay away from successful sabotage?
  • (25:57) Possibly by helping others we can feel like that?  Or change the tide so-to-speak?
  • (27:24) What is the number one thing that someone can glean from your personal experiences?
  • (28:55) Where can people can find out more?

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  2. Says:

    The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue…

    Do you want to be happy? Of course you do….

  3. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    I look forward to listen to this interview. But this time, I think I will listen to it at home instead of during my usual weekend walk, because I think I need to take a mental break and rest for some time after listening to the podcast.

  4. Lynette.age Says:

    I also think that the most important in life is to be happy. And the key to happiness is different for everyone, but we have to adjust to our happiness requests. At any age!

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