EPISODE 47: STORYTELLING AND IMPACT ON IDENTITY



C.S. Lewis once said: “In great literature, I become a thousand different men but still remain myself.” Storytelling is a passageway to another world where we can become more than we understood before we stepped forward. Once we understand, we cannot then un-understand. The beauty of stories is their capacity to expand our world and our lives. We may remain ourselves, but not ourselves untouched. 

Join us on the podcast today as we dive deep into one of our greatest joys and passions, stories and how they have the power to impact us all. We continue the season-long conversation on identity, from formation to transformation to maintenance. We are covering as many bases as we can find along the way. Today is no exception, though it is one of my personal favorites. We talk about the power of story to transform, expose, uplift, deconstruct, and expand the lives of individuals and cultures over time. 

Tune in to the We Go Boldly podcast anywhere you find your favorite podcasts. Do us a huge favor while you’re at it and save, share and like this post. Don’t forget to do the homework at the end and let us know how it goes! We are all on this brave and bold journey together!

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Think back to a moment when you read, watched or engaged in a fiction for pleasure. 
  2. What can you remember about the experience? How did you feel during the engagement? How did you feel after? Spend some time writing about the experiences that have moved you the most. The books, movies, plays, and other fictional stories and characters that impact your life.
  3. As always, reach out to your accountability partner to compare notes.
  4. Final task this week, share a photo of your favorite book, movie, tv show, character etc on social media and tag us @goboldlytogether so we can learn more about what moves you.

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EPISODE 46: FINDING JOY AND NOT LOSING OUR IDENTITY



This time of year is filled with joy and often fraught with stress. We have spent all year digging deep and listening to our inner voice and focusing on ensuring we find and hold onto our identities in the face of challenges.  Now is not the time to lose ourselves.

Holidays allow for the opportunity to build our family identity through family traditions. Cultivating family identity can be an anchor for you. Family identity can be reinforced by actually naming the traditions you do. They have a magical way of instilling family identity. 

In this week’s episode, Rielly and Tovah jump feet first into the holiday season with equal amounts of excitement and apprehension.  Growing up neither one would describe their holidays as a “Walton Family Christmas” but it allows them to decide what traditions they create for their families. 

They talk about their own traditions, setting boundaries, holding onto our identities, and yes, finding joy this holiday season.

Join us as you are preparing for this December. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Think about what would make your December great.  Related to holidays or otherwise.  List 3 things that you really want to do.  List 3 things that you really don’t want to do.  Involve our family and friends in this process if that is helpful. Try to figure out a plan to make these things happen and set yourself up for success this December. 
  2. You know what helps stay close to your identity each year? A mission statement.  Get yours by signing up for our Defining You course. Find the link in our Instagram bio.

Did you enjoy this episode? We would love to hear your thoughts. Head to Apple Podcasts and then rate, review, and subscribe. This way you will get notified once a new episode goes live.

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EPISODE 46: FINDING JOY AND NOT LOSING OUR IDENTITY



This time of year is filled with joy and often fraught with stress. We have spent all year digging deep and listening to our inner voice and focusing on ensuring we find and hold onto our identities in the face of challenges.  Now is not the time to lose ourselves.

Holidays allow for the opportunity to build our family identity through family traditions. Cultivating family identity can be an anchor for you. Family identity can be reinforced by actually naming the traditions you do. They have a magical way of instilling family identity. 

In this week’s episode, Rielly and Tovah jump feet first into the holiday season with equal amounts of excitement and apprehension.  Growing up neither one would describe their holidays as a “Walton Family Christmas” but it allows them to decide what traditions they create for their families. 

They talk about their own traditions, setting boundaries, holding onto our identities, and yes, finding joy this holiday season.

Join us as you are preparing for this December. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Think about what would make your December great.  Related to holidays or otherwise.  List 3 things that you really want to do.  List 3 things that you really don’t want to do.  Involve our family and friends in this process if that is helpful. Try to figure out a plan to make these things happen and set yourself up for success this December. 
  2. You know what helps stay close to your identity each year? A mission statement.  Get yours by signing up for our Defining You course. Find the link in our Instagram bio.

Did you enjoy this episode? We would love to hear your thoughts. Head to Apple Podcasts and then rate, review, and subscribe. This way you will get notified once a new episode goes live.

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW

CONNECT WITH RIELLY AND TOVAH

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

Website: goboldlythepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/go-boldly-initiative

YouTube: http://bit.ly/boldlyyoutube

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EPISODE 45: IMPACT OF RELATIONSHIPS ON IDENTITY



Have you ever wondered why some people help you find yourself and with some people you lose yourself?  

Relationships can impact our identity by changing the size of our sense of self. It can expand, to include new traits or to make existing traits more prominent but it can also cause certain aspects of the self to be lost.

Rielly and Tovah get a little extra personal when they talk about how their relationships have expanded their lives and taught them when they needed to reconnect with their own identity.  

Friendships, relationships and setting boundaries is the name of the game.  Learning to continue to find yourself through new adventures and new people rather than lose yourself.  

We continue our focus of the season on how we can work to maintain our identity while still blossoming in relationships.  Come for the heart to heart stories and stay for the tips. Join us as we try to live our limitless lives. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Consider your past relationships, whether romantic or friendships and how you they impacted your identity
  2. Where have you lost yourself, maintained yourself?
  3. Can you identify why or how?

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Website: goboldlythepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928

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EPISODE 44: OUR JOBS ARE NOT WHO WE ARE



Did you know that Smith is still the most popular name? Over time a person’s job was their defining feature, literal identity. While we aren’t named after our job these days we are often too tied to them and too enmeshed in them.  Many of us have come to actually define ourselves by our occupations – which often comes at our own expense.

On today’s episode Tovah and Rielly get personal when they talk about jobs and identity. They have both struggled with separating their identity from their jobs. 

Why is it not okay to be completely connected with your job? It makes it harder to connect with people who aren’t a part of your working life. If you define yourself by your work, any failure can cause a crisis of identity.

Listen this week to learn ways to diversify your life and ensure your job is something you do and not something you are.

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Check in with yourself.  Do you think about work a lot when you are not there?  Are you likely to bring it up in the first few minutes of a conversation?  Would you describe yourself and your self worth as too enmeshed with your identity? Think on it and journal on it if it helps.
  2. Journal a list and talk with your accountability partner how you can diversify yourself. Go do the things.
  3. We just launched the Defining You Course at the beginning of this month.  Taking the plunge and writing your personal mission statement is a great opportunity to start that process. Look deep into your inner world to learn more about who you are, and importantly who you want to be going forward. Having a personal mission statement is a little like having a map, or at least some road signs to help you along the way. Your mission statement is meant to help you better understand yourself, keep you focused on who you are at your core, and who you want to be. When life throws you curves, as it always will, your mission statement can help you stay steady and navigate all the ups and downs. Head over to our Instagram bio to sign up for our course. 

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Website: goboldlythepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928

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EPISODE 43: PARENTHOOD: LOSING & FINDING YOURSELF



When Tovah and Rielly thought about starting a podcast they knew they would talk about parenting a lot.  They didn’t realize it would take 43 episodes until they would finally have an episode entirely devoted to parenthood.   

It only makes sense that parenthood comes up during a season about identity.  There are so many different layers to consider with respect to how our identity will be impacted over time and all the different stages of parenthood.  It is so easy to lose ourselves in parenthood.

As many parents, or anyone who has been around small children, would agree, parenthood in the beginning is all consuming physically, emotionally, and in literally every single way. Each level of parenthood is a massive transition – we don’t always realize that it is happening or what it is doing to us as individuals. It is so easy to forget about ourselves along the way.

We share our own experiences and then we talk about what we do to make sure we don’t lose ourselves forever.  Join us for one of the longest, but most favorite, discussions. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Whether or not you are a parent, this week take some time to consider major life transitions that you have experienced. 
  2. Where have you struggled to maintain your sense of self? Where have you felt strong in your identity?
  3. Take some time to journal on those experiences, and reach out to your accountability partner to discuss.
  4. Finally, consider adding in daily mantras to your morning routine to help you set yourself up for a healthier mindset.

Did you enjoy this episode? We would love to hear your thoughts. Head to Apple Podcasts and then rate, review, and subscribe. This way you will get notified once a new episode goes live.

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Website: goboldlythepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/go-boldly-initiative

YouTube: http://bit.ly/boldlyyoutube

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EPISODE 42: UNDERSTANDING YOUR PURPOSE



“The world is waiting for you to pursue your purpose.”

“Find your purpose” looks great on a poster or on a decorative wooden plaque but what does it really mean? And more importantly can it mean anything if you don’t know who you are?  Rielly and Tovah discuss the importance of learning who you are first before figuring out what you should be doing with your life.  Lacking a clearly defined sense of self, or identity, often makes it tough to know exactly what you want. 

They continue their deep dive into their conversation about identity. How well do you know yourself? Do you say yes to make others happy? What are your values? Do you live your life accordingly? Awareness of personal values can go a long way toward outlining your sense of self. 

As always, they end with action items.  Let’s figure out how to build that sense of self!

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Check out our free course, if you haven’t already, which focuses on finding your inner voice.  In fact if you have done it before, try it again. The link for the course is in our Instagram bio.
  2. Share some things you do to make sure you connect with your sense of self with your accountability partner or share them with us. 
  3. Get ready for our Defining You course.  We will lay the groundwork for you to be able to write your very own personal mission statement.

Did you enjoy this episode? We would love to hear your thoughts. Head to Apple Podcasts and then rate, review, and subscribe. This way you will get notified once a new episode goes live.

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Website: goboldlythepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/go-boldly-initiative

YouTube: http://bit.ly/boldlyyoutube

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EPISODE 41: HOLDING ONTO YOUR IDENTITY DURING TRANSITIONS



“The only thing that is constant is change.”― Heraclitus 

There is nothing inherently wrong with transitions, in fact transitions are exciting and can lead to wonderful growth but…every transition can cause unexpected stress.  This week Tovah and Rielly, who both handle change very differently, discuss how we maintain our identities while living through life’s major transitions. 

Change can impact how we view the world and ourselves. How do we handle change so we can embrace change and celebrate it? 

We dive deep into answering that question.  Finding calm in our lives and ensuring we are compassionate with ourselves, even when it’s hard is so important. Making sure we have calm in our lives before the storm is how we can prepare. 

How do you deal with transition in your life?

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Brainstorm some ways to integrate moments of calm into your life. Try to integrate at least one calming moment into your week.
  2. Share with us on social and share with your accountability partner.
  3. If you want to try out meditation or journaling for your calm head over to the link in our Instagram bio and sign up for our Free Journey to your Innervoice Course. 

Did you enjoy this episode? We would love to hear your thoughts. Head to Apple Podcasts and then rate, review, and subscribe. This way you will get notified once a new episode goes live.

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Website: goboldlythepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/go-boldly-initiative

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EPISODE 40: WHAT KIND OF PERSON DO YOU WANT TO BE?



How are you living a life and identifying your identity? Are you honoring your personal identity? How do you determine what kind of person you are?

These are the questions that help us determine our core values and who we truly are.  Rielly and Tovah discuss this and more in episode 4 of season 4.  As it often does, the conversation comes back to a discussion of our inner voice. 

We want to stop asking kids what they want to be when they grow up and ask them who they are.  Identity is not focused on what you do for a living, or how you spend your time, or what kinds of things you own. Who we are starts with understanding ourselves, who we want to be, and why.

Need a little help tapping into your inner voice?  Check out our Free Journey to your Inner Voice Course.  The link is in our bio on Instagram.

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Brainstorm a list of what you believe your core values to be, organize into categories, select 5-10 that you feel best represent you
  2. From those try to write an 8 word biography
  3. Post your bio to social media and tag us @goboldlytogether or send it to us via email
  4. We will share ours.

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Website: goboldlythepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928

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EPISODE 39: SHAKE OFF THE NOISE



To be nobody but yourself in a world that is doing its best, day and night, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

~ e.e. cummings

What happens when we aren’t sure who we are?  What happens when who we are is challenged?  When well formed, our identity allows us to move through the world as individuals who form healthy and strong relationships. 

We need to shake off the noise impacting our sense of self.  How do we do that? Tovah and Rielly discuss how we do that in our lives and how we help others do it as well.  

This season is all about getting to know ourselves and strengthening our identities.  Reading books, volunteering, and journaling are just a start.  We discuss all of the ways we can strengthen our own identities so we can handle the bumps in the road.  

There are more questions than answers this time around but if you want a little more help listen to this episode and then sign up for our free Journey Back to You Inner Voice Course.

If you enjoyed this episode, we would love it if you let us know.  Head to Apple Podcasts today to rate and review our show.  While you’re there, be sure to subscribe so you get notified when our next episode is live. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Sign up for our free Journey Back to You Free Inner Voice Course
  2. Journal/Brainstorm a list of self-identity traits that are most important to you
    1. Then think about where you are honoring those traits and where you are not
    2. What one thing can you do this week to honor your identity
  3. Check in with your accountability partner and with us on Instagram. Let us know how it’s going!

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Website: goboldlythepodcast.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Go-Boldly-Together-105942584706928

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/go-boldly-initiative

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