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The events that occur in childhood have the potential to determine the rest of one’s life. Many children suffer traumatizing experiences that may affect their futures. Others experience challenges that are not quite as severe as trauma but still impede growth. It takes a certain kind of person to understand the full scope of this phenomenon.
Pam Christian experienced both trauma and challenges when she was a child, and these impacted the trajectory of her life. She spent much of her adulthood working to overcome obstacles and mitigate the damage, which was a process that allowed her to grow into the person she is today.
After running a successful real-estate team for 15 years, Pam decided to dedicate herself to coaching and motivational speaking with an emphasis on helping people who struggle with trauma and other life obstacles. She also hosts The Juice Podcast with the intention of motivating and inspiring people to live their very best lives.
Pam knows what it is like to be in a negative headspace, unable to see past the current situation. This is why she works to encourage people to change their perspective and open up their lives.
For those thinking about starting their own business, Pam recommends delving into the collective wisdom available through videos and books. There are countless business books, YouTube videos and podcasts that explore the best ways to start a business as well as what you need to know about the industry you are going into, including product information, brand recognition, marketing and finances.
It is also important to carefully examine how a career in your chosen field will integrate with your life. For Pam, she had one priority: her family.
Real estate allowed Pam to work from home for the most part, enabling her to be there for her kids while also running a high-powered business. It was a career that could be demanding and stressful, but it was also manageable.
This didn’t mean there weren’t compromises. In any career but especially in running your own business, there are ways to make it your own. For Pam, that meant closing the door sometimes on household noise in order to meet a deadline, or passing on clients who were important but who, Pam knew, needed more of her time than she could give. Every decision was always made with Pam’s number-one priority in mind: Providing both materially and emotionally for her family.
Pam adds that it is important to understand that fear can be a healthy response in some cases. However, fear can also present unnecessary obstacles that prevent us from moving forward in our careers and in our lives. When we get stuck in our head with all the what-ifs and are unable to move forward, that is a fear-driven response. In order to not give into the fear, you must first be aware of your thoughts and then challenge them.
In the near future, look for Pam to publish her first book, a memoir and guide for people looking to make meaningful changes in their own lives. And until then, check out The Juice Podcast in which she interviews interesting and inspiring individuals who share their stories about overcoming hardships to emerge stronger both personally and professionally.
Pam offers coaching and motivational speaking to help people reach the point where they know their value and can realize that they may have been a victim of their circumstances, but they don’t have to be a victim of life.
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