My First podcast, overcoming fear, and the Restored 316 Story
I am so excited to share my very first podcast with you that I recently did with my “Dear Mama”, Susie Davis! I’ve known Susie now for about 10 years, so doing a podcast with her was like have a coffee date with one of my dear friends. I had an absolute blast getting to have this chat with Susie while telling my story and laughing together – lots of laughing!
I’m going to go out on a limb here and be very vulnerable, because you see… doing this podcast has been a huge step of faith for me. Over the last year I’ve been asked quite a bit to be featured on podcasts and shows and I’ve continually turned them down out of fear.
Fear has been a very real thing in my life since a very young age, after my brother was tragically killed in a drunk driving accident just 2 short weeks after my first birthday. This situation, though I don’t remember any of it, set my life on a very rocky path and in my adult years has really shown its ugly face through crippling fear.
The last couple years I’ve diligently focused on finding healing in areas of my life where I’ve been broken, and more specifically focusing on the things that cause great anxiety. Being on camera or even a podcast is one of the biggest things for me to overcome, and I’m so excited to finally have one of those things crossed off the list of fears I’ve overcome! Big. Time. Happy. Dance!
Why do I tell you this story? Because chances are, this is you in one form or another! Chances are you have fear holding you back from something in your life that you so desperately want to overcome. I want to encourage you that if fear is holding you back from something, you can do it! Replace the lies and self-hate with truth and encouragement because you have what it takes!
All this said, I would be honored if you would go give this podcast a listen, hear the Restored 316 story for the first time, and be encouraged.
To see all the show notes, you can go here.
If you’d like to have Lauren featured on your blog, podcast, webinar, or show you can get in touch here.
I listened to the entire podcast Lauren. It was great to put a voice to the face. That’s usually the other way around I think. Anyways… loved hearing your story and all you had to share. It’s encouraging and a blessing to hear all that God has done in your business/family and how He’s brought you to where you are now.
One of my biggest prayers is “God use me in whatever way you see fit” Sometimes that means begin a mama to my kids and ministering to them, sometimes it means being an ear to a stranger or a neighbor. I feel like we go through seasons in our lives… most times those seasons teach us more of Him and to see His hand in the everyday whether we’re building websites or wiping runny noses.
I feel like I”m in a new place and I really want to hear God for His direction. Gonna ask God to open the doors He wants for me and close those that need to shut…. just like you mentioned.
Thank you so much Liz! I’m so happy you enjoyed the podcast and that is was an inspiration for you! I’ll be praying for you as well through this season that God open the doors that need to be opened, and close the ones that need to be closed!
Thank you so much for being brave enough to share your story and tell us about how God made that happen. I started my business after my late husband got really sick. So grateful to be able to work from home. All God’s grace. Love your themes 🙂
Oh Tarnya, I just clicked over and read your story and you have inspired me to say the least! I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m also so very grateful you get to work from home with your 8 babies (even the big ones will always be considered your babies!) and that blesses me so much to read your story.
Thank you for your sweet comment and I’m honored that you listened to my podcast!
Thank you for sharing this, Lauren. I was recently asked to be featured in a podcast, and I’ve been putting it off because of similar fears. I know it’s a fear I need to overcome, so it helps to read stories like these. Your courage is inspiring! I look forward to listening to your podcast. Congrats! 🙂
Thank you so much for your sweet comment Lori!
2 things: Go email that person that wants to interview you and set a date – don’t think about it, just do it! Second, like I said in my post, replace all that negativity and fear in your head with positive words. You totally have what it takes to do this!
And lastly, please let me know when it goes live because I absolutely want to hear it!