First of all, I wanted to wish everyone a happy women's history month on this last day of this special month of the year. I hope we've all taken a moment to recognize all the strong and amazing women in our lives that help us, inspire us, or are present in our lives and help make this experience of living a lot lighter, a lot more fun, a lot easier, and a lot happier. Thank you to my teachers who have been there with me during this journey of starting my hypnotherapy and motivational speaking practice to producing my first podcast, Creating Positive Changes with Panney Wei, which ran for 8 years. It was a positive and wonderful experience to launch that show which aired on several internet radio stations and then found a home at KCAA 1050 AM radio, NBC News radio and ITunes where it was ranked Top 100 Best podcasts in Spirituality and was recognized as "New and Notable" in spirituality & self-help, and at one point, broadcast in over 240 countries. I thank God for its presence in my life, for the sponsors who supported it, and for the people and audience who listened and connected with me each and every week. But life progressed, and so it is with all things in life, one must change and move forward and evolve, and it was time to start a family, and so I did. I took time to raise my daughter and took a break from producing this show in order to focus on her and our family. It was all worth it and worth the sacrifice because she's a well-adjusted, strong, insightful, kind, and happy child, but now it's time for a change again, and get back out there again and make a difference in our world on a broader scale.
No one ever tells you how hard it is to bounce back after taking time for your family; life is really like running a marathon and sometimes you fall real hard and stumble along the way, and you've got to get yourself back up and rise up again. Sometimes you have setbacks because you've got to pause, and the universe has other experiences in store for you. For those women that choose to have families, it's tough to temporarily put on hold some of your wishes and dreams or your life purpose you hold in your heart. It's like the Phoenix rising out of the ashes, you have to constantly work hard to be reborn again.
This has always been a theme in my life from the time I helped raise my siblings and fulfilled that rite of passage, to as many of us all do, go through the school, college, find the love of your life, get your heart broken, get back out there, get married and start families; these are all tests and rites of passage in life.
Not too long ago when things felt stagnant, I had time to think a lot while raising my daughter and wondering why there was this pause in my life that felt forever and enduring! I worked when I could, with hypnotherapy and coaching clients and doing speaking engagements and corporate professional development trainings, but most of my time was focused on laying a strong foundation for our child and family. I often thought that maybe God created this quiet pause in my life so I could do more self-reflection, so I could gain more clarity, so I could have certain, extraordinary experiences that would help me grow and be a better person, more spiritually connected, and collect wisdom from some of these experiences so I can eventually share them with others. Some of those experiences were and continue to be very difficult and the wisdom was hard-earned, but as I learned from when I was a young person and overcoming a life-threatening illness and near-death experience, was that staying optimistic and staying positive is more powerful beyond measure and a positive mindset can help you get through anything in life. You have to have the heart of a lion and the grit and spirit of a Phoenix in order to adapt and soar through anything difficult in life. So I thank all those who have crossed my path and all the experiences, good and bad, that I've had and endured and overcome. They have made me who I am and continues to shape me and my spirit. I hope to continue to be worthy of the wisdom I've gained from it all and then to share it with you all so that your journey will be easier, more peaceful, and your dreams and goals will be easier to ascertain as well.
I am thankful we are finally in the spring and it's time for everyone in spite of anyone or any obstacle, to reignite all your passions, dreams, or goals. Mine has always been to serve my community and make a difference in the world with the talents God has given me and the purpose He placed in my heart. Thank you to those who still believe in me; you know who you are and I'm grateful for you 🙏. With that, today I'm happy to share that I'm launching a brand new podcast called,"See the Way with Panney Wei" which is available on my website to download or listen directly at: http://www.panneywei.com/podcast.html. And will be available on ITunes eventually as well. I hope you enjoy the first episode and every week there will be a new message sharing a motivational message, inspiration, interviews with NY Times Bestselling authors, wisdom or compelling stories from numerous guests who are luminaries or experts in various fields, tips to help you have work-life balance and gain a synergistic harmony and success between your goals, loved ones, career and health, and share tools to improve your life personally and professionally, spiritually and mentally, to stay inspired on your path. Thank you for listening, for being patient, and for staying connected with me! I can't wait to share it with you. Happy Women's History Month! Blessings and love to you all!