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Every Body Holds A Story Podcast

Jul 14, 2021

Today we are speaking with Reinvention Architect, Craig Stanland.  After hitting rock bottom, Craig was forced to make a choice: give up or rebuild. He thought he had "it all" until he lost sight of what's truly important and made the worst decision of his life, losing everything along the way, including his own self-worth. Through the painful, terrifying process of starting over, Craig ultimately discovered that when you have nothing, anything is possible. 

Today, Craig is an author, speaker, and Reinvention Architect. He specializes in working with people who want to reinvent themselves so they can create the extraordinary lives they've always wanted. He is celebrating the release of his upcoming book, “Blank Canvas - How I Recreated My Life”, released on May 25th, 2021 and hit Bestseller on Amazon.

In this episode we discuss:

1) The difference between internal and external fulfillment. External fulfillment comes from outside of us and chasing monetary items or status in order to feel that fulfillment. Internal fulfillment comes from inside of ourselves. This was one of the most powerful lessons that Craig learned during his time in federal prison. 

2) Sometimes our life has to blow up in order to create the space to start over.  We have to know one side of the coin before we can know the other side. We have to know dark to know light and sadness to know happiness.  We choose what we focus on and this is how we learn to re-write the story.

3) The power of shame and how it stops us from living, showing up and allowing ourselves to be seen. Craig shares how he worked through the shame up to the point of planning his suicide.

4) Embracing vulnerability to learning our value and worth is the path to creating freedom.  When we are being vulnerable we are giving others the permission to be vulnerable too.  It can also lead us to the most incredible relationships and people who are meant to make a difference or an impact in our lives. We must be open and willing to receive this support from others. 

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