Meet our guest; Dawn Taylor
Dawn is a professional ass-kicker, hope-giver, Trauma Specialist, and business & life coach. She helps people heal from traumatic experiences in life and move into an amazing future.
In her childhood, Dawn had traumatic experiences that made her battle depression since she was nine. She shares that her mom almost miscarried her due to postpartum issues from another pregnancy.
When she was 12 years old, she broke her back, and at fourteen, she was sexually abused. In addition, when she was 15 years old, she developed a severe eating disorder, and at 17, she attempted suicide.
To hear more, go to [01:42].
The journey that led Taylor to become a trauma specialist
Dawn had a hard time adjusting to jobs due to the impact of the trauma she experienced in her childhood. The trauma she experienced made her become a workaholic as she tried to run from her past.
In her quest to heal her health, Dawn started taking courses, reading books, doing research, and getting certificates of training. To listen to more, go to [05:51].
“We can only build our businesses as high as we are.”
The most significant trauma in her life and how it impacted her
Dawn’s biggest trauma was when she found her mom talking about how overly developed her body was when she was nine years. The experience made her feel ugly and ashamed of her body.
To hear more, tune in at[11:23].
Go back to being a baby
At [15:35], Dawn shares that when you want to throw in the towel in your business, it’s important to check on those things you would consider if you were taking care of an infant and they were unhappy.
Check out for signs of burnout and find ways of recharging your mind and body
We should also check out for signs and symptoms of burnout. Moreover, we should understand that our bodies need downtime; if we don’t give our bodies time to rest, it will take it from us.
Dawn also adds if we feel burned out, we should find ways of recharging our minds & body. To hear more, go to [16:22].
Create a to-do list
When creating a to-do list, Dawn advocates that we prioritize our list according to the urgency of the activities. Additionally, Dawn shares the importance of attaching a time limit for dealing with every action item on the list.
To listen to more, go to [24:33].
Go back to why you started your business
Occasionally when we are feeling low, we tend to forget why we started our business. Recalling why we started the business can be an essential tool to help us get back up and bounce back. To hear more, tune in at [28:30].
Schedule a “baby weekend”
At [30:21], Dawn shares that creating a “baby weekend” is crucial if you feel tired and overwhelmed.
Scheduling a baby weekend entails setting a day in the middle of the week when you act like it’s a weekend. To learn more about having a baby weekend, go to [30:21].
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