Once upon a time, there was this baby eagle.
He was a brave little soul. He was actually one of many baby eagles who were all nested together. And even though the nest was really big, because there were so many baby eagles inside, he got nudged out. And what happened was he ended up landing in a chicken coop. So here we are, this baby eagle is on the ground, surrounded by all of these chickens. And for whatever reason, Mama doesn’t save him and he ends up living day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, thinking he’s a chicken.
Why wouldn’t he? He’s surrounded by other chickens.
Yet the whole time, he would look up at the blue sky and see other eagles (who are really his brothers and sisters) flying above him. He would look at them, see them sore and long to be just like them. He actually had the potential to do that. But he didn’t know any better. He didn’t know he could fly. So he lived his whole life miserable, unable to fulfill his potential, and died a very unhappy eagle.
I’m happy you’re here!
I’m happy that you’re here because this show is for women like you who are on the edge of change. You’re kind of like that baby eagle. You know that you can do so much more than you’ve done. You’re ready to overcome mediocrity. You’re ready to rise up, empower your thoughts, elevate your thinking and transform your life. And that’s what this show is for. This show is for people like you.
Sometimes we go along… we simply coast through life and we never step out of our comfort zone and live into the greatness we were designed for. We don’t create the businesses that we were meant to create. We don’t live our life of purpose. Other times, we’re coasting along. We start building momentum on our way to something great, but life gets in the way. Something happens. We either have something wrong physically, relationally something is wrong, mentally something is wrong, or environmentally something happens to us. The bottom line is, something beyond our control enters our world and makes us come to a screeching halt on the path we were on.
Mastering your story.
I believe everyone can have the business and life of their dreams once they learn the art and skill of mastering their story. It’s really very simple. Mastering our stories is the key to everything we want in life. Our stories can either hold us back, or they can become the fuel that ignites a positive change in our lives and in the lives of others.
I discovered this lesson back in 2012 when I was asked to share my story publicly, in a book no less. The following year, I decided to create a similar opportunity for the women of my community, the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, because I wanted them to have the opportunity to share their stories as well. And that my friends, is the story of how the Overcoming Mediocrity Project was born.
We’re not sharing our stories to get a “that a girl.” We’re sharing our stories so we can help other people and we’re sharing our wisdom, so not only can we inspire others, but we can equip them and let them know that they’re not alone. We inspire AND give them the tools, the resources, and the wisdom that we discovered through our trials.
Since then, I’ve spoken with thousands of women, listening to some very heartbreaking stories. Yet they’re so inspiring, and they’re epically empowering. I’ve also helped hundreds of women bravely share their stories in their own book or as a co-author with other brave women. Now, this podcast will further amplify their voices; it will amplify all of our voices so that we can continue to greater things on our journey to empower and equip others through our experiences.
Is this show for you?
Well, I have a favorite acronym that I heard from a mentor, a friend, and a future podcast guest Louie Sharp, The Gifted Leader. “What is everybody’s favorite radio channel? It’s WIIFM.” (What’s In It For Me.)
If you’re up for a little encouragement, we want to also make sure that we are packing every episode with value for you. If you’re ready for encouragement, then listen in. But more importantly, if you want to be more than inspired, you will leave every one of our episodes with actionable tips, strategies, and resources that you can apply to your life.
I encourage you to do more than just listening in. I challenge you to put our show on your calendar. Carve out time every week to be one of our raving fans. Who knows, you might be one of our future, inspiring guest experts as well.
Show Format and Schedule
The format of our show is a simple interview style. I may do some shows where it’s just me sharing some crucial information, some training, maybe some actionable strategies. But the majority of our shows, we’ll be featuring experts who have overcome something challenging in life, or they overcame mediocrity to accomplish something great.
Our shows will drop every Wednesday; they are about 30-minute shows where the first 15 minutes it’s about connecting with our guests, hearing their story and learning why they have become the expert they are and learning a little bit about their journey to get there. And the second 15 minutes is all going to be packed with content. What can you learn? What can you get from them? What kind of resources will they share? What kind of ninja tips are they going to be able to provide for you.
We’re going to start with a bang!!!
I’m not sure when you’re listening to this episode because this is our pilot show. Maybe you tuned in on episode 35, and you went back to listen to the pilot show. Or maybe you’re in it for the long haul right from the beginning. What we’re doing is we’re going to start out with a bang and do a rapid-fire 12-day launch process where every day for 12 days, we are going to be dropping a new episode. We’re going to bring you some amazing guests, some amazing content, and some amazingly incredible stories, so you can get a taste and flavor of what our show is really about. After that, we will be coming to you every week, as I said earlier, every Wednesday. As we continue to move forward, we’re going to keep bringing in more amazing guests and we’re going to keep sharing more strategies, resources, and cutting-edge tools you can use right now in your business.
I ask you to not only join us but schedule in time to be with us regularly, and then subscribe, rate, and review our show and then follow us on social media.
I look forward to seeing you on our next episodes where I have an amazing lineup of guests planned. People who will be with me on our first 12 episodes. These are people that have really been an instrumental part of my journey and my clients’ journey, and so, tune in! I’m not going to spoil the surprise, but you’re going to be really glad that you did. Every show that you join us on, you’re going to be wanting more and more. I will see you then.
Bye for now, Christie Ruffino and have an amazingly blessed day!
Meet Christie Ruffino
I’m Christie Ruffino, the host of his show. And the creator of the Overcoming Mediocrity Project, where everyday women tap into the power of their stories to magnify their message and elevate their brand so they can enjoy a business and life of true significance. I’m also a business strategist, the founder, and CEO of the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network. I’m an avid motorcyclist; I’ve been riding for almost 30 years now. But most importantly, I’m the mom of two kids and the grandmother of two of the most adorable kids ever.
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