I am starting a new series titled, Inspiring Women in Recovery, where I interview rockstar women who are in recovery from all sorts of things. Humbling oneself and surrendering to a program of recovery takes courage and a certain Je ne sais quois.
Recently a friend sent me this article by Brené Brown about celebrating 23 years of sobriety. I’ve heard her talk before but I had no idea she was also living sober.
“For the first time in my life, I realized that my sobriety isn’t a limitation. Sobriety isn’t even a “have to” – it’s a superpower.” – Brené Brown
Yep, it sure is a superpower. Without the old familiar crutch of alcohol or drugs, I’m forced to face every situation with clarity and growth. It’s a blessing.
As a woman in recovery for over 9 years, I can easily say I’ve met some amazingly beautiful women on this journey who’ve also discovered their superpowers. It’s like I a get a front-row seat to watch God’s handiwork in transforming ladies every day. Now that I have this platform, I’d love to feature some of these women in hopes of sharing stories of inspiration.
Calling Applicable Ladies
So I am putting out the call to all recovering women for this interview series. If you are a woman in recovery than you can apply.
I’m looking for your story of over overcoming. When we, as humans, are able to find the grit it takes to face our demons and slay them head-on by reconciling with our past, our resentments, and the lies we’ve fallen victim to, we gain a level of freedom. Furthermore, when we learn to give and receive forgiveness, we can stand fully free and with a new purpose.
If that’s you, I want to hear from you!
I’ve decided to publish the basic format of the interview questions I will ask you if you agree to be interviewed on Recovering Women Wealth.
My personal mission is to love God and others. And to live with intention and purpose while employing my God-given gifts to teach and bring out the best in other people.
Additionally, the mission of Recovering Women Wealth is to love & help other recovering women find hope in starting over. At Recovering Women, we are learning how to manage money and mental wealth. Because of that, the interview questions are centered around recovery, mentality, inspiration, and financial management. Please do not be intimidated by the last one because I welcome interviews from women anywhere on the financial spectrum. The only requirement is a desire to gain financial health.
I recognize that you may want to keep details private and/or be anonymous so please feel free to skip questions or parts of questions. Furthermore, if you do want to remain partially or wholly anonymous please, let me know. I’ve created the questions to guide you in telling your story. You do not need to answer every question!
If you have a business, blog or website I will link to it either in the introduction and/or closing of your interview. You are welcome to link to it in your answers where appropriate. I recommend keeping the interview between 800-2,000 words. I would love it if you include pictures where appropriate. However, pictures are not necessary and especially if affects anonymity.
I reserve the right to edit interviews prior to publishing, including for grammar, syntax, and formatting. However, I will not change the context of what you are saying. I may add additional links, advertisements and/or affiliate links within or between content.
Again, Recovering Women Wealth thanks you!
The Guiding Questions
Introduce yourself. Here are ideas of some things you can (but don’t have to) share in the intro
- Your name
- Your age
- Where you live
- Single or married?
- Your current career or job
What are you in recovery from?
- How long have you been in recovery?
- What has been the most difficult aspect of your recovery?
- What is the most rewarding aspect of your recovery?
- To what do you attribute your success in recovery?
How do you keep your mindset positive?
- Do you embrace a growth mindset? A growth mindset, as defined by Dr. Carol Dweck is when people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work –brains and talent are just the starting point. In other words, are you teachable?
- What mental tips have you embraced to stay positive, teachable, full of gratitude and focused on abundance rather than scarcity?
Have you gotten to the place in your journey of making financial amends?
- If yes, how did you go about it?
- How much debt did you payback?
- If no, how much debt do you owe?
- Are you looking for a plan in paying it back? If not, what is your plan?
- If you had no financial amends to make, how have you avoided debt?
Are you interested in becoming a savvy investor?
- Do you believe this is possible?
- What are the obstacles standing in your way of this becoming a reality?
- And how will you tackle those obstacles?
- Do you have or want to formulate a retirement strategy?
Do you know what your purpose is?
- If yes, what?
- If not, how do you think you can figure it out?
- What are your gifts and/or talents?
- How would you like to use your talents to help others?
- As women in recovery, we are blessed in that we learn that our past can be turned into something beautiful by helping other women. How is what you’ve overcome tied to your purpose today?
- What is your favorite way to give back?
What else would you like to share?
If you feel ready to tell your story and inspire other women, I’m ecstatic to share it. Please send me an email at RecoveringWomenWeath [at] gmail.com
I’ll respond with the full guidelines to being interviewed on Recovering Women Wealth. You will be given notice as to when your interview will go live so you can help promote it and spread awareness that there is hope in recovery. Together let’s learn to manage money & mental wealth!