This week on the podcast I welcome, Danny-J, an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, podcast host and storyteller. Danny-J's work can be heard in her weekly show, The Best Life Podcast and can be followed in real time on all the social media platforms. She uses her real “Jerry Springer Life” stories to engage with her audience, teach life lessons and inspire others to rewrite their stories. And y’all, just wait until you hear some of her stories in this episode!
Danny-J shares her story of teen pregnancy and the decision to place her daughter for adoption, plus she details how she learned she had a biological father and met him many years later as an adult. It is so refreshing to hear honest and open stories of those in the personal development field. Danny-J shares how she processed everything and made it through to the other side. Plus, we talk about core beliefs and letting go of the ones that no longer serve you, changing negative self-talk and affirmations (are they actually bullshit or not?). Danny-J is totally, “my people” and I am excited to share our conversation with you today.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- Danny-J’s teen pregnancy, the decision to place her child for adoption and reuniting with her many years later (7:13)
- Knowing when it’s time to rewrite your story and some steps to take to get there (20:04)
- Affirmations: are they really bullshit and how you may be able to use them, but don’t work by themselves (24:56)
- Finding the tools that work for you when life gets really messy (31:07)
- Danny-J’s story of finding out she had biological father, meeting him years later and how it has affected her life, her identity piece and the world around her (38:14)
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Danny on Instagram
Scene from Waiting to Exhale
Erin Stutland on YKAL podcast
We Are Donor Conceived Facebook Group
Become a YKAL Patron: Support the Show and Get an Opportunity to Be Coached on the Podcast
Danny-J is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, podcast host and storyteller. As the former founder of The Sweaty Betties, an online fitness community, Danny-J discovered the most effective method for capturing attention and increasing revenue—sharing personal and brand stories. Danny-J's work can be heard in her weekly show, The Best Life Podcast and can be followed in real time on all the social media platforms. As a true example of “Truth is Stranger than Fiction” she uses her real “Jerry Springer Life” stories to engage with her audience, teach life lessons and inspire others to rewrite their stories. Danny-J now teaches innovative brands and influencers to close more sales, become better leaders and blow up their brands with the irresistible power of sharing. She also helps tens of thousands of families become debt-free by sharing her real life getting out of debt story and challenge #FindTheMoneyProject.