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BizMode Podcast

Feb 25, 2020

Have you ever wanted to write your own book? Well, our next guest on BizMode did. Karla Monterrosa is the author of Unbraided: Transform Your Pain to Power and Purpose. With Unbraided, Karla shares her own childhood trauma and steps she took toward healing. We all have experienced trauma. This book provides a framework to work through that trauma so you can free yourself. Prior to being an author, Karla worked in city government in community and economic development. Several years ago. She decided to dedicate herself full time to crafting and developing Unbraided, which was released in fall 2019.

A couple of takeaways from this episode. It is never too late to start. As you will hear, Karla was well into her career before she started this journey. As with any new adventure, there can be feelings of anxiousness, fear and disruption. You have to keep in mind that what you’re going to do is going to provide a great impact. It will help you grow as well. Listen how Karla describes also that having a coach can help you make a decision faster and can also help you get out of your own head. Karla also reminds us of some key elements we all need as we start on our own entrepreneurship journey. Whether you’re writing a book, developing a product, or scaling the service business, you always need to know why you are doing it, your purpose and who you’re doing it for. Well, let’s get to the show. Hope you enjoy.

Some topics that were discussed include:

  • Overcoming trauma specifically abuse and writing a book
  • Taking a pause from my career
  • Finding purpose and your path to impact the world
  • From thinking about writing a book to actually doing it!
  • Put something out into the world that grows and has a life of it’s own
  • Recognizing the effects of abuse
  • Awareness around the triggers
  • How trauma can affect your marriage, and communication in your relationships
  • Generational trauma
  • A difficult conversation helped mend a relationship that was broken
  • Challenges that came up writing book
  • Mindset challenge stepping away from a 20 year career in city government
  • The shift from a secure job to an entrepreneurial venture
  • Having the support of your partner is vial
  • Working with a coach to make progress on your goals and dreams
  • The dream of writing a book, what does it really take?
  • Working with a writing coach
  • A framework for healing
  • The power of journaling
  • The first step in the healing journey
  • The Unbraided Framework: 7 Steps Toward Healing
  • The neuroscience of healing
  • What it’s like being CEO, Chief Everything Officer