Eleanor Roosevelt said – You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” In this episode, I speak to the entrepreneur and creator of VanessaRee jewelry, Vanessa Murtagh.
Vanessa opens up about facing her fears and following her passion. What makes this story even more inspiring is that from the outside Vanessa’s life looked like it was plain sailing.
She was one of the leading success stories in the world of creative advertising, married raising two boys Vanessa and her husband Barry we living the stereotypical typical life approved by society.
Yet underneath all this, Vanessa’s happiness had been neglected. Her time was spent working in a highly pressurised job which was taking away from her relationship with her children, her husband, and herself.
It was in jewelry that Vanessa found her passion, but not simply by wearing it, but by crafting bespoke pieces of jewelry born out of the thoughts and ideas of her customers that would mean far more than something purchased over a counter.
As you listen to Vanessa, you’ll hear the warmth and passion in her voice but you’ll hear someone I think we all can relate to. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 something of 40 something, if you’re not happy then it is up to you and you alone to make a change.
This life is not a dress rehearsal, so make sure you give it your best shot.
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