350: Fears, Permissions, and Discoveries of Going Your Own Way – Melanie Deziel

We all desire to go our own way. Doesn’t matter if it is in love, work, or life in general. But there’s this little, big word that holds us back – PERMISSION. We come to the precipice of doing our thing, going our way, and then we retreat, waiting for someone, maybe ourselves, to approve and give us PERMISSION to do the thing we want to do. Then, to often we get derailed because the fears, bullshit, and trash talk take over and we can’t even get to the permission piece because all the rest of the stuff is bombarding us. So what are you to do?

Fellow Speaker and Coach, Melanie Deziel makes the bold move to share her story of leaving her corporate job, carving out her plan for a new away of being in life, and going beyond “DESK FRUSTRATED,” even though it scared the crap out of her. She goes raw and real with the inside scoop on how she went from fear, to leaning into her own FAB and a story brand expert who gave herself permission to go be her and do her thing.

Show Highlights

  • Three best questions to ask yourself if you are considering giving yourself permission to do something
  • What do Marathon Runners and life changers have in common?
  • Every time you say yes…
  • What does Melanie feel most responsible to do?

About Melanie

Melanie Deziel is the founder of StoryFuel and a brand storytelling speaker who travels the world teaching marketers and publishers how to tell better brand stories.

She is on the board of the Native Advertising Institute and teaches Content Marketing for Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the former director of creative strategy for Time Inc. and was the first editor of branded content at The New York Times, where she wrote the sponsored content pieces that won the 2014 and 2015 Best Native Advertising Execution OMMA Award, including the acclaimed “Women Inmates” piece for Netflix.

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