Innovating against all odds: It’s all about the WHY!

June 18, 2024
Hosted by Kat O' Sullivan

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In last week’s episode, KC Campbell and I focused on the reality that there is no Courage without Fear and Vulnerability. It’s the perfect segue for this week’s focus on innovating against all odds and the importance of a strong WHY. The innovating “against all odds” only happens when we don’t allow our fear to dissuade us, and we are willing to be vulnerable enough to share what we want to bring to life… unapologetically and then make it happen. And, yes, that takes Courage! Oh and here’s another reality check… there is no Courage unless there is something more important than the fear you are feeling, therein your WHY… that thing that you’re passionate about. Is there something you’re passionate about that you haven’t acted on YET? This episode is about how to tap into the power of WHY to turn that YET into a “Hell, YES!” Perhaps your passion is all about innovating a new product or service that would transform people’s lives or disrupting the status quo in a way that would create life-changing new possibilities that would otherwise not exist. I share how being labelled a “bomb baby” fueled my passion to challenge people to let go of toxic labels. If you haven’t heard my “bomb baby” story, listen to the replay of last week’s episode. In this episode, I share my experience dispelling the label “at-risk youth” and how creating an innovative model transformed people’s perspectives and created new possibilities for these youth, beyond our wildest imagination. My guest, Stacy Fritz will share her inspirational story and how her WHY helped her overcome everything she didn’t know about innovating a new product… one that she believes will transform people’s lives. It could even transform your life.

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Ready to make a significant shift in your life? Kat believes that when "SHIFT HAPPENS," you can "MAKE MAGIC HAPPEN!" An inspiring shift can be magical when you allow yourself to pursue the life you really want, unapologetically. It opens a world of new possibilities. But wait. Does what you want feel impossible? What if "impossible" is just a story we tell ourselves? When doubt creeps in, it's time to give yourself permission to say, "Hell, YES!" to that thing that's stuck in your imagination, for fear it won't work or others will think you're crazy. It's never too late to make a shift, no matter what stage of life you are in. Yes, shifts can be disruptive. But what if disruption, and what you see as real and imagined constraints are key to a new life beyond what you think is possible? Kat and her guests provide hope, inspiration, reassurance, and encouragement. Their strategies and practical tools will help you on your transformational journey from "impossible" to "possible."

Kat O' Sullivan

Kat believes when "SHIFT HAPPENS," it's time to "MAKE MAGIC HAPPEN." As an author, speaker, trusted advisor, trained improv artist, and educational entrepreneur, Kat has helped people discover what else is possible in their lives for over 25 years. Kat is known for doing the seemingly impossible. At just 16, she convinced Bob Hope to be her sponsor when she had the opportunity to travel with a cast of 100 youth, bringing a message of hope and goodwill through a powerful two-hour musical. She completed high school on the road, staying on a second year as part of the PR team. This transformational journey helped Kat become a lifelong changemaker, helping others do the seemingly impossible. She brought her wealth of experience to her professional career, working across sectors -- corporate, nonprofit, education, and privately owned businesses, with long-lasting results. In the middle of COVID, Kat wanted to create a new life and enjoy every moment with her husband. They packed up their lives and moved to a foreign country, embracing an exciting new way of life. Kat now shares her inspiring message through keynote speaking and writing. Kat's experiences as a businesswoman, foster parent, adoptive parent of a special needs daughter, and caregiver to ill parents fueled her belief that we are all LIVING our legacy, moment by moment and choice by choice. She is passionate about helping people move toward the future just waiting for them to say "Hell, YES!" to new possibilities.

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