Changing the World: Deidra Penrose, NO EXCUSES!
August 20, 2014
Hosted by Mickey Ellison
The Mickey Ellison Show continues to introduce you to people that are changing the world by changing the lives of the people around them. This week meet Deidra Penrose, 7 Star Diamond Elite Beachbody Coach and registered nurse. Deidra made a decision years ago after making destructive decisions as a teenager that she had to change her life. She did, but after having two children she found herself heavier than any time in her life when she was introduced to Insanity and Shakeology. She stopped making excuses and the results spoken for themselves. Now Deidra is sharing that experience with others. Doing what she enjoys most: helping others. She and other Beachbody coaches are changing the world, leading by example as mothers, fathers, and children to show that when you are at your lowest point in life, there is hope. We live in a society that is always looking for the easy way out. We like to use the excuses – “I’ve had a bad life and blame the outcome on how they were brought up.” Why do you think so many are taking diet pills or trying the next fad diet? Once you realize that YOU are the only thing stopping you from your goals, you CAN change your life, change the lives of others, and in the end CHANGE THE WORLD! It’s your choice! NO EXCUSES! https://www.facebook.com/deidra.penrose
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Children are more wise than adults because they question everything, and as adults, we are often annoyed by those questions, especially the question “Why?” We adults become “set in our ways”, when in reality answering the question “why” may cause us to question what we believe. We would rather give the answer, “it just is,” because we are intellectually lazy and we really don’t know why. The question “why” is an important question because it requires critical thinking to answer. “Why” can back up our beliefs or “why” can break them down and cause us to realize that many of our thoughts are really not our own, rather they are thoughts of others that we have accepted as our own.
Here are some “why” questions for you to consider. Why do some churches ban dancing? David danced! Is a little inflation a good thing? Is our tax code over 70,000 pages long? Are there racists? No one is born that way! Never stop asking why! You never know what you might discover.
I was born in a small town in South Carolina with the dream of playing professional baseball. That dream died in 1993 when my career at Vanderbilt ended. I chased wealth through network marketing only to be $200k in debt after two years. In 1999 I became a financial planner, and a Certified Financial Planner in 2006. While in network marketing and financial planning I heard so many times that perception is reality and “Fake it till you make it,” and those clichés are lies! I had that gut feeling that something was wrong and never spoke up or acted, and in 2009, I found myself scared with one prayer, and that was to know the truth. In my search, I had to look in the mirror, and realized many of the gut feelings that I had about the industry were correct. My goal is to educate, and most of that education is simply common sense. For what it’s worth, I believe my experiences in life can help people, from failing in baseball, and reflecting on the excuses. From pretending to be someone I’m not to get rich in network marketing. From being scared to death because of debt. Pretending to be someone I wasn’t in the financial industry, and now helping people understand what they have in investments and what they are paying. Much of what society tries to sell us is a lie, and if we think for ourselves, search inside, question everything, we can find truth. Find the child inside of us that asks the question “Why?”