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Being the wolf means living as the fullest expression of who you are-in life and in your career. This is where true happiness is found. This is where the wildest dreams become a reality. Career Transition coach Genea Barnes and inspiring guests share stories, struggles, and advice on what it takes to be who you were born to be. And how to live on purpose in careers they LOVE! This is a must listen if you’re sick of trading happiness to have health insurance and 401k. If you’re ready to go fo ...
 
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Can you remember the first thing that really lit you up? Made you so excited that you’d put off EVERYTHING else? For me it was the movie Superman. When I had an opportunity to see the movie for a second time I jumped at it. I gave up coloring Easter eggs which was one of my FAVORITE things to do. I wasn’t obsessed with Superman himself, I was fasci…
 
You may have heard it said that to GET something different in your life, you must DO something different. The thing is, most people followed a standard strategy to get the career they have. And many of those same people are not happy with the outcome. Go to college, so you can get a job→get a good job with benefits and a 401K, so you have security→…
 
Everywhere I turn, another person is diagnosed with ADHD. And they always say, “Everything makes so much sense now.” They finally have a reason why they struggle with: Can’t deal with stress Impatience Impulsivity Easily bored Can’t sit still Negative self image Lack of motivation Sleep issues Procrastination carelessness and not enough attention t…
 
You did it! You worked your butt off to get to where you are. And people are impressed when you talk about your career. You were taught to work hard. And it was supposed to be the key to a happy life. Sure you’ve been bringing in a bunch of money. Yes you have “success.” But it’s been ALL striving and doing. And for a while it was awesome. But some…
 
When employers don’t make room for your needs, it’s a sign that it’s time to go. The thing is, most people are stretched to the max in career and life. There is no room to deal with BIG unforeseen circumstances. But they happen. And when they do, most people will bust their butts to try to keep everything in balance–only to have it all crumble to t…
 
Most people will follow and live by the set of expectations laid out for them (cult or no cult). Even when deep down they know it’s not right for them. They will wait until life is beyond unbearable before they do anything about it. They’ll convince themselves things are okay enough so they don’t have to face the pain of dismantling their life. But…
 
Did you give up on a dream? A lot of people never expected to have a soul sucking career. When they were young, they thought they’d have amazing and meaningful careers. The problem is, getting from point A to point B wasn’t so easy. Especially if nobody was around you to show you how to get that dream. So you went to college, thinking you’d find a …
 
There’s nothing worse than working hard on something, thinking you did great, and then getting feedback that you suck. Some people take this with grace. But for most people it stirs up self-doubt and feelings of not being good enough. And when it happens, some people fight back and get defensive. Others jump into action to prove themselves. And som…
 
In every field there is a preconceived notion of how you are supposed to be. And most people will put on a mask to try to fit into those “ideals.” This strategy may offer some benefits, but for many, the cost will be too high. We are entering a new era where sacrificing your soul for work is no longer acceptable. People want to have it all! They wa…
 
It is your birthright to create a rich, full life–no matter what anyone says. You get to carve out the perfect life for you. Not everyone understands that. It might not be easy. Sometimes to reclaim that birthright, you may have to shatter the chains that bind you to family, an industry, and your trauma. But it can be done, and Joy Rollins is proof…
 
Does navigating your career feel like walking through a minefield? Nothing you do is ever right. It seems like your boss pushes your buttons on purpose. And no matter how hard you work, nobody ever appreciates what you do. People are beginning to understand that trauma is at the root of why their life is not going the way they want. But before you …
 
When the people who are supposed to love you condemn you for being yourself, you get to make a choice. It’s not an easy one. You sacrifice a piece of yourself to fit in. Or you step into the unknown to be true to yourself. Taking that step can feel like a freefall. But the truth is, the world needs your unique and special talents. And there are peo…
 
Not every choice has to be well thought out, over examined, and agonized over. Sometimes all it takes is one accidental step to open up a new world you’d never have thought possible. That’s what happened to Leigh Anne Jasheway when she accidentally became a comedian in her late 30s. She then ditched her job and moved across the country to create a …
 
Some people think they have it all figured out. And then life throws them a curve ball…or 10. It is your choice to pick up and keep going that makes all the difference. And through that, even the biggest screw ups can end in success and opportunities you never thought possible. Join me and Riah Gonzalez as we discuss her unconventional journey to b…
 
Is it your genetics or is it how you were raised that determines who you end being? I think it is a combination of the two. And Kerri Sanford's experience supports my theory. She was adopted at 6 weeks. And like many people who were adopted she never quite felt she fit in. But after meeting her biological family she is understanding why she is the …
 
Some people have known their calling since they were little. Others had to experience more of life before they knew. And still many are waiting to discover what theirs is. But one thing is certain. When you find your true calling, you will get up again and again no matter how hard it is. There is no quitting. When Tracy Hartley was 49 years old she…
 
When you’re on a standard path to money and “success,” it’s not easy to honor what is true and right for you. Parental and societal expectations will override even the strongest wills. And most people continue down the standard path, even if they have to sacrifice their happiness. But the brave will do something different. Lyssa Jaye went down the …
 
There is a difference between surviving and living. Some people have the odds stacked against them, and they not only live–but thrive. The road to get to this place is not easy. It requires something special to break the patterns of the past and carve out a meaningful life that is perfect for you. Ann Brandon was diagnosed with ADHD as a young chil…
 
In my early 20s I thought if you kept hitting roadblocks that it meant it wasn’t meant to be. And I gave up on a lot of things. It takes bravery to double down again and again. Especially with the voices of what you “should” do lurking behind every corner. Cynthia Samanian is a Harvard Business School Graduate who walked away from a cushy tech sala…
 
Our society tells us that we are supposed to look, act, and be a certain way. But the reality is that a majority of us do not fit into those ideal molds. And half of the people that do, are faking it. Stacy Sorgen has been a health and fitness professional for well over a decade, and she does not fit the mold. She had to carve her own path in one o…
 
Working corporate jobs gets a bad rap. People complain about profit driven bosses, being treated poorly, lack of purpose, and way too many meetings. But sometimes your corporate job can help uncover your passions. That is exactly what happened to Janice Person. Janice’s decades of experience in the corporate world gave her a grounding in communicat…
 
The messaging most people received was that they must sacrifice their own wants and needs to accommodate others. They were told, “Don’t be selfish.” And then they were shamed whenever they put themselves first. . Most people go about their lives bending and contorting who they really are to make others comfortable and happy. But nobody tells you wh…
 
To be the wolf, you must stay true to what is best for you. And not everyone will get it. When you go after your dream a lot of people will call you crazy. They’ll try to drag you down, and they will give you the worst advice. It takes something special to keep going with all the negative Nancys coming at you. Denise Kubica has that something speci…
 
Cesar Becerra is a modern day nomad. Some might even call him professionally homeless. He found a way to embody his love of adventure, history and creativity into all aspects of his life. He makes a good living AND has a life he LOVES. He is doing what he was born to do, in spite of what his Cuban family expected of him. Join myself and Cesar as we…
 
Is your alarm clock your enemy? Do you hate getting out of bed in the morning? Especially on Mondays? Do you want to pull the covers over your head and disappear? We’ve all been there. There are reasons you don’t want to get out of bed, and when you get a handle on them you can start changing your relationship to Monday. Staying in bed is usually a…
 
In a world where most people are unconsciously running from who they truly are, Stephanie Carlin is a breath of fresh air and a beacon of truth. The journey of Being the Wolf requires honoring your truth first and foremost. And when you do that, then you can affect the world in the ways you were born to. As a young artist, Stephanie was on her way …
 
Learn the secret behind why gratitude helps you create abundance in your life. Connect to Genea here:Website: https://geneabarnes-elevate.com/Book a Step UP call here: https://calendly.com/geneabarnes/stepupFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/geneabarneselevateInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/geneabarnes/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/geneabar…
 
I am super excited to welcome Bob Doyle to Be the Wolf. He is best known for his contributions to the film and the book, “The Secret.” Do you remember when the Law of Attraction was all the rage? Perhaps you even tried to utilize it. Did it work for you? Recently Bob has shifted his attention from the metaphysical aspects of the Law of Attraction t…
 
I have a secret for you… Oh my goodness! Were you told that you were too much by someone you love? Maybe it was a caregiver, a friend, or a lover. It hurts, doesn’t it? Then, you feel like you have to dampen down who you are and be a smaller version of yourself. It feels like the world is caving in and telling you that you are not good enough the w…
 
Is adaptability a strength or weakness? The short answer: it is neither and both. Find out whether your level of adaptability and flexibility is helping or hurting you. Connect to Genea here:Website: https://geneabarnes-elevate.com/Book a Step UP call here: https://calendly.com/geneabarnes/stepupFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/geneabarneselevate…
 
There comes a time when one must let go of the past and take full responsibility for one’s life. When one must say to one’s self, “Yes I self sabotaged in the past, but now it is time to rise into who I am truly meant to be. It is time do what I was born to do.” This is the day where you commit to being the wolf, and being who you were born to be. …
 
During the: What is CPTSD? And do I have it episode? Russ Germain agreed to do a parts integration session with me. We worked on the part of him that is scared to be alone. This part caused him debilitating fear daily. In this episode we talk about his experience of the parts integration and the results he has experienced since. Connect to Russ her…
 
It seems like everywhere you turn someone is saying that some behavior is a trauma response. Hyper independence ~ Losing hope for the future ~ Difficulty making decisions ~ Social anxiety ~ etcetera You name the unwanted behavior and it could be attributed it to some form of micro or macro trauma. Some of these events may seem small, but even a pap…
 
People complain about their problems. And sometimes, years later they are still complaining about the same problems. They go on and on about how they wish they could do something about them. But they shut down every solution that is presented to them. Why do people do this? Are you doing it without even realizing it? Sometimes the reason is because…
 
There are some people that say everything in life boils down to fear or love. If this is true then these are the only two emotions. If this is true, then everything is motivated by either fear or love. Think for a moment about your own life. If you boiled all of your actions down to a single source of motivation or emotion, would you find fear, lov…
 
Have you ever experienced everything going great and according to plan, and then out of nowhere, you say or do something that causes everything to collapse? Do you want to know why you self-sabotage? I will give you a hint…it has to do with your unconscious mind’s desire to preserve the body. I bet you are thinking: “Wait! Why would my unconscious …
 
The stories and secrets you hold deep inside have a way eating you from the inside out. You might be thinking, I could never tell my story to the world. Maybe you are holding shame, anger, resentment, or sadness as a result of past events in your life. I need you to know, there is a way out. It has been said that forgiveness will set you free, but …
 
One of the biggest struggles people have is accepting that things are not as they would like them to be. Constantly thinking about how they hate their boss, their job, their in-laws. Wanting things to be different than how they are. This takes up a lot of energy, and it keeps the mind occupied and focused on what you don’t want. To really be able t…
 
Everyone knows if you don’t pull a weed out by the root, it will grow back. But what about our issues? Most people I know have been working on the same stuff for years. They use phrases like “I’m getting better at standing up for myself” OR “Im working on my boundaries.” One thing I know for sure is that when you change at the unconscious level the…
 
SSS-weight loss Have you ever struggled to drop weight? Or maybe you reached your goal weight but had a hard time staying there. Or maybe you just want to be healthier. Does something always to throw a monkey wrench in your plans? Maybe for you its the chocolate cake taunting you from the bakery window. Perhaps you struggle because you travel all t…
 
Have you ever wondered why that person you dated for a month ghosted you? How about why you have trouble going to a restaurant by yourself? Or maybe you wonder why you stayed in your last relationship six months too long? The short answer is because people will do whatever it takes to avoid uncomfortable situations. If you never push through the un…
 
There’s a reason your parents didn’t want you hanging out with certain kids. It is because we unconsciously pick up the behaviors and habits of the people we spend the most time with. Perhaps you have caught yourself saying that word you hate that all your friends say. You made a conscious effort to NOT say it, yet it still came out of your mouth. …
 
The first time I realized that the brain can change was after an eye infection created a hole in my cornea 4 mm wide. At the worst of it, I though I would lose sight in my dominant, right eye. I feared losing the freedom of driving and I worried how it would affect my photography (I used my right eye to shoot). Luckily the hole healed affecting my …
 
Do you really know what is keeping you from achieving your goals? Before the pandemic, time was the biggest excuse. Then people had all the time in the world and still did not achieve their goals—making their dreams come true.. Okay, maybe you are too busy…but are you busy with the things that really matter? Or are you letting perfectionism keep yo…
 
I say celebrate your singleness! But Genea, you say… I am supposed to have a partner. If I have a partner my family will get off my back. I’m lonely and want to be with someone It means I’m not good enough if nobody wants to be with me, Yes, these are the stories you tell yourself, and NOT ONE of them is a good reason to get involved with the wrong…
 
The mind loves a problem, and even more than that, it loves the dopamine rush that comes from solving a problem. Many people walk in circles in their little box while trying to solve a problem. You can recognize these people because they constantly complain about the same things—Is that you? They keep walking around in their box, digging themselves…
 
Have you been through an intense negative event? Has your life never been quite the same since? Or maybe you have one incident that keeps playing over and over in your head. Every time you think about it the emotions rise up and it’s like you’re right there. You can’t seem to escape it. Like many others, I have suffered from trauma. Sometimes I rep…
 
Have you taken a step forward and the voices in your head said, “Oh no, you can’t do that, you’re not that kind of person, nobody will take you seriously?” Maybe you are finally getting everything you you have longed for, but how are you supposed to inspire and lead others when deep down you feel like a fake. Perhaps someone introduced you by assoc…
 
Do you start projects and never finish them? Does the first step taunt you like a bully? Finishing a project can feel like an impossible task, but when you identify the problem and the source of your sabotage, you have already taken a huge step towards completion. Whether your issue presents as a lack of motivation, imposter syndrome, overwhelm, fl…
 
You know the cycle: do the bad habit, feel the shame, then do the bad habit again to avoid the shame. For you the habit might be: procrastinating, eating, working too much, sleeping all day, boozing, Netflix binging, or shopping. The problem is, the cycle acts like a generator. It builds the shame bigger and bigger until it spirals out of control. …
 
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