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How She Found Herself After Escaping a Narcissistic Marriage: Victoria McCooey #167

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On this week’s episode, McCooey tells Warwick in detail the toll that being married to a narcissist had on her identity… as his controlling ways left her feeling unworthy and ashamed. But she also describes how she fought her way back to not only find her value, but to help other abused women find theirs – first through the same nonprofit that aided her and now as a narcissist divorce coach.

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Surviving the ‘Gift’ of Cancer: Dr. Erica Harris #166

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In this week’s episode, Dr. Erica Harris explains every harrowing detail of her years-long up-and-down medical crises – finally set on a more stable path when she received a double lung transplant. Along that journey, she explains, she learned the important difference between toxic positivity and genuine positivity and discovered that the key to her recovery was a mindset shift.

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3 Critical Lessons All 5 Crucible Types Can Teach Us

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It’s astounding, sometimes, how a guest whose worst day was suffering through abuse or addiction or being hit with a devastating physical injury or medical diagnosis uses the exact same language Warwick does to describe how it felt to be at the bottom of the pit… and needed to muster the same resilience to get out of that pit. In broad brushstrokes, we’ve discovered that these crucible experiences fall into five categories and have three critical lessons…

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Preventing Money from Becoming Your Identity: Kristin Keffeler #164

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Helping people develop a right relationship with money, particularly the younger generations in families of wealth and influence, is the unique focus of the work done by this week’s guest, Kristin Keffeler. This may be the most personal episode we’ve yet done from Warwick’s perspective, given his history as the 5th generation heir to a multibillion-dollar media dynasty in his home nation of Australia.

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Recovered with Purpose: Adam Vibe Gunton #161

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Adam Vibe Gunton shares in harrowing detail how his life went from him being a “golden boy,” the star of every sports team he played on, to a tragic descent into darkness and dependence on heroin and prescription painkillers – set into motion by being introduced to cocaine at 12 and worsened when he blamed himself for a friend’s suicide. He wanted to die… until the rekindling of his faith in a miraculous way set him first on the road to sobriety… and then to significance.

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4 Things I Wish I Knew In My Darkest Time

By Crucibles, Life of Significance, Resources

We’ve just finished a series on our Beyond the Crucible podcast called BURN THE SHIPS. We interviewed seven guests from wildly diverse backgrounds who had one critical thing in common: They made bold, dramatic pivots in their lives, leaving one direction behind to pursue something that to them is more fulfilling/daring. If you’re thinking about burning your ships too, here are 5 truths to make for smoother sailing.

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Reckless Faith in Action: Beth Guckenberger #160

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Our guest this week, Beth Guckenberger, explains how the death of her father when she was certain he would pull through knocked her off balance, making her question the faith in which her life was rooted. But when she realized God’s ways were not her ways, that they were grander and more mysterious than she had ever imagined, that knowledge was fuel for her journey to creating her life of significance.

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