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The Power of the Pause: Finding Courage in Change
Have you ever wondered how things might be different if you’d pursued another career or path in life? It’s easy to question the many choices we make, but what about those we have no control over? After 25 years in the financial industry, Effie Santos was seeking more fulfillment in her career. She’d always dreamed of starting her own business but had never taken the leap. That changed when she decided to pause — to breathe, self-reflect and honestly answer the question: what brings me joy? This pause led Effie to start her company and thrive. But then the unthinkable happened. Effie’s entire life turned upside-down after an unimaginable tragedy. This time, she was forced to pause again. Effie shares how to embrace the pauses in life to become who we’re meant to be — those we must choose for ourselves, and the ones thrust upon us. She reveals what you’re really supposed to do when life gives you lemons and offers guidance to reclaim your joy.