The Stevie G. Success Show – Notes
Episode SGS-0035 – You Make It Through: Shawn Zanotti
Thank you for joining me on The Stevie G. Success Show: The #1 Personal Achievement Podcast, with our show guest today Shawn Zanotti a public relations specialist who is making her mark in the business of branding people, products, and companies. This rising star among women in business had to overcome the devastating loss of her husband at an early age, in order to survive and make a great life for herself and their child. Her story will move and inspire you to make it through life’s biggest challenges.
Before I introduce you to Shawn, I want to thank you for your support as a listener and for sharing our broadcasts with the people that you love and care about. This show now has listeners in 53 different countries and I have you to thank for that. Some of you send me emails sharing how you have been positively impacted and inspired by these episodes, and that to me is the most exciting part of this journey. Although some of us have never met, and we may never meet in person, I love that I am able to contribute to your life and that you can be inspired by the stories of my remarkable guests. I know that you have countless resources for information, and I am grateful that you have chosen to include this show as part of your life.
Over the many years that I have been as student of life, success, achievement and peak performance, I have noticed that no one achieves greatness without first going through the fire. Now, the fire of which I speak is a metaphor for the obstacles and challenges which will appear in our path as we travel through our journey on this planet.
Everyone is handed adversity in life, and some will appear to have it harder than others, and some will appear to have it easier than others. However, for the person in the struggle, it can be overwhelming, devastating, and often a life changing event. These fires can often paralyze us from moving forward and it can cause us to quit on ourselves, on others…and on life itself.
These fires and adversities can show up in the way of a physical or mental injury through accident or at the hands of another. It can show up as loss of a job or career, financial ruin, loss of a close or intimate friendship, loss of marriage through divorce, and what many consider to be the ultimate loss…the death of a loved one.
These fires are never easy to handle and often they appear when we least expect them, when we are the least prepared, and when we are most vulnerable. You may have heard the phrase “You can prevent Forest fires,” in reference to a forestry and wildlife conservation campaign in which the character known as “Smokey the Bear,” counsels us on ways that we can prevent the destruction and devastation of our forests and wildlife. However, in life, while we can certainly avoid certain types of losses and devastation, there are a number of challenges which will present themselves which we cannot prepare for or avoid. These are the fires that we must each face in our own time.
A benefit of knowing that each of us will and must face adversity, is that as others have gone through similar fires, we have a resource for learning how to handle and move through these difficult times in our lives. By learning what others are doing or have done to overcome these challenges we can apply those lessons in our own lives and perhaps in a small measure, lessen the pain or shorten the duration of it.
And as each of us must face our own adversities, keep in mind that facing the adversity is not what makes us unique. Rather, what makes us unique is how we move through the adversity, and how we grow and evolve from it. So called bad things will happen; it is how we respond to them that defines your character and determines the quality of your life. We can choose to remain in eternal sadness, paralyzed by the loss or fear resulting from the loss, or we can choose to stand up again and continue the journey that we call life, bringing hope and light to others along the way. This is exactly my show guest is doing.
Here now, is my interview with Shawn Zanotti.
Shawn Loren Zanotti is a critically acclaimed author, world renowned speaker, entrepreneur, and is the CEO and Founder of Exact, a company that specializes in sports, entertainment, and business-to-business non-profit and marketing assignments. Drawing from her own personal experiences as they relate to sudden loss and death, single parenting, juggling career and family life, building a business, breaking into the PR business and various other obstacles, Shawn allows life to be an open book and raves on, “If you think it, you can achieve it,” and offers inspiring messages that relate to many people.
Shawn is a graduate of Hampton University, Hampton, VA where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcasting. After a successful career in broadcasting as a TV News Reporter at various TV news stations, Shawn chose to expand her media knowledge by pursuing an entrepreneurial venture. She noticed a gap between the role of an involved publicist and the client–which was the birth of what is now known as Exact. Shawn is also the founder of Journey, a luxury apparel line for the man, woman, child and dog. The brand in itself was strategically named Journey to symbolize the ups and downs of life. The logo is a circle of J’s in various directions to mimic the roller coaster of life. The fashion line is luxurious, comfortable clothing which is designed for the trendsetter.
Connect with Shawn:
- web site exactpublicity.
- Instagram @PublicistShawn
- Twitter @PublicistShawn
Facebook Exact Publicity
- Journey Clothing rockyourjourney.com
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