As a questioner, I truly believe we need to keep asking questions to ensure our traditions don’t trap us in principle and hold us back from a path better suited for us. This week, episode 126 of the Positively Living Podcast is about permission to follow your own path!

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, my guest Stephanie Haynes shares the importance of questioning the reason behind the expectations set on us (by society, family, and self) and she gives you actionable steps to take right now to take the risk and create your own path to follow. 

Stephanie and I cover the following topics:

  • Stephanie’s perspective on the “all roads lead to college” push in the 90’s and its impact on us to this day. 
  • Sobering data on how the college push has not worked and what we can do differently for our children and ourselves by reverse engineering our pathways. 
  • The different questions we need to ask to find and follow the right path for us and what we can ask and observe in our children to help them do the same. 
  • Simple questions to start your reflective journey. 

Don’t let fear, stories, and tradition keep you from asking what would make you happy. You have the permission to ask what is possible for you. 

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