Today’s guest on The Your Shining Self Podcast is Benecia Ponder.
Benecia’s story takes us all the way back to 1999, and what started as a normal Monday morning. Except it turned out to not be normal!
And for the next several months she was in and out of the doctor’s office to have blood drawn regularly only to be told everything was fine…
Until one day, back at the doctor’s office, Benecia realizes she can see but she can’t see (listen in to hear what she means by this) so she’s referred to another office in the same building and finally they have an answer!
Listen in to find out what was going on and what happened next!
Benecia shared a lot of wisdom and golden nuggets, but one thing really stood out to me:
“…You are the light of the world. And the light that you have, the light that you have been given, was given to you so that you can shine. I encourage you, I invite you, I challenge you, to let your light shine in this world. And when you do that, you are going to bring hope, healing, breakthrough, and transformation in the lives of others and you are going to be an amazing impact, influence and inspiration…”
Benecia has never let her visual impairment stop her and has done and continues to do so many great things!
Resources to Check Out:
- Book: Get Past Your Sh*T
(Benecia & I are co-authors in the book!)
- Book: Scary Close by Donald Miller (we did not specifically mention this book in the episode, but it’s an excellent read & it talks all about dropping the act and becoming ourselves/worrying less about impressing people, etc. I highly recommend the book; it gave me lots to think about and was also a bit on the life-changing side!)
Connect with Benecia:
Benecia Ponder is a Story Coach and Book Publishing Mentor to Inspirational Authors—purpose driven entrepreneurs who share their God-given gifts and life experiences through powerful stories that make an impact.
Benecia’s clients want to tell their story and have a real impact on the world. They want to open doors to connect with people they feel called to serve.
Since 2006, Benecia has been helping entrepreneurs and organizations clarify, hone, and share their messages to inspire change.
With more than 10 years of passionate experience helping storytellers go all the way from outlining to publication, Benecia loves to speak, teach and motivate entrepreneurs.
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