It’s a Choice to Be HAPPY (Sarah Churman) Best Selling Author of “Powered On”
What an opportunity to get to interview such strong and successful women. I know I have learned many valuable tips so far and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you.
I’m not certain if you’ve heard of Sarah Churman before, but I’m going to go ahead and say it, you NEED to know her story. Her YouTube video of her hearing for the first time has over 25 million hits, and it WILL touch your heart. If you haven’t watched it, GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW and then come back and read the rest of this blog. 😉 Sarah had literally been an inspiration to millions.
The very first thing I asked Sarah was if she would share the beginning of her story with us. She started by explaining when she was 18 months old and her day care teacher mentioned to her mom that she was deaf. Her mom didn’t believe the day care worker until she popped a bag behind Sarah’s head; and she didn’t even flinch.
I also asked Sarah to describe, if she could, the day her confidence was taken away.
“I never really had my confidence ‘taken away’. It was as I got older I realized that things could be less difficult or stressful if I wasn’t hearing impaired.”
Having to overcome many obstacles, such as learning how to wear hearing aids, and reading lips, I also asked Sarah if she had a darkest hour and if she could describe that for us….
“As cliche as it sounds, I’m genuinely a ‘glass half full’ kinda gal……and I never really had a ‘darkest hour’. I just always had faith that I would someday be able to take advantage of some sort of ‘cure’ or ‘surgery’…
(I have to pause and reflect a bit right here. Sarah really sets the example of staying positive even though she could have chosen to have pity on herself. BUT SHE DIDN’T.)
“I never had a negative voice. There were times were I would get down, but not for long. I don’t feel as though I experienced any more inner turmoil that your average teen going through the typical hormonal emotions.”
When I asked Sarah to tell us how she achieved her success, her answer was simple…. “Stepping out in faith. Plain and simple. Just believing that God was guiding me towards something amazing. AND, believing that even if I failed, I would still find some way to learn from the experience.”
She also explains how she has an excellent support system from her husband and two daughters. “I make the choice to be GRATEFUL and HAPPY.
This is music to my ears. Because…. It IS a choice to be HAPPY. Even though it may be the hardest thing in the world to do, choose to be Grateful and Happy. I challenge you all out there to find your WHY.
THE one thing that Sarah wants all of LIPTalk Nation to understand is, “That we all face hardships in some form or fashion at many times in our lives. It’s how we choose to overcome that make us unique.”
There is that word again…. CHOOSE!
Sarah’s story really is an inspiration. I would love to hear your thoughts. To read the whole story of Sarah Churman, read her book “Powered On”. You can go to http://www.sarahchurman.com to purchase the book. You will cry, laugh and be inspired. Since becoming a YouTube star, Sarah has many guest appearances on Ellen, Ricki Lake, Anderson Cooper and not to mention the many brands that she’s worked with Audi, Wells Fargo and has even aired on a Micro Soft Commercial during the Super Bowl.
So, It’s really not about one particular person here at Life In Purple. It’s about you, LIPTalk Nation. If you haven’t listened to Sarah’s interview, Go do so now…. It’s about retraining the negative voice inside to become positive and CHOOSING to Live a LIFE IN PURPLE. HAPPY SUNSHINE DAY!!!
Listen to the Interview here!
Let me know your thoughts. Looking forward to hearing how you are living your LIFE IN PURPLE. What you say is what you become.
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