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012 | Sharing Your Story and Finding Your Voice with Tammi Morrison

confidence marketing podcast thesuzanneshow womens issues Nov 25, 2022
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In this episode, I chat with one of my faves - Tammi Morrison. Tammi shares with us the importance of sharing your voice no matter how hard it is and the impact it can have on others.

Tammi Morrison is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She’s is an amazing healer, on a mission to help women rewrite their story after the 3 D’s (Divorce, Death, and Disease) by being a soul guide, helping them find, connect and pursue their dreams., and assisting women in finding their voice through sharing their story. She is also a passionate writer and co-author of the powerful #1 Bestselling anthology, "Unchain Me Mama," her own powerful story, "Walking Away" and the newly published ebook, "Michelle:Dying for love." She is a prolific storyteller and stands in the sacred archetype as a high priestess.

In her eyes, there are really only 2 stories: ”How you see yourself and how the world sees you.”

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Summary: 

In this conversation with Tammi Morrison, we explore how to find your voice and strength to share your story.

We discuss the importance of being true to yourself in order to create meaningful work that resonates with readers. We also talk about the power of storytelling as a tool for healing and transformation. When asked about her writing process, Tammi says that it starts with finding a quiet place where she can be alone with her thoughts.

She finds solace in nature or in a room filled with books – places where she can be free from distractions and focus on her craft. Once she has found this space, she begins by writing down whatever comes to mind without worrying about grammar or structure – just letting the words flow freely onto the page.

Once she has written down all her ideas, Tammi then goes back over them and begins to shape them into something more cohesive – adding details here or taking away words there until it feels right.

This process allows her to create stories that are both personal yet universal – stories that speak directly to readers’ hearts while also exploring larger themes such as racism, sexism, poverty, love, loss etc. When asked what advice she would give aspiring writers who are struggling to find their voice or strength to share their story Tammi says: “The most important thing is not worrying about what other people think but rather trusting yourself enough to tell your own story in your own way.” She goes on further saying, “It’s ok if you don’t know exactly how you want things to turn out – just keep writing until something clicks.” Tammi believes that everyone has a unique story inside them waiting to be told; however it takes courage and determination for these stories come alive on paper (or screen).

It takes time too. Sometimes years before you feel ready enough or confident enough in yourself as a writer/storyteller before you can truly express yourself through words without fear or judgement from others around you.

Ultimately though it is worth it because when we tell our stories we open up new possibilities for ourselves as well as others around us. We become part of something bigger than ourselves which gives us strength when times get tough and hope when things seem impossible. As Tammi puts it, “Your story matters because it is yours alone - no one else can tell it like you can so don't be afraid - just start writing!”

We hope this conversation with Tammi Morrison inspires you find your voice and strength so that you too can share your unique story with the wor

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Welcome to another episode of The Suzanne Show, where I talk a little online business, human resources, personal development, chronic illness, and whatever else I decide to chat about. I am so excited that you are here and I love to hear from my listeners. Please feel free to reach out to me on my website, suzanneproxa.com, or on all the socials where I'm also Suzanne Proxa.

And don't forget to put that K before the S. Let's move on with the episode. I can't wait for you guys to dive in. Hello everybody. Welcome to another episode of The Suzanne Show. I am here with one of my favorites today, Tammy Morrison. And so prepare yourself because I'm sure we're going to have a very interesting conversation. And she has been a friend of mine for several years.

She's got books out there and does all kinds of wonderful things with live video, et cetera. But I'm going to let her tell you a little bit about herself to get started. And then we are going to go from there. All right. Thank you so much, Suzanne, for having me. I really appreciate this.

I am at first, first and foremost, as the children say, I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I have two beautiful little grandsons. One is 10 and the other one is one.

How about that?

Wow.

Right?

But I'm a healer and also an author. And I've written, I just published my third book January the 1st, actually. I didn't even realize I had published it on January 1st, but yeah. So I'm super excited about all of that because that all came as a surprise to me because I've always loved writing, but I never saw myself as a writer.

And I honestly didn't feel like I was good enough to do that.

However, fast forward a few years, I have done that and I've shared my story in my second book, which was definitely a journey, definitely a healing journey. Yes.

And I know that you did really well with that book, didn't you?

I think you got that into a lot of hands. Yeah. That book is all over the world. That's awesome. Yeah.

I mean, honestly, I'm super excited because I really, I didn't, I could be honest with you, I did not have expectations for it. I just said, I felt the call to write it.

And I knew that it was going to be something that was going to inspire and to give people hope, you know?

And that was really one of the reasons why I decided to share that story because it was difficult to write because it's my story.

You know, it's easier to write if you're writing somebody else's story. But when you're writing your story, it is totally a different thing. And I took my cue from the pursuit of happiness.

Oh, I know.

You remember the movie that I was in?

Yes.

The guy that the movie was about, he said, they asked him, was it easier for him to write the story or to live the story?

And he said it was easier to live it because living it, you don't have time to think about it. You have to do what you got to do.

He said, but writing it, he said, it's like you have to relive it when you write it.

Oh, yeah. To be able to get it out there. And so that, I took my cue from him. And that was exactly the experience that I had.

I mean, writing it was, I mean, I wrote that book in 30, about 30 days. Wow.

But I was on a mission, you know, when I wrote it and I felt like I needed to get it out, you know, and I felt like it was something that people needed to read, you know, because I felt like it would give them so much hope, you know, because when I went through a lot of this stuff that I wrote about in the book, I actually remember asking God, I said, why did I have to go through all this?

You know, and I went through it really young.

And so I asked God, so why do I have to go through all this?

And I heard so clearly, like I had never heard up until that point before, you know, this is not for you. And so when I thought back to that, because that was like 30 years ago with, well, I had that conversation with God.

But when I thought back on it and, you know, that came back to me and I was like, okay, so I need to share this story, you know, so that people will know that you can go through all kinds of stuff and you can still, you know, come out on top and you can still rock it and you can still, you know, have your life and stuff, even if you've been through, you know, I call it hell, you know.

So that was one of the things that made me decide to really get this out. And then even after I wrote it, I still kind of sat on it for a little while because I was like, I don't know about this, you know, because you know, because you're putting your life out there, you know. And I'm like, I don't know about that.

And I think about it now, it's like, my life is all over the world. It's in almost every country. So I was like, okay. But once I went through the process and I did it, you know, because the backstory of this is that this is the third time I've written this book, the third time. Wow.

So like I wrote it one time and of course it wasn't complete because it was before I finished, but I wrote it and I had it on a computer. So that was gone. And then I wrote it again and I had printed it off because I said, I'm not going to have it, you know, disappearing again. Printed it up.

And the stories that I lost because I took this huge leap to move across the country.

And so, yeah. So then this time I was like, okay, I'm going to have to get this out here.

So I got, you know, some encouragement from a few people and I was like, okay, all right, I can do this. And then I actually shared it with my current husband, you know, and he was like, oh my God. He told me, he said, maybe he said, I had no idea that you went through all that. And I was like, yeah, I'm not like dinner time conversation.

You know, that's not like first date material. Right. So I was like, okay. Yeah.

So, but yeah, he, so he was like crying when he read it. He was like, maybe that thing had me in tears. And I was like, yeah, I had some of those too along the way. Definitely.

But yeah, so that, that definitely was a healing journey for me. And I'm actually encouraging people to do that, to share their story, rather they want to share it publicly, you know, because a lot of people don't want to share it publicly, but they just need to get it out, you know, because writing helps you to heal in that way.

Yeah, I totally, you know, I also would like to share some of my story as well.

And I'm in one of those positions where I'm sitting here thinking to myself, is my mom going to read it?

You know, right. And because some of it would, you know, involve her as well. And it's like, oh, I don't know, you know, so I know I totally understand how brave you have to be to put that out there.

And one thing I was going to say is, do you mind just telling the audience a little bit about about your story to give them some context and then I don't know if we mentioned the book title.

Oh, okay. So that book title is walking away. But when you were talking about your mom thing, I did wrote a mom story too.

Oh, and that was Unchain Me Marvel. And that was the first one was an anthology. And that's, yeah, she had to have a conversation with my mom about that because it was about her and our relationship.

And, you know, and so I had to share that with her because there were things in there that I never really told her, you know, shared it with her. And I said, Hey, I want to write this, you know, I'm gonna write this book, you know, and I didn't even ask her. I just said, I'm going to write this book.

You know, I already had contracted to write it. And so I said, I'm gonna write this book and this is what what it's going to be. And this is what's going to be in it. And I just worked you to know.

And are you okay?

And she said, yeah, I'm fine with it. And believe it or not, my mom was like one of my straddle supporters. She was the first one to purchase the book.

Oh, wow. That's awesome. Yeah.

I mean, she bought like the ebook and she bought a piggyback as well. I love it. Yeah. So that was that was something, you know, I was like, but that also was a healing journey.

You know, because I knew that, you know, we needed to heal. I wanted to heal, you know, with my mom because our relationship was crazy and I had a better relationship with my grandmother. And so I wanted that relationship to heal. So I wrote in that story about that. But this one walking away, which is my story, and that is that me.

We would all says walking away, winning the war, a and abandonment. So that in that story, it was about relationship that I have with my ex-husband and he was a cheater. He just like to cheat with other women. And I was married to him for about 20 years because I kept forgiving him.

And so the story, I think we start the story with when he was being diagnosed with HIV because you know, the cheating catches up with people sometimes, especially if they do it, you know, unprotected. And so it did. So I wrote that story and talks about, you know, basically I think it started out with us going to the hospital because he actually had pneumonia.

And I knew that he had pneumonia because I am a nurse. I listen to his blabbing. And so I went to the hospital, the doctor actually said he had presented signs of HIV. And I said, and it was funny because the doctor actually didn't even name it. He just said he has presumptive signs.

And I gathered that he knew that I would know because I actually had worked with him at another hospital. So he knew me.

And so we just took it there and we, you know, once we got a diagnosis and all that stuff, and then I kind of just went over, you know, how we managed that and how we navigated it and with our kids and stuff, because, you know, our kids, I didn't tell our kids, we didn't tell them.

They didn't know for years because they were young and I just didn't think that they could handle it or I didn't, I knew they could handle it, but I didn't want them to have to handle it, you know, because this was back in 2000, I think. And the stigma was so bad.

I mean, it's still not as good as it probably could be, but the stigma back then was really, really bad. And I didn't want my kids to have to deal with that. And I didn't want them to be thinking, you know, my daddy's going to die.

You know, I just didn't want that for them.

So we, you know, we, we made the decisions to keep that from them because they were, I think they were like 10 and 12 when this happened, you know, so I couldn't imagine having to deal with that kind of thing at that age. Right.

You know, and, you know, we, you know, as a mother, we protect our kids, you know, at all costs. It was almost no different than that.

So I really wanted them to, you know, because I didn't want them to have to grow up too early, you know, I needed them to be children as long as they were going to be children, you know, and I felt like something like that would knock them out of the children arena.

So yeah, so yeah.

So it was, it was a journey and, and it's amazing that I can talk about it now like I can because I feel like the healing has set in, you know, and it's, it's because it, it was so many things, you know, because for me, I felt like, you know, I didn't feel left because he was this man that I was married to that, you know, didn't wanted to have sex with all kinds of other people.

And so that was something that I, I, you know, I, I shoved down and I pushed down a lot until I, you know, really until I began to write about it, you know, because I think I, because I actually did counseling and all this stuff once I got my divorce and went and stuff like that.

And so I need, I knew I needed that and I needed to talk to somebody and I actually got my kids counseling as well because I knew they needed to talk to somebody, you know, and you know, so I thought I had ironed out a lot of things, but when I sat down to write this thing, so many emotions came, so many emotions and so many things that I thought I had already healed.

So yeah, so that was, it was a journey. It really was, you know, it really was.

So you know, with what you just mentioned about, you know, just all of the feelings and everything that came up here, you talk in your bio about helping women find their voice, but then, you know, when you find that voice, then you know, you, you can run into, you know, these things coming, coming back and having to heal.

I mean, what did, how did you find your way through all of that?

What did, what did you do to work your way through all of those feelings and still manage to get your, your voice out there and the strength to put your story out there?

A lot of shadows, a lot of shadow work, a lot of looking at the dark side, you know, lots of that and lots of healing work, you know, and lots of prayer and lots of journaling.

And this is work that you help other people with, isn't it?

Yes. That's actually how I got here because I started looking and I said, you know, I started thinking what would I have wanted, you know, because all of these things I'd navigated on my own. I only help I got was when I went and got the counseling and I had poor accession. So that was the only help that I had.

So I, you know, so everything that I did, I cultivated, you know, I created things and I did stuff on my own, you know, I actually sat down and started doing like sticky notes on the mirror, the bathroom and on the refrigerator, you know, and everywhere that I was going to be looked, just saying beautiful things to myself.

Like, you know, you're beautiful, you know, you're smart and you're, you know, all these things that we want people to say to us, I said to myself, you know, and I did that.

And I, I, I, and I did a lot of meditating because that was prime in order to try to just create that, that piece, you know, because that really is the major thing.

It's like, you know, when you go through stuff like that, and then when you bring it back up and you have to relive it, you know, it, it, it, it disrupts your peace. So in order to cultivate that peace and just, you know, I honestly just took some time and, and just got into myself, you know, like that, that, that primary form of intimacy. Yes.

You know, and that, that was the thing because that, you know, because a lot of times we spend so much time on the outside of ourselves, you know, and dealing with other people and, you know, things like that.

And it's like, a lot of times we don't spend that intimate time, you know, that intimacy, you know, you don't go inside, you know, and, and a lot of times we don't go inside because we're scared of what we go find. Yes. And there's a definitely a level of honesty that is required. Yeah.

And when you do that, cause I think you're, you're well aware I've been doing just a huge healing journey myself. Yes. Over the last three years, I think that people who, who used to know me, they know a completely different person. Yes. I agree. And it is some, it's work, sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, but incredibly freeing. Yes. That is the thing.

The freedom, you know, it's like you, there's nothing better, you know, than, than freedom and peace.

You know, it's like, Oh God, here we go.

You know, and sometimes I sit there and I, I used to, used to hear this song in my head all the time.

It's a little bit older song, but the girl used to sing, how did we get here?

You know, she said, How did you get here?

She said, I can't sing it. Yes. Nobody's supposed to be here.

You remember that one?

Yes.

Oh, that was great. Yeah. I loved that.

And I, I remembered that and that song would play in my head.

Like how did, how did we get here?

You know, Wow.

And that would be playing, you know, how did we get here?

Because sometimes you, you're just going, but you don't even know how you got to the place.

You know?

Yes. I absolutely agree.

Can the audience just laugh with us on that one?

Like, yes.

It's like, Oh my God, here we go.

You know, but how did we get here?

You know, how did we get here?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. But yeah.

So I'm, I am acting like you, you know, like I am a whole nother person than I was even, I would say even two years ago. Oh yes.

You know, because I mean, for me, I had this amazing journey where I left, I'm going to say the state, South Carolina, and I went and moved to Arizona. And I did it because I heard spirit tell me to do it.

And so I did, I had a job, you know, I had a place to stay because I had a cousin that invited me out, but I had a job, I had a car note. And you know, I laugh, I said I had a dollar and a drink because I was called to do that.

And you know, now I know why, because my husband, I met him in Arizona, you know?

And so I guess I had to get there in order, you know, for him to find me, you know, but, but yeah.

And so I, I, when I think about it, it's like, wow, you know, cause when, even when I think back, I'm like, damn, you did what?

Yeah. Yeah.

You know, you have everything and everybody, you know, Becky. Yeah. And they're in Washington state. I'm a dad. That's amazing. Yeah. Yeah. I actually often, I'm in a position where I can do the exact same thing. Yeah.

You know, and I think about it, you know?

So I totally understand what you mean by being called. And that's, that's awesome.

You know, to hear somebody say that, yeah, I did this and, and it worked out great. It worked out fine. I'm telling you, I never ever would have dreamed because I wasn't looking for anybody, you know, as far as a man, I was just, you know, not happy with what I, where I was and wasn't getting no, no good prospects.

You know, I mean, because, you know, I look at you and I'm like, you're cute. So you probably get plenty of prospects, but you know, you got to get good one. Exactly. And then the thing is, is once you get to a certain point in life, you know what you want.

And especially if you already had some things that weren't good, you know what you want, you know, and you, and once you begin to put that out there and you say, okay, this is what I want. He's got to have dates, you know, because there were certain requirements that I like because I need a man that like has good insurance. Yeah.

You know, you look at things like that, you know, it's like, oh, I'm going to get a job and I'm like, okay, I need somebody. Cause I know for me, I don't work a job, but I don't like to stay at jobs.

I, if it starts getting crazy, I just go, I peace out so fast. So I don't want to be thinking about, you know, I gotta stay here cause I got to have this insurance.

No, fuck that. So that was one of the things on my list.

You know, that was my example, but, but yeah, so you, you do, you get to a place, you know what you want and you're not going to settle for, you know, anything else. Yeah. And then you, you, for me, I said, I need a man that is going to love me. Like I need to be loved, you know, cause we all have our ways to be loved. Yeah.

Everybody has a way that, that they're loved and everybody has a love language, you know, but yeah, but we're not all loved the same, right?

That's right. Yeah. I love languages gifts.

So I just, yeah, I went that all the way. I love flowers and things. Yeah. I'm an only child.

So, oh wow.

No, that, yeah. If that explains it. Yeah. It sure does. Uh huh. I laugh.

I said, I laugh.

I said, I said, once you target that, you know, then you're already so far out the gate, you know, once you know what your love language is so that you can tell people. But the thing is, is, you know, men, a lot of times they don't be knowing, you know, you have to tell them. Yeah.

You know, okay.

So, so what I really like is I like this, this type of ring, right?

And I like these, I like coach pocket books or I like Michael Kors or, you know, this is what I like. And you see this necklace, this is what I like, you know, when you do that, then, you know, they get you stuff you like. I'm easy concert tickets and get me in the front rows. That's it.

Well, not right now, obviously, but. Not now. Yeah. Let's not go get started on that topic.

No, I tell you, that is what I miss the most is just being able to go out like, like tonight me and my husband are both home and he's like, baby, we need to find some place to go because we need to go out. We need to, that's a honey. Those places are not open. Right. They're not open. And if they were, we might not want to go in there anyway. Yeah.

Probably not a good idea. Yeah. When I look, cause I love, I mean, Ooh girl, I could dance. We usually shut clubs down when we go in.

Yes, me too. Or dance to them. Even at my age. Oh yeah. Even at my age. I'm older than you.

Are you?

Yeah.

I, it's so, it's so funny cause my, my friends are all like, I'm staying home, watch TV, read books. And I'm like, get me out of here. Yeah. I'm going to dance. Yeah. Yeah.

It's, it's, I know, I know the last place I went, I think was we went to a reggae club. This was before the coronavirus came out, I think right before I think. Yeah. It was like January, I think. And I was in Tucson, a place that they do reggae. It was really nice. Fun. Yes. Lots of fun. I was like, this was blast.

Good fun, nice music and good drinks.

Win, win, win. Yes. Hopefully it will still be there for you whenever this ends.

You know, a lot of the places are shutting down. I know. And it's sad because there's money out there for them, but you know, what I've been noticing is that they've been giving a lot of the big businesses money and the smaller businesses are not getting it like they should. Yeah. I think some of them aren't trying either. I think that's part of the issue.

Like locally we have a lot of, not a lot, but a few venues that are more music related and they've definitely asked for the money to stay afloat. But I've certainly seen others that just really don't seem to have tried much of anything. So I think they probably got frustrated to be honest with you. Yeah. I was thinking about that.

I said, they're probably just like, tight here. But because I could see how that could really wear on you.

You know what I mean?

Yeah.

You know, cause it, cause it happens so weekly. Yes.

I mean, it was like, shit. It's like our world changed overnight. It really did.

I, yeah. I re I remember the day when I mean it was midday when we decided to send everybody home and then it's been over a year. Yeah. It's literally been, well, maybe in a week or two, it will be over a year. Like there, it was a day in March and we're sending everybody home by two. Yep.

I mean, yeah. Crazy. Cause it started like right here. Yeah. They actually told me to facility that that got it first cause I was like, what about something like, you don't want to go there. They got a COVID. Yeah.

Well, I went to a truly sold out concert, Luke combs at the end, well, mid February of 2020.

Well, how was that?

And thank goodness I went first of all, and it was all so I mean, he's like, I'm like, he's just such an amazing artist. I wish people that hated country music would just listen to him. Yeah. I'm super talented. And you know, a lot of times these arenas claim they're sold out when they're not, but this one truly was, there was not a seat empty in that plate and it's huge.

And I had to tell you, you know, I I'm high risk. So it would surprise me if I didn't land in the hospital, but I will say I was incredibly sick with something, you know, within a couple of weeks. We I believe that my husband and I had this thing because in January I was sick as a dog and I'm, I never get like sick like that.

I mean the fiber of my options, one thing, but I managed that with just keeping the stress down and all that.

If I can, you know, when I start feeling pain and all that stuff, it means that I need to make a change.

I need to, you know, do something. So I managed that, but with like respiratory and stuff like that, I'm never rarely ever sick. And so I got so sick girl. I had to call out of work and I never really do that either much, but I just, I could not, Oh my God. I felt like I was going to die. Yeah.

What is it?

And I went to the doctor and he couldn't find shirt. The chat court, they weren't live.

They weren't looking for, you know, the COVID cause this was like January, right?

Like right at the end of December when the year we were flipping over the year, me and my husband, same thing. And he went to the doctor too.

Nothing, couldn't nothing. They were like, Oh, it's just a virus. Yeah. Yeah. We've been truly, truly fortunate because my husband works in, in high risk. Like I said, we never stopped working. We were always still working because we were, what they call the people essential workers. Yes.

So we, we never stopped and we, we, we were both clean. We haven't got it.

And, and my husband, they touched him every week and we were getting tested every week until I think last week. Now they're saying, I think we're down to every month or every other week. I don't know some shit. Probably every other. I don't even keep up.

I'm like, y'all just let me know when I need it. Yeah. Yeah.

Cause at least the test, isn't that one they were using early on?

No, it's not bad at all. Right. Yeah. It's all good. So I have one last question for you in your bio, you, you talk about people having two stories. I think this is really cool how you see yourself and how the world sees you. Yes.

Do you want to talk about that just briefly?

Yes. Yes. That actually hit me one day. I was actually being lied and I heard about them out of my mouth. So I knew that it was from my guides because I hadn't even thought about it.

But what, what that looks like is we all see ourselves in actually a few different ways, you know, because I thought about it like this, the way we present ourselves on Facebook is one way of course, for a lot of people, you know, there are those of us like you and like me, you know, and other people that are on fed tape and you know, what you see is what you get, you know, but then there are other people that, you know, they just show their, their cars and their, you know, houses kind of like the rappers in the videos.

Yeah.

You know, so you, you know, you see those people and then how the world sees you, when you look at that, they look at, you know, whatever story you put out there, they see that, you know, and then there are those that are, you know, like you and I that can see through all that.

It's just like, okay, how do you see yourself?

You know, because a lot of times we don't see ourselves like the world sees us, right?

The world sees when I look and I, well, actually when I think, when I talk to people and when I've done client sessions and stuff, people see me way bigger than I see myself.

You know, people have seen me, let's go there, because I have shifted and transformed where I can see myself being bigger, but people still, people see me in one way and I see myself another way. And that's typically how it is for everybody.

You know, people see you, people see you and you're larger than life, Suzanne.

Yeah, you are.

You just, you just, this huge person, but you see yourself as just Suzanne, right?

You know, just, just get Suzanne around the way, girl.

But people see you as Suzanne extraordinaire, you know?

Yeah. So that was kind of the origin of that, that statement. It hit me like, I was like, wow, that is so real.

Yeah, that's true. Because you see yourself one way, the world sees you another way.

Yeah, they don't always blend.

No, they don't. Sometimes they, they merge and get pretty close, but not always.

You know, and it really is interesting when you ask, you know, how do they see you or what do they think you are?

What do they think you do or something like that, you know?

And then you'll, you'll get some surprising answers. Yes. Or you'll get some answers that, that lights you up. You're right.

You, for sure.

You know, because I actually had somebody say that to me on live one time. I was like, I'm just, I'm just a regular, I'm just a regular girl, you know, or 52 year old girl now, but I'm a regular girl. Yeah. I was like, I put my pants on, same way you do.

You know, I go to the bathroom in peace saying, when you do, you know, unless you stand up or something, I don't know, but I'm like, you know, yeah, I'm a real, I'm a real girl.

I laughed, I thought about it.

What is that?

I'm a real girl. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

I mean, I think that is, that is definitely one of the things that was super weird about getting into online business. Yeah. Because all of a sudden you're like this little celebrity almost, you know, not big time, obviously, but Facebook famous. Yeah. Yeah.

It's, it's crazy. I want to tell you something, something funny that happened to me. So I went to this job and I was, you know, doing orientation or whatever.

And so this girl woke up to me and she said, Hey, she's, how are you doing?

And I said, Oh, good. And she introduced herself and whatever. And then she said, I said something and she looked at me, she said, I know you. And I looked at her and said, you do.

She said, at least I know your voice. And I looked at her and I said, Facebook, she said, yes. I was just watching you on Facebook because she went back. She's like, I was just watching you on Facebook the other day.

I said, yeah, Facebook famous. So I thought it was really cute. Yeah.

It's, it's crazy.

Actually, the people who go from nobody knows their name and then they do one viral TikTok in there.

Girl, do you know how easy it is to give views over there?

Yeah, it is. I was like, maybe it's because it's 60 seconds. Yeah. That and reels are a big deal. Yeah. As you know, and I laughed, I thought about it.

I said, it makes sense though, because if you think about it, we live in a microwave society.

You know, everybody wants things yesterday. Yep. You wanted to take 30 seconds. Yeah. And so if you put a real one is what a minute in the tick tocks and 60 seconds or whatever, then you know, you can get a little bit of information and go about your day. Yeah. And I keep telling clients like, you know, no, really you don't have to have your course videos be an hour. People will not finish.

That's what I tell people. Short videos. Even if you're splitting something up into shorter videos, it's going to keep their attention better. And people just think nobody has the time or the bandwidth attention span. No.

I mean, especially now, you know, everybody's so stressed out. Your brain can only do so much. Yes.

You know, and I swear that's why, you know, Disney, you know, they're putting out all of this great, all these great shows and content. And if you notice, they're all 30 to 40 minutes. They're short. Yes.

Well, I'm going to tell you, I had a friend that told me, she said, you need to write some of those shorts.

She said, you can do Amazon shorts. And that's what my third book is. It was on short. It's an E-book. Cool. So it's on Amazon, but you know, it's not a people back or anything. It's easy. You can get it on the Kindle, but it's in short. And she told me she could grab, she said, people are making a killing with those things. Nice.

So well, it's time for me to make a killing. Yeah.

So, Arb, that's a great idea. Sure. And it actually, it actually is a short story is what it was, but it's a long short story.

So I was, when I was looking at it, I was thinking about trying to cut it down some or make it into two stories or something like that.

Cause it was a long short story, right?

So when she gave me that idea, I was like, Oh, you know what?

I'm jumping on it. And so I just, you know, got that thing edited and, you know, found somebody to meet the cover and all that and put that thing together. And I was like, okay, this is what's up. And I got a couple more I'm about to do that way. Cause I was like, yeah, that makes sense. Yeah. She was like, great. She's like, there, there me him.

And she, I laugh, I tell wise men, she's a real writer because she's written like 15 or 20 books.

And she, well, that's, that is definitely interesting.

And so, I mean, you know, there are definitely people in my audience who are looking for, for ways to do such things.

So Hey, maybe we just drove a bunch of people to do Amazon short. I'm telling you. And if they need some help, they can call me. Cause I am an intuitive book consultant.

Well, and that brings me to my, my very last question for you. And that is how can people get in touch with you if they want to check you out, work with you, whatever. Okay.

Well, I'm glad you asked Suzanne. So they can get in touch with me on Facebook and unleashing your true self. They can get in touch with me on Instagram and I am Tammy Y Morrison. They can get in touch with me on my YouTube channel, which is Tammy Morrison and also on LinkedIn, Tammy Morrison dash unleashing your true self.

I think those are all the places that they get in touch with me. They can always send me a message on Messenger, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, any of those things. I try real hard to check. I check Facebook more than all the rest of them, but I'm really trying to get myself in a habit of making sure I check off through those. Yes. Awesome.

And then are you on Clubhouse as well?

Oh yes. I am on Clubhouse intuitive Tammy. Awesome. Yeah. I love Clubhouse. I just have not, you know, you guys do the, do the early morning thing, you know, from the East coast. So you guys are on like one o'clock or something. And so that's like 10 o'clock my time because I'm out West. Yeah.

And I just don't always get up that early because I had to, I hadn't given myself some grace because I was having problems with flipping my schedule, you know, cause I've, I've worked night shift for over 20 years. And so my body, as I've gotten older, does not like to flip back like it used to. Like I used to, when I was younger, I could just like, I get up this morning.

I could just stay up all day and then sleep at night. But my body is not doing that type of shit.

Well, I'm late. Yeah. So one thing that I am going to start doing is doing what I call like after parties, after shows and so if you are interested, we can schedule it at a time when you'll, you'll be awake. I'll be awake. Yes. And we could do like an after, after podcast, after party room sometime in late March. Nice. If you would be interested.

I am interested, just, you know, send me a message, lock it, put it on the, you know. Awesome. So for everybody listening, if you want to make sure that you don't miss that, Tammy gave you her handle. Mine is at Suzanne Proxa, like literally everywhere. It's consistent across the board. And just make sure you click the little bell at the top so you get notified when I have rooms.

I also publicize the daylights out of them and if you are a member of my club and club house of the visible and profitable female entrepreneur, that should improve your chances even better of seeing it. Cause I'll make sure that I run it through that room, but make it visible to everybody. So end of March, Tammy, we will figure something out for that.

Well thank you so much for hanging out with me today. We definitely covered a lot. Finding your voice a little talk about COVID.

It was a, it was a great discussion, probably led a bunch of people to go write Amazon shorts. So I would say it was a pretty productive episode. I hope you really enjoyed it. I always love anytime I can be in your presence anyway, cause Suzanne, she don't know I had a girl crushing her for like sometime in her. I was like, she, she is so sweet and your voice.

I think I saw a lot of you did, you know, back then what about four years ago now.

So, oh yeah. It's so alive. And I was like, oh my gosh, it's fantastic. I just love her. And you can feel the passion that you have. You can see it, you can feel it, you can hear it. And I really just want to tell you that.

Oh, thank you so much. That is a great way to end the show. That is awesome. Thank you so much. Thank you to the audience and we will see you on the next episode. Everybody. Awesome. Thank you so much for having me, Suzanne.

 

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