144: How to live boldly after unwanted change – with Miriam Neff

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How do you live boldly after unwanted change? Many of us have been contemplating this very question for a while now. When the things you love the most are stripped away from you and you’re left in a pile, attempting to pick up the pieces… what’s the first step?

My special guest today is author Miriam Neff and she’s simplifying how to live boldly after unwanted change. Let’s face it… if you’re listening to this episode, it’s likely that you’re grappling with a big upheaval in your life and trying to sort out what path to take next, right? The outlook might seem a bit murky or the tasks may seem endless, but don’t give up… there’s hope and the way out (or rather, through it) is simpler than you think.

Here’s how. 

My special guest today is Miriam Neff and she’s simplifying how to live boldly after unwanted change.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • When big, unwanted change smacks you across the face… what people typically do as their first reaction that is the WRONG thing to do
  • Why it’s so tempting to fill the void after losing something (or someone) important in your life – what to do instead
  • She believes that “forgiveness not just recommended but required” when we experience brokenness in our lives – here’s why
  • How to cultivate more boldness in your work and life after a big, unwanted change
  • Where to begin when creating a new vision for where you’re headed next, especially when it’s so hard to let go of the past
  • …and ultimately, what the first step is when financially recovering from this unwanted change.

This entire year has been a nosedive into studying change for me. As many of you know, I’m writing a book all about change… how to navigate it and simplify it. So when Miriam’s book came across my desk, it took my breath away. 

Her wisdom, her grace, her poise through the unexpected passing of her husband Bob… all of it was incredibly inspiring and brought me hope as well. May her spirit and her story ripple out and inspire your life path this week, as well.

Q: Are you ready to live boldly after unwanted change? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and begin to live boldly after unwanted change this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Miriam Neff

Miriam Neff – She is a former high school teacher and counselor and the author of 11 books, including Where Do I Go From Here?: Bold Living After Unwanted Change.

Miriam is the founder and president of Widow Connection, and has several projects for widows in Africa. Her late husband, Bob, was the former vice president of Moody Broadcasting Network and has created one minute features on New Beginnings and Starting Over Financially. She’s also a regular on Building Relationships with Dr Gary Chapman.

Where Miriam hangs out online:

Website: widowconnection.com

Facebook: @widow-connection-inc

Miriam’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Babbie Mason – She is a two-time Dove Award winning, Grammy nominated American Gospel Music singer, songwriter, recording artist, author and conference speaker. She created Babbie Mason Radio, an online hub where the music, ministries, and life stories of Christian Indie Artists around the globe are celebrated.

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