In the last episode, Kathi sat down with Michele Cushatt to discuss the first step of how to take a break from your platform. Now, in Part 2, they are continuing their conversation to reveal the next four steps that Michele learned during her own platform break. These steps include:
- Establishing a timeline that makes sense for your why.
- Doing a brain dump of all your tasks and projects.
- Prioritizing what you can let go of and what you can keep.
- Communicating to those who need to know, including yourself.
Taking a break from your platform can feel overwhelming and scary, but with a little preparation, kindness, and your why, you can do it.
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Life can be hard. Although there are moments of beauty and goodness, more often than not, life is marked by fear, struggle, disappointment, and loss. And we don’t know what to do with it. We’ve tried to find hope and security in various people and places–but each has proved unworthy of our trust. We need more. Something–or Someone–who won’t fail us when our world falls apart.
In this book, beloved author and Bible teacher Michele Cushatt presents a better way. By exploring powerful personal, historical, and biblical stories of people of extraordinary faith, she curates and shares ten practices to help you deepen your confidence and certainty in the God who can be trusted with your worry, questions, confusion, and grief. As a woman who has been through immeasurable suffering, she writes with both deep compassion and practical insight as she guides you to:
- Practice lament and process grief without guilt or shame
- Understand what keeps you from trusting God and how to navigate doubt with truth
- Learn simple ways to foster shalom and gratitude on a daily basis
- Develop a fresh, eternal perspective that delivers both peace for today and hope for tomorrow
- Savor daily “faith-builder” practices to strengthen your confidence in God’s love and purposes for you, no matter what happens
There is hope in your hardship and a God who is both with you and for you. These ten practices point the way to the only One you can truly trust, and ultimately, to a faith in him that will not fail.
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Author, Speaker, Writing at the Red House Creator and CEO
Kathi Lipp is the host of the Clutter Free Academy podcast, the Writing at the Red House podcast, and the bestselling author of The Husband Project, Clutter Free, Ready for Anything, and An Abundant Place. She and her husband, Roger, live in the mountains of northern California, where they run the Red House Writing Retreats.
Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.
Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence, and be the person God made them to be inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. Her newest adventure is The Red House, where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at https:writingattheredhouse.com
A storyteller at heart, Michele Cushatt communicates on leadership, resilience, and faith in the hard places. An experienced executive and three-time cancer survivor, Michele is a (reluctant) expert on trauma, faith, and our deep need for authentic connection. She lives in Colorado with her husband and six children. Learn more at www.MicheleCushatt.com.
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