Loving the F
Taylor Proctor | Happiness Abound
Taylor Proctor is a self-proclaimed happiness mentor with her own podcast entitled, "Happiness Abound."
I met Taylor Proctor at a podcast conference and was immediately taken with her, her mission, vision and downright effervescence. It didn't take long for me to know I had to have her on Loving the f.
In this conversation Taylor is honest about her own path from being a self-proclaimed angry person. She used to say, "Hell hath no anger like Taylor minorly inconvenienced."
Now on the other side, she shares how others can do the same through mentoring and her daily podcast, Happiness Abound.
- I was a very angry person and very much in a victim mindset, an entitlement mindset for a good couple of years of my life... and anger was my template. (01:18)
- I started to feel broken, because I could see other people were happy and I thought that it was inherent. I thought, like, you're just supposed to naturally be happy. And when I wasn't, I felt like I was wrong, I was broken. And every time I would try to be happy, it was very fleeting. (03:18)
- I started to go day-by-day, and try to change my mindset. It actually started with driving of all things...I started to try and have grace for other people. (04:36)
- Any time there's a crappy situation, if I say, "I'm here to learn and grow," I'm not a victim, right? I'm here, I'm learning and I'm growing and I can handle this better next time. (06:01)
- Don't confuse guilt with gratitude. (11:17)
- The game changer that I teach is called the CLEAR model: (12:42)
- How do you build confidence? You build it by doing the work every single day and for some people, that's really hard.(26:54)
- The biggest misconception is that people think they should be inherently happy. (29:59)
- Seeing what triggers you is a great way for you to have an in-depth look. (33:10)
- If that person is trying to hold you back, and this is a gut check for everyone, if that person is trying to hold you back, do they really love you enough to want the best for you? (41:45)
- You are your own best friend. You need to be in a loving, caring relationship with yourself. Which is hard when you feel like you're broken or you keep telling yourself you're not good enough, you're not worthy, etc... You're biggest priority should be yourself. (43:32)