Episode 79: Choosing Bravery with Tracy Zserdin

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn

At Loveworks, we believe that one of the ways that you can become one of the best versions of yourself is to focus on personal growth. We love curating things like books, music, organizations, blogs or resources that have encouraged your personal growth. 

Today, we are going to share a few movie recommendations.

12 Mighty Orphans – True story, during the Great Depression about a former coach who gives up a privileged position to coach football at an orphanage in Dallas Fort Worth. This group of 12 teenagers (The Might Mites) went on to become an inspiration to their city, state and nation at a time when it needed a feel good story like this the most. 

King Richard – Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons.

American Underdog American Underdog chronicles the true story of Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to become a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Fame quarterback.

Shang Chi  – Marvel Studios Shang-Chi is the story of one who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.  It’s a story of power and responsibility.

Tracy Zserdin: Program Director of Cultivate; Co-Founder of Made Possible By, Conversations Around Good podcast host

Tracy is dedicated to ensuring that those who spend time with her feel better about themselves and are better equipped to face life’s challenges. She spent twelve years in the fitness industry encouraging women to have a healthy body image. She was honored to be the first US Team Captain for Team Red Bowl, a branch of Joint Aid Management that feeds over 1 million African Children each day. She then served as the President and CEO of the Guthrie America Chamber of Commerce for four years. Her newest endeavor is as a Co-Founder of an accelerator-backed technology startup called Made Possible By that makes giving easy for Community Minded businesses and provides a better way to share their Stories of Good. She is also the host of a podcast called Conversations Around Good where she highlights (domestic and international) businesses, organizations, and individuals who are making a difference in their communities.

Tracy’s Advice –

Starting any role is scary to start. Don’t be afraid to fail or look foolish. Choose bravery. Step out. It’s okay to fall flat on your face. The only failure is not trying at all. Believe in you. Get out there and do it!

You can find Tracy on Instagram, Facebook, Email.

Key Takeaways

  • No regrets – Try it even if you don’t think you have what it takes.
  • Just Breathe.
  • Choose bravery.

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