Episode 101: There is always a way with Heather Smith

Welcome to the Loveworks dreamers and doers Podcast # 101. At Loveworks we believe you are NEVER too young to be a dreamer and NEVER too old to do your dream.

If this is your first time, thank you for joining us and giving us the thing that means the most to you – your time. If you’re returning, welcome back! We know you have lots of options out there in the Podcast universe.

Our hope with Dreamers & Doers podcast is that each week’s special guests will connect with you wherever you find yourself today and inspire you to become the best version of yourself for tomorrow.

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. 

Since we now have over 100 episodes, today we are going to talk about one of the biggest takeaways from our first 100 guests.

  • Don’t wait, start doing something now.
  • Be a SOMETHING vs an ALL or NOTHING person.

Heather Smith: Chief Visionary Officer

Heather is the Co-Founder, President, and newly appointed Chief Visionary Officer of StoryFlie and is paving the way for a new generation of storytelling. Heather’s love for storytelling was born when she found herself creating Holocaust remembrance exhibits that traveled to Jewish Community Centers across the country and even the United Nations. She believed the stories of Holocaust survivors were so important to capture for generations to come that she began to reimagine the storytelling experience with Artificial Intelligence (AI). She saw video as the new medium for human interaction long before we even had FaceTime. She knew the next wave for communication was going to be through video. With a passion for the project, Heather set out to create Conversa, the AI engine that drives the StoryFile platform where people can talk to a pre-recorded video as if the individual is there in front of you. At the heart of Heather’s work is the underlying need to share, preserve, and experience the stories of humanity. Heather’s work has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The New Yorker, and on BBC.  She and her husband Stephen live in the Los Angeles area and are big football fans.

HEATHER’s ADVICE –

Your grandmother was right. You may think that your parents and your grandparents don’t understand you. You’re wrong. There is nothing for 1000 years that each generation has not gone through in some form or another. Every generation has the same questions they’re trying to learn the same things. You’re not alone. Nobody is alone in this. Talk to other people; it will help you understand that they know what you’re going through.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know your strengths and surround yourself with others whose strengths are your weaknesses
  • Listen and learn from the lessons of others
  • Never let someone tell you that it cannot be done
  • There’s always a way, you just have to find it
  • Where you start may not be where you finish, but it could be better
  • If you keep working at it, it will get better

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