In Episode 15, I am joined by Dara Grimes a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, counselor and founder of A Better Mind, A Better Me, LLC. She engages her clients and addresses their diverse needs by cultivating a relationship of trust that is committed to problem solving. Dara firmly believes in honoring and observing discretion and care for the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of her clients. She counsels them to actively transform their thinking and perspective to actualize what they deem impossible – whether it be overcoming anxiety, hopelessness, depression, relational challenges or fear.
Dara combines her 15+ years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker, both for the U.S. Military and in private clinics working with families and youth, and incorporates what she gleaned from her 14+ years as a tour manager in the entertainment industry to advise her clients in confidently managing their daily life challenges in a healthy way.
I have known Dara since we were infants. I have watched her grow from being a little girl to a powerhouse tour manager for artists such as Baby Face and Jennifer Lopez, just to name a few, and later become a social worker. We grew up in Gary, Indiana and attended Emerson Visual and Performing Arts as children. In this episode we discuss our creative backgrounds and growth and careers through the years. We address how you can combine both a traditional career with a creative one. This episode is all about empowerment and encouragement. Before you can know who you are, you need to discover what is true for you in your own heart and true authentic self. Learn to listen to your own inner knowing and creative impulses and nurture this relationship. You must know who you are, what lights you up, what your needs are and be able to communicate them. Learn to follow this voice and take action on it. Once you identify your passion or goals, you have to commit. Until there is commitment there will always be hesitancy. And hesitancy and doubt keep us stuck in excuses and sabotaging success by believing we aren’t worthy enough to live our deepest heartfelt yearnings and dreams.
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