Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story — Three Lessons from the Lord of the Rings with Mary Furse

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Show Notes:

You guys!!! This is my incredible sister-in-law, Mary Furse! Did you know that she sews her own cosplay? And that she happened to have a picture of one from the Lord of the Rings?! That’s right, folks. This will be an episode to remember – a gathering of fans, per say. We had SO much fun.

But it was also a truly meaningful discussion. We chat about self-doubt, pressing through, and remind each other that you can’t pour from an empty tank.

Plus, Mary shares three lessons she has learned from the Lord of the Rings:

  1. When you come on hard times and some things are out of your control, you can still choose how to respond and who to be.
  2. Everyone has a part to play. You may not be saving the entire world, but you can be part of saving it for someone else, and for yourself.
  3. You can’t carry someone else’s burden for them. But you can be there to lift each other.

We may have gone a little past the 30-minute mark on this one, but, between it being our first interview, and trying to condense one of the most epic sagas of all time, I’d say we did pretty good 😉

Episode One-Liner: Accept and expect that there will be a journey in your life, and choose to let it make you MORE.

Episode Action Item: Take some time to journal about how your life’s journey is making you more at the moment, or can make you more if you let it.

Thank you so much for being here!

❤ Jenny


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16 thoughts on “Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story — Three Lessons from the Lord of the Rings with Mary Furse

  1. One of my favorite quotes from Lord of the Rings seems so fitting at this time. It is from Gandalf talking with Frodo.
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

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  2. Each one of those three points could be an entire show. It’s amazing the show was JUST over thirty minutes. Very interesting stuff.

    I also love that reference section at the end. the guest’s Youtube/Soundcloud, Tolkien, Jordan Peterson. You can’t beat that list! 😀

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  3. Smiles, you are welcome. Glad to.
    Nice to meet your sister. I love this share especially: us having a choice on how to react even in tough situations. It’s grateful to know we always have a choice to make. We either choose to be positive or negative. Sighs

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