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Power Women In Insurance


Together we are stronger! On the Power Women Insurance Podcast, we get to ask the questions about how to excel and thrive in the insurance industry as a POWER Woman in this space.

Hosted By

Hosted By

Teresa Kitchens

In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens sits down with Monica Adwani, to review Brene Brown’s book: The Gifts of Imperfection. Teresa and Monica discuss how the ten Guideposts may benefit women and leaders.

Episode Highlights:

  • Monica talks about their new virtual professional company called Savvital. (3:42)
  • Monica discusses the book’s first paragraph. (7:41)
  • Monica explains why we must remember that everyone has unique challenges. (17:17)
  • Monica discusses what she learned from the book on how we can support each other and approach each other in ways that promote an authentic experience. (19:52)
  • Teresa and Monica discuss that responding appropriately, listening, and acknowledging when somebody comes to you is important. (22:18)
  • Monica explains how it is empowering to know that she can educate her children to hope because it is a conscious choice. (29:47)
  • Monica talks about letting go of perfectionism (40:02)
  • Teresa and Monica tackle the third guidepost from the book, which is cultivating a resilient spirit and letting go of numbing and powerlessness. (51:22)
  • What does Monica do to cultivate joy? (1:00:22)
  • Monica mentions how great it is to understand that happiness is momentary, but joy can be constant. (1:06:08)
  • Monica believes that no matter what stage or scenario we are in, we constantly say, “just look on the bright side of things,” and that joy is just practicing more of that. (1:10:43)

Key Quotes: 

  • “We all play different roles at different times of the day with different people. And when we are stepping into those roles, we need to learn how to quickly adapt to how we’re going to react, and how we are going to provide them with the conscious choice of how this relationship is going to go.” – Monica Adwani
  • “I cultivate gratitude and joy when I cook for other people. When I just do anything that is selfless…I feel like I cultivate gratitude and joy, and I feel good. And I feel joyful when I am able to do those things that don’t have any impact on me, but they have an impact on others.” – Monica Adwani
  • “There are moments that you can feel happiness, but the joy in your heart is something that only you can achieve by having that space within yourself and knowing that you are loved, regardless, and that this is yours, right? This is your thing and no one can mess with it.” – Monica Adwani

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