Sep 6, 2021
For many working professionals, the typical day-to-day is a
constant stream of projects and tasks. As soon as one project is
finished, we immediately move on to the next job, leaving little
time to celebrate our accomplishments and successes. But is this
the right approach? On today’s episode of IntHERrupt, Linda is
joined by the founder of The Woman Behind the Smile and
best-selling author Debby Montgomery to discuss the importance of
celebrating your accomplishments.
We all have losses, whether we admit them or
- After her husband’s death, Debby started online dating to put
herself out there. She fell for a relationship scheme, losing over
one million dollars over two years. This event inspired her first
book, “The Woman Behind the Smile.”
- After being hurt financially, emotionally, and spiritually,
Debby realized this is a much more common problem than she thought;
many women have encountered similar issues and are too afraid to
- For the last six years, she became the woman to advocate for
those who have fallen for online scams and tries to prevent more
women from falling for it.
- Her second book, “A Gift Called Fearless,” was created to
understand that we have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
We can get out of our comfort zone to help others move
It’s hard for people to accept a
- Particularly for mothers, accepting a compliment is
challenging. We are giving people, and we tend to focus the
spotlight on others rather than ourselves.
- While selfless, this doesn’t work long-term. Everyone needs a
balance, and that includes being able to give and receive positive
energy from others.
What does Debby do to celebrate her
- She started her own podcast, Stand Up and Speak Up. The most
rewarding aspect of her podcast is the positivity and interest it
generates in those who listen to her content, particularly her
- We have a tendency to view large celebrations as selfish, which
goes against our desire to be seen as selfless.
- For some people, the celebration isn’t always a big spectacle.
It can be as simple as seeing family and spending time with loved
- Green Light on Audible by Matthew McCaughnahey stands up and
owns his experiences about rising to fame, and it’s great.
- People need to know they aren’t alone. To Debby, she loves
knowing she can connect and impact other people by helping people
understand they aren’t alone.
To anyone listening who has recently experienced the loss of a
loved one, expected or unexpected, remember that life goes on. You
can honor the person, and there is nothing wrong with crying. Do
what you need to accept what has happened and find a way to move
past it. Go to thewomanbehindthesmile.com
to find out more about Debby’s story and her books. If you’ve been
a victim of a relationship scam, you aren’t alone. Reach out to
Debby at debby@thewomanbehindthesmile to talk to Debby
To get in contact with Gina, follow her on LinkedIn Do you
have stories to tell? Connect with Linda to share them.
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