LTL 009: Courage and the Female Breadwinner with Dr. Dawn Delavallade

Let’s Talk Legacy Episode 009: Courage and the Female Breadwinner with Dr. Dawn DeLavallade

Meet Dawn!


Dawn DeLavallade, M.D. is a practicing physician and freelance writer based in Orlando, Florida. With several years’ experience as the primary breadwinner in her own marriage, Dawn recognizes that she is part of an emerging trend in American relationships. This phenomenon inspired her first book entitled “She Makes More-Inside the Minds of Female Breadwinners”  which serves to provide a voice for female breadwinners in America. Her book reveals the thoughts and feelings that female breadwinners are often reluctant to tell their mates and will serve as a manual to help men better understand this unique breed of wife.

Connect with Dawn
Twitter: @drshemakesmore

In this episode Dr. Dawn Delavallade shares how listening to that still small voice moved her to step into her power and use her voice, not as a radiologist, but as a champion for female breadwinners around the world. You’ll even find out how Kim Kardashian inspired Dawn to take action now!

You can listen to this episode in itunes or here

Dawn’s quote to live by
“You can pray until you faint, but if you don’t get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.” – Fannie Lou Hamer

Killer Sound Bytes/Tweetables by Dawn

*Click your favorite quote from Dawn to tweet it from the roof tops!

“I’m going to be the change I want to see.”

“Goals help me get up in the morning.”

“You have to slow down long enough to dream.”

“We need to design our lives the way we want it to be.”

Who’s your Shero?
I don’t have just one. I have many women in my life who at different points in time have inspired me. Some of these women include my older sister, my cousin, and my mother. But the person who inspired me the most to act was Kim Kardashian.

How would you define legacy?
The lasting impact that each of us leaves once we have moved on from this life. What will you be remembered as? What impact will you have had on the lives of others? How many people have you really helped or influenced during your time on this earth?

My book recommendation(s)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Best advice 
Slow down long enough to dream.

Your passion…that thing inside of you that just won’t go away is God whispering to you what you’re meant to do with your life. You can choose to ignore it until you’re 6 feet underground, but the courageous individual won’t ignore it, they’ll act on it and begin to manifest their purpose.

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LTL 008: Create Your Body of Work with Pam Slim

Let’s Talk Legacy Episode 008: Create Your Body of Work with Pam Slim

Meet Pam!


Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She has coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs, in businesses ranging from martial art studios to software startups. Her new book, Body of Work, will be released with Penguin Portfolio on December 31, 2013.
Pre-order your copy today!

Connect with Pam!
Twitter: @pamslim

In this episode, Pam continues our conversation around the new world of work by challenging each of us to create a body of work that we are really proud of. She even reveals the one skill that everyone needs to develop to remain relevant and successful.

You can listen to this episode in itunes or here

Pam’s quote to live by
“Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – W.H Murray

Killer Sound Bytes/Tweetables by Pam

*Click your favorite quote from Pam to tweet it from the roof tops!

“The purpose of our lives is to create a body of work that we are really proud of.” 

“We can come from unthinkable situations and end up creating beauty in our lives.”

“There’s the story you tell yourself and then there’s the story you tell others. You need to get your first story straight.”

“Change is possible.”

“We’re all self-employed.”

Who’s your Shero?
Nancy Duarte

How would you define legacy?
The body of work that you leave behind at the end of your life.

Tell us more about this “body of work.”
Your body of work consists of the things that you create within your work life…but it’s also what you leave behind in terms of the quality of love you leave in your family. The mark you leave in your community. That’s the thing that ends up living on long after we’re gone.

What is that overall big body of work that you’re leaving that captures your spirit so that will remember you. What kind of change have you effected?

My book recommendation(s)
Resonate by Nancy Duarte

Best advice 
Become comfortable breaking down your goals into really tiny little pieces.

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LTL 002: Finding Your GPS with Lisa Merlo-Booth

Let’s Talk Legacy Episode 002: Finding Your GPS with Lisa Merlo-Booth


Website: Straight Talk 4 Women
Facebook: click here
Twitter: @lisamerlobooth

In this episode of the Let’s Talk Legacy Show I chat with relationship coach, speaker and blogger Lisa Merlo-Booth about finding and using your GPS (grounded powerful strength) in order to as Ghandi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Listen to the episode in itunes or simply click: here

Lisa’s quote to live by

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi

Killer Sound Bytes/ Tweetables by Lisa Merlo-Booth

“Changing me changes we.”

“Everywhere in your life…women step up, step in, and own your power!”

“Ask for what you want. Don’t ask for what you think you’re going to get.”

“Walk in the world as though you are equal…because you are.”

Your GPS is about finding the middle. Stepping in with confidence, clarity and the power from within. It’s not power over. It’s about having enough compassion for yourself to stand up for yourself while also having compassion for the other person. Step into your power. Mean what you say. Say what you mean and back your words up with action. It’s not just about words…it’s about action.

Who’s your Shero?
Maya Angelou

How would you define legacy?
I would define legacy as your life print. It’s the ripple effect of your presence in this world that stays with the world long after you’ve left it.

My book recommendation
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
You should also check out her amazing Ted Talks on The Power of Vulnerability andListening to Shame

Best advice
Step into the arena and dare to figure out what that life print is that you want to leave in this world and dare to step in.

Your goal should be to be authentically you. Be yourself.

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