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The truth about life... it ain't no fairy tale | Ep 18
14th July 2021 • Victory in Mind • Waceke Wambaa
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Sometimes, it seems there is a blur between the make-believe of fairytales and the reality of our lives today. 

Not here. Not today. Not now. But there are valuable life lessons we can learn from the plots, twists and turns found in fairy tales. This is what today’s podcast is about… have you found your glass slipper? 

Happy listening.


[00:00:00] Show trailer: I feel a life lesson about to come on... At Cinderella's expense! Sorry, Cindy.

[00:00:28] Intro music and voice over narration for the show

[00:01:01] Introduction to the show and looking forward to sharing what exactly Cinderella has to do with living with victory in mind.

[00:01:23] Cliff notes on Cinderella… 21st Century style.

[00:04:07] Okay, back to the relevance of this story for our podcast today. That slipper and the whole foot size thang.

[00:04:49] But people, why are we trying to fit ourselves into other people's dreams?

[00:05:54] Sometimes, blessings come with baggage we don’t understand or fully comprehend unless we are on the receiving end.

[00:07:24] And then, can we even adjust to the abrupt changes in our situation?

[00:08:20] We cannot be anyone else but who we were created to be.

[00:09:00] Maybe we are those who clearly had such small feet as in the story… Why do we sometimes try to fit into glass slippers when they're clearly too big for us?

[00:11:00] The big feet situation, trying to fit into the tiny slippers, ph-lease! Could we all just stop trying to fit into situations and plans that we have outgrown or clearly do not fit into or who, or what we were created to be, or to do. Don’t minimize your potential.

[00:13:10] Conclusion. Thank you so much for listening. Be sure that you subscribe to this podcast. That way you can automatically receive episodes and share the link. People share the link and the episodes with your social networks. You can go to our website for show notes as well as links to download and subscribe. Thanks for staying tuned to Victory in Mind. We appreciate you. I'm your host, Waceke Wambaa  thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.

[00:14:12] Outro music and voice over narration for the show


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The truth about life... it ain't no fairy tale | Ep 18


[00:00:28] Are you concerned about your future, the state of the world and how to best navigate the options or lack thereof that life's thrown your way? Well, welcome to Victory in Mind. The podcast that focuses on practical strategies and solutions in living out our created potential. Together, our tribe will motivate, activate, educate, engage, challenge, and inspire us all towards our created potential. You have a future. You have a hope. So don't give up.


[00:01:23] So I'd like to believe that 99.9999% of the world knows the Cinderella story. If not... Once upon a time in a land far away... and they lived happily ever after! The nature of fairytales right? So in essence, the story revolves around a poor mistreated damsel who receives her minute of fame after the magical machinations of her fairy godmother, only to lose her slipper, a glass one at [00:02:00] it, as she flees the scene from the instant love of her life, because of the consequences she has been warned, she will face because y'all, fairy godmother's plastic surgery goodness was not of the lasting variety.


[00:03:01] And yes, he finally makes it to Cinderella's place only to almost be thwarted at the very end from trying the slipper as her evil stepsisters try and upend her by claiming their sole inheritance of the slipper... and then they try it on for size, but DUH-DUH-DUUUUN!! Their feet are too big! Ahhhhhhh!!

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Yeah, that was fun.


Because you had those whose feet were too small or too big, too wide or too narrow and everything else in between. And so they missed out on being the princes' love for the happily ever after story.


[00:05:54] And think about it. What cray cray relatives and would be relatives, [00:06:00] who might have been absolutely non-existent when Cinderella was struggling and when she was a nobody, but now, now that she's got some change, you know and she's gearing to start being some high and mighty princess, there are people crawling out of the woodwork saying like, "I'm your mother's sister's father's uncles, son's cousin, you know, come on, I'm family... don't forget me!" Keeping it real. Sometimes you'll get things that look like blessings but, the baggage that comes with it... it might look good for them, but we never know what a person is going through when we look at them or what they went through to be where they're at. And so just cause the slipper story looked wonderful, there are some gray areas in between.


[00:07:24] Don't forget that she had lived a lifetime of eating scraps off the floor, sleeping by the kitchen fire ergo her name Cinder, Cinderella. And let's keep it real. Who knows if they were vermin involved with all the wild animals she kept in close contact with her. Like there were no veterinarians that we can think of who took care of the ticks and fleas and everything else. So child wasn't coming to the table like all presented and hoity toity. So she had to try to fit into a world which [00:08:00] she had little to no exposure to. Let's not kid ourselves. This was not going to be an easy task for her or for all the parties involved.


[00:08:20] Why oh, why do we try to fit into other people's glass slippers? We cannot be anyone else but who we were created to be. And any other attempts at living outside ourselves will only result in dissatisfaction because people, if we're not living out our created potential, there's gonna be something that's gonna be missing in the very core of us. Because the beauty of you is you. There is no other one, like you. Embrace who you are and just do you.

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[00:10:11] This is where patience, you know, that uncomfortable word and even greater uncomfortable practice of the word comes into play. Whatever it is that you want to do, to be or achieve, it typically tends to have an incubation period. And that incubation period, it could be short and sweet or long and pull out your hair, but oh so worthwhile a period! So, let it run its course that you may be ready to be all that you were created to be, at the right time.

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[00:12:18] There is so much potential in you. But, it remains just that, potential, until you pursue your purpose and stay the course until the very end.


[00:13:10] My friends, that wraps it up for today's episode. I really appreciate the time that you've taken to spend with me today. Thank you for listening to Victory in Mind Podcast. I do have a question for you. Have you taken a minute to subscribe to the show so that you never miss an episode to get your own personal motivation, activation, encouragement and inspiration as you live and walk with victory in mind?

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