Episode 138: Overcoming Adversity: Homelessness, Teen Motherhood, and Entrepreneurship [featuring Victoria James]

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In this episode, I had the opportunity to speak with Victoria James who is not only a LCSW and psychotherapist but also an anxiety and mindset expert who overcame difficult odds to establish a thriving private practice dedicated to helping ambitious individuals navigate their mental health and entrepreneurial journeys.

Here are some key takeaways:

  1. Embrace Your Journey: Victoria’s story is a testament to the power of resilience and courage, moving from teenage motherhood and homelessness to becoming a successful entrepreneur and wellness leader.
  2. Bet on Yourself: Even when faced with unimaginable challenges, investing in your self-growth and education can change your life trajectory. Victoria’s determination to pursue higher education despite financial and personal obstacles is a powerful reminder that we hold the keys to our future.
  3. Redefine Failure: Viewing failure as a stepping stone rather than a setback can significantly alter your approach to life and business. Failures are merely setups for greater successes, providing invaluable learning opportunities.

Victoria’s insights are a treasure trove for anyone looking to break cycles and chart new paths. Let’s get inspired and empower each other to go beyond our limits!

About Victoria:

Victoria James is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Anxiety & Mindset Expert, Wellness Entrepreneur, and the Founder of Ever Growth Counseling®. Ever Growth Counseling was created for overachieving Young Professionals, Millennials, and Entrepreneurs who are struggling with mental health challenges and in need of support across the states of New York, New Jersey, and Florida.


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