PP 614: Transforming Pain into Purpose With Ed Squire
Quick Show Notes – Ed Squire:
“We’re wired to love at the end of the day. And, to love, you have to give of yourself. And you can’t give of yourself unless you live who that person is. And you can’t live who that person is until you find out who that person is.” – Ed Squire
Ed Squire was sexually abused multiple times as a child by his grandfather, neighbor, and elementary school teacher. For years he hid his story, but after crashing, he realized he could no longer stay silent.
Join Kim and Ed as they share their Faith, stories of resilience, and the importance of sharing our message and impacting the world through our experiences.
03:38 The side effects of staying silent
09:47 Afraid of offending people with her Faith
10:52 Opening up about anxiety and depression
16:53 Find Yourself. Live Yourself. Give Yourself.
20:54 Who are you?
25:37 Core values
28:35 Personal integrity
36:02 Psalm 23
45:50 The Book of Acts and the story of Judas
Resources – Ed Squire:
“Anything that I did post was pretending to be something that either I really wasn’t, or I kinda was or I wanted people to think. There was no authenticity with what I was doing.” ~Ed Squire
“Are they going to think I can’t function in my business because I struggle with anxiety?” ~Kim Sutton
“I believe, from my personal experience, that until I figured out my identity, I was living in darkness. You are living in darkness until you figure out who you are.” ~Ed Squire
“We’re wired to love at the end of the day. And, to love, you have to give of yourself. And you can’t give of yourself unless you live who that person is. And you can’t live who that person is until you find out who that person is.” ~Ed Squire
“As soon as we identify who we are based on our employment, the person that you’re giving that information to will automatically — because you can’t help it — frame you at a certain level, socio-economically because of the job you have.” ~Ed Squire
“It’s a lifelong journey figuring out who you are.” ~Ed Squire
“We can tell ourselves over and over again that we’re going to do something, but if we keep on NOT doing what we tell ourselves we’re going to do, then we stop believing in ourselves.” ~Kim Sutton
“You can’t live, in your mind, in the future. You can’t. You have to live in the moment and in the present.” ~Ed Squire
“I’ve found that unless you’re relaxed, and you enjoy the very moment of the day, and you’re at peace, you won’t make it on the business stage or whatever your dream or desire is because you don’t have it together on the inside.” ~Ed Squire
“I’m okay. I don’t need to worry about this thing that’s pulled me backwards because my identity and my peace and my rest — I know where it comes from.” ~Ed Squire
“When I stop focusing on my Purpose and when I’m going after money again, then something or somebody tries to change the rules and I often feel like I’m getting screwed.” ~Kim Sutton
“You need to be with somebody who understands who you are. Everybody’s got issues — something they’ve been through — everybody does. And everybody has trauma of some kind in their life, and if they haven’t, they’ll get it eventually, but as a believer in Christ, that needs to be the focus of where my energy comes from, and my power and my self-worth and my answers before a human being does.” ~Ed Squire
“There’s a purpose for every struggle we go through.” ~Kim Sutton
“Your life doesn’t always have to be heavy when you’re a survivor. You can live and enjoy yourself.” ~Ed Squire
“When you start to share your story, a huge step in the healing process takes place.” ~Ed Squire
About Ed Squire:
Ed is the Founder of MeTooWhatNow, a non-profit focused on helping individuals thrive after life trauma.