Show Notes: Ep. 24 – Permission to Pivot with Alex Davis

August 23, 2022

On Episode 24 of the She is Kindred Podcast, Britt chats with Alex Davis, an attorney turned writer and coach, whose life goal is pursuing meaningful work that makes her soul come alive. Their conversation centers on giving yourself permission to pivot, personally and professionally, and how we can do the necessary work in order to make our dreams a reality. 

Alex Davis is a wife, mother, and attorney-turned-entrepreneur. She is the founder of Davis Legal Media, a content marketing agency serving the legal industry. She is also a writer who shares her reflections on all that is good, true, and beautiful in motherhood and family life. Her work has been published in Verily Magazine, Coffee + Crumbs, Public Discourse, FemCatholic, Everyday Mamas and more. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Jacob and her two boys.

In this episode, Britt talks with Alex about: 

  • Doing hard work + heart work to pursue a fulfilling career
  • Living along with insecurities, but not giving them control over you
  • The power of words; making distinctions in what we do vs. who we are
  • Combatting fear of change or starting something new
  • Personal stories of pivoting from one path to another


Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Quotable:

“Is it possible that we could start to believe that every season is preparing us for the next? And the things we’re gleaning in those seasons, even when they might not be ideal for what’s deep in our hearts, they are training us and teaching us so we can learn and listen in the middle of those.” -Britt Nikel Smith

“It’s stretching…but it’s also freeing…when you have permission to be a beginner and to be new  at something.” -Alex Davis

“If we can make the distinction between who we are and what we do, then it might just open up the door to explore all the possibilities that are available to us.” -Britt Nikel Smith

“In the silence we can hear…God’s voice inviting us…to consider something new.” -Alex Davis

“Do the very best work you can. Serve people. Be kind. And be grateful that you had the opportunity to do a good, full day of work.” -Alex Davis

“Start where you are.” -Britt Nikel Smith

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