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One Sharp Sword - Cutting Through To What Matters Most with Dr Wayne Pernell is meant to be thought-provoking and inspiring. This show offers no advice or counsel related to law, finance, or health (either physical or mental).  You are listening at your own discretion and interpreting what you hear in your own way. 

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Oct 6, 2020

Stephanie Thoma focuses on helping others make connections; she helps introverts feel confident and she redefines networking.  

Overcoming social anxiety, she fought broad limiting beliefs and brings her broad transformational journey to her work.  

  • We’re all a mix of introversion and extroversion
  • Activate based on what you love
  • The “solitude sandwich” is how some of us refuel (go out and give, withdraw to regain focus, go out and give)
  • The “Big Light Secret” is the opposite of the downward spiraling big dark secret. As confidence builds, people shine.
  • Networking should never be fake. 
    • Stay away from openers like the weather and traffic. Those can set a potentially negative tone for the conversation. Instead, ask about lighter things while acknowledging the situation: “What’s your favorite thing about Shelter In Place?”
  • Networking has expanded because we’re virtual. You can easily be at an event with people from all over the world!
  • Stephanie believes in connection: Connection - Confidence - Consciousness
  • Then she said something else akin to something I say all the time, “Stay Curious!” and she asks us to pay attention to how the external is affecting the internal.  

Go to for a free download of her Working Remotely Worksheet

Here to grab a copy of her book!

Final words? “Trust Yourself,” she says.

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