TYL #20: Hustling for Worthiness and Striving for Authenticity with Chris Shade
Written by Tracy on 22 Jun 2016
Sometimes stories are so powerful that they barely need an introduction.
Chris Shade-- educator, administrator, speaker, and humorist-- has one such life story.
Chris has transformed throughout his life from a shy, introspective, confused adolescent to an outgoing, extroverted, and self-assured adult. His vulnerability and honesty about the trials and tribulations of his life nearly brought me to tears. I was honored to not only get to hear his story, but to share it with you.
My only hope is that you hear this story with open mind and open heart knowing that there is nothing that the strength of will and faith cannot overcome.
With that, I give you the inspiring and authentic, Chris Shade.
Play by play:
3:25 Welcome our guest, Chris Shade!
3:45 Chris’s crazy background story
6:00 What life is like, from an introvert’s perspective
7:45 Chris’s experience living his life as a lie by not being true to himself
14:00 What it’s like to battle for love and acceptance while masking who you really are
17:00 Chris’s “hustle for worthiness”
20:00 An introvert’s story of become more assertive
26:00 How to compartmentalize your life when it benefits you to do so
27:00 What happens when work is going great but your home life is falling apart
29:25 That weird time in life when your work sustains you rather than your personal life
31:30 Trees as a metaphor for life
32:40 How Chris met his wife on MYSPACE!!!!
35:30 Chris’s secret beach wedding
38:55 How to get out of a funk
40:30 Making the case for counseling for everyone (no more stigma!)
44:00 Chris’s rebranding of his educational district’s mission
47:45 How to go part-time to chase your pipe dream
49:30 How to know if what you’re doing is really “your thing”
50:50 Chris gives the down low on his favorite part of giving a TEDx talk
51:30 Chris’s #1 piece of advice for you