Ep. 166: Kelly Resendez – Big Voices Rise

How often does self-sabotage, fear, or doubt get in your way? Do your priorities align to give you balance and fulfillment in the life you want to live? We are covering these topics and more with practical tips from someone who is using her journey to help others in personal growth.

Kelly Resendez is a mom, business executive, bestselling author, and influencer. She loves helping others with strategies to overcome self-sabotage and find more joy. She’s the author of the new and already popular book, Big Voices, and is the founder of the women-empowered network of the same name. Kelly is passionate about helping people increase joy, reduce suffering, and learn to think differently. It’s her own journey that has helped her create the strategies and tools she shares in her books. Kelly is currently the Executive Vice President of Paramount Partners Group, which is a division of Loan Pal. She uses the same concepts of mindfulness, self discovery, and goal setting to help those in the mortgage and real estate industries create successful businesses.

Why Kelly wrote the book

Doesn’t everyone struggle with self-sabotage at some point? Kelly believes, as we all should, that everyone deserves to overcome fear, overthinking, and anxiety. Part of the responsibility we have in going through our journey is to grow and gain wisdom so we can share our story with others. Kelly’s book is an outgrowth of her journey and what she has been through. It’s a personal growth journey that began15 years ago. Now, her desire is to help others get to places of authenticity and self-actualization faster than she did.

TWEET: Don’t sabotage yourself – you can overcome fear, overthinking, and anxiety! @BigVoicesKelly #chasingdreams

How we can help our kids

As a parent, isn’t it a major concern to have our kids prepared for life and its struggles? We have to teach them to be wide awake and mindfully prepared for life, when their peers are not. Kelly found that the process of this growth can’t be forced or even affected, but it has to unfold naturally. As individuals, we have to endure enough pain that we “wake up” and make the necessary changes. The problem is that we send mixed messages to our children and make it more difficult for them to avoid the pitfalls. We have to be mindful as parents and be intentional about raising children in direct opposition to how the rest of the world raises them, or it will be a difficult process.

TWEET: We have to teach our kids to be wide awake and mindfully prepared for life, even when their peers are not. @BigVoicesKelly #chasingdreams

Getting the life you want

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the life you want—right now? It’s a process, and Kelly shares some practical tips for getting there. You have to get clear about your priorities and create the vision of the life you want to live and how you want to feel. It’s not enough to set goals, because you’ll fall into the trap and get stuck with just setting new goals and never feeling filled with joy and gratitude.  Kelly says to open your eyes each morning and be bathed in gratitude. YOU have the power to change your outlook and the outcome. Get clear about the help that you need and don’t be afraid to ask. Commit to discipline and take action. 

TWEET:  Get clear about the help that you need and don’t be afraid to ask. Commit to discipline and take action. @BigVoicesKelly #chasingdreams

Guest Recommendation: ONE action for a dream chaser to take–”Write down your vision for how you want to feel in your life, and then start taking action on it.”


  • [:10] Why Kelly wrote her book about this important topic
  • [1:40] What teenage Kelly struggled with most
  • [5:30] How to get over self-sabotage and fears
  • [8:20] What parents can do to help their kids
  • [9:51] The value in being lonely
  • [12:17] Can you have more than one tribe?
  • [15:30] When you have to weed people out
  • [18:25] The REAL Superwoman Syndrome
  • [19:42] Creating the life you want
  • [21:25] It’s NEVER too late
  • [26:20] Acknowledge your power
  • [30:11] You are NOT your thoughts
  • [36:35] Identifying your priorities
  • [38:03] ONE action for a dream chaser


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Visit www.bigvoicesrise.com/chasingdreams for Kelly’s free gift, an essential tool kit with resources and videos


TWEET: Many of us waste much time on low impact activity that has NO return on investment.  @BigVoicesKelly #chasingdreams

TWEET: Part of our journey in growing and gaining wisdom is sharing it with others. @BigVoicesKelly #chasingdreams

TWEET: I was seeking significance and fulfillment from other people and didn’t know who I was. @BigVoicesKelly #chasingdreams

TWEET: Find a tribe. If you don’t have one, then create one. @BigVoicesKelly #chasingdreams

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