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Finding Your Roots with Wendy Wilson Spooner

Wendy is a Genetic Genealogist by day, a writer by night, and an artist in between.
As a professional genealogist, she unearths incredible true stories that are much more exciting and inspiring than fiction. And she believes in finding our ancestors, learning from them, honoring them–even if they really struggled–and then standing on their shoulders to become a better person.
She has written the best-selling new release historical fiction novel, Once Upon an Irish Summer, to turn people's hearts into their own family trees. And as far as art? She is a national 1st place award winner in the American Heritage contest. She had the winning painting on display in Washington D.C. in 2018. Now she serves as the National Vice-Chair for the American Heritage contest over 12 subcategories of art & sculpture.

“It is really inspiring when you know what your family went through to be where they are.”

Episode Summary –

Knowing your family history helps you to create your unique identity.
When you find out the struggles and challenges your ancestors have faced, which has contributed to your life, your compassion towards your family increases and builds your resilience to overcome any challenges & difficulties you face.
And lastly, the more we discover about our ancestors, our family's connections grow stronger and increase our self-worth.

In this episode, Wendy Wilson Spooner shares some interesting stories about her genetic finding and their contributions to her success.


Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:12] Wendy shares her success journey how she became a professional Genetic Genealogist and a Best-Selling Author.
[08:03] Wendy’s tips on how to start looking for your genetic family history path.
[10:31] Wendy talks about her book “Once Upon an Irish Summer” – How she ideated the book's concept.
[20:07] Wendy talks about her superpowers that have helped her is building a successful career.
[21:08] Wendy talks about her most significant accomplishment.
[30:16] Why is it important to know your family history?
[31:24] Wendy talks about the biggest challenge she has faced and how she overcame it.
[32:41] What does working from your happy place mean to Wendy?
[34:09] Wendy’s advice for someone starting their entrepreneurial journey?


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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. 

Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.


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