Are we created from Nature or Nurture, or more so, Society? From a very young age, behaviors are established and woven into a personality. Without self reflection, adults may be basing self worth, career decisions and life choices on a child’s intellectual perception. That perception installed glass ceilings still in place as adults. Start breaking your own glass ceiling by listening to Episode 65 of the Life Lnxx Podcast with guest author, Linda González.
Linda González (she/ella) is a bilingual small business strategist, coach, and author with a focus on liberatory practices and multicultural wisdom. Her passion is to inspire people on a creative journey of love and healing for this and future generations.
Her book, ‘Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling’, is based on her 20-year coaching practice with a focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), women, and other under-resourced, resilient communities.
How a Glass Ceiling Is Created
In this episode, Linda passionately encourages women to evaluate their subconscious limitations affecting decisions and life paths. After all, why live the life you learned when you can live the life you want? That learned life is the glass ceiling most don’t realize they have.
Instead of working harder, we learn to work more intentionally and free from the cultural limitations of childhood experiences. First Gen, trying to navigate two or more cultures for survival, have little time to identify self truth. But without it, we may be living a life defined by outside influences. That’s why the full title of the book includes, ‘Embracing a Full Hearted Life’.
Linda has such a deeply intelligent curiosity that fuels her to create circles of interaction from book writing clubs, to Buddhist studies to sports and motherhood. I was surprised that our circles overlapped so much, and yet, had never met. After this episode dropped, I received a text from a close friends saying, “I didn’t know you knew Linda. She’s my bestie’s bestie!”
Life Without Limitation
González may be everywhere, but one thing is very clear. Linda is totally unique. She was born with this creative expression of her intellect that creates so many circles.
Her full hearted life includes being in the first group of girls allowed, (yes, allowed!), to play youth soccer and compassionately teaching BIPOC and under resourced communities find their self wealth. And yet, you will never guess this one part of her personality. Take a listen and find out.
If you are not in one of her circles already, then join in through her personal Instagram. It’s a wonder where you may end up!
Linda received a MSW from the University of Southern California. She also has a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She received a BA from Stanford University. Born and raised in Los Angeles by parents from México and Colombia, she has called the Bay Area home for 25+ years and is still raising and being raised by her millennial twins. Her personal interests include playing and watching tennis, jigsaw puzzles, kayaking, yoga, and dancing.