Episode 46: Ria Story, Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Ria Story is a leadership speaker, trainer, and author. However, her story, and how she came to be where she is today, is not one that began with such great optimism. From 12 to 19 years of age, she was sexually abused and trafficked by her father. She became a victim of her circumstances, lacked self-confidence, and she was unable to help herself or anyone else. She encountered moments where she wanted to take her own life because she thought she would never get out of her situation. This story is all too common, and many women, who have gone through this as young girls, are unable to feel a sense of self-worth and self-love. I bring you Ria’s story so that you or someone you know, who may be going through the same tragedy can look to her for inner strength and guidance.
"What happens to us influences us, there is no doubt. But, HOW it influences us is what's most important. If your past is holding you back from reaching your potential, it's not serving you. Choose to let it go and move forward. You can't move forward very well if you are dragging the past behind you." - Ria Story
To learn more about Ria and her work, visit: https://riastory.com/
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