Tammy Helfrich

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Ronne Rock on Owning Your Purpose {Podcast Episode #75}


I absolutely loved having my friend Ronne Rock on the show today. She is full of wisdom and has such a huge heart. She is a curator of story, hopelessly addicted to hope, and a lover of kitchen therapy. I can’t wait to share Ronne’s words with you today.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • Her conviction of the heart that led her to leave the corporate world
  • “I’m not just a marketer. I’m actually a writer. I love narrating life.”
  • How she found her own heart’s purpose
  • “Your purpose doesn’t have to start in your 20’s or 30’s.”
  • Her love of telling stories about broken places
  • The questions she started asking herself
  • What is it that you can’t not do?
  • When you dream at night, what is it that you dream of?
  • Who is it that you love to talk to more than anyone?
  • “I am created to narrate the life of other people.”
  • “My purpose in life is to tell a story of restoration and redemption.”
  • How owning that purpose changed her perspective
  • You can always rediscover yourself, regardless of your age
  • “It’s never too late to start. God has no timeline.” – Guatemalan missionary
  • God’s in the business of creating new
  • “When the dream starts to be planted, take a step.”
  • Learning to build and craft your life
  • “This is who I am inside, regardless of my circumstances.”
  • “This is the contribution that I get to make, regardless of where I’m at.”
  • How her heart started to long for doing right for those who were invisible
  • “We are a people who need hope”
  • “Hope is contagious”
  • Learning to narrate the story of hope
  • Honor and respect the place you are going
  • Seeing hope bubble up from the ground in a new place
  • “Get low to see eye to eye with the country”
  • How can our hands and feet serve you?
  • “Right now, I’m being a response to a prayer.”
  • You’ll learn more if you take time to listen
  • The first thing to being present is to shut up!
  • Remove the opportunity for us to ignore important things

Ronne had so much wisdom to share, so I decided to split her interview into two parts. This is the first time I’ve done this. We’ll be back in a few days with the remainder of the interview.

Be sure to check out Ronne’s awesome work on her website, or connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

What did you like about this episode? Share in the comments below.


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  1. What resonated for me is Ronne’s question “what can you not do?” And, the way she reminds you to just listen. Great episode. It felt so authentic.

  2. Love, love LOVE this episode! Two of my favorite ladies chatting about the stuff that matters – it felt like I was sitting with you, just listening over a cup of coffee. (I need to shut up too, Ronne) xoxoxo

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