Episode 19: Build a Blueprint for Your Life!

with Barbie the Welder

Sometimes your life doesn’t always look the way you thought it would, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take what you’re given, rise above, and succeed! Today’s guest is a prime example of that. In episode 19 of the Quit Getting Screwed Podcast, Karalynn sits down with social media sensation, Barbie the Welder, to discuss her journey from ruin to resilience. Barbie dives into how she learned to believe in and promote herself, and what each stepping stone along the way has looked like.

Barbie’s start in welding came from a place of complete inexperience paired with spur-of-the-moment inspiration from a scene at the very beginning of the movie, Cast Away, in which a woman carefully welds a stunning pair of angel wings. When she saw it, “It just spoke to my soul, and I weirdly knew this is what I was meant to be,” she says. The art of metalworking entered her life when she had been at an ultimate low. Barbie had dealt with depression for all of her life, grappling with substance abuse and living off welfare in some of her lowest moments. Despite having tackled her drug addictions, she was on a great deal of medication and working in scrap metal to make ends meet.

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When it clicked, metalworking led Barbie to the life of her dreams. “I still can’t believe it,” she says, remarking on the incredible feeling of being invited onto a trades podcast to share her story, among other things. She attributes her eventual success to her persistence, and her will to find the good. Barbie’s ability to, “dig in like a tick and hold on,” allowed her the grit and strength to get her over the bumps and through the dark. Even when she, “couldn’t see the staircase, and could only see the first step,” taking one step in an unknown direction lit a fire under her. 

Barbie’s inspirational story is densely packed with words of wisdom, powerful and poignant insight into a journey from struggle to success, and much more. If you’ve ever needed the extra push to take a leap of faith, consider listening to her sound advice and taking the jump. To ensure you are notified next time we share inspiring stories from industry professionals, subscribe to the Quit Getting Screwed podcast, and if you really want to invest in the education of your community, consider sharing it to your team and competitors, as well! For more from Karalynn, follow The Cromeens Law Firm on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram. You can also purchase the book that started it all, Quit Getting Screwed, on Amazon.

Episode Link: https://the-quit-getting-screwed-podcast.castos.com/episodes/episode-19-build-a-blueprint-for-your-life-with-barbie-the-welder

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