Dreamer and Creator
Where's the Poop Robin?
January 9, 2023
As human beings, it's easier to hide our pains and heartbreak than to deal with them head-on. However, only by facing our demons can we move past them. In today's episode, Gabriela Brunner, CEO, and Founder of The New Firm encourages us to be brave and open up to our support system. If you are feeling down lately and can't quite figure out how to release negativity, this episode is for you.
[00:00:13.630] - Gabriela Brunner
Hey, everybody. How's it going? Today I am sitting here at the Wildflower Artisan Cafe and Bakery Indicator, Illinois, and they're playing some really fun One Direction music. So I'm sitting here like, I don't think you guys can hear it because I got my headphones on, and I'm also going live on Facebook from my computer, which I finally figured out instead of doing it from my phone. See, here's proof here's.
[00:00:39.330] - Gabriela Brunner
My phone is not online. And the trick seems to be that you use Google Chrome, and then you go on Facebook, and you can actually use your computer to go live. So I think that's how people have been going live on Facebook and Instagram at the same time. So you have your phone free to do that. So I wanted to hop on here today, because yesterday I sent an email to my email list called where's the poop, Robin?
[00:01:04.530] - Gabriela Brunner
And for those of you who are how I Met Your Mother fans, you may remember that particular episode where I think Robin had just woken up with her boyfriend, and Lily was asking her, like, how's it going, Robin? She's like, oh, everything's fine. No problem. In her mind, she was actually playing out exactly how crappy the situation had been. And so Lily's poop raider would go off, and she would ask the question, where's the poop, Robin?
[00:01:29.800] - Gabriela Brunner
Where's the poop robin? And each time, Robin would reveal, like, another layer of the piece that she was trying to hide from herself and from everybody else. And so it felt important to share that, because so often we hide the poop, right? We don't want to face it. We don't want to acknowledge that it's there.
[00:01:50.330] - Gabriela Brunner
And I think part of that is because we think that it's bad or we think that it's stinky. Yucky. Right. Actually, when we acknowledge it, when we acknowledge the stuff that's underneath that's really aggravating us and bring it to the light, we can actually give ourselves a form of freedom because we're no longer hiding something. We're no longer trying to avoid something.
[00:02:14.050] - Gabriela Brunner
So sometimes it can be really hard to do, and sometimes we think we have acknowledged the proof, just like in that episode of How I Met Your Mother. But then you have somebody who cares about you and who wants to support you and who wants to see you grow, asking you the question it's like Lily was asking, right? Where's the poop problem? Every time that that question got asked, a new layer, a new level was uncovered, and a new thing was brought up to be released. And once you do that, you just feel so much lighter and so much freer, and it's just, who knew that poop would be so important in our lives, right?
[00:02:48.610] - Gabriela Brunner
So I just wanted to share that with all of you guys for a couple of reasons. Number one, because how fun is that? Where's the poop robin? Right? I love how I met your mother.
[00:02:56.230] - Gabriela Brunner
I'm really sad that it's not on the air anymore, and also because I wanted to encourage you guys to take a look at the trustee path circle. The waitlist is now open and you can put your name on that waitlist by visiting TheNewFirm.Co Program. And by doing that, you will be the first to find out when the application opens, you will get more details on the program, be the first one to find out as all the details are coming together. And really, it's no obligation. It's just so that you can keep your finger on the pulse, figure out if this is actually going to be something that's going to be really good for you.
[00:03:34.340] - Gabriela Brunner
And then when the applications open up, you can decide if it's the right time for you to apply for the program. The spots will be limited. There will only be six, because I really love supporting people as intimately possible. Six feels like a really good number. And there will be a retreat in the spring and then also a retreat in the fall, so you can browse all those details on my website.
[00:03:57.140] - Gabriela Brunner
And it's just a really exciting thing, because for me, the deeper I've gone in my work and the deeper that I've gone in showing up for myself and for my clients, I've come to understand that there are so many layers to think. The deeper that I go. One of the things that I have really come to value the most is the support that I have around me, because that has allowed me to grow and expand at levels that I wouldn't have been able to do by myself. Not that I couldn't do it by myself. I can do it by myself.
[00:04:27.410] - Gabriela Brunner
It's just probably would take me longer, and that's fine. Everybody's at their own pace. But if you're ready, if this is calling your name, place your name on the waitlist. You got nothing to lose. And keep asking yourself, what's the proof, Robin?
[00:04:39.160] - Gabriela Brunner
Because you're going to want to know. You're going to want to know to uncover those layers. So thank you so much for joining me on my first Facebook Live from my computer. This is really nice. I'm going to do this more often and I'll be talking to you guys soon.
[00:04:50.110] - Gabriela Brunner