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Meet Beenie Mann of Matters of Perspective

Today we’d like to introduce you to Beenie Mann.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Born and raised in Germany with no positive role models to follow but a thirst to escape that pre-destined cycle of abuse and mediocrity. At that time, I did not know how or what that would look like. All I knew was that there is a better life waiting for me. At a very young age, I started to follow my heart. It was a bumpy road with many twists and turns. Some seemed so difficult and there were many times I wanted to throw in the towel. Others were easier and the reason for me to push forward. I knew I wanted to be my own boss but had no clue what that would look like.

From the outside looking in, it appeared I was just drifting from one job or opportunity to another. Nothing panning out and me simply giving up. There were times I was so discouraged and questioned everything, but I kept ongoing. Looking back, I now know I was searching for my purpose. What really lights me up to keep pushing me forward…

For too long, I was ‘should-ing’ myself and trying to fit into an expectation box. Boxes created by society, my relatives, and most of all… the boxes I created myself. Apparently, boxes aren’t my thing.

On 1 April 2018, I decided to stop should-ing myself and stepped into myself and my passion. That month, I started writing my first book and published it less than three months later. My book and my passion allowed me to share my story and speak to a variety of audiences. It even landed me a regular spot on a local TV show!

There it was! My passion. My purpose. One thing that has always driven me was to help others break free from their limiting beliefs and become more than they thought possible. For as long as I can remember, I have helped people be better, be more, and see a different perspective. It is second nature for me. There is always something to be grateful for and build on.

Part of me was still holding on to the edge of the last box I created for myself. It was a business idea with great potential, but it fizzled out. Looking back, I must admit, even though I was very passionate about it, my heart was not fully in it. It was the last ‘should box’ I had held onto. Letting go was a tough decision and at the same time, the most liberating.

Now I am free to truly follow my flow and my heart. Turns out I love to write. Words are so powerful and they can make or break us. Words can inspire or they can crush ourselves and others. For me, I choose to use my words to inspire.

Moving forward, I am working on a book series with stories from people around the world various categories to share their stories and inspire others. Live is all about matters of perspective and depends on how we look at things. Encouraging people to find the positive in any situation and give them hope to move forward is my passion.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Great question! The road was very bumpy and up until 1 April 2018, it seemed as if I was driving with square wheels and a heavy load. It was tough and many times, I thought of giving up.

When I decided to stop should-ing all over myself and stepped into my passion and purpose, it felt as if I had a ‘tire change’. Putting the right tires on my vehicle made the ride so much smoother. Before, not only did I have square wheels, but there were also so many boulders on the road. Now that I have the right wheels, the ride is so much smoother, and the road is much easier to navigate.

The biggest issue was my belief system. For the longest time, I did what I thought I should be doing. What was expected. Society dictates that we follow a certain path and be traditional. We let our family, friends, and society stuff us in a box and do our best to maneuver within the confines of those walls. We follow in the footsteps of those closest to us and buy into their beliefs. While I was doing this, I always felt ‘out of place’. Something was missing.

Like so many, I was a prisoner in my own mind. Running in circles getting nowhere except I grew more miserable. Until the day I decided to follow my heart and not the expectations of others. The load I carry now is so much lighter as I released other people’s expectations of what I should do. I came to realize they mean well but come from their own set of limiting beliefs.

Now, with the right vehicle, the right equipment, and most of all… the right mindset, I am navigating the road ahead with ease. There are still bumps in the road, but they are here to help me learn and grow. They assist me in not becoming complacent and keeping my eyes open. Now, I am moving forward with confidence and joy of what lies ahead.

With the right mindset and attitude, anything is possible!

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Actually, there are two companies. One is Matters of Perspective LLC, my coaching business. The other, a publishing company I am working on building out as well as a book series. The goal for the publishing company is to assist all those who want to write a book but do not know where to start. The vision is helping folks to ‘self-publish’ but with guidance and a publishing label. There is so much I learned from publishing my books and I want to make it easier for others.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
Growing up, I learned to tiptoe and become invisible. It was a survival mechanism. If I was unnoticed, I might escape the abuse. However, even within that, I had a streak of independence. Yes, I was miserable and scared, but there were always others who were worse off than I was. Somehow, I found a way to comfort, console them, and instill hope. It is something that has come natural to me my whole life. As a child, I found solace in books. The stories let me escape and be one with the characters. You could say I had a very vivid imagination. It was an escape for me and an inspiration to strive for more. Even at a fairly young age, I knew I wanted to write a book. A book to share my story, inspire others, but most of all let others know they are not alone and there is always hope. Inspire others with words like the books I have read inspired me when there was so much darkness.

I love animals and nature. There is so much we can learn from both. One of my passions is learning. When we learn, we grow. If we are not growing, we are dying… There is still so much I want to learn and experience.

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