Jun 14, 2021
Jenny Clark is proud to be celebrating 30 years of
sobriety. In this episode, Jenny shares her story of recovery from
alcoholism in an effort to help others. At first Jenny was
embarrassed to admit she was an alcoholic. However, in the end she
decided she didn't want to pass this on to her daughters. Although
we can't make somebody else want to get sober, and it's hard to
break the patterns, we can educate ourselves and offer support.
We've been told "don't say anything" all of our lives. Let's say
Jenny is well known as The Oprah of Federal
Contracting. Furthermore, She’s the CEO of Solvability,
a company that helps small business win federal contracts by
focusing on competitive pricing and profitability. Also, she’s the
Founder of GOVCON Summit, a virtual accelerator network for small
businesses in federal contracting, especially veteran entrepreneurs
who hire veterans.
- First, Jenny talks about the day she decided to
- Jenny went to therapy over several years.
- But none of Jenny’s therapists asked her if she
thought she was drinking too much.
- At first Jenny was embarrassed to admit she was an
- In the end she decided she didn't want to pass this
on to her daughters.
- You can't make somebody else want to get sober and
it's hard to break the patterns.
- Next, Jenny talks about her need to make others
feel comfortable when she wasn't drinking.
- Also, gratitude was key for Jenny's recovery.
- Then, Emily starts to cry as Jenny brings up
Emily's son's alcoholism.
- Next, Jenny talks about the secrets we tend to
- After that, Jenny talks about how her family
members used alcohol to fit in.
- Then, Emily shares what it was like to live with a
"functioning" alcoholic, her former husband.
- Also, Jenny finally realized she was being selfish
as she was drinking, thinking it wasn't impacting others.
- Next Jenny describes being drawn into others'
- To stop drinking, Jenny felt she'd have to give up
- Jenny offers to help listeners make a different
choice and to break the patterns.
- Alcohol impacts everyone differently and Jenny was
going for the feeling of euphoria.
- People arrange their lives around alcohol and Jenny
was self medicating using alcohol.
- Also, it's easier to use alcohol than to go to the
doctor to get medication for depression.
- Furthermore, we turn to instant solutions.
- Next, Emily shares that her addiction is to get
really busy so she doesn't have to feel her feelings.
- Emily shares the story about when her son finally
decided to get help for his alcoholism and drug addiction.
- Finally, we've been told "don't say anything" all
of our lives. Let's say something.