Jennifer Marshall's life story is like one that we see in movies. From a childhood filled with visiting food banks and relying on charity, she served in the military until she found herself walking the red carpets of Hollywood.
Jennifer reveals that the difficulties and pain of growing up in poverty led her to pursue acting to fulfill a need and a purpose. "The trauma I had accrued as a child, and a young adult was not a downfall for me. It was something that I could choose to lament and say; this was terrible. Of course, these things happened. But I saw it as an opportunity to tap into emotions, create beautiful art, and heal myself from the inside out."
Come along on our conversation to learn how to turn your life struggles into learning points to grow and thrive.
Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me —Inner Inspiration that Drives You with Jennifer Marshall ▶️
Key point covered in this episode:
✔️The power of persistence. Jennifer entered showbiz knowing she was not the youngest, prettiest, most talented, or wealthiest well-connected actress. As a Navy Veteran, she brought a terrific worth ethic and discipline, outworking many others.
✔️The longer you lament about how hard it will be, the more you will be behind the other people in the buffet of life. Jennifer's journey navigating trauma and abuse taught her to turn her pain into power. She
emphasizes the power of self-belief, integrity, and hard work in her transformation from victim to survivor.
✔️The ultimate gift of all the discord and pain we go through is when it can finally be transmuted into something beautiful. It takes time and active effort for every person to come to peace with the past and appreciate the gifts that life's big tragedies have provided. A transformation is powerful after overcoming great adversity and crafting a beautiful path for yourself.
✔️If it's your calling, it will hunt you down and never leave you alone.
There's a difference between what you can do and what you're called to do. Your soul purpose will keep following you around until you acknowledge it and will keep knocking on the door until you open yourself to embrace it.
What dreams keep tugging at you that you are running away from?
Jennifer Marshall is a proud Navy veteran and vocal advocate for the military veteran community. You may know her as the host of Mysteries Decoded on the CW (yes, she really is a licensed Private Investigator) or as Max's mom on Netflix's hit, Stranger Things. Other shows she's appeared on include NCIS, Hawaii Five-0, and Nickelodeon's Game Shakers, to name a few.
Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Wesleyan University with a double major in International Politics and Spanish and a minor in History. Jennifer received her graduate degree from American Military University in Administration of Justice, graduating with a 3.994 GPA.
As a proud Navy veteran, Jennifer volunteers in her community by mentoring other veterans looking to enter film and television. She also helps deliver food to homebound seniors through the local senior center. She raises funds for the award-winning and Congressionally recognized non-profit Pin-Ups for Vets to donate much-needed rehab equipment for our nation's veterans. Jennifer believes in the power of volunteerism and giving back to the community.
Jennifer Marshall Biography, IMDB 21 June 2022 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1351148/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
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