Why Being Different is Beautiful: How to Stop Comparing & Ranking Yourself


Julie de Azevedo Hanks Interview
“I love sunsets. I don’t love the sunsets because it’s the exact same sunset as the night before. I like it because it’s different every time. It’s the same with people. You’re supposed to be different from other people…and that’s beautiful.”

Welcome to Thrive Gorgeous Podcast Episode #6! I’m Jenny Kay Provance. Below, you can listen to my interview with Julie Hanks.

Introduction: Julie de Azevedo Hanks is a licensed therapist and founder of Wasatch Family Therapy, LLC. She’s a mother of four, an award-winning songwriter, and author of THE BURNOUT CURE: AN EMOTIONAL SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR OVERWHELMED WOMEN. Julie has appeared on TLC, Discovery Health, FOX News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, CNN, Women’s Day, Women’s Health, Real Simple, Parenting, KSL Studio 5 more. She is currently finishing her PhD in marriage and family therapy. In the first half of this episode, Julie shares her career and family journey. In the last half, listen for her poignant advice on how women really can “have it all” – family, career, success and happiness. And I love the story she tells about the CRABS – and how we should lift each other up instead of pulling each other down.

She has an awesome giveaway offer at the end of the episode too. I will post her discount code, show notes, and links to the books she recommends below.

Click play to listen:

Julie de Azevedo Hanks Interview

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Show notes:

Books she recommends:
Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown

Mind Sight, Dr. Daniel Siegel

The Whole Brain Child, by Dr. Daniel Siegel

Julie’s Book: The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women

The Burnout Cure book
(I also wrote down many of the inspirational quotes heard in our conversation below.)


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Here are some of my favorite quotes from my Julie Hanks Interview:

Sunsets Success Quote

“Linking instead of ranking. When we realize that nobody is better than anyone else. We have different talents. We have different strengths, different weaknesses, and we can be a cheerleader for other women. Other women are our best allies. Sometimes we feel threatened. And I just think there’s enough success, there’s enough love, there’s enough talent for everybody, and so you don’t need to compare yourself.”

“Don’t be like a crab! Don’t pull other women down, lift them up.”

“Your worth and your performance are not connected…Your worth is not in question. So what are you going to do with your life?”

“Do what you love, and figure out how to make money from it.”Business Success Quotes

“Do what you love, and turn it into a career somehow. So I just happen to get paid for things I would love to do anyway.”

“Balance means constant change. Always readjusting and reevaluating.”

“I love sunsets. And I don’t love the sunsets because it’s the exact same sunset as the night before. I like it because it’s different every time. It’s the same with people. You’re supposed to be different from other people. You’re not supposed to look the same. Diversity is there for a reason, and that’s beautiful.”

“Connection with other human beings is more important than perfection. Connection over perfection.”

“It is such a great time to be a woman. There are so many opportunities.”

“You don’t have to live in boxes that somebody else created.”

“That’s how I decide whether I’m going to take something on. I just say, ‘Does it sound energizing or draining?’ If it sounds draining, I don’t do it!”

“Be creative about how you structure your life.”

Think outside the box quote

“If you do what you love, it’s really not work. It’s play and work. It’s not different. It’s just life”

“It’s okay to acknowledge your strengths. It’s okay to acknowledge your weakness. Everybody has them, so just get real!”

What did you think of this episode? If you leave a comment and rating for the Thrive Gorgeous Podcast on iTunes, you could win a set of GORGEOUS EYES BRUSH COLLECTION makeup brushes!
Thanks for listening today. On the next episode, I’m interviewing a really cute and successful food blogger, so don’t miss her story. See ya then!



Jenny Provance

P.S. To listen to past episodes of the Thrive Gorgeous Podcast, CLICK HERE.

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Jenny Kay Provance is a professional makeup artist and fashion blogger at Live She's a TV spokesmodel and has appeared on several television commercials.

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