Take the Mic Episode #8 Guest Julie Flowers talks about being a shy kid who became a city councilor and an ordained minister- and does both at the same time!
Julie Flowers was so as shy as a kid that she says "Nobody would have picked me out as a future politician." But that's exactly what the Beverly, MA resident is - at-large city councilor and a pastor at the First Baptist Church.. Julie credits a somewhat surprising experience with helping her become more outgoing - retail! Working in clothing stores helped her approach strangers more easily and quickly make human connections. Now of course she uses those "Can I help you?s" with citizens and parishioners, and its never as simple as just getting a new size of jeans!
Listen to Julie talk about the fun and the challenges of speaking everywhere from candidate forums to the pulpit and also explains her new appreciation of door-knocking.
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