"Q&A With C. David Moody"

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"Q&A With C. David Moody"

Book: Fighting Through The Fear: My Journey of Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse

Author: C. David Moody

Author Bio:

"My story is one that you might have heard before.
Born and raised in a loving household, I was sexually abused by my babysitter. Unable to tell my parents, I carried this experience into adulthood.
Still, I got married, had two children, raised them with my loving wife Karla, and built a successful construction company in Atlanta, Georgia USA.
One fateful day, after learning that another family member had been sexually abused, I told  Karla about my own childhood sexual abuse (CSA). The aftermath of revealing that devastating secret almost killed me.
Sudden panic attacks. A complete nervous breakdown. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Fear, shame, embarrassment, guilt, self-doubt, and worry.
It took years of proper counseling, a loving and safe environment, building my spiritual faith, and deciding to unilaterally forgive my abuser that gave me the strength to face my past, live in the present and speak truth to other CSA survivors.
Moody Speaks is my way of helping those who are on the journey of healing from CSA, as well as those who wait to take the first step. The goal is to share important information and show survivors that we can do incredible things in our lives, be happy, and not let our past control us." (Bio from moodyspeaks.com)

 

 

 

 

1.  What is the best book you read in 2017?

"Speeches that Changed the World" by Simon Sebag Montefiore

2.  What is the best advice you have received about happiness?
Much of happiness is based on how we look at our current situation. With age, we find happiness in things we used to overlook.

3.  Do you plan to write more books in the future?
I do plan on writing more books.

4.  What is your best advice for getting through writer’s block? 
Get out into nature and disconnecting from life's noise.

5.  What are four core values you believe you have held firm to in your 29 years of business?
Honesty, good communications, continuous learning, and giving of myself to others while expecting nothing in return.

"During this journey of life, I have learned to be aware and remove the things that prevent me from being a peak performer in life. Too often it is the way I look at the situation that holds me back" 

 
6.  How have you been able to keep your work-life balanced over the last 29 years?
I made a decision when I first started my business that my family would always come before my business. I have held firm to that commitment for 29 years and I have a great relationship with my kids and my wife because of that decision.

7.  We know one of your hobbies is taking photos, what is one of your favorite pictures you have taken and why? 
One of my favorite pictures is from my recent trip down the Colorado River rafting for seven days in the Grand Canyon. This is because of the peace and quiet; The surroundings were phenomenal.

8.  What is your number one rule for leadership?
Be able to laugh at yourself and be able to inspire and motivate people.
9.  Who is a leader in modern times you admire/appreciation?
admire President Barack Obama for his ability to stay calm when things were being said about him and his family that were often incredibly mean-spirited. He always took the high road. That truly inspired me.

Places To Find More From This Author:

Linkedin: David Moody

Instagram: @cmoody1003

Website: moodyspeaks.com

Website: cdmoodyconstruction.com

 

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1 comment

  • jwfairmanjr@aol.com

    Moody, I congratulate you for sharing you personal traumatic experience that invade your childhood. I just bought the book and look forward to reading it and possibly talking to you about the road you encountered getting to the point where you prevailed.
    Good speed my brother. JWF

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