Sue Fries is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, public speaker, and syndicated talk radio host. She’s also a successful business owner, competitive dancer, and still finds time to be a mom. Inspired by her son who suffered from chronic asthma, Sue authored the award-winning book, “Learning to Breathe,” and pioneers her pest control company, ECOLA Termite & Pest Control, which specializes in effective alternative treatments. Sue leads her own weekly radio and TV shows entitled “The Sue Fries Show,” encouraging listeners and viewers alike to find passion, purpose, and connection. Follow Sue on Twitter: @termitelady, Instagram: @termitelady, and FB: Termite Lady, Podcasts: http://suefries.com/the-show/. or her TV Show: http://suefries.com/sue-fries-tv/
Kathleen Cooke: What’s the one thing you’d like to share with women that God has recently taught you?
Sue Fries: People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care about them and part of that is being present. Giving the present of being present. Everyone has a ToDo list that is bigger than the day will allow. Prioritizing that list based on God’s priorities and goals that have been predetermined will set the priority order in motion. Each of us was created for a specific purpose. Do what only you can do and delegate what you can. Hold people accountable by celebrating their victories.
Kathleen Cooke: What have you learned about making difficult choices?
Sue: Making choices begins with breaking through fear and asking and visualizing the worst outcome possible. Living it, breathing it, and surviving it in your mind gives you power. Also, knowing you have done your homework and gathered all the information needed to make an educated decision. Then, pray about it and remember your goals. Putting the pros and cons on paper and getting Godly counsel for me is essential. Look outside-the-box possibilities will bring discernment and clarity.
Kathleen: What has God taught you about failure?
Sue: When we go through tough times and we find strength in Jesus it helps us draw nearer to him and to our vulnerability. There is a baseline of reality that we face in adversity. It’s like how film develops in the dark. When you are going through tough times you tend to evaluate or define what you are feeling and what you should do. It feels like you are in the dark with no answers but in that search for an answer, you find clarity to your reality.
Kathleen:Your radio show is heard by thousands each week in the LA area on KKLA 99.5 FM and you influence many lives. What would you tell someone about how they can influence the people in their world?
Sue: Be the light in the darkness. Ask the Lord to guide your steps, thoughts and words. Listen when He is communicating with you. Pay attention to non-verbals. Love doesn’t judge. Make a positive impact on this world one person at a time.
You have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Listen twice as much as you talk. Ask questions and listen. If you need help, ASK!!!!