What do you do when your husband takes you on a "crazy," whirlwind trip to France for your 40th birthday, and 5 days later he doesn’t wake up, lose your home in a house fire, lose your dad to cancer, and go through multiple rounds of fertility treatments to have kids? Stay tuned when we come back, we’re going to talk to someone that can’t answer those questions welcome to One More Thing Before You Go, I’m your host Michael Herst and this is That Thing About Take the D.A.M.N. Trip
In This Episode we share the journey of Bevin Farrand who spent that year adjusting to a new normal as a solo parent of two kids under 4 and running a successful business as now the solo breadwinner of her family. We are going to learn what it was like living without her best friend and the love of her life by her side navigating what has become the new normal for her and her family.
In 2019, after unexpectedly losing her husband 5 days after they returned from a whirlwind trip to France, Bevin Farrand founded the Take the DAMN Trip movement. Her DAMN framework has inspired hundreds to connect with the people that they love, do the “crazy thing” that makes all the difference and, when given a choice, to take the damn trip. Bevin learned that none of us has the luxury of waiting. We never know what's going to happen tomorrow — good or bad — and so we must choose to connect with those we love, do the "crazy" thing, and Take the Damn Trip
What you are going to learn:
Everything is based around the DAMN Framework:
D - Decide and Declare
A - Attend Your Own Party
M - Meaningful Moments
N - Now is the Time!
She’s also having the “DAMN Baby.” Bevin and Mark were about 60 days away from starting IVF to have their third child. In 2020 she decided to move forward with IVF with the embryos they had frozen. She’s had a little girl who will join her 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son..
Bevin uses this framework to achieve her goals as well...whether that’s to build a multi-six figure business in under 18 months (even while grieving the loss of my husband, even during Covid, and especially while being a solo parent) or getting pregnant through IVF after losing Mark. The mindsets are powerful to bring your big, bold, “crazy” dreams to life! Additionally, she is a business strategist and coach who supports small businesses and entrepreneurs in developing and executing strategies to take their revenue to 6- and 7-figures. Find more and how to connect with Bevin on https://beforeyougopodcast.com
SPEAKER - COACH - ENTREPRENEUR - AUTHOR
Hey! I’m Bevin,
the founder of the Take the DAMN Trip movement.
In November of 2019 my husband took me on a "crazy," whirlwind trip to France for my 40th birthday.
5 days later he did not wake up. I've spent the past year adjusting to a new normal as a solo parent of two kids under 4 and running a successful business as now the solo breadwinner of my family. Living without my best friend and the love of my life by my side has been a devastating new normal that I am navigating daily. What I've learned from this is that none of us has the luxury of waiting. We never know what's going to happen tomorrow — good or bad — and so we must choose to connect with those we love, do the "crazy" thing, and Take the Damn Trip.
I'm passionate about sharing this message with the world, bringing real life stories of inspirational people who have taken the leap and done the “crazy” thing that makes all the difference in their lives. And supporting YOU to do the same.