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Learn the importance of vulnerability in your life with Rachel Beck: A living Example!

Learn the importance of vulnerability in your life with Rachel Beck: A living Example!

Do You consider vulnerability to be a difficulty in your life? After hearing this fascinating narrative of Rachel Beck, You’ll change your perspective. The Ambassador of JOY, Barry Shore, is honored to welcome the indomitable Rachel Beck. Yes, You may know Rachel as the LinkedIn Star Influencer. She also has a fascinating backstory starting as an orphan in a remote village in India who was later adopted and raised by a Caucasian Jewish family in America. You’ll lean in as Barry and Rachel discuss with vulnerability, humor, and insight, the emotions surrounding adoption, intense encounters with racism, and her battle with endometriosis, infertility and the loss of motherhood. Rachel remains the eternal optimist. You’ll WANT to SHARE this Episode with Everyone You Love. Your feedback is appreciated! The show is all Yours.

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Show Notes:

  • 00:45 – Barry’s rousing introduction
  • 14:17 –Learn the importance of vulnerability in your life with Rachel Beck: A living Example!
  • 24:40 – How vulnerability played a role in your life?
  • 41:55 –  How Rachel got half a million followers on social media
  • 52:21- Barry’s Interesting Wrap-up

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Barry Shore:

I cannot think of anybody that I would like to share with you who inspires noble deeds more than the amazing, the wonderful, fabulous Rachel Beck. Rachel, please say hello to 357,822 people around the world.

Rachel Beck:

Shalom, mah shelomehka. In Hebrew that is hello, how are you. And todah raba, thank you for that beautiful introduction. I’m deeply humbled by it. Thank you very much. And I love your story about manners. Thank you. That goes a long way. I try to teach the younger generation about manners, our family is very big [unintelligible: 10:35] is very big about respect. One of my nephews who is 10, we were at his place and he opened the door for women to walk through. And he was young at the time, probably 10 or 9 and the women did not say thank you to him. And I turned to him and I said to him, you’re such a gentleman. Thank you so much for opening the door. And then the women realized what they had done. Then they turned around and they said, oh, thank you. So it’s all about us teaching the way. Business, we need to bring back etiquette to the business world, it is so crucial.

Barry Shore:

And let’s talk about business because Rachel has many pieces, aspects to her very radiant being. And we’re going, to begin with, she’s a social media queen and she does it for benefit of all. And because of that, she has a thriving business. I want to make mention to everybody, people know how to spell business, B-U-S-I-N-E-S-S. But most people don’t realize though, in business, the U comes before the I. So, when you do put the U before the I and you recognize that business is about service then you can help build what Rachel has done. Rachel, just give some statistics. How many people do you say attract, follow, work with you, you work with them, we’re talking in the hundreds of thousands, right?

Rachel Beck:

Yes and I’m very grateful for it. I have over a quarter-million followers, you and I were discussing. I’m trying very hard to humanize social media and that number represents a real human being with a heart and soul. So, when I started my show three years ago when the pandemic started, I started producing the show to introduce that number, let’s say 200,000 is Barry and that he’s a real person with a heart and soul. So, I’m working very hard to humanize social media because there’s such a disconnect going on, and I’ve seen it for years. And that it’s about giving back and this is what you and I talk about, we raise with it, sadaqah, charity, Tikkun Olam, you and I discussed it. I always ask but are you providing any value to your network? What are you giving them or are you only taking away from them? Then in my eyes, you shouldn’t have a network.

Barry Shore:

So, this is wondrously important. And we have thank God, people listening from all over the world, very large contingent in China, India and throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, of course, the United States, Latin America, people all over the world and mostly under the age of 35. It is so heartening for me, I’m very touched, humbled, and honored that this happening. I just noticed, I wrote it down when you mentioned you’re humanizing social media. Humanizing also, the U comes before the I in humanizing. So it’s really important. What I share with people is that the joy of living, which is what the title of this show is, can be summed up in one word, and you said it, giving. Because giving is that muscle that when you activate it and you utilize it regularly causes ripples of goodness in the world. You cannot stop good vibes from happening. By the way, same with the other kind of vibes. But when you put out good vibes, as you said in the beginning, good-looking people mean you’re always looking for and finding the good. So, Rachel is a cog, a channel of goodness, a child of God. We’ll talk about the child of God in just a little bit. But she’s a channel of goodness. So, would you please give us some illustrations of what you do on social media that makes you so attractive that hundreds of thousands of people follow you and are energized by what it is that you do and how you make a business out of it?

Rachel Beck:

I’m deeply conscious that every word I write, I’m deeply conscious about everything that I say because like you, I will only spread positivity, kindness. Social media is a huge responsibility, which is what some people do not understand. And they don’t know the behind-the-scenes of what really goes on. I work very hard to be there for people while they’re struggling. I’ve been doing that for years. People right now are holding on by a thread. That’s what’s going on. That’s the reality of it. And you and I are trying to pull people back from the ledge. I’m just going to say this, I’m not in the mental health field, and I’m not a doctor, that’s my disclosure. But what we’re trying to do through our hearts is to pull people back, we’re trying to make them feel safe. That is something else that I’m huge on is creating this space on social media for people to feel safe. I’m working with people on cyberbullying, which is a huge problem. And I have zero tolerance for bullying. I’m working on people being able to express themselves, be vulnerable, and have that safe space to do that. I use my voice for mental health because I have PTSD. And so like you, we’re trying to end the stigma around mental health. I’m not quiet about it. I’m not shy about it. I don’t have any shame that I have PTSD. I don’t wish that anybody went through what I’ve gone through to have that diagnosis. I’m using my voice to end racism. I’m using my voice to end anti-semitism. I’m deeply passionate about those subjects. And I’m using my voice for the infertility community.

Barry Shore:

Let me share with people and then I would like you to speak about it more. It’s not just important. The past two years because of the pandemic and such has actually been a “benefit” to this process called mental health and the ability to stop the stigma. Because so many people have been touched by what difficulties are in life? People who were “mentally healthy” are now recognizing how vulnerable they can be, and how easily things can change. So people are becoming more empathetic. And what Rachel is doing is allowing platforms to enable people to open up and therefore address the issue because as you said, not only are you not ashamed, once you address something you can begin to heal from it. And the word health has as its root, heal. Let’s be blunt. And when you have mental health, mental health in my humble opinion is even more ravaging to the being than physical difficulties. I had physical difficulties as well as mental and emotional because of my situation. But being paralyzed is not an easy thing. Let’s be blunt. That’s a physical situation. But the mental paralysis for people is far more threatening and dangerous. So, would you be kind enough please because people want to know about this, they also want to know how do you monetize it so that you can keep going and doing this? In other words, you’re there, you have hundreds of thousands of followers, more than a quarter-million, how do you monetize so that you can continue to be the voice?

Rachel Beck:

I love what you just said it really struck my heart. First of all, you’re talking about empathy. I ask people to be empathetic human beings every single day, to be kind and empathetic because people truly don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes. You have to build your network. You’re talking about monetizing. You have to take the time. Here’s the thing, Barry, a lot of people, I’ll be honest with you, and they don’t want to do the work that is required. That is the truth. So, I work 16 hour days, people are going to say that’s not healthy, that’s not healthy. But I also have a huge balance and I know how to do it. So that’s a big thing. Are you willing to do what is necessary to be successful in life? People need to ask that question. People say to me all the time, I’m only going to put 10 minutes into being successful today. It’s a common thing I get in direct messages. So, are you putting the work out there that is necessary? I’ve had four incredible role models. My mother, my father, my aunt, and my uncle were very successful. They did the work, and I watched them do the work. And now they’re successful, they’ve been giving back to this world their entire lives. So, are you willing to do the work? For the people that are out there and listening, are you willing to do what is necessary to become successful in life? There are a lot of people, they want it, they want it, they want it but they don’t want to do the work that is necessary. And I think when it comes down to business, and you and I are friends with people who are very, very successful, we know that they did the work to get to where they are.

Barry Shore:

This is so important. And it’s much better coming from Rachel than from myself, or any number of, let’s say, the Tony Robbins of the world. Yes, he’s on the top of his successful career but he’ll tell you right away it’s 35 years in the making and it doesn’t stop. The good news is it doesn’t stop. You are “successful.” You are doing it now because you have a machine. Remember, it’s a giving machine, not a receiving or taking machine. It’s a giving machine. The more you give the more that you can literally share yourself. Now share, as I mentioned with wonderful Rachel, I want to share her with the world not just interview her. Share stands for spreading happiness and rejuvenating energy. That’s who she is. She is a rejuvenating energy machine because it’s wonderful. Part of her whole being is that she brings hope to people. Now, hope is a great acronym, Rachel and it stands for helping others progress every day. When your mindset is what can I do to help? What can I do to help? Now, you’re in the process of building something as opposed to saying, gee, I wonder how much I can earn today? It’s a different mindset. Rachel is the epitome of giving. We do have thank God, many mutual friends who are givers. That’s what [inaudible: 22:35]. We’re connected because we’re givers. And I say it, I emphasize it many times because people tune in to the show every week. And they do it because this is what we talk about. People want to be happier, healthier, wealthier, great. And the emphasis on be a giver, we call it big, believe in giving. Do you want to be big? Believe in giving. So let’s go another step. So you said, do the work. Tell us one or two other essential elements of building a very successful social media business.

Rachel Beck:

It’s about relationships. It’s about building those relationships. I’ve done that for years. These are deep, these are real, real friendships. Friendships that have been around for years. That’s what people miss. They somehow have a disconnect from them and their network. And they’ve not taken the time to build a real relationship just like you and I did. One of my really good friends introduced me to you and we built a friendship. That’s exactly how it happened. Getting to know each other, taking the time, that’s when people are missing. So, they don’t take the time to truly get to know somebody. Now I go hey, Barry, good morning. How are you doing? How’s the mishpacha? How’s the family? We’ve built the friendships, we built the relationships and that’s what people are missing. They disconnect from the network. They don’t realize that there are real human beings that are reaching out to you for a reason. And that’s what they’re missing.

Barry Shore:

So this is interesting, and we’re going to talk inside baseball stuff. Everybody knows that Scottish men wear something called the kilt. Well, we’ll leave out the I, for now, the KLT. It’s a process, not an event. It stands for get to know somebody, get to like somebody get to trust somebody. And you literally can’t leapfrog, you can’t trust someone who you just met on social media 38 seconds ago. You may have been talking but It’s a process, not an event. You get to know somebody, interact, exchange, like them or maybe not. If you don’t that’s fine. It’s a big world. But to get to know and like somebody, you can get to trust them. I tell you I’m very humbled and honored that Rachel, trust me enough to come on the show and says, I want to share with you, Barry Shore. Look at her smile, look at that smile. That is radiant. She’s lighting up the world.

Rachel Beck:

I’m so glad you talked about that. Because I had the trust in my friend who was like, you need to meet Barry you two have so much in common, and you’re spreading the same vibe across this world. And that’s what people are missing, Barry. First of all, let’s be honest, we’ve all been locked in for three years. And so, I knew it the first day it locked that everybody was going to be coming into social media. And they’ll say, Rachel, how do I run my business now? How do I do this? I have a small business, how do I promote myself? How do I build a campaign? So, here’s another thing, leaders don’t abandon people when times are hard. That’s the reality. If you’re going to be a leader you better earn that title. That’s how I feel about it. So it is extremely important. Did you earn that title of leader? So, it’s important not to abandon people when it’s hard. And my network has been struggling and dealing with a lot of deeply personal things, and I’m not going to abandon them. I’m just not going to do it right now.

Barry Shore:

People you’re listening, by the way, you don’t have to write anything down because it’s all recorded. Just go to my site wwwwhatawonderfulworld.barryshore.com Everything you want, all kinds of links to Rachel will be there. You can communicate with her, you can find her, follow her because you should. It’s just so wonderful. Just go to barryshore.com. Everything about Rachel will be there. Lean in and feel the power that she’s giving over to us. Having information, you can get a lot of information from a lot of places. But to have transformational information is rare. And that’s the reason I’m so honored and happy that Rachel is here so we can share her, remember spreading happiness and rejuvenating energy. That’s what she does. She is a rejuvenating energy person. And the Jew part is very important for her. We’ll talk about that when we come back after the break. Because it’s an essential part of her very being. Her story as it were is very interesting from the point of view of really, that, okay, that’s fine, and that’s why she understands truly in her very being about diversity. Diversity for her is not just a buzzword. It is essential to her very being. She incorporates it, she lives it, and she is it. And we’ll talk about that after the break. I just want to go a little bit more on the social media business aspect because Rachel posts, right now you’re posting mostly on LinkedIn, is that correct? Why have you chosen LinkedIn rather than Instagram or Facebook or TikTok or anyplace else?

Rachel Beck:

That’s where I found my tribe. And that tribe, as you know as is being Jewish how important that tribe is to us and what that word means to us. That’s where I found my tribe.

Barry Shore:

So LinkedIn, for people who don’t know and I can’t imagine you don’t but it’s quite possible because again, worldwide audience under 35. LinkedIn differs from Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, any number of other places in that it is a social environment geared towards business. It’s business people, meaning it’s a bit more serious in the positive sense, by the way, it doesn’t mean dour. It means more serious people than just hanging out on Facebook and having 30,000 followers or 50,000 or I have friends on Instagram who have a million followers, wonderful people. I love them. They love me. It’s not transactional and transformational. It’s much more People Magazine. Not that that’s bad. Just that’s what it is. LinkedIn has a different vibe to it, and it’s the vibe, where Rachel really found her tribe. Her vibe is in the tribe of LinkedIn. Do you like that?

Rachel Beck:

I found my voice there, Barry. It took me a long time. I found my voice.

Barry Shore:

And this is so important. I think that we’ll use this as number three, and then we’ll jump to a sponsor because they love us and we love them. Finding your voice is very important. And talking to hundreds of thousands of people around the world right now, she just said, find your voice. By the way, if it’s Instagram, it doesn’t have to be LinkedIn but if you want to do business, LinkedIn is probably the best place for you, find your voice there but find your voice wherever it is. And don’t go away, keep your seatbelt on, the edge of your seat because there’s more of this amazing, wonderful, vibrant being coming back right after this brief message. We’ll see you in just a bit. 

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Barry Shore:

Good day, beautiful, bountiful, beloved immortal beings and good-looking people. Remember you’re good-looking because you’re always looking for and finding the good. We have good in abundance, our cup runneth over with good. Two-legged being, her name is Rachel and she is mesmerizing us because she is talking about social media business. She found her voice, you can find your voice. A quarter of a million-plus people follow her, know her, like her, and trust her because she’s done the work. She’s made her place in a world that values common sense, hard work, and honesty. That’s who she is. Let’s talk a little bit about her the being because if there is a person who embodies diversity, struggle, and emergence as a beautiful, bountiful being in the world it’s Rachel Beck. I’m going to just say a little bit and then we’ll talk more about it. Rachel, tell everybody, so if you’re watching you can see Barry, you can see Rachel, and if you’re just listening you can hear Barry and you can hear Rachel. Rachel has a remarkable, how should we say it, journey. By the way, the word joy stands for journey of you. Rachel lives in joy. She has journey of you, she is. Her journey began in India, a subcontinent. And she was born in India. Unfortunately, her mother passed away two days after she was born. She was put into an orphanage. And fortunately, there was a couple from the United States of America, the East Coast, a Jewish couple, Caucasians who were looking to adopt a child from India. And the Star of India was there waiting for her, waiting for them. 

Rachel Beck:

[Crosstalk: 36:01] what’s the Yiddish word? Burchett. Am I saying it right? 

Barry Shore:

Yes. But I also got to tell you part of my background is that I taught the diamond program at a place called the Gemological Institute of America, the most famous school in the world. I was a diamond dealer and they thank God did very well for many years. And there’s a very famous stone called the Star of India. That’s you. We’ll talk about it. Anyway, imagine that this young, beautiful being is now brought to this loving couple from America and whist almost 10,000 miles, and put down into, I believe you told me was in the tristate area in Jersey. She’s a Jersey girl.

Rachel Beck:

I’m a Jersey girl. I was there till about four or five and then I grew up outside of Philadelphia. I’m an East Coast girl but I also have lived in Florida for 13 years. Then I was in the Midwest for 15 years and I just returned to Florida a year ago. So I split my time between the Midwest. So I’m a combination of East Coast girl, southern girl, and Midwest girl.

Barry Shore:

But she is the essence of America. And she’s been through stuff in her own life, physiologically, emotionally, biologically and she’s emerged, as she wrote so beautifully in a memoir that she’s put out, it’s a beautifully moving book, the rebirth of her. So I’d like you to speak if you would, please, deeply if you can on this wonderful Rachel, we’re talking about being open and exposed. Talk about issues from a feminine perspective, what you’ve gone through, where you are, and the hope that you bring for other women. And for men who need to be more empathetic to this because we don’t go through these same things. They have their own struggles but not this. This is really fascinating. And that’s why when it comes to the word diversity you embrace it because you understand it. So let’s unpack it and please speak.

Rachel Beck:

It’s definitely not easy being an Indian Jewish woman. But I’m going to say this and I’m going to say it loud and proud. I’m proud to be Indian, I’m proud to be Jewish and I’m proud to be American. I have battled many things like you concerning health. I battled endometriosis for 20 years of my life. Four years ago, I had to undergo a hysterectomy due to medical reasons. I also donated one of my ovaries to science to help find a cure because they asked me and I said absolutely if it helps one woman out there struggling, I’m going to give my ovary to science. And I felt very at peace and making that decision. Because it was a struggle for me. I battled infertility, I’ve lost two children through miscarriages, which I don’t wish upon anybody at all because there’s nothing worse than losing a child. And so, I’m working with people, actually rabbis, trying to figure out because there’s no Shiva. For people don’t understand that there’s no mourning period for a miscarriage. And there are rabbis I know personally who are working on this because they’re realizing in their congregation it’s just more people are coming to them and saying, what do I do rabbi there’s no Shiva. And I can explain tips, the knowledge that has been passed on to me. My family planted a tree in the backyard. I also did a ceremony down by the intercostal with family members where I released flowers. I actually posted that on LinkedIn, and shared it and said for all the people going through miscarriages, for all the people who have lost children I’m sharing this ceremony because it was passed down to me. I’ve also had a failed adoption, where I fell in love with a child and lost her all in 24 hours. And that was beyond devastating. And so, you have to imagine coming home and you have a nursery in the house that you’re not going to use. So the door was shut, I didn’t go in there, I was going through trauma and crisis counseling with a therapist. And going through that, then I ended up donating all the clothes to a women’s shelter because they’re so desperate for baby clothes and the furniture went to good friends. So I’ve dealt with a lot. I’ve dealt with a tremendous amount. I’ve also had three near-death experiences in my life. I’ve actually had somebody who was doing a paper and I was part of the paper because most people only go through once, which is scary enough, I’ve actually gone through three of them. So, I have zero tolerance for drama and gossiping, pretty common with people who have near-death experiences. We live our life, we’re grateful every day, we are fortunate to be here. I know that my journey is not over, otherwise, I would be dead, I would have died because they were all very serious situations and I would have died and my journey would have been over. So knowing that I’m going to take this world forward because I was given another chance.

Barry Shore:

Well, let’s dive even deeper. Because what Rachel has just shared is moving, it’s real. And it’s real, actually, for many, many women, not every piece, not everybody should go through this. But almost many, many women experienced one or two of these. In my marriage, 45 years we’ve had two miscarriages.

Rachel Beck:

I’m sorry, Barry.

Barry Shore:

It is tough.

Rachel Beck:

[Crosstalk: 42:41] and there’s no ceremony. So, that’s one of the things I would like to figure out. I would like to figure out how we can create this. I would love for you and me to work on this because we need to do it. They said there are rabbis who are working on this, we need to create some kind of ceremony. The biggest thing that people don’t understand is miscarriages affect an entire family, not just a wife. It’s the husband, it’s the aunt, the uncle and there’s nothing worse than when you have to call your parents and say, I’m really sorry you lost your grandchild today. You have to call Bobby and Zadie saying you lost your grandchild today. You’re calling the uncles and saying we lost a niece today. So, that is something that we need to figure out a way to help that community. We’re talking about social media, being conscious. So, every Mother’s Day and Father’s Day I write these very deep posts, and I do this message for the infertility community. Because Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can become a trigger for a lot of people who have lost children, lost parents. So I do the opposite. I get up the Friday before and say please remember the infertility community. Please remember the parents who are grieving right now because I know what it’s like. You only see me on social media for one hour that day. I don’t go on Mother’s Day and Father’s. I can’t look at all the posts and everything. Not that I don’t celebrate my parents, I do. I do brunch with them, I celebrate my [unintelligible: 44:20]. But it is a huge trigger day for people who have lost children.

Barry Shore:

And as you said, infertility, we didn’t have a child for 11 years of marriage. But thank God we have one. Let’s talk about something that is sideways to all of this because you are quite unique. Born in the subcontinent, raised in not just a Caucasian household but a Caucasian Jewish household, a traditional Jewish Caucasian household and you are a darker skin tone than your parents. But as you said so beautifully, you’re proud to be Jewish, you’re proud to be Indian, you’re proud to be American. Right now there is a resurgence of real antisemitism in America and throughout the world, specifically against Jews, even though it’s masquerading as against Israel. Israel is this, Israel is that. So, it masquerades as that but it’s really against Jews. There are people that go into synagogues with the intent to hurt, to kill. Less than two months ago, outside in Fort Worth, Texas Rabbi and congregants were held hostage for 12 hours before thank God, they were able to escape and the perpetrator was killed. But there are many people with really bad intentions against Jews. So, speak to us, for this worldwide audience of which 98% are probably not Jewish, what does it mean to feel the presence of antisemitism?

Rachel Beck:

It is still going on, which people ask me all the time when I share a story on social media about anti-semitism. They say, oh, this is still going on? I said, yes, it’s still going on. I’ll be honest with you, Barry. I used to wear my Jewish star a lot. Now, I only wear it where I feel safe. Why is that reason? Because people come up to me and they call me, I’m not going to say it here but they call me a bad word because of the color of my skin. And then they call me the bad word for being Jewish. And so, the last time I had that experience, now, I only wear my Jewish star when I’m inside a synagogue, and I feel safe. And you know I do a lot of speaking inside synagogues. I’ve only turned down a speaking opportunity once and let me tell you why. There’s a good friend of mine and he wanted to do a peace, love, event but it was public, at a park. And I said to him, I can’t do this. I’m not going to get on stage as an Indian Jewish woman and stand there. Why? Because of what’s going on in the world. So when I speak, it’s usually in a closed and safe environment. And there’ll be some kind of security guarantee to my safety. So that’s the reality of it. We are here as Jews to educate other people. We will do that, you and I are doing that. I use my voice to end the stereotypes around Judaism. I have honest discussions. I’ve been speaking for 15 years. And so, at the end of talks people will say to me, Rachel, can I ask you a question about Judaism? I say, absolutely.

Barry Shore:

Wait a minute, I just want to emphasize for those people who are not watching I’m sorry for you because this face just transformed, it went, boom, it’s 10,000 Watts. She just opened up, she said yeah, of course, I want to talk to you about Judaism.

Rachel Beck:

I don’t always know the answer because obviously I did go to a Jewish private school but I don’t know all the answers. I always email them and get back to them. But I will say this, I feel like I deserve to wear my Jewish star every day. I feel that way. We know how many Jews have suffered for us to have the right to wear it. Due to the experiences that I’ve had and the names that I’ve been called and the danger that it’s put me in when I wear it I need to do it by choice to feel safe. A lot of people said you got to pick and choose when you wear it. They’re already targeting you because of the color of your skin and then you’re adding to that you wearing a Jewish star. We will do this. We will stand up and say enough’s enough. Enough is enough. It needs to stop. I’m an empath so every time I see something horrible that happens I have a deep reaction to it. We are a powerful people. We are a giving people, we’re an educated people. We are trying to spread Tikkun Olam. We’re trying to spread sadaqah, we’re trying to spread love and kindness. Why I do discussions that I do, which started 15 years ago is actually a professor who invited me into a classroom and she said Rachel, you’re the most diverse person I’ve ever met, I would love for you to talk to my class about diversity and what it truly means. I’ve done this in the Midwest at a university is you’re the first Jewish person I’ve ever met. And so, I answered all the questions and they walked out feeling better having an understanding. And the only way to take this country forward is to have these hard discussions. I have dealt with some of the worst racist experiences during this pandemic. I just had one, I’ll be honest with you. I just had one about three, four nights ago. So I’ve been dealing with this for years and years. The stories I could tell you what people do to me because of the color of my skin it would horrify you, and I’m not going to be silent anymore. I am done apologizing for the color of my skin. I’m done apologizing for my religion, it is time for people to be comfortable with us. For years, I would make other people feel comfortable. I’m done doing it. I’m very passionate about this. I have altered myself to make people feel comfortable. And I just won’t do it anymore.

Barry Shore:

I want to emphasize again, as Rachel said. She is proud to be an American, proud to be an Indian, proud to be a Jewish woman. That is a combination that can not only light up the world but can really bring Tikkun Olam, healing to the world. Because we’re talking here about health. By the way, health stands for helping everyone achieve life through happiness. And as I said the title for our podcast today is Touching Heaven with Rachel. You’re going to want to listen again. You must share this with at least five people. Again, go to the website, wwwwhatawonderfulworld.barryshore.com. And Rachel’s stuff is going to be there. It’s all there for you, her memoir, what she’s doing, you can follow her LinkedIn. She found her voice, she found her tribe. And the key again is to do the work, to make a difference. She’s a mad woman. Mad stands for make a difference. She’s a mad woman.

Rachel Beck:

Every time I think of that word now I’m just going to smile.

Barry Shore:

Yeah, this is so great. It’s hard to believe but our time is coming to a close if you can believe that. Three quick questions for you wonderful, Rachel. Are you ready? Question number one, will you come back again?

Rachel Beck:

It would be my honor and privilege. I think you and I can unpack a lot of things and get into some very necessary conversations to take this world forward.

Barry Shore:

Thank you. Number two, you have 80 seconds to answer this question. Rachel, what is your most fervent desire?

Rachel Beck:

I have a goal, Barry that I’m trying to reach that only four people in this world know, and it has to do with the orphanage. You were talking about the founder of the orphanage who took me in and I go to the orphanage and I stay there. I go every couple of years. I have a goal that I’m trying to reach. And until I reach that goal I’m not going to stop doing what I’m doing. And I’ll share it with you privately. I’m happy to share my goal with you privately.

Barry Shore:

So, the answer is she does have a fervent desire. And I will stand witness at the moment that she will achieve it.

Rachel Beck:

Thank you [unintelligible: 53:58]. Thank you for believing in me.

Barry Shore:

You’re wondrous and I love you. The third question is, may I give you a hug in front of now 368,000 people around the world?

Rachel Beck:

Yes, and I receive your hug and I’m sending you a hug back.

Barry Shore:

Wow, this is hug squared. So let’s tell everybody what hug stands for. Hug stands for heartfelt, unlimited giving. Okay, on the count of 3, 1-2-3 roar.

Rachel Beck:

You know everybody needs hugs. We all need that extra cushion.

Barry Shore:

That was a worldwide hug. So again, you tuned in consciously and conscientiously to The Joy of Living with your humble host Barry Shore. As much as you enjoyed the show it’s not about me, it’s actually not even about Rachel even though she’s wondrous and amazing, it’s really about you, YOU. You becoming the best you possible because when you’re the best you possible, you know what you do? You build bridges of harmony, you create more joy, happiness, peace, and love in the world. You follow the three fundamentals of life, you’ll be happier, healthier, and wealthier. The three fundamentals, of course, are life, your life has purpose, you lead a purpose-driven life. Number two happens, good number two, you go mad. You become, you make a difference in life. And number three is to unlock the power and the sequence of everyday words and terms such as www what a wonderful world. Smile, see miracles in life every day, or as my eight-year-old niece says, seeing miracles in everyday life. Create the kind of world you want to live in causing, rethinking, enabling all to excel. That’s what Rachel excels at rethinking, transforming, making things better all the time. Learn to use four-letter words. Remember, in the positive, purposeful, powerful sense, love life, hope, free, grow, play, pray, swim, four-letter words, and tell the world FU, capital N, capital N. They say, where did you get that? Say Barry Shore wants to teach the world to FU, capital N, capital N. And use the two most powerful words in the English language three times a day consciously and conscientiously for now and the rest of your life. And these two words are thank you, thank you, thank you. Thanks stand for to harmonize and network kindness. Everyone, everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind always, keep inspiring noble deeds as our amazing sister, wonderful, beloved being Rachel Beck. So our blessing from Rachel and Barry is to go forth, live exuberantly, spread the seeds of joy, happiness, peace and love. Go mad, go make a difference. Rachel, don’t go away.

About Rachel Beck


Rachel Beck. Yes, You may know Rachel as the LinkedIn Star Influencer. She also has a fascinating backstory starting as an orphan in a remote village in India who was later adopted and raised by a Caucasian Jewish family in America. Rachel Beck is an author near Delray Beach, Florida

She has just retired as a photographer, which she have loved doing for the last 8+ years.