On feeling the fear and doing it anyway

Mistytrees

Here’s a secret about yours truly. Nearly 7 years ago I met Mr Right through the utterly terrifying world of online dating.

Yep. Shy, introverted little me plucked up the guts to create a profile (perhaps the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write) and put myself out there to meet complete strangers in bars before deciding if we were ‘compatible’ enough to spend the rest of our lives together. Or, you know, maybe just go for another drink.

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The Power of Vulnerability [Inspiring Video]

The power of vulnerability

We all need a boost of inspiration now and again and the videos that I share on this blog can do just that. Bookmark them and return to them whenever you need a pick-me-up!

If you’ve not come across Brene Brown before this TED talk is a great introduction into what she’s about.

Funny and touching in equal measure this powerful video is a reminder that joy comes from those moments when you dare to be vulnerable. It’s one of the most popular TED talks of all time and for good reason.

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How to embrace your so-called ‘flaws’, no matter what.

How to embrace your so called flaws

Today’s guest post is by Grace Kelly of The Modern Creative’s Resource 

In life we can often find it easier to embrace all the positive aspects of ourselves. Especially if those aspects are seen as a boon by, or desired by, others.

What I mean by that is, you might be cool with sharing the fact that you went to college, run your own business, or that you’re able to play a slammin’ little ditty on the ukulele while standing on your head.

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Feel like giving up? Read this.

Just keep going 2

On Friday I cried. Not full blown uncontrollable tears of grief, but tears all the same.

I wasn’t successful in bagging a piece of work that I desperately wanted. And I felt sadness for it. It was a moment when I felt I had failed. A moment when things hadn’t gone to plan. A kink in the journey that challenged my strength.

I know as well as anyone that success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes trial and error, ups and downs, highs and lows, fun and laughter as well as sadness and tears.

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Is fear holding you back from what you really want to do?

Jim carey quote final

Jim Carey. A man who is known for entertaining huge audiences, playing the fool, making people laugh and generally being a big, bold and loud character. Hardly the quiet and retiring type that I usually like to shine a light on.

However, I recently watched a short but inspiring video of Jim Carey making a speech at a graduation ceremony which is also where the above quote came from. Within this speech he shared a tale about his father who always longed to be a comedian, but who instead chose the ‘safe’, ‘practical’, ‘less scary’ road, and got a job as an accountant.

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Knowing when to let go

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This post is being dedicated to Danielle LaPorte  who reminded me of how I want to feel, and to Gemma Regaldo who reminded me that sometimes we all need to let go. 

Some people must look at my career history and think it looks flaky.

I’ve tried different things, never stayed in a job for more than about 2 years, gone on courses which I’ve not completed, changed my mind and moved around A LOT.

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