"I wish I were brave like you."
(I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has said that to me). Here is the thing about bravery: it's about mindset. The key to being brave is to know what is truly important to you. That means taking time to know yourself and understand your values. For me, I've been shaped by ideas like these:
Self-reliance is vital to getting what we want. Although others may help, ultimately, we've got to do the heavy lifting on our own.
The challenge we face never looks nearly as fearsome once we've surmounted it.
Entering a situation with the faith that a solution is possible, will increase our odds of success.
If we try and don't win, it's okay as long as we learn something.
So when it looks like I'm brave, it's because I'm determined, focused, confident, and always ready to learn.
On this, the first day of the year, everything seems possible, doesn't it? That feeling is the feeling of abundance. For today, at least, go forward with a belief in abundance. Believe that you have all you need, and more. It's possible.
If you'd like to explore a coaching program to sharpen your focus for 2020, let's talk. You can email me here.
"Do not go gentle into that good night", Dylan Thomas wrote, and "Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
Some of you know that one of my pet interest areas is entrepreneurship for the 50+ crowd. And I've been working on that, within my regular business, PANOPTIKA. I'm looking for a few new coaching clients who fit that description. So if you know someone who doesn't have time to rage against the dying of the light because they are too busy creating something new to add value to the world, AND they are on the wiser side of the spectrum, send them my way, won't you? They can set up a call to talk to me about their plans here.
One last thing: I'm incredibly grateful to all of you who support me in my many endeavours. It isn't easy being a renaissance woman, and I couldn't do it without you.