THOSE WHO RETURN FROM A JOURNEY ARE
NOT THE SAME AS THOSE WHO LEFT.
You can’t discover new lands until you have courage to lose sight of the shore…
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
As I follow my passion, the world becomes a better place.
I give thanks to the living universe by focusing on my purpose, and sharing it with the world.
Discovering your purpose in life is a precious gift. Go within and listen to the voice that whispers, “This is what you were meant to do.
Over the last few years I know that I have been over looked for promotions, struggled to get projects off the ground because I have felt less than confident in my writing skills and the ability to express myself fully.
I know this is holding me back from reaching my full potential and I decided at the beginning of 2013 that this was the year that I would improve my writing.
So I started researching writing courses and classes but soon became frustrated because I wasn’t finding what I felt would be the right fit for me… I just wanted to learn to write better on the web, for my business, blog posts, website copy, white papers, client proposals, but I wasn’t finding that.
That is until I came across this course, Damn Fine Words, about a month ago and I bookmarked it, making note of the next class date, I subscribed to the blog and hoped that the price wouldn’t be out of my budget, but knowing that it was exactly what I had been looking for.
When I read the paragraph below… it perfectly summed up what I was looking for and how I want to feel when I sat down to write, rather than putting it off until the last possible moment or avoiding it all together.
They learn new, effective writing techniques that speed up their content-creation process, get a huge boost of confidence, and learn how to produce all sorts of articles, blog posts, website copy and ebook content with pride and glee, completely stress-free.
Could it be true, could I really be confident about my writing, and have it be stress free?
Most people fear public speaking; I fear writing.. I know what I want to say in my head but really struggle to get it out on paper in a cohesive way.
I know that I will not be as successful as I know I can be, until I learn to articulate my thoughts and writing.
I know that I am ready to have a breakthrough in my business and my career if I could just get my thoughts out on paper, the way I envision them in my head.
I am embarrassed about my writing and don’t take advantage of opportunities for growth if it means I’ll have to write,
People know I am passionate about the food movement and I get asked to write blog posts, but I end up procrastinating or turning them down or referring them to someone else because I don’t feel confident in my writing.
I want this to change. I want my passion show in my writing.
I am so strong in many areas of my life, I want writing to be one of them, I want to be proud of what I write, I want to be confident in my skills to communicate my thoughts and feelings, I want to be able to step out and take advantage of growth opportunities when writing is part of the skill set needed.
I know this course will change my business and my life… and I am ready and willing to make that commitment.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”—
I am taking Victory Garden’s Initiative’s Food Leader Program and this past weekend was the 2nd retreat for the program and we spent the weekend at Wellspring Farm which was awesome and one of the activities we did really had a profound impact on me.
At the previous retreat we wrote down who our most inspiring leader was and what leadership abilities we admired most about them, and we handed them in.
Well, I had forgotten that we had done that and this weekend Gretchen pulled them out and gave one card to each of us (not our own).
Then that person went to the person whose card they had and took their hands, looked into their eyes and told them. “you are a leader” and then read the qualities about their inspiring leader to them as if they had those qualities”
Wow wow wow so powerful.
Someone looking at me and telling me that I am a leader and telling me
that I have the qualities that I most admire in this person.
Thank you, Gretchen and Jessi, for an unforgettable weekend.
We come this way but once. We can tiptoe through life and hope that we get to death without being to badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams. And that what I plan to do. #LiveLifetotheFullest
Oftentimes, success happens when you just lean into it - when you make yourself open to the opportunities and are willing to do what it takes to pursue it further - without a contract, without a promise for success, without any expectation whatsoever. You just start. You lean into it. You see what it feels like.