If you’re a person who needs to talk to others, or a certain person, to be able to hear your own mind and ideas, –maybe podcasting is the tool for you.
I’ve started a new regime of communication and I feel a sense of freedom in being the overly creative person I am. Finally, this sense of always finding new ideas is not a burden anymore that distracts me from being productive. Now I see why there was a backlog of creativity. It wasn’t about the right or wrong topics. It was all about the means of communication.
When you’re dealing with life through a set way of communication you’re using the crawling of a caterpillar to fly like a butterfly.
Imagine your whole life you’ve been crawling along on the ground and up trees, and that has been your known viewpoint and known abilities. This has been your truth, your whole life. This is who you are.
One morning you burst through a cocoon you’ve built purely by instinct and suddenly you stand on six legs and something is unfolding behind your back that moves the air when you stretch them out. …
Today was the launch day of my first class on Skillshare.
Yesterday I had a breakdown. It had to be done but it was utterly uncomfortable. Thankfully I wasn’t alone.
I cried uncontrollably, on and off for an hour. Any word that came to mind could set me off and nothing made sense. But, I’ve learned over the years to just let it all happen and flow with it. Trusting that I’d get the clarity at the end of the breakdown. Or not. I knew to get there, I had to be ok with both.
As I blurted out incoherent…
This was so good, and I've resisted commenting on at least ten other points but, I have to say this: five minutes ago, before reading this, I had just made a list over what's right about my teenage son and his introversion and hung it up on his wall. Inviting him to see why he should be confident in his introversion. "The list right there," I told him," is everything that is right about you." And I'll keep adding to the list with a lot of the points you've made here. I can just see him as a grown-up in the same situation, having the confidence to do the same, because he too found the confidence in being an introvert.
…is not to relive the glory of that speech, but to show you what is quite possible when you decide to become confident in your introversion instead of thinking that confidence equates to extroversion. You can become a very confident introv…
Alexander M. Combstrong
A great read, John. Love the different ways you portray how empowering it is for people to see that they are more than capable to lead themselves during any level of tasks. And, through this empowerment see the value of their colleagues as they work towards a goal set by a leader who functions as a lighthouse of what's possible, rather than a parent (as you say) that holds them back from becoming more confident.
…veryone is asking great questions and receiving positive reinforcement another change takes effect. High performing teams support one another more. Every member starts to see the value in one another. They become a team their excited to be a part of. They stop worrying if they’re the best or the wor…
Books I actually would like to see through, because I’m curious about the story myself and the only way I’ll know, is to write them.
Right now I’m fighting with my inner Captain Obvious. She’s been right so many times before and this time, once more, she stands before me, arms crossed and head tilted whilst she looks at me with eyes telling me: Congratulation. You finally caved.
I’ve known all day. Well, that’s not true. I’ve known for days that this moment had to come soon. …
This makes so much sense. Mind officially blown.
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Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.
So true. And, to be willing to see that this purposes is malleable as you learn more in life and make new choices.
The truth? Finding a purpose won’t fix your entire life, per se, but it will make your life better. Finding something you care about doing is important, even if it’s as important as some make it seem.
Yes! There's something about that inner drive that awakes within you when you do what makes sense to you and the confidence to not care about what anybody else thinks about it will follow.
Choose a dream, a life, and a role that makes sense to you and no one else.
Yes! This, and going all in for a year, with a sense of wonder of what what would my body look like after a year. And, yes the inner balance started to be main goal for me as well.
… goal, I felt good. I had made it. But the size of that goal wasn’t the main reason I stuck with it. What made it work was that I was no longer exercising to lose weight or get more fit. I was working out because I felt my spirit and inner balance needed it.
Writes about self-leadership, creativity, the power of small talk, how to gain high quality of life. Editor of publication Self-leadership Through Storytelling.