I'm in Switzerland - one of most boring countries on the planet. Allegedly.
Not my experience. Here's just one example...
It was a beautiful late summer morning, around 5:30. I'm on this long straight road between two mountain ranges.
Technically I'm hitch-hiking but I haven't seen a car since last night,
I'm walking. Heading up towards a mountain resort looking for work.
In the distance I hear a deep-throated rumbling.
Military on manoeuvres? Who knows. I keep walking.
Haven't eaten in a couple of days. Maybe it was my stomach reminding me that food is a requirement, not an option.
The rumbling gets louder.
I turn and see this huge bright pink Cadillac - being driven by a very large guy dressed in full chefs outfit. I can tell from this distance because he's wearing the hat.
He pulls over and says "jump in." He drives really slowly, intentionally, to keep his hat on I guess.
Turns out he's just finished a stint at some posh all night restaurant.
He's heading home and can drop me off at a place where I should be able to get a ride, easy.
The Caddy is an automatic. No reason to have your hand on the gear lever...
Suddenly his hand slips onto my thigh, by accident. I ask him to remove it. He does but around 30 seconds later he drops his hand on my thigh, a little higher this time.
All the while this is going on, he's smiling and laughing telling me about his life.
I tell him I'm not gay. He tells me with a huge grin on his face that it's not a problem.
The hand on thigh routine happens again.
Gotta admire his persistence.
I tell him firmly this time, I'm not gay and in fact married so "leave it out."
He turns to me and says...
"I'm married to. My wife likes to watch. Do a good job and she might even make you breakfast.
I couldn't help but laugh, there's no threat just an offer. Despite my rumbling stomach I told him that the answer was no.
He said "what a shame, would've been fun."
He dropped me off by a busy junction.
Before saying goodbye he asked me one more time if I'd reconsider. "No thanks mate. See you around."
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The hairs on my arms stand on end when I read this message from Sonia, especially the last 4 lines.❤🙏
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Saw this photo in a group this morning. I don't like it because it suggests there's only 2 ways of dealing with fear, just because the author found words to fit, F.E.A.R.
I believe there are more than 2 ways to tackle fear.
One that isn't talked about much is looking at something that's frightening and working out why we're so scared.
Being frightened of a hungry bear chasing you is normal, not much we can do about that, except maybe run faster than anyone else around us😁
The fear of going Live on social media can be stopped, If we look at exactly which part of going live is scaring us.
Then looking for ways to eliminate it. For example setting up a secret group with just you as a member and practising until the scary becomes routine.
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I'd like to thank Sandra ten Hoope for writing the below. I still get goose bumps reading testimonials like this. Reminds me of why I quit my corporate gig and rebooted my life.
Appreciate the reminder Sandra. 🙏❤
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Feeling fake, an impostor in your own life?
Stuck, unable to move forward because someone's gonna find out?
Even though you're good at your thing, years of experience. They will see through you.
Your self-worth is through the floor. Sitting at your laptop staring at the screen, your fingers refusing to touch the keys.
You're not alone, untold thousands of people feel like you. Impostor Syndrome.
The crazy thing is, you know it's not true. But you can't shake this feeling of being a fraud.
Take a deep breath and...relax.
Someone somewhere in the past said:
you're not good enough;
you'll never amount to anything;
you don't deserve x y or z.
Maybe you never got any praise or support or...love.
Perhaps someone lied to you. Said that you had to be more like them, but in reality, they were never who they seemed to be.
Confusion sets in.
Gets stuck inside your head, buried deep.
The mental blocks you feel, the hurdles holding you back, are real.
To you. They're invisible to everyone who knows you.
Whatever happened back then, you were doing the best you could.
Struggling to survive.
Keeping your head above water.
Getting through the day.
It wasn't your fault.
Time to let go.
You don't need anyone's permission to forgive yourself.
Let it go, watch your impostor fade away. You'll be free to move forward again and Get Shit Done.
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We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou.
If you help a butterfly escape it's chrysalis - you'll kill it? The butterfly must make its own way out. It has to fight.
Some people see this as a metaphor for the struggles we need to overcome in order to learn and grow.
Most don't. They focus only on the beauty of the butterfly.
People don't want to know about the changes it's had to go through in order to make it out into the world.
Today we look for ways to achieve instant success. Celebs and other successful people "must" have found an easy way in.
A hack or special handshake that got them to where they are today.
A horrible insult many successful women hear is that "she must have slept her way to the top."
The haters who say this don't want to know about the years of hard work and long hours it took to reach number one.
There's no such thing as overnight success. The unknown person who wins "Britain's Got Talent" has probably been practising and gigging for years before their chance came along.
We don't see that. We see that last week they were working as a "waitress in a cocktail bar" and today they've signed a huge record deal.
You can become successful if you put your mind to it.
You might not have the talent to win a reality TV contest - but you could become the best sales person in your region or the mechanic everyone wants to fix their cars.
It's a simple process.
Do the work, learn from your mistakes, do more work. Learn, study, work.
Rinse and repeat.
Never stop learning and never stop working until you get to where you want to be.
Sadly most won't. Too much like hard work.
I read recently that the world's most successful people, are lifelong learners, they constantly set and work towards their goals.
That's right, even those at the top of the tree have goals and dreams they want to achieve.
How about you?
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There's no such thing as perfection.
It's an illusion.
You might think that a sunset is perfect.
Ask a dozen photographers and you'll get a dozen different answers.
Stop chasing the illusion.
Improve your skills.
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Paul Wilson shares why mindset is everything in episode 32 of A Magical Life: health, wealth & weightless. facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1014763172355244&id=137608023404101 ... See MoreSee Less
Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me.
This was my mantra as a child.
Repeating it was supposed to get me through the day.
I was called all kinds of names at school, because my dad was "different." He was the only man of colour for miles around.
My mum told me to repeat this phrase to help me overcome the bullying. It never worked, no matter how many times I repeated it.
Those words stung.
Worse than broken bones - I know because I've broken my fair share.
Took me years to get over the feelings of fear and inadequacy the bullying generated.
No matter how hard I tried I could never fit in.
Wasn't part of the gang.
In the end, I stopped chasing. Went my own way.
Best thing I ever did.
Left home and travelled.
Spent time working and travelling around Europe.
If you're struggling now with trolls, haters and morons in general. I sympathise. The best thing to do is not waste your energy on them.
Don't listen to the negative voices in your life. They'll never understand.
They don't want to.
You have better things to do with that vital resource, your energy.
Focus on those who want to listen, who are open to new thoughts and ideas.
Go your own way.
Follow your own path.
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