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Where do you find the confidence you need to do the things you want to do?
How do you create it?
These are questions that affect all of us on some level. It is one of the biggest struggles when it comes to stepping up to do what it is we dream of doing with our lives. In fact it begins before that.
Confidence is a key ingredient when it comes to the very act of identifying what we dream of doing in the first place. This is where it starts. We need confidence to dream, to imagine, to desire.
Are you looking for a simple way to subtly ruin your day? Have a fleeting encounter with someone rude and obnoxious.
Want it to impact your entire week? Get them to aim their rudeness directly at you without any rhyme or reason.
I had such a moment recently. In a supermarket.
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This week’s show looks at how we might find margin and space in our schedules so that we can say yes the right opportunities, no to the wrong ones and engage with the ultimate objective of living a life that we actually get excited about rather than one that simply keeps us going through the motions day after day.
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Are you living your life wrapped up in the bubble of busy?
It’s a state of mind that exists regardless of whether or not you are actually busy. It is a celebrated and unconsciously encouraged way of being. The never satisfied pursuit of more.
We find clues in the way we answer the question: ‘how are things?’
As introverts and highly sensitive people we may have a tendency to focus on our weaknesses rather than our strengths. What we wish we were able to do rather than what we CAN do.
It’s time to focus on our strengths. We must look at improving the areas that are already tilted in our favour.
In this week’s podcast I consider this in light of what it means to tune into your sensitivity, i.e. identifying the things that you notice about the world, and allowing them to influence your relationship with it.
Your best work is still ahead of you.
Is that your mantra?
It really must be, otherwise what’s the point?
If you say it enough times you might even start to believe it.
When you begin looking at the world and your life through that kind of lens, anything might happen.
‘What purpose is your attitude serving?’
I have this question written on the whiteboard in my workspace. My answer is the backbone of everything that I do each day.
In December 2008 I joined Twitter after getting an email from Derek Sivers asking people if they were using it yet. It was going to be huge and musicians needed to start utilising it.
It’s funny to think that there was a time when there was no frame of reference in my head for the format and function of Twitter. I trusted Derek’s authority and began exploring it.
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How do you remain connected with other people without compromising your solitude?
This is a question that was emailed to me recently. I felt it was probably useful to explore as a post because it’s something I know I struggle with, as do many other introverted and highly sensitive people.
It may sound like a strong term but social isolation is a potential danger for many of us. It’s a phrase we may associate with older people when they become less active and able to engage in their community, but social isolation can easily occur whatever age we are.
In this episode of the podcast I explore three reasons why during times of change and upheaval it’s so important to express ourselves creatively.
I mentioned in the show that I have created a Patreon page so that if you would like to support Sheep Dressed Like Wolves financially then you can. If you don’t know what Patreon is, it allows you to pledge support (however much you choose) for digital content on an ongoing basis.
This allows you to communicate your support for the show and encourage me to remain consistent in the creation of this content and in constantly seeking to take it to the next level. I am so incredibly thankful to those of you who continue to listen every week and for those of you decide to show your support by becoming a Patreon supporter (list of supporters here).
If you don’t want to pledge financially but would still like to show your support for what I’m doing then you can do here.
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I’ve just finished my first week on call at my new job as a funeral service operative. Life took an unexpected turn as I embarked on the role of ‘part-time’ undertaker a couple of months ago.
Even though I only had one callout in the early hours, the anticipation, the new experiences and the general emotional toil has really drained me this week.