Yep. I laid in bed for an hour, curled up in the fetal position asking my mind & body what they needed in this moment. Over. And over. And over. Sometimes it was just a deeper breath. Other times it was to move an arm or a leg. Then finally, it was to admit that I am super scared about standing up on stage & sharing my stories for the TED talk. Yep. Scared. Everything from "what if I forget what I was going to say?" to "what if my mentors & coaches are disappointed in how I deliver the talk...not polished enough, not professional enough, not informative enough...just NOT ENOUGH?!"
Holy crap...isn't this what my talk is supposed to be about?! That we are ENOUGH! That there is no right answer or formula in leadership that works for everyone...just the one formula that works for each individual, leading the life he or she is meant to live?! The mix of lessons learned, mistakes made, questions asked, insights gathered, & a dash of curiosity about what's around the next corner on life's journey that makes us chose our next steps. We must each be the alchemists of our own formulas, learning from others but ultimately becoming our own best teachers about who we are, what we stand for, & how we want to show up in the world.
And as if by some lucky stroke of Universal approval in the midst of my angst, I got a request for 10 quotes to be part of an e-book being assembled for the cast of my upcoming movie, The Secrets of The Keys, the second film in The Key Movies series. I recalled that a reader had once taken words from one of my blog posts and turned them into word art. When I went to find the quote for inclusion in my 10 quotes (because really, who quotes themselves?! Is there a clever way to do this without feeling like an arrogant know-it-all?! Most of the good stuff I say just falls out of my mouth by accident. When I try to be brilliant, it's hilariously disastrous!), I figured it was one of those moments of divine timing when I needed to hear my own advice from days gone by.
Or maybe that's just the coffee kicking in.
Either way, it feels darn good to feel inspired again. Darn good.
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