I was afraid to say what I want because it’s impossible. On an autumn walk, I found what I really want when I dared to speak it anyway.
When I was a kid, we used to buy pre-made bread dough. It came in a tube that you popped open by hitting the edge on the counter (at least that’s how we did it). Then you twisted it to open all the way, pulled the dough out, and baked. Only a few minutes later you had crescent rolls, biscuits, or cinnamon buns.
Were they the best ever? No. Were they easy? Yes. And tons of people bought them.
According to Elizabeth Gilbert in her book Big Magic, we are all carrying buried treasure within us. It’s our art. In this episode we explore uncovering that art, bringing it on an adventure, and leaving fear in the back seat.
Back in May, our family went sailing to celebrate my dad’s birthday. It was on a gorgeous sailboat, from Newport Harbor in Newport, RI. We left the dock with the motor, which helped Captain Dave navigate the boat more easily. Once we were clear, the crew hoisted the sails, and off we went.
In order to successfully lead others, you must first lead yourself. And when you make your life about helping others, everyone flourishes.