Well hello there, awesome readers!
I had the pleasure of speaking with Alain Guillot about some of my fave topics in the world … writing, speaking, and living a life with purpose.
Seriously. I could speak on these subjects all day long and sometimes do. Even after Jed has walked out of the room. (What? You’re new here? Well then let me clarify. Jed is my dog.)
All three of these topics involve engaging with people … Inspiring others to remember who they are and what they’re passionate about.
Bottom line: don’t make the same mistake that I did.
My mistake? Well, one of them: once upon a long time ago I defined myself by my status. At the time, I was a single mother. I’m still a single mother but my kids are now young adults so it’s not the same. Well, it is the same but in a different way.
Why is defining yourself by your status not a good life strategy? Because it means that you’re wasting time focusing on the wrong thing. For me, I was burying my passion and ultimately my potential and living in survival mode. Perhaps a math formula will help you understand:
Single mom = has to put life aside to do all the kid things.
Since then I’ve learned that the important thing to remember is YOU. Unless you’re me. Then the most important thing to remember is ME. Yes. I meant to sound selfish there. I’m making a point. Thinking about YOU is not being selfish.
Regardless of your status or circumstances, you were put on this world with your own unique skills for a reason. I say it often and it’s worth repeating:
The saddest thing in the world is forgotten potential.
Admittedly, I’m not Gandhi. But I do have some hard-learned advice for you:
While you may be great at doing laundry, I’m pretty sure that it’s not your life purpose. Nor your passion.
Remember who you are. If not for you, for the rest of us that can benefit from you being you.
Oh and I almost forgot. Here’s the link to the interview with Alain. It was fun. Like I said, I could talk about writing and speaking and living a purpose-filled life all day long.
Just ask Jed.
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