One way conversations don't breed relationship. Reciprocal relationships instills value in both parties. The opposite of a reciprocal relationship would be a transactional one...which we all know isn't really a relationship at all.
Wait. So you're saying I have some skills around writing. The book was good, or readable rather. But your next step isn't to get it polished up for editing. And instead, I should spent the next six months creating or building a platform that could create momentum around the kind of stories I'm seeking to tell?
I did it. I did it? I did it!!!
Re-entry is the nice missions word for, “I'm home. Now what the heck do I do with my life?”
"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." - Paulo Coelho
After 43 hours of travel, we’re dropped off on the side of the road at 3am. No idea where in Thanh Hoa we are.
Even though affirmation was the root of my performance, neediness, and seeking the approval of my peers - no one had ever called me out on it. Even if I knew it somewhere deep inside me, I’d never named it before…at least not that bluntly.
I got good at being on stage. At some point I loved it. At others, I hated it. It some ways affirmation, or being the center of attention, was another drug in system. One I knew how to administer myself.
Now…I don’t know that there’s an exact formula or recipe to this thing – but definitely some key ingredients to move us along in the process. Here’s what I do know. The best stories are ones of transformation. I once was – I now am. I once thought – I now believe.
"The funny thing about actually living your dream and not dreaming your dream, is that living it doesn’t look much like a dream. In fact, it’s pretty much just like real life except it’s less safe and it’s more work. To do your “dream” you have to do some pretty non-dreamy things."