On last Thursday’s episode Ben and I went pretty deep in to some BIG changes we’ve got going on at the moment (if you haven’t listened to it yet, Episode 177 is where we share all) and before we get in to today’s poggie I just want to say how completely blown away we’ve been by your support and generosity as a result. From emails and travel suggestions to guest introductions and offers of accomodation, it’s been incredible. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
In today’s show we talk briefly about that support, before diving head-first in to the underlying philosophy that has been part of many of these changes – that we can’t wait for things to be perfect before we act. The time is now.
I recently shared one such thought over on Instagram when I wrote about a morning spent at the beach and my desire to go swimming rather than sit on the shore and watch from afar, and we decided to use that post as the basis of today’s poggie.
Here she is:
On this particularly spectacular winters day in Byron I could have sat on the sand, watching from a distance as my kids and husband splashed in the surf, I could have worried about my pasty legs, my soft tummy, my lack of swimming costume. A few years ago – hell, ONE year ago – I would have done exactly that. But on this particularly spectacular winters day in Byron, I stripped down to my undies and tshirt, ran down the warm sand, and dove in to the surf. I swam, I jumped, I played and I couldn’t give two glittery shits about my legs or my tummy or my swimmers. And on this particularly spectacular winters day in Byron, I was rewarded a thousand fold by the laughter of my kids, the salt on my skin and the pod of dolphins that emerged from the surf not 10 metres away from us. It was a damn good day.
Not surprisingly, this personal philosophy all stems back to my eulogy. Who do I want to look back and see? The person who sat it out or the person who was gleefully splashing in the water with my kids?
Turns out this idea of legacy is central to so many of the shifts we’re currently in the process of making, and in today’s episode we encourage you to start tapping in to your own personal legacy whenever you’re faced with the tension of wanting to do something, but not wanting to be uncomfortable. (In my experience, the discomfort is almost always worth it).
Let us know your thoughts and be sure to check out the links below for info on the books and the live Patreon-exclusive video call later in the month.
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Things to Check Out After Today’s Episode:
- My brand new book is coming soon! It’s called SLOW and you can pre-order it here:
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- Join us for our first live video call on Patreon – July 24th at 6pm AEST.
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