It’s no secret that transition is challenging, whether it’s a move, career change or relationship. Even when we want it, change is required both from within and without to get through to the other side. I have first hand experience of failing through transition and I know all too well the enemies of emerging victorious with my desired accomplishments in place.
Robert Rodriguez is a filmmaker known for such classics as El Mariachi and From Dusk Til Dawn. He is the creator and owner of the El Rey network on cable television. And he is also someone who every entrepreneur, artist and creative professional should study with an obsession fueled by a white-hot heat. Here, for your listening convenience, is his interview with Tim Ferriss.
If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you are very much like me: a lover of freedom, ambitious and creative. Maybe you want a cush bank account, but what you're really driven by is being able to live life completely on your terms. And if you are also like me, you might have been conditioned to be polite, follow the rules and live a formulaic life - conditioned against your very nature.
I've made no secret of the fact that in the past I've given into paralysis from either anxiety, overwhelm or depression. Though fear is still not necessarily pleasant, I'm happy to say that I realized something: I've finally developed the kind of relationship with it where I can regard the fear for what it is, then take inventory. It's more of a scientific approach and it's way more effective than becoming overwhelmed by emotion.
When the light came, so did the clarity around my purpose, and a new energy that is making me feel vital, focused and having a completely different purpose. I have a great project underway which I'll tell you more about later, but for now, I want to share with you the tools, action items and practices that I'm using to cultivate my compassion, clarity and velocity in 2017. By the way, the clarity, compassion and velocity would not be with me if it weren't for the bad times in 2016.
The man in front of me was Tony Robbins, and I was pouring my heart out to him and 10,500 in an intimate, intense moment where I had tapped into guilt and shame that I'd been holding down for a long time. That shame was that I didn't think I was going to be a good mother, and I felt guilty because I suspected my misalignment with the identity of motherhood had something to do with a loss of a baby earlier this year. That was a weight like a black stone that I kept on top of my heart.
Podcasts are a free and easy way to eavesdrop on conversations between people who basically have figured it all out. Here are my top 5 podcasts for personal and career development from people who focus on creativity, choosing the roads less traveled and the implications - spiritually, psychologically, financially - that are involved.
I thought I hated Las Vegas. I thought I would hate leaving my beloved Colorado. I thought incorrectly. Learn about how the city of sin has created more discipline and opportunity in my life and might be the place where I grow into the best woman, entrepreneur and human that I have become thus far in my life.