This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
Pushing your limits and being okay with imperfection
It’s officially my second week back at work after the wedding break, so I’m finally adjusting back into a routine. I’m reading Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection right now and I think that this needs to be a high school reading requirement. Every now and then we hear that “it’s okay to not be perfect” but deep down for me, imperfection isn’t good enough so it takes a book like Brown’s that tells you imperfection and vulnerability about the subject is actually the key to succeeding in life.
I’m also into the third week of letting go of the reins in project managing now that I’ve put William in charge of client projects. It’s a new phase after eight years of doing it this way, so I can feel myself still holding on tightly for control while Brown’s voice in my head says “let go.” It’s a good thing that I’ve been focused on spreading the word about our new online course, as it gives me something new to work on rather than micro-managing.
Yesterday I had a great chat with a colleague about a new podcast she’s starting and being a potential guest on it. She talked about wanting me to share real in-the-trench business stories, be vulnerable, and talk about how I got out of fearful situations. I love that the universe is pushing me not just to get uncomfortable, but to also talk about it because I feel that I’m ready to tell more of my story. In an age when Pokemon Go is the closest thing strangers get to talking to each other, we do need more sharing of stories in the world.
When’s the last time you were pushed to be uncomfortable in a good way?