A while back I started to notice a particular kind of pathology in myself and in the women around me.
waiting waiting waiting
sharing our ideas & launching our projects.
When I listened to these women talk about their waiting, and when I listened to the internal monologue about my own waiting, I heard fear.
fear of not being ready
fear of the work not being good enough
fear of one’s very self not being good enough
If you look very deep underneath your impulse to wait, to prepare more, to hold back — you’ll find the belief that by sharing your voice freely, without planning or control, you could “make a fool of yourself.” You could be met with painful criticism. Judgement. A lack of love.
That’s true. You could. And I’m sure in the past you have.
But honey, there was nothing wrong with you or what you had to say. The problem was out there in the culture — a culture which remains blind to the gifts that each human being has to share, a culture that has made up stories about our not-enoughness, a culture which judges people who then pass on that painful judgement to others.
We’ve got so much to unlearn. We’ve got so much to reinvent.
This video is about leaping — the antidote to the waiting. Leaping is a very specific kind of action, defined by four qualities outlined in the video.
If we are going to help bring the world out of the mess it is in, brilliant women (that means you) need to leap.
I invite you to come over and check out Playing Big. I’ve crafted a six month journey to teach you the tools and skills that are most powerful in helping women play bigger. CLICK HERE to learn more about Playing Big.
“I was advised to do Playing Big by my boss and many people have noticed how my confidence has increased at work. Many, many, thanks”. —Playing Big Participant
“As a result of Playing Big, I published a book, got a new website up, moved beyond some old energies of inner critics, and stopped caring so much what others might think of what I’m doing.” —Playing Big Participant