This may not seem at first pass like such a big leap, but it is.
As a coach, I’ve been supporting people’s leaps for the past eight years. The hundreds of clients and students I’ve worked with have given me more than I think I gave them. Witnessing and encouraging others has challenged me to keep an open heart and open mind. I’ve had to cultivate compassion, patience and respect for the small steps we take. I’ve developed a deep respect for our basic humanity and how humbling and inspiring it is to make our way toward our dreams. Just showing up for every day of our lives is a leap – a leap of faith that our mundane actions and daily presence are making something marvelous.
It’s also been an incredible check for me to keep making my own leaps. What kind of coach would I be if I didn’t live large? When I went to Paris in 2003 for the Shakespeare and Company Literary Festival, I was terrified. I called my friend Rachel for support. She came through as always, and left me with a funny and powerful phrase that I still use: “Go big or go home.” It’s become my rallying cry when I quake in the face of a big leap.
Who knows where I would be now if I didn’t support others’ leaps. I’ve gained enormous courage and insight from helping others. I’m sure if you’re reading this, you are the kind of person who supports others’ leaps. Give yourself credit, and keep spreading the love.
Please, please rememeber…
Your journey is a flippin’ adventure!
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You may be wondering what the little notes at the end of each of the 29 Leaps. These are my Journey Blessings, mini cards that inspire good travel. I made these and my Creative Fortunes as a way to make the inspiration for the creative voyage mobile. They come in packs of 22 and you can get yours at my web site.