Communicating fiercely and passionately is well-trod ground for men, but not so much for women. Be brave and keep going, even if it takes you a while to get the hang of it.
"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"
Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.
my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women
Plus I remember where I lost my virginity.
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Do you ever find yourself leaning on something for strength, and then a day comes where that something isn’t there, and you feel lost and disconnected, and then you realize it wasn’t that particular something giving you strength, after all? That you’re strong enough all on your own? That the something is awesome and builds you up but is NOT what holds you up? That you can walk the road whether or not anyone’s holding your proverbial hand?
It’s been a heck of a day…
Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.
The biggest obstacle to creativity is attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, you feel compelled to control and manipulate what you’re doing. And in the process you shut yourself off to other possibilities.
I got a call from someone who wanted me to lead a workshop on creativity. He needed to tell his management exactly what tools people would come away with. I told him I didn’t know. I couldn’t give him a promise, because then I’d become attached to an outcome — which would defeat the purpose of any creative workshop.’
It’s hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It’s about experimenting and discovering.