Kelly Rae was part of Jennifer Lee’s Right Brainers in Business video summit this week. To be able to hear & see Kelly Rae in her interview was so wonderful. Almost like meeting one of your SHeroes in person… To hear and see her speaking was such a gift this week. Sometimes when you are running out of petrol, you get a boost at just the right time to refuel you. Kelly Rae’s interview was my fuel this week.
So what did I learn from Kelly Rae?
To listen. To trust.
I know it sounds airy fairy, but stick with me.
To Listen – to your instincts. To Trust – what your heart is telling you. She said sometimes fear means it’s not right for you. And sometimes it means you are heading in the right direction. That you are on the edge of something big.
I’ve gone with what feels right for most of this adventure. Sometimes that has flown in the face of conventional wisdom. In the opposite direction to what the ‘experts’ say you are meant to do. But if I fail, I want it to be because I thought it might work, not because I was doing what I was told by a complete stranger. If I wanted to do what I was told, I would just stay in That Day Job.
Kelly Rae also talked about letting go.
Letting go of the things that don’t feel like the fit – even when they are incredibly successful. Yep, even when they are working. That was BIG. To have the trust and faith that better things will come that will fit truly with what your soul mission is -that was really powerful for me. That’s real courage.
When you are looking at success as something on the horizon you are running towards, to think of letting it go in the faith something better will come – that’s almost incomprehensible in this moment. But I also think – what an amazing position to be in. To have that strength and faith in what you are doing and what can come next if you let go. Can you even imagine? Just sit with that thought for a little while and you will see why it blew me away.
Letting go of all your ideas and to do lists – so you can focus on the really important stuff. On the things that really fit what you believe in. Your why. Yes, Kelly Rae is a big believer in your why too. You know I love that.
If you are running out of fuel. If it feels like nothing is happening, you’re not moving, your stuck. If it feels like you should just give it all away and just settle for a day job (don’t you dare) –
Find your SHero.
Find an interview, a blog post, a piece of art.
Find your fuel.
And keep going…. (we’re nearly there)
Big hugs – Coral. xo