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January 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm #12791
Yeah. It’s time. I’m letting GO of this persistent fear…this fear of disappointing, not fulfilling others’ expectations…of not being ready ‘enough’ to deliver ‘enough’ potent knowledge and education through my course. I giving up the FEAR that I won’t be able to ‘prove how smart I am’ and ‘what an expert I am’.
Letting it GO. And sharing it here because within the heart of it is this seed of a kind of shame…a kind of insecurity…that doesn’t want be to be this vulnerable by saying it front of you guys. “Better to just put it in my journal, and then move on…”
HA! Nope. I’m standing in the town square and hollering it out for all to hear. Calling this weasly fear out into the light…’Be gone! You have no power here!’
Instead I’m going to think about what I DO know, what HAS served and helped, what people ARE asking for that I can address. That’s where I’m going to begin. I’m going to fully and generously share what I’ve learned, what I know, what Life has taught me, and what I’ve committed to diving deep with.
And…EXHALE.January 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm #12833
Andy FreistMountain Guide@andyfreist
Wow, thank you for sharing this @tripphanson – potent words indeed!
There is really no better way to move beyond our self-imposed limitations than to publicly renounce them, and boldly do exactly what the fears don’t want.
It reminds me of an old saying, which i can’t recall in its fullness, but it’s something about a blunt knife causes pain and reluctance, but a sharp knife offers a quick and painless liberation.
Your vulnerability here is indeed the sharp knife. And it is immensely valuable to our community 🙂
Excited to witness your growth on the journey.. We’re just getting started!
~AndyJanuary 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm #12844
@andyfreist Thank you. Big moves like to be acknowledged! And this is an OOOOOOOllllld story in my psyche. It’s time to be done with it!January 24, 2016 at 6:17 pm #13115
Wow @tripphanson, thank you for being so vulnerable and stepping out into the light to renounce the fears that have been holding you back.
Incredibly powerful. Each and every single one of us must put down our fears, self doubt, insecurities and shame of being seen if we wish to get to the top of this mountain. We must replace these fears with self trust, self love, self belief and self confidence.
Each of us is here for an important reason. We have something to share that others need and are waiting for.
Thank you for moving a mountain of energy tripp.
We’re stoked to have you on this mountain and to bare witness to the transformation that is underway.January 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm #13795
@tripphanson, I want to thank you for you comments to my post. I tried to reply to you directly from that post, but wasn’t sure you would be notified, so am responding here. First let me say that your declaration above is strong and clear and heard across the peaks. You named the fear that so many of have riding our shoulders.
You demonstrated that you absolutely mean what you say about not being held hostage by fear when you talked about needing to do video and that you feel the Bells Palsy will be a hinderance. I have some thoughts about that, but am trying to mind my own business (vs having to apologize so damn much for meddling!). I do want to pass along that there are work-arounds to the talking head thing. You may already have explored them all, but just in case you haven’t discovered it yet, I have found Audio Acrobat to be fun and effective. You just find some visuals that you import, including some natural pics of you, and they have various music tracks you can add if you want. You can include some text. Record your “slides” and call it done. Easy Peazy.
Most I want to thank you again. Your words are kind, supportive and resonant. I am glad to be on this mountain with you and wish you all the best!February 23, 2016 at 6:57 pm #18279
Sending you a smoke signal @tripphanson. Haven’t seen you on the mountain for a little while and just wanted to see how you’re doing and how we can support your trek? Need Sherpa Steve to carry some of your load?March 8, 2016 at 4:24 am #19272
@bradleytmorris…it’s bad! Been sucked under by the whirlpool of overwork, and stuck in the quagmire of renovating my new brick and mortar office space in NYC…one of those periods of time that feels like I have no idea how I’ll ever get back to my trek…
I really appreciate you reaching out and keeping me in consciousness. I will find my way back…March 8, 2016 at 2:13 pm #19338
All in its own perfect timing @tripphanson. Just keep a eCourse Idea Journal close-by as you’re in the middle of the move and reno, so that when inspiration strikes you can capture it. We’ll be here ready for you when you’re back on the trail with us.
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