Welcome to the Deploy Yourself Newsletter. Every two weeks I share what impactful leadership looks like to show your own power. I also share the most insightful lessons and stories I encountered in the last two weeks. You can also read this issue online.
What one dream or idea keeps coming back to you?
Is there something you have wanted to do for a long time but never got around to it? Maybe it is a business you want to start or a hobby you have wanted to pick up. Maybe you want to start a restaurant, or perhaps a new relationship. But life happened, and the idea has been on hold.
What is that telling you? As you wait for the “perfect moment” for your dream or idea, life is zipping past moment by moment. What are you waiting for? The perfect time, financial investment, more courage, or just a sign from the universe? Maybe this email is a sign.
This question often comes up in my coaching sessions, and so many of them discover that it is much easier to move forward with their dream idea than they thought? They discover that the barriers that were stopping them from moving forward were actually much smaller than imagined.
And they discover that life becomes so much meaningful and joyful when you pursue your dream idea, even if the road is not easy and there are struggles on the way.
If you want to share your own dream or idea which keeps coming back to you, reply to this email. What might that be telling you? I read and respond to every reply.
Articles and Stories Which Have Fascinated Me
5 Wrong Ideas About Work
Here’s the list of wrong ideas:
- Work is the soul-sucking thing I do every day to get money.
- I need to do work I’m passionate about.
- I need to know exactly what I want to do with my life.
- I’m not qualified to do this work.
- I need this job because I need the money.
Here’s the problem: These ideas can be right for some people, but wrong for others. The problem arises when it’s actually the wrong idea for you but you fail to see that. This means you get unnecessarily stuck by a self-limiting worldview that wasn’t actually true for you.
What wrong ideas about work do you have?
From an article titled Wrong Ideas About Work
31 Important Things You Should Say ‘No’ to for a Happier Life
Below are some of my favourites from the below-linked article. These are what I have learned to say “NO” to.
- Negative self-talk
- Comparing to others
- Useless long meetings
- Listening to complaints
- Toxic people
- Bad routines and habits
From an article titled 31 Important Things You Should Say ‘No’ to for a Happier Life
Maya Angelou on Growing Up
“Most people don’t grow up. It’s too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That’s the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don’t grow up. Not really. They get older. But to grow up costs the earth, the earth. It means you take responsibility for the time you take up, for the space you occupy. It’s serious business. And you find out what it costs us to love and to lose, to dare and to fail. And maybe even more, to succeed.”
— Maya Angelou
That’s it for now. If you have any questions or feedback, or just want to introduce yourself, hit reply. I read and respond to every reply. All the best,