Uncommon Courage

It begins, conversations on life, the universe and fear

My friend Anna Flinn came over recently, and we were in social media planning mode for her impending TEDx talk. We got to chatting and drinking wine (as gals do), and our conversation evolved to things we really wanted to do but hadn’t gotten around to yet. We’ve all got them, right?
For me, it was launching a Without the Bollocks video conversation series, where I spend time with great pals from around the world, and we simply catch up on life, lessons learned on the journey, and then we talk about our deepest fears, all while drinking great red wine.
I have wanted to do this for the longest time, because I’ve often found that when people voice their fears and are willing to pull them apart, they realize these fears are controlling their lives, and yet in almost every case, completely irrelevant. Perhaps if we can just let these fears go, who knows what is possible?
I’m not talking about phobia-type-fears. I’ve certainly got a couple of those. I’m talking about the shitty voice in our head, that tells us what we can and cannot achieve. I’ve also found that fears are usually linked to our early years, when others told us who we were and infused us with their beliefs. That’s the crux of where it goes astray, in my view. We get disconnected from our source.
Anyhoo, Anna challenged me to do it and I said, OK, let’s go. So here we are. My first conversation ‘Without the Bollocks’ and what a lesson it’s been just doing a single video! I went out and bought lights straight after this.
Doing video is definitely a new chapter and one that scares the shit out of me. But we’ve got to face it and do it anyway, right? Every conversation is going to be completely different, and I really just hope you enjoy it and maybe there might even be an idea that helps. You never know. If nothing else, hopefully it’ll give you a laugh.
Anna thank you for challenging me to start, and please, shake off that scared little girl, you smart, sassy woman you.
To all of my friends, I’m coming for you. There is no escape, but please read this blog – It’s Wine Time – before making your red wine purchase…. 😉. I can’t wait to introduce all of you to my world.
My next video will be with my hubby Steve. It’s in editing now…. Although we won’t be editing anything out…. Big news in the next one.
Talk to me about your fears anytime? I’d love to hear, especially if you identified them and got rid of them.
Yours, without the bollocks
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Thank you for reading my ramblings. My brain and heart are a work in progress, always. I’d love a comment if it stirred any thoughts or feelings and of course, please feel free to share it with anyone you know who might be interested or entertained. I sure do appreciate it when you do. If you want to connect, I’m on Twitter here, Google+ here, Instagram here, YouTube here, and Facebook too. I share loads of stuff, not just my own xxxxx

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