My friend, let’s talk about possibilities.
We have a tendency to focus on what’s not working and on all the ways something could fail.
Growing up I was known as “the worrier”. I cared too much, worried about what could happen. And usually it’s for the scary stuff…Because let’s be honest, that’s an easier place to go than a happy place for an anxious kid.
Often times anxiety and stress stem from focusing on what could go wrong, instead of seeing what is already working well. Author Brené Brown says that joy is the most vulnerable human emotion. We’re so afraid that if we let ourselves feel joy, something will come and take that away from us and we’ll be hit with pain, trauma, and loss. That’s why we try to “dress rehearse” tragedy to feel better prepared.
And the thing is, we carry that same filter into our dreams and goals as well. We worry about failing, not being perfect enough that we don’t allow ourselves to believe in –or even worst, dare to follow those dreams.
You might be considering a career change, perhaps you want to move somewhere else, start a new relationship…whatever that is you might spiral more into what could go wrong instead.
But what if you started to allow your joy, your dreams to take up space.
What is possible if it does work out?
Brené shared that in order to experience more joy, we’re required to make a conscious choice, to show up for it, to practice it, to allow it to become more familiar. She says we must find ways to “just do the joyful thing”.
Today’s guest, Elizabeth Marx shared her experience doing exactly that. Opening herself up to possibilities, letting go of old beliefs that were holding her back and believing in her dreams. Even diving into the uncomfortable. She also talks about embracing the journey and how motherhood lead her to a beautiful unravelling
Elizabeth Marx is a luxury wedding photographer and the founder of Almond Leaf Studios. For over 16 years, she’s captured hundreds of weddings around the globe and now helps other wedding professionals build profitable, sustainable businesses with the work life balance they’ve only dreamed possible.
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Mar 10, 2021