I don't believe we only have one path to take anymore than I believe we only have one soulmate (and truthfully, I don't believe in the concept of a soulmate at all). We have a life to live; our job is to be curious, ask questions, work through our stuff (believe me, we all have stuff!), ask for help, get as brave as we can and take the next first step.
I’m in a bit of a naming crisis…can you help me out?
Then there's also the final word of the existing phrase to contend with: "Disruption." I'm sure the word came to me because I was literally experiencing a massive disruption to my routine: I was away from home and work for 14 days with only my thoughts to keep me company. It was a huge jolt to my systems—to the way I had been kind of autopiloting through life: Get up, go to spin, get ready for work, go to work, come home, make dinner, attend an arts event, come home, read, go to bed. Repeat.
The start of the next leg of the journey
Look just at the path. Look as far down it as you can. Notice how it bends ever so slightly, out of sight? We think we're on a straight, even path, but we can only see as far as we can see. What is coming is completely unknown to us. That's my favorite thing about literal paths. I love it when they disappear, which they all do because our eyes can only see so far; they move beyond our sight line. However they cease to be immediately visible, that's the part of the journey that has anticipation, anxiety, fear of the unknown and mystery. It might be more of the…
I’m coming home at last
What if the role of David Helfgott had been open 10 years earlier? Mr Rush would likely have wanted to go up for the audition. But, he wouldn't have been the right age to play him; he might not have had enough lived experience, have worked with the right acting coach, had the agent who could get him in the room or fill in any number of blanks to play that role. And had he not been cast in Shine, it's entirely likely he might not also have been cast in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech and so many other memorable films with…
What are you waiting for?
Waiting is a peculiar thing: we spend so much of our lives waiting for...something. Waiting to be asked out by the person we have a crush on. Waiting to graduate and get out of our small town. Waiting to get that great big pay raise. Waiting to get married, have a baby, get divorced, be an empty nester. Waiting until the time is right to make that big move. Waiting. Always waiting.
Life Lessons from afternoon tea
You will find yourself reflecting often on that three-tiered platter of exquisitely designed sandwiches, scones and desserts. Engage in small shifts in thinking, intention and action and you will find the same thing: these are experiences that change you, in small ways at first but, taken as a whole, in ways that stay with you long after you've moved on.
Bridging the brand gap
Pretend you're a famous Hollywood actor: they work with assistants, private trainers, chefs, stylists, hair and make up artists, publicists, lawyers, managers, agents and more. You didn't think they just showed up on the red carpet like that did you? Hollywood A-listers are the epitome of the phrase "it takes a village." Find your village.