“I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious” – Albert Enstein
Einstein was able to change the world because he didn’t allow for others to stop his curiosity. He kept asking why and got to the root of each problem he was trying to solve. Imagine what would have happened if he would have listened to those who brushed his inquisitive nature off and retorted with “because that’s the way it is”.
When I was teaching preschool I made it my mission to engage in each child’s question of “why ?”, because I viewed it as a true sign that they needed to be more engaged on a topic. So often it’s our own impatience that stifles another’s need to learn.
Keep asking why and keep encouraging others to do so as well. It just might change the world.
Before we get started, I want to make something very clear.
I’m making all of this up as I go…
You can call me a fake, a phony, a fraud, and I’m ok with that. Because I am. And so are you. And so is every successful human to walk the planet.
Regardless of our education, our background, or our divine gifts, we are all simply putting our voice out in the world with the hopes that it will make an impact. Our experiences can shape our words to give them more heft or provide us with more gravitas, but at the end of the day we are just shaping ideas from a mold of clay and hoping someone enjoys the final product.
So now that we’ve cleared that up, I want to share with you why I’m making things up. I’m doing it because I have a deep desire to invest and connect with people so that together we can recognize our unique human value. I want to be able to shine a light onto your passions, your drive, and help you recognize that the world is waiting for the gift you have to give.
A while back, a few colleagues of mine gave me the nickname “Thunder Vest” because in the most stressful situations I was able to calm our team and help get them through the storm. A thunder vest is typically given to fearful dogs with the intent to apply gentle, constant pressure to calm fear. I could rack my brain for years and not come up with a better description of how I approach my work, so it stuck. Through gentle pressure and constant support, I’m here to help give you insight into how you can make the changes you need to release the fear and take ownership of your potential.
So… let’s make things up together and go change the world.