With my pals Amanda and Allie, I went to an instance of Women Catalysts last night.
- Your must is a form of self-care. Doing things you must do appears to the outside world that you are being selfish. You must turn that critique off, however, and dive in.
- External critique is almost as loud as internal critique. They are both imposters.
- It’s getting easier and easier to be distracted; this comes in many forms. What’s everyone else reading / sketching / dribbbling / thinking / listening to? Sometimes this will gratefully spurn a new direction for something you’re working on, but it will likely detract from your flow. Focus your attention!
- Doing the work / showing up is the process and the project. (Surprise! Road trips aren’t just about the destination!)
- I love how thoughtful Elle was in her responses. That pause before speaking made us all pay attention.
- Being entrepreneurial, it’s easier to listen to your must, but it takes a board / advisors / friends who’ll go out with you for pancakes (but never waffle!) to keep you on track.
- Walking back to Bart with Amanda, we talked about both being lifelong learners who are constantly & consistently evolving & growing. Some people are stuck in one place, and they tend to be attracted to those whose energy feels exciting, but that can be a drain. Save some chi for yourself!