According to inspirational coach Sigrid Boelens weâre all brilliant at something. A lot of us just donât know what weâre brilliant at. âWhy donât you join my workshop?âÂ And so I didâŠ
Itâs not everyday that someone tells me Iâm brilliant. Itâs very cool to hear though. I mean, come on! But what exactly am I brilliant at? Yesterday I quit my life as a freelance writer to find my new bliss, so Sigridâs workshop certainly came as a blessing I was willing to grab.
It all came down to an exercise:
Pick a person you admire. What? Right now? Damn. I canât think of anyone right off the batâŠ Think, NancyâŠ THINK! Any name that pops into your headâŠ. Oh for crying out loud! PICK ANYONE! AlrightyâŠ Letâs pick BeyoncĂ©. Ha! Brilliant!
Write down six characteristics you associate with that person. Phew! Thatâs easy: freedom, passion, creativity, love, joy and compassion.
Okay. Hereâs the deal: the things you admire in that person, are also part of you. BeyoncĂ© and I. Feel that connection, people!
Now put them in order. Which of those six words means the most to you? Freedom.
Which two you wish you had more? Love and passion.
So youâre brilliant at being free. Structure, patterns, long term and short term plans: they all make you feel youâre held back. And the love you wish you had more, is the love that you need to give yourself. Donât feel bad because you love your freedom so much and because youâre so tremendous at it. Embrace it and all will fall into place. The other three â creativity, joy and compassion â those are your basis.
Damn. Sigrid is brilliant. Now excuse me, Iâm busy being free. And remind me later to call her for another session.