Taking a step into the unknown is an act of courage.
I recently heard a story of 3 questions that a mother asked her child at bedtime. The story inspired me and I had to think, “How wonderful to teach your child about self reflection at a young age.”
My take-away from the conversation was my own rendition of these questions as a starting point for making positive changes in my life.
How have I been courageous?
How have I been kind to another?
How have I loved myself?
The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
The Space Between
Most of the people I work with are in a transitional state of defining what they do in the world--What is their gift and true essence that sets them apart?
Through words and pictures, we work together to create their visual identity for print and on the web. It's an organic, shifting process that requires a lot trust and a commitment in the process of discovery.
The Courageous Act
The courageous act is when people show up to work together saying, "I know what I'm doing is not working, but I'm not sure how to define what I am doing?"
The ability to ask for help is the number one characteristic of successful people. Recognizing when we don't know something, combined with our willingness to take a step and ask for help, defines living a creative life.
Terri Lynn Perry
I met a truly courageous person in Terri in late September. She had a successful massage business, shared in a group location. She knew that what she offered was shifting and had already chosen to move to a space of her own.
When we met, she was uncertain of how to move forward in defining her business, as well as financially affording a rebranding of her website. And yet…she mustered the bravery to schedule an appointment to meet and talk about it, with me, a complete stranger. Her level of her commitment and bravery was infectious and I was immediately compelled to help find solutions by asking the questions, "What if…?"
Traveling an unknown path over several months, interspersed with magic and a strong sense of familiarity and ease between us, we finally launched her new website. Each step of the way required copious amounts of courage, trust and a willingness to step into the unknown.
Most notable is that Terri's tagline, A Container for Peace in the Chaos, was unveiled at a time of unrest in our nation—exquisite timing!
First Day, First Client
I received this text from Terri on 11/19/16, her first day, first client.
Herein lies my joy…
I started my first official time with clients today - drew this card this morning before I began. Thought of you - thank you for the beauty and grace you've brought to my life during this momentous transition.