Here are some of my personal favourite messages from the interview.
"Done is better than perfect"
I'm so using this as a personal mantra from now on for any time I'm feeling stuck and procrastinating. I think we've all known people in our lives who are incredibly talented and always talking about doing something specific like writing a book or starting a business using their talent but never do it. Paralysed by their perfection they never take the steps to make it a reality and watch other people do it (most often than not, less experienced and less talented!). Heidi and I were only chatting about this the other week how if we'd worried about having everything perfect in launching Quotefetti we'd still be discussing it almost a year later! There's always something you could have done better or didn't know about but I have to add that once we had moved from idea & discussion mode to action mode (designing and printing our cards etc) it felt so liberating.
And if you're still worrying about what others will think. Elizabeth shares this great response (image box to your right) for all your future critics (real & imagined).
A new perspective on fear - treat fear as your companion
I never heard fear talked about in this way. It's always been something to conquer not befriend. She talks about how fear protects us and plays a valuable role in our lives it just doesn't know the difference between a real dangerous situation versus a false one we have imagined in our brains. Total 'aha' moment. For me, this analogy makes total sense and doesn't make fear so scary any more.
An answer to your excuse "Everything has been done before"
Yes, most likely it has but it has not been done by YOU yet. You are what makes it unique and different from the other variations out there. Just think about your favourite cuisine be it Thai, Japanese or Italian. Now imagine if there was only one restaurant in the entire world offering that cuisine all because people said 'It's been done before'. How tragic!
These are just a few of the many great takeaways from this interview and I hope it's whetted your appetite to watch the interview. The interview is around 45 mins so grab a cup of tea, notebook and pen and be ready for some 'aha' moments!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Love & Bliss x