It can be scary to share your ideas with others because you may feel like you are jinxing something by speaking about it, or you may feel afraid that other people won’t appreciate your idea and thus they will take the wind out of your sails. This episode is all about the power of learning to trust yourself enough to share your ideas. From our experience, the people who discourage you probably just don’t know enough about what you’re wanting to do! On the flip side, we also discuss the importance of being a nurturer of other people’s ideas (even if you don’t understand them fully), rather than being a dream-squasher (which is often the approach that arises from a place of care, but can be very destructive). When somebody shares something with you, that’s an honor; treat it as such!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Praise for the PiperSong Meditation Chair.
- Exploring Sarah’s dream of living on a farm.
- The power of talking about the things that you want, using examples from our own lives.
- A brief overview of a beautiful children’s book: What Do You Do With An Idea?
- How to become the kind of person who others feel safe to share their ideas with.
- Common reasons that people adopt a “dream-squashing”
- Why you shouldn’t take (most) other people’s opinions so seriously.
- What Sarah learned about dealing with criticism when she was growing her online presence.
- Unpacking the concept of dress rehearsing tragedy.
- Why masterminds are so beneficial.
- Looking back at Emily’s slime business, as an example of the danger of “dream-squashing.”
- Advice for developing self-trust.
- Our thoughts on the best ways to respond when people share their ideas with you.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Inner Archeology Email
Inner Archaeology on Patreon
Sarah Turner on Instagram
Emily Pennystone on Instagram
PiperSong Meditation Chair
What Do You Do With An Idea?