At some point in my adult life, I wrestled with making my brilliant ideas reality.
Instead, I let them reside only in my head.
But when I was a young girl – a creative, playful, lovely, and imaginative little girl, they didn’t. I shared my ideas and what I was discovering about life freely with others.
Without hesitation, I took risks, created, giggled, and explored.
My imagination was relentless, and my ideas were inspired.
But as I grew up, I buried my ideas deep inside.
I had no time or energy to make them happen because life had happened and of course, fear set in too.
At the ripe age of 45, in a heart-to-heart conversation with my daddy, it dawned on me that I was a middle-aged woman (a fact he politely confirmed.) I was in a state of shock, but even more shocked because of a morbid fact.
Considering the current life expectancy rate for women in the U.S., I realized that more than half of my life was over.
I had these brilliant ideas that I hadn’t made a reality because I:
- Contemplated their value
- Tip-toed around them with trepidation
- Over-analyzed how to make them happen
- Gave away my power
- Second-guessed me into believing that they were duds
In 2012, I begged to differ with myself and stopped all of that nonsense.
I declared that the second half of my life would be different.
I wasn’t going to let my ideas haunt me anymore. The girl in me wanted to see what happened if I made them happen.
In this process, what I discovered was that my life became more inspired and vibrant because I decided to breathe life into my ideas.
As I blogged about making my ideas happen, women were inspired to make their ideas happen too.
When I delivered my workshops, women became exactly who they were created to be – more creative, confident and reassured about themselves.
When I shared my dynamic, brainstorming nature, I injected life into the ideas of others.
I’m on a mission to spark you to make your brilliant ideas blossom!
On another note.
As a learning and development leader for more than 20 years, I’ve designed and facilitated engaging learning solutions for organizations in a range of industries. Years of constructing solutions from concepts and ideas of others have cultivated a natural bent toward ideation within me. I show others how to structure their ideas so that they can flow in putting the details in place.