A dose of creativity stimulation to ignite fresh thinking
What is it about the first step that can make a new endeavour so hard? Even unachievable. The stony silence of the blank page. The indeterminable dread of the empty spreadsheet. The mysterious darkness beyond the lighted path. Your mind grappling with where to place your foot: How? When? Where? Should I? Can I?
I am experiencing this first-step fright as I undertake simultaneously to begin a journey to develop my creativity, whilst at the same time developing learning to help others do the same. Two wise people recently said to me, on two separate occasions, “Stop going on courses and trying to get more qualified, you banana*! <my addition*> You have everything inside of you that you need. Just start.” (You know who you are @TanyaVanderWaal and @LisaLinfield.) It was just the kick in the pants I needed.
So here goes.
I have this weird sense that my whole life has been a slow process of waking up. I love waking up. Let me clarify. I love waking up...
Nina Pearse was recently interviewed by Lisa Linfield for the Working Women’s Wealth Podcast. Lisa has an impressive goal to teach 1 million women about money. She speaks to companies, women’s groups and entrepreneurs about how to lead their best life possible by reaching their financial goals.
Lisa Linfield: Thanks for joining us, Nina. You have a fantastic story about finding your passion and purpose and stepping into a future with so much potential. Tell us a little bit about your journey.
Nina Pearse: I started out in finance and accounting. I worked in banking for a while and then quickly realized that I didn’t want any of those jobs for myself. I moved into what I loved as a child. I would often looked up at a teacher and thought that was what I’d like to do. I decided not to go into school teaching but into adult learning and development. I’ve now worked in that field for about twenty years. I started out...
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