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Protecting the Asset

The best asset we have for making a contribution to the world is ourselves
— Greg McKeown

You must invest in the complete you.  Every bit of you, without skimping.  You must invest in your mind, your body, and your spirit.  If you don't take the time to, you might miss the opportunity to offer the world something that no one else can, a full and unique you.  I have been taking the time to invest in myself.  It's hard and believe it or not, actually takes work.  

There might be backlash from those around you that don't fully understand or take the time to really open their eyes to what it is you are after.  But don't let that discourage you.  I've realized that if I don't value and put myself first, things I don't want filling that space, start to take up room, and clearing it all back out can be a lengthy process.

Start now.  Invest in yourself so that you can give the world something that no one else can.

Creativity Risks

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never be creative
— Ken Robinson

How important is it to take risks?  How often do you work it into your everyday life?  

I've always been so harsh on myself, holding high standards, often disappointing myself because I felt I could never live up to my own expectations.  I bet there is more than one of you out there who feel the same.  I'll be the first to admit the good and bad in that.  I've always been scared to try because I'm afraid to fail.  If there wasn't the slightest shimmer of success on the horizon, you could count me out.  Being a perfectionist and having a creative mind can work in complete harmony and complete opposition, all at the same time.  

I've made a promise to myself to allow more risks, and I am accepting that things will not always work out perfectly.  So far?  I'm not regretting it.  Welcome to the Queen City Gypsy blog; let the adventure begin.