- giving other people permission to be themselves
- the concept of “being enough”
- grappling with addiction.
My favourite part of the conversation was definitely giving permission to others. Every time, I meet someone new or an acquaintance or someone have not seen in a long while, I grapple with small talk. So I end up asking “What are you doing lately? or ” What do you do ?” These questions tend to make the other party freeze and think about saying something that will be socially acceptable by linking it to their jobs and/or some income generating activity. I know . I do it all the time. Which is why I can’t wait for Jess’ new book that seeks to explain the connection between self-work and career.
That’s where we get it all wrong!
We are more than our job titles.
In any case, in today’s world job titles do not hold much weight in comparision to value or impact generation. I mean, how else would you explain the number of people leaving high paying corporate jobs to travel the world and do all sorts of philanthropy. But more importantly, everyone is constantly changing jobs in order to improve themselves, because we are all still in the process of writing our own stories and each chapter will be different as the plot thickens (pun intended).
Next time, instead of asking ” what do you do? “, try out these lines from Sarah:
What is exciting you now?
What are you working on right now?
Where are you coming from?
Tell me your story.
Give other people (and yourself) permission.
Having followed Sarah’s blog for a long while, I can’t help but say that she has a beautiful mind . For more on Sarah and what she writes and designs about, visit here
Last updated on 3 February 2016