So Last Week I ran an Article on Danielle Laporte. What I didn't tell you that prior to writing that article I did a wonderful video interview that I did not record! Self-sabotage? I'm not sure I’d go that deep, however I do know I was so excited about interviewing her that when she answered I jumped right in. I knew she was super-busy and had totally fit me in (considering I had just emailed her business manager the day before, and her that morning). Yes, I got super lucky.
SO when the call started I saw a button that made me think it was going and in an unusual hurried manner didn't stop to make sure. I hung up and tried to open the file….It was not there! I called her back, ha! Now, due to a mistake (while hurrying) I was taking more of her time. The old adage: ‘haste makes waste.’
She was SO cool about it, she even tried to see if it was in her record…Turns out she turned off her recorder that morning. It was a trip; it was one of those things where I didn't even have time to be mortified. And I couldn't fake it, how do you fake a missing video.
I would say three things amongst our journey:
1) Mistakes will happen, even when interviewing an (about to be) New York Times Best Selling Author and a Rockstar Business Guru like Danielle Laporte
2) Be honest about it! With yourself and others. Trying to cover up mistakes and failures just create more shame and guilt.
3) Forgive yourself, forgive yourself, forgive yourself, this really should be first. When trying something new and putting yourself out there, call on the Goddess of Compassion Kuan Yin and have her love you up, and love yourself up. Have extreme, I mean extreme radical compassion for yourself and your process. It will only make you better.
oh and of course
4) Don’t Rush! Take your time, listen to your intuition, and follow it.
Trust me I've spent too many nights, days, weeks, even months agonizing over a mistake I'd made or something I 'should' have done differently.
See mistakes as an opportunity to shine, jump back, and build your confidence. They will happen and are a necessary part of the learning game, so get used to it.
Photo Credit: Always Make New Mistakes by elycefeliz