Before I got married in 1994, my then fiance (now ex-husband) and I met with a number of artists to find one to create a ketubah for our wedding.
As we chatted with local ketubah artists and pored through portfolios of their amazing art, I remember thinking, “Gee, if only I had any artistic talent and knew how to do calligraphy, I could be a ketubah artist…”
Too bad I didn’t have any artistic talent (I thought). Oh, well…
At that moment in my history, I was pretty lost, with no idea what to do with my life. (Planning the wedding was a very convenient excuse to put figuring that out off for several more months.)
One thing I did know, though, was that I wasn’t an artist.
I also knew I wasn’t a singer. My husband and I would listen to Frank Sinatra, and I would fantasize about singing onstage with a band, but I knew that would always be just a fantasy.
My mindset was fixed, my gremlins were driving the bus, and the Big Lie of “No talent” was the organizing principle of my life.
Cut to less than ten years later: the woman who “wasn’t an artist” and “wasn’t a singer” was running a growing business as a ketubah artist, and performing regularly as a jazz singer (sometimes even for pay!)
How did this transformation happen? How did I get from “I’m not an artist. I’m not a singer. I couldn’t possibly do that…” to not just doing both of those things (and more), but truly living a big, bold, creative life beyond my wildest dreams?
The tools that led to my transformation are exactly what I’ll be sharing in my upcoming program for women, Your Big, Bold, Creative Life Academy.
Want a Sneak Peek?
If you’re not on my mailing list, you probably haven’t heard the news (this is where it pays to be an insider :)):
On Monday, June 10, I’m offering a free workshop, Shatter Your Self-Installed Glass Ceilings.
It’s essentially “Session Zero” of the thirteen session, six-month program, and whenever I’ve taught this material, people start to shift in ways they sometimes never thought possible.
I’m getting more excited about my creative options and possibilities, every day.
Superb, positive, helpful!
– Laura Mappin, www.LauraMappin.com
Melissa is an inspiring and encouraging teacher. I’m looking forward to more unfolding.
Sign up to get a ticket (plus access to the recording afterwards), and I’ll also send a free series right to your inbox, Secrets of Living a Big, Bold, Creative Life.
Click here to read more about the Academy, and get on the list for the free workshop and email series.
The time is now to start living the big, bold, creative life of your dreams.
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