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When things fall apart ( and yes the newsletter is back) plus recommendations
Have you ever felt like things are falling apart, and all you're doing is trying to hold onto the pieces with every last bit of effort available to you? And then you realise that what you're doing is spending more time holding on than giving shape or purpose to your actions. Because you're worried, what if everything falls apart?
"Sometimes things need to fall apart so they can be rebuilt in a better way. It's like a bone breaking so they can be rebuilt stronger" - Jason Sudeikis ( the great creators with Guy Raz )
Last July, I fell out of love with writing. It started feeling like something I needed to do other than what I wanted. And so I decided to take a break to let this feeling go away, and I somehow never returned to it. I started making more video content, grew my team, became a father again, built my own studio space, and began working on a new company with my partner in life, and slowly the itch started returning. I didn't scratch it right away. I spent time circling around the idea of writing... I bought a notepad and started to scribble on it. I Made a mental note to plan how i’d evolve how I write. I even wondered if I should move out of substack onto an entirely new platform (I'm still thinking about that).
And then, one night, I just sat down and started to write, and it flowed out. Words after words, sheer clarity of thought meeting the keyboard. And all I needed to do was to give my mind time to heal from the extremely formatted, algorithmic, more clickbait rather than authentic flair writing loop I had put it on last year. And bring back the feeling that made me start in the first place, the need to share things that have given value to me in life as an Adult, Leader, Parent and mildly ageing human being.
So the next time you feel something broken, you don't have to worry about holding on. What you need to focus on is to let it heal from the heart and give it as much time as it needs.
#1 The Episode the quote above was said on.. ( also, it gives so much context on the world of Ted Lasso)
#2 There are so many Podcast episodes I’ve recorded since my last newsletter so I thought I’d pick one for you to watch.. subscribe if you enjoy the conversation.
#3 Starting this week I’ll keep adding music to a playlist to become the sountrack to life. If there’s a track you want to reccomend to email it across. ( I’m picking a song a week to feature here but I’ve added a few more on the playlist to get you started)
Its good to be back ✌🏽
Before I sign off
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