Man, am I learning a lot during my CNE course: from vitamins to minerals, raw food to macrobiotic, indian spices to asian flavors, gluten-free bread to healthy sweet treats, food for healing, natural beauty food... You name it, Meghan Telpner got it covered!
Maybe most importantly, I'm learning about myself in the process too.
This week's assignment is "Workshop Proposal" - we have to put together the building blocks of a workshop that we would teach - pick a topic, identify our target group, plan how to communicate about it, select recipes to demonstrate, the whole shabang!
I was about to start working on it yesterday, but instead, I spent the whole day letting stress taking over me, not knowing what I was going to focus on. The big "I don’t know" excuse completely paralyzed me (just like it did when we had essays to write in primary school or when I had to come up with something creative on my own during my marketing days...).
This morning, the clock was ticking, I couldnt lose another day. So I started my day with some yoga, meditation and slowly but surely ideas started clarifying in my head. Funny enough, once my mind was clearer, I remembered I actually had created a folder on my computer called "workshop" where I'd been saving documents and pictures to use the day I would eventually facilitate a workshop....
It blew my mind... It was so amazing to become aware of the power of stress to make me forget such thing... but also remembering the power within we all have to thrive beyond it.
This made me realize how my leap of faith is forcing me to come out of my comfort zone of being the "backstage girl", making sure everything runs smoothly while somebody else is running the show. It's time for me to accept that I have to get on stage and share all the learnings I've been indulging in in the last 9 months...