2018 had a quiet start for me. You see, somewhere between 10pm and midnight on New Year’s Eve—while I was in church and very much not at a loud, salacious party—I randomly lost my voice.
At first, I thought my voice would recover with a good night’s sleep and a few cups of hot tea, but no. Three days later, I went to the doctor, who confirmed that it was an official case of laryngitis. The prognosis: it could take several weeks to fully regain my voice and there was nothing I could really do about it. In the meantime, I’d risk prolonging my recovery if I tried to force any sound from my throat.
For someone who talks and sings a lot, laryngitis is a frustrating experience. But because I’m all about finding the lesson even in loss, here are a few things I learned by being quiet. Continue reading “3 Things I Learned When I Had Laryngitis”
Setting goals can be exciting. You imagine all of the possibilities—being
sexier healthier, killing it at a job you love, and making enough money to fund a life that makes you jump out of bed each morning.
And life is full of cycles that give us fresh starts like clockwork. Monday mornings. Birthdays. The start of a new month or year. The end of Mercury retrograde. Any of these moments can make you feel like anything is possible. So you set a goal, put it on your vision board and get to work.
But after the excitement of a new goal wears off, you begin to question whether you have what it takes to achieve it. Questions turn into doubt, doubt turns into fear, and soon you’ve lost your motivation and can’t remember why you were excited to begin with.
If you’re not careful, self doubt will sabotage your quest for success. Here are seven things you can do to smash it before it smashes your dreams. Continue reading “7 Practical Ways to Smash Self Doubt”