Why am I using a line from Zero Mostel’s iconic film the Producers as the title of my latest blog? I went to this inspirational event called Get Mic’d yesterday at which there was an opportunity for ten, which became 11 people because the presenter pulled out two names, not one for the final person to do a three-minute presentation and one of them tied the Fuhrer into their presentation on his love life. I cannot reveal any more due to privacy guidelines but it was epic.
What is speaking your truth? What do you have to give up to be able to do it? If you want to fly and move on to better things, you have yo give up the things that weigh you down – which is not always as obvious and easy as it sounds. My friend Marc Chernoff, author of 1,000+ little things Happy Successful People do differently makes this offering towards achieving the ability to do so:
1. Letting the opinions of others control your life – They know your name, not your story.
2. The shame of past failures – You will fail sometimes, and that’s okay.
3. Being indecisive about what you want – You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be.
4. Procrastinating on the goals that matter to you – There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
5. Choosing to do nothing – You don’t choose how you are going to die, or when.
6. Your need to be right – If you keep on saying you’re right, even if you are right now, eventually you will be wrong.
7. Running from problems that should be fixed – We make life harder than it has to be.
8. Making excuses rather than decisions – Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem-solving.
9. Overlooking the positive points in your life – What you see often depends on what you are looking for.
10. Not appreciating the present moment – We do not remember days, we remember moments.
So what has society made of speaking your truth over time, let’s have a look:
1. We begin with one of the most recognised purveyors of the art alive on the planet today, Oprah Winfrey.
2. You know its close to your truth when you can make the energy in the room shift: You’re the Voice.
3. Self Love 101.
4. When you speak the truth some won’t like it: They Don’t Like Me.
6. Liar, Liar, pants on fire: Beautiful Liar.
7. It is your life and your truth you have to live day to day.
8. Time for the title song: Springtime for Hitler and Germany.
9. With this attitude, he freed a country from servitude.
10. No void here: Not Afraid.
11. From the creator of two of the most well-known books ever, 1984 and Animal Farm, George Orwell calls out what speaking your truth really is.
12. Yes, you, the beautiful unique human being you really are: Human.
13. Naomi Wolf is a feminist author and journalist. Her career in journalism began in 1995 and has included topics such as abortion, the Occupy Wall Street movement, Edward Snowden and ISIS. She has written for media outlets such as The Nation, The New Republic, The Guardian and The Huffington Post.
14. From the 18th Century comes insight into how difficult it is to speak your truth in today’s society given the instant gratification society we exist in today: It Wasn’t Easy to Be Happy For You.
15. And from the worlds most famous philosopher, Ms Unknown comes to our final lesson and the reason you should always speak your truth.
Live authentically and cherish each precious moment of your journey, Because when you finally arrive at your desired destination, I guarantee you, another journey will begin. At least that is what I have found on my journey of spreading my ethos, Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included across the planet.
The playlist today has some of the biggies in it. In Australia, there is no one bigger than John Farnham. My unknown artist for this list is Cryptic Wisdom. Then possibly the two biggest pop diva’s combine, Beyonce and Shakira. The title song is next, Then across to America for our final songs from Eminem, Rag “N Bone Man and the Lumineers: Springtime for Hitler and Germany
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