Monday, May 6, 2013

The Journey To Courage: 4 Things I Learned Last Week

Last week, while working at my desk, I received an email. It was from a longtime acquaintance of mine. The email was an unsubscriber notice to this blog.
 

I immediately responded to her email and asked was there something that I had done wrong. I thought maybe she was being bombarded with emails—blogs, SPAM, etc. However, she wasn’t. She said that my posts were becoming too personal.
 
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen,” says Dr. Brene Brown.
 
 
I learned something from the exchange I had with my longtime acquaintance:
 
1.  Perhaps my posts are becoming more personal.  I am not the same person that I was when I began blogging a couple of years ago. I don’t think that I’m the same as I was a year ago this time.
 
2.  I don’t want everything I write to come from someone else’s work. In order for that to happen, I must become vulnerable and I open myself up to you.
 
3.  As I said last week, I am who I am. I have experienced a lot during my 46 years on this earth. Some of you are going to like and identify with my work, and some of you will not. That’s understandable, and I am comfortable with it.
 
4.  Just because I am opening up doesn't mean it is easy. It is a journey.
 
What do you think? Are you enjoying my posts? I’d love to hear from you.
 

 
 

11 comments:

  1. The personal nature of your posts is what makes them interesting!

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  2. I think they are great and inspirational and a good dose of reality...please don't stop! You are just speaking from your heart!

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  3. Completely agree with both statements above...DREAM BIG!

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  4. Kelvin,
    The details of your personal journey are the nuggets I need to help me persevere in my own journey. Keep 'em coming! Thanks!

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  5. The information you send is just what I need to make me think in a slightly different direction from my normal thinking. It gives me a little kick that helps me take a different look at the angle of reality. Your journey is OUR journey because you are sharing. Thank you!

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  6. Keep writing and sharing.

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  7. Every single person is impacted one way or another by someone else's personal belief/opinion. Different perspectives open minds. Sharing is caring.

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  8. Kelvin, please do not stop or change the nature of your posts. I have learned that sometimes when we hold a mirror up to our friends or family, they have trouble with what they see. And that is often because they need to see the picture, but have not. Keep doing what you do!

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  9. Kelvin,
    Keep writing from your heart. I enjoy reading something that is real.
    Kevin

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  10. Kelvin,
    I agree with all of the sentiments expressed above; your personal experiences and insightful observations make your blog worth reading. By the way, I do not always agree with your views, but I always find something to think about. Except wen the total content is, "I conducted a workshop yesterday, and now I am tired."
    Keep challenging us, and presenting provocative material.
    Chris

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  11. I think it is great that your blog posts are becoming more personal. Most blogs are personal in nature. I read a lot of blogs and they are all very personal. Keep up the good work.

    Andrea

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