Lately I’ve thought a lot about not allowing fear to hold me back.
About disempowering the emotion and NOT letting it place my excitement on P-A-U-S-E.
And then Charlie Gilkey invited me to be a guest on his Creative Giants podcast.
I was honored.
I was excited.
I was paralyzed by the fact Seth Godin & Chris Brogan had been podcast guests, too.
I immediately said yes (hello gift horse! I’m not looking you in the mouth.) and, after I hit send on my email, clicked over to reread Charlie’s definition of Creative Giant.
Creative Giants are naturally compassionate, creative people who have the vision to see how the world might be, the courage to take action, and the capability to actually change the world.
Naturally compassionate? OK, I can be that.
Creative? Yep yep. Ive got the myriad unsuccessful (but creative!) endeavors behind me to back that one up as well.
Courage to act? Yes! See above. I acted. The endeavors didn’t rock. I didn’t dwell— I acted again!
Capability to change the world? Alone? Definitely not. Yet I know, together, we can do absolutely anything. Together we are so much more than the sum of our parts.
And I leaped.
And we recorded.
And it was fantastically energizing and fun.
And I remembered how sometimes fear, AKA nervoucitment, is what prompts us to take risks and see what happens.
You can listen to the “what happened” here.
Runner Girl saysJuly 15, 2015 at 5:02 am
It’s long run day for me on the dreadmill.
I can’t wait to listen.
Erica D House saysJuly 15, 2015 at 6:47 am
Yay something to do on my walk!
Jennifer F saysJuly 15, 2015 at 7:08 am
whole head or half head, you are totally a creative GIANT! Fabulous, and I will listen here in a bit when the craziness clears out!
Haralee saysJuly 15, 2015 at 7:52 am
Congratulations!! You are a GIANT, and a CREATIVE one at that!
Darlene K saysJuly 15, 2015 at 8:10 am
Is it the introvert in you who thinks you can’t change the world? I agree that it takes us all together to change the world but it sometimes takes 1 person to connect the parts to make the synergy that changes the world. Or, you can think of it as for each person you affect, you change the world for that one person!
That’s how it is at our martial arts school. People tell us constantly about how their world is affected by attending our school and we go home in awe of how we affect each other’s world!
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf saysJuly 15, 2015 at 8:38 am
I kind of really love the definition of creative giant, especially the last part – the capability to actually change the world. And you totally are a creative giant! Can’t wait to listen to this.
Darlene K saysJuly 15, 2015 at 8:51 am
Should have listened before I commented! ha! You did a great job!
Dr. J saysJuly 15, 2015 at 9:22 am
That’s great, Carla!! Fear is the mind-killer is my favorite mantra. I do like to stay out of situations where I might need it, however.
If anyone is curious they used to evaluate a horses age and health by looking at the condition of their mouths, mostly their teeth, lol
Shauna Reid saysJuly 15, 2015 at 12:06 pm
Have download to listen on my phone while on (laptop-free) holiday! Well done you champ you!!!
lindsay Cotter saysJuly 15, 2015 at 2:01 pm
i’m a podcast nerd so I cannot wait to listen to you here!! YAY! NO FEAR
Yum Yucky saysJuly 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm
This is awesome! I will listen to the podcast first thing tomorrow morning when I get to work. yay for carla! BOOM!
Coco saysJuly 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm
Fantastic! Can I say the “p” word? 😉
mimi saysJuly 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Congratulations! And i’m going to listen at work.
Michelle saysJuly 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm
THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I am going there now!
GiGi Eats saysJuly 15, 2015 at 10:21 pm
You don’t have to tell me that you’re a creative GIANT – I ALREADY KNOW!! 😀
Lisa @ RunWiki saysJuly 15, 2015 at 10:24 pm
You are single handedly changing the world… In the fashion of It’s a Wonderful Life and beyond. Looking forward to listening.
Heather Montgomery saysJuly 16, 2015 at 8:51 am
yay! podcasts are so fun. Will listen soon!
cheryl saysJuly 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm
I’m gonna try to be one…a creative Giant that is…now I just need to quit my 40 year teaching career, and stop doing triathlons, open water swims, hikes to the tops of mountains and sea kayaking to stay at home and start a blog that will reach thousands and inspire millions!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table saysJuly 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm
I’ve never heard a better description for you. 🙂
Jody - Fit at 57 saysJuly 16, 2015 at 5:36 pm
marcia @ Menopausal Mother saysJuly 16, 2015 at 8:04 pm
I love your outlook–you are not only a Creative Giant but an INSPIRATION to others!
MCM Mama Runs saysJuly 17, 2015 at 4:58 am
I don’t generally listen to podcasts, but I will have to check this one out. Sounds like you had a blast.
Jess @hellotofit saysJuly 18, 2015 at 5:43 pm
WOOHOO!! You must certainly ARE a creative giant 🙂 yes!!
Derrick Clark saysJuly 21, 2015 at 6:24 pm
I am! Is powerful in itself. We all got what it take to be a creative giant. Myself I had overcome being bullied, the street-life, jail/prison and homeless. This made me mentally stronger and wiser. Now! I’m turning my adversities into opportunities.