As you will know if you listened to the previous episode of the show I was recently in Cyprus delivering a performance at TEDxUnic. My intention was to spend this week’s episode reflecting on my experiences expanding my comfort zone into the realm of public speaking.
I have decided to leave that until next week and use this opportunity to talk instead about responding to adversity.
The trip to Cyprus involved a slightly more unexpected element, namely that our luggage (including the gear I needed to perform with) didn’t make it beyond Paris. It turned up 6 hours after my performance, and a few hours before the flight home.
As you can imagine, this made for a bit of a stressful couple of days.
In this episode of the podcast I wanted to explore ways in which we can turn some of the bad stuff that happens to us into opportunities and see the gift in these moments of adversity (however hard it feels!) I wanted to use my experience to inspire you to think about moments of despair that you experience in a new light.
In this show I talk about:
- The Confusion and Chaos of Paris CDG Airport
- An Incredibly Inspiring Man I Sat Next To
- The Sinking Feeling You Get When You Realise Your Bag is Not Coming
- How the Grace and Generosity of Amazing People Can Change Everything
- Why Distractions Can Make Scary Things Feel Less Scary
I want to say a massive thank you to Nicholas, Lydia, Erato, Teresa, and all the other incredible volunteers at TEDxUnic who made it such a wonderful trip. You guys are amazing.