Notoriously Curious

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Embrace Your Inner Jack of All Trades

The Full Moon brings with it a powerful energy that is capable of unearthing thoughts and emotions we've carefully tucked away in our hearts. There are two ways to deal with the emotional turmoil that can surface during this time. One is to let fear run us to the ground or two to acknowledge that it is there and then release it. As with almost everything, the latter is easier said and done. But with enough practice, we'll learn to push through the discomfort. So I'd like to take every Full Moon as an opportunity to practice releasing the things that no longer serve us as notoriously curious people. Being one isn't easy especially in a world where we're seen as a jack of all trades and a master of none.

It's no surprise then that we should begin our Full Moon Release by letting go of the hold that "jack of all trades, master of none" has on the notoriously curious. It's a phrase that has changed over time from what once was a positive (jack of all trades) to what is now a negative (master of none). And because of that there are notoriously curious people who think they must choose one thing and one thing only in order to be successful. But if the price of success means hiding your true notoriously curious self, I can only imagine that it will end in tears. There is nothing successful when you are not able to show up everyday as you.

How then do we practice releasing this belief that we are masters of nothing? How do we release the label of being a jack of all trades as something we should never strive to become?

Try this: Find out what common thread runs through all the things you're curious about to give it context. It is only when you step back and see the bigger picture will you realise that you haven't been a master of nothing. All those things you are curious about helps you develop your own body of work. It can be easy to get lost when you don't know what you've been working towards so it's best to start here.

Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious. – Gordon Gee

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