All the discussion about cancel culture got me thinking about the concept of being thrust out of the social tribe and our fears around that.
In this episode, we explore the concept of being cancelled in a completely different context – a concept I call “self-cancelling”. It’s something we do to ourselves to create a sense of belonging. It’s premised on the assumption that our sense of belonging comes from other people.
I explore three areas of self-cancelling that come up because of our fears around (1) losing our professional status, (2) triggering other people’s jealousy or judgment, and (3) presenting ideas or philosophies that are new to us and outside the norms of the people we know. As a result, we hold back on our desires, limit our choices, and silence our ideas and creativity.
Listen to this episode to discover how to reframe your thinking so that you can stop cancelling the best parts of you.
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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner with Ernst & Young. I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint. After a couple years painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who feel stuck in their careers and lives and want to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected. I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at the George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.