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JELLY from Peanut Butter Purpose

My father tried to teach me to whistle 💨

published4 months ago
2 min read

ACCEPT THE THINGS YOU CANNOT CHANGE

Or don't? Very TBD.

One of the very first things my father tried to teach me was how to whistle.

He is an expert. A pro. A shark. (I wouldn't doubt that he has placed bets on himself in this arena.)

Somehow, he could meticulously gather the combination of thumb and ring finger towards his mouth and blow a piercing sound through the air like an ambulance chasing a burning building filled with all the world's...computer chips.

I just never got it.

He tried again and again to position my hands and break down the art of blowing such a sound but no.

One more thing he tried to give me that I just wouldn't have.

Fatherly disappointment aside for the moment, I try to accept that there are many, many things I just cannot do.

RADICAL ACCEPTANCE IS THE ART OF HARD TURNS

You can read the plethora of zen cafe tactics for practicing radical acceptance or, like me, you can listen to a few meditation podcasts, read half a paragraph of Tara Brach's (helpful) book and look yourself in the mirror and say:

Kristy, it's ok that you can't whistle, that you're not good at basketball, and not everyone in the world subscribes to your rambling newsletter.

You can't do everything. Sometimes you have to make a hard turn when you figure that out.

A hard turn is scary and uncomfortable, but necessary for growth—and truly for survival—whether that be in business or in life.

AND THIS NEWSLETTER IS TAKING A HARD TURN

Eh, not really.

But there will be some changes coming soon...ish.

Here's what you can expect:

  • These love letters will continue (I hope you're sighing relief instead of annoyance!)
  • but I'll be adding additional "editions" that will look and feel different (i.e. shorter with more pictures and tips)
  • and you'll still be the first to know about my fall courses and workshops which will be...

LAUNCH YOURSELF will be an in-depth course covering all the hot topics like money, time, clients, self-promo, and mental health.

Email Marketing 101 is more like a snack pack. I've got sharp, fun, fast ways to overcome your apathy and flirt with the notion of becoming an #emailgeek. Or at least wrapping your head around email as a useful tool.

These two things on deck will CHANGE YOUR LIFE, MAKE YOU A MILLIONAIRE, BRING YOU A PUPPY.

Hold. Up.

You know, one other thing I can't/won't do is use vapid marketing speak to sell you promises that I cannot guarantee.

However, I honestly believe that there is a good chance two out of three of the above can happen if you let me help you and we put in some good, hard work together.

Until then, here's a picture of my father with his buddy Rolando.

Because at the end of the day:

It's all about staring down life's many disappointments and cracking a smile.