Last Friday I was fortunate enough to go and see one of my guests perform live! It was absolutely brilliant to witness Tom Foolery perform his spoken word in London. I thought this show would never happen, as it kept getting delayed due to the pandemic. But finally there I was. As Tom was graced by family and friends turning up at this intimate venue to see him perform, he admitted he was "shittin it," pretty much. (though he had no need to!) I was thinking about this as I launch into a brand new series. Yes, unplugwithani is all about hope and perseverance, but we need courage to take the first step. It's courage which enables us to have hope that something good will happen if we plant the seeds, as well as the hope for a better tomorrow. It is courage which enables us to persevere despite not being where we want right now. It is the courage we need when we don't think we are ready for something. It's courage which ultimately propels us to move past our fear.
It is the courage we need when we don't think we are ready for something. It's courage which ultimately propels us to move past our fear.
I've kicked off a brand new season titled "Courage," and my episode with Tom is the first. Why courage? Well at the heart of everything unplug is about, it means having the courage to take the first step. Tom's mission is much like mine at its core. Hope is always the need of the hour! And his mission is to spread it like wildfire through his art and everything he does. Similarly I truly believe that has always been mine. Whether it's through writing my poetry book "Hope," or the podcast, or these blogs, or my work as an Actor. I write about hope. There is always a need to hope. There is always someone praying for more hope, believing for more hope and those hopeful for a better tomorrow.
There is always a need to hope.
My hope is that in this new series you are reminded how much we also need this courage. Where can we dig more up from inside of us? How do we stay perseverant on our mission? (whatever that is) and how we can develop more self love? Ultimately because we are all purposeful as we are, not only if we "achieve" something.
Tune in to Tom Foolery's episode here!