A year of brave (5)

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A year of brave

This year I’m going to be BRAVE.

Sometimes BRAVE means doing something brand new, sometimes it means doing that thing you’ve been putting off for months.

Every Sunday (or so) I want to post about something BRAVE-ish I’ve done recently – to keep myself accountable to actually DO something AND to remind you being brave is not always lion taming and hang-gliding.

Last week:

I met with a woman about a job – without knowing any details.

Sounds crazy?

There’s a local business where I know one of the employees. Said employee knew owner was kind of maybe looking to do more social media stuff and online marketing. Said employee gave my resume and talked me up to the owner, who had me come in for a meeting to “talk”.

To see what I could do. To see how we could help each other.

There’s not actually a position open – she could be just looking for a contractor to redo the website or she could be looking to add a full-time marketing director. Who knows?

This is the first time I’ve ever had this kind of meeting/networking/”interview” …. It was super interesting – both to be able to talk about something that I love doing and interests me (online marketing) and to have the freedom to just be myself (instead of trying to fit into the box of whatever the specific position is).

P.S. Of course, because of all of the above it didn’t really work out. I didn’t know what she was looking for so I couldn’t really emphasize or highlight those skills … because she didn’t know what she was looking for and didn’t know what to ask me about. Oh well.

OTHER brave acts lately:

(a lot of you have been commenting with your own BRAVE acts! So proud :)  Here’re some….  )

How were you BRAVE this week?

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  • Jaimie February 10, 2013 at 2:49 am edit

    I’ve just spent the last two weeks alone in Spokane at our new home while my hubby was in Seattle at work. This is the first time in almost 8 years that we have spent that much time apart, but it was an effort to save $. He comes home today (thank gawd!) :) Good job on stepping out of your comfort zone & doing that! Now next time, you’ll know a little more what to expect!!

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  • Beverly February 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm edit

    I wonder if these things all qualify as bravery. Does taking any chance at all count? Seems to diminish what I think of as true bravery. I think it’s good to work out of your comfort zone, and appreciate the effort that takes, but simply doing something uncomfortable doesn’t seem like the same thing as being brave.

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  • French Cannes Cannes February 24, 2013 at 1:29 am edit

    I see what you mean Beverly, but I think that bravery comes in many forms. It’s so easy to let fear (however big or small it may be) get the best of us. Sometimes you have to recognize and applaud the baby steps:-)

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