Why I’m Letting Go of the Hustle to be Heard

As another week wraps up here, I just wanted to take a moment to check in with you all and say hello! I’ve not been here much in the last while, and you may have noticed I’ve been publishing very little – not because I’ve not been writing, but more because I’ve been working on some bigger projects, thanks to some wonderful opportunities that have come my way which I’m so immensely thankful for, and will chat more about as they unfold in the coming days.

For now, I’m thrilled to have been asked to be a contributor for Channel Ten‘s up and coming digital platform, ten daily – my first article is now submitted and ready for the launch of their website, which I’m told will be very soon, so keep your eye out for that!

So while it may not seem I’m around much lately, I’m still here, just with my head down and working hard, but beyond grateful for all I have happening in the next while.

The last few weeks have made me think a lot of what Brene Brown says: “Trying to win over someone means trading your authenticity for approval. You stop believing in your worthiness and start hustling for it.”

There is so much hustle in the writing world, so much desperate clawing for our voice to be heard amidst the hundreds of thousands of other voices out there. We try and scratch and claw our way in; force doors open because we’re so desperate for approval and validation. It’s hard to let go of the hustle – we fear if we do, we’re out of the game.

But the last few months for me have been a wonderful lesson in surrender. I got tired of the hustle. Of trying to jump through hoops and fit into everyone’s different boxes of requisites just to have a remote chance at being heard. So I stopped hustling. But with that came an element of fear – if I wasn’t fighting, pushing my way through the noise, how would I ever be heard?

It’s been tempting to give in to the fear but instead have just continued to do what I love to do – write. Without the need for outcome. Or income, for that matter. But just keep sharing my words with the world and let the universe take care of the rest. And it has – more than I could’ve ever done for myself. And I’m so thankful.

It’s good to learn to let go of the hustle, and instead surrender to the process of creating things simply because they bring your heart alive with joy and purpose, and to let the universe take care of the rest.

The world so desperately needs less hustle and noise, and more of the beauty and meaning that only you can bring to it.

Have a wonderful weekend x

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