Good evening. Tonight I want to ask you, what are you scared of? What are you afraid to put out into the world or to say or to ask or to do. I am, I don’t believe in fearless. I think fear stops you jumping out of tall buildings, leaping over tall buildings in a single bound. I think for you can actually be a good thing. Fear can be something you use, you can use to your advantage, but being scared of doing something that you really want to do in terms of life, passion, business, love, et cetera, because of a fear of rejection or a fear that someone’s going to say man, your writing sucks.
Or a fear of someone laughing or just not as simply, you know, you want to be a photographer and you’re scared to put photos up on Instagram because, oh my God, I didn’t get enough likes. Oh, the horror, the horror, the horror. Well, you’re doing yourself a disservice. There’s some incredible books about creativity and why when there’s something inside you that you need to get out, it’s really important to do so. Otherwise it wells up and it will eventually suffocate you. You can’t get to 50, 60, 70, 40 even and have something that you need to put out in the world cooking inside and not seeing the light of day.
It’s not fair to you and it’s actually not fair to the rest of the world, but on that, it’s really important. I don’t know if you know Rachel Hollis, she’s absolute legend, but I heard her take on, about this a little while ago and the reality is when you have something that you want to share with the world, you also need to not care what their reaction is. I’ve talked about this and I’ve kind of had this thinking with my singing in particular, is these days when I sing, I do it for fun. Like I do it because I enjoy it, I do it because when I’m doing a speaking gig and I can put singing in it, it’s a double whammy and that’s like my bliss.
That’s heaven because I get to educate and entertain at the same time, but if I’m doing just a straight singing gig, for me that’s my energy. It’s the sparkle that makes me kind of shine in things and I’m not trying to make money out of it. I don’t care if I try and get a gig and I don’t get it. I want people to have a great time, but if I’m not everybody’s cup of tea, I don’t care, because I’m doing it because it brings me joy. You might think that sounds selfish, but I actually think it’s more selfish to keep a talent or a love or a creative thing that you have to yourself. I think that kind of sucks.
I think it’s, if you were given something, if you were given a talent in any way, shape, or form, God if you’re the next amazing master chef, or you’re just, not just, I should take that word out of my dictionary. Everybody take just out of your dictionary. Whatever it is that you do and you want to share, get it out there and it doesn’t matter what people think. Truly, truly, truly, truly doesn’t. So that’s all I want to say today, because tonight I’m sitting down and actually writing a show. I saw Muriel’s Wedding today. Go and see it, fantastic, and I find theater incredibly inspiring.
I’ve come home tonight and I’ve got to get to work on my show Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild, Wild Women because it’s in here and it’s in here and I want to get it out and if you come and see it, great. If you don’t, well it’s not going to ruin my day. Have a great weekend and I will see you soon. Get something out there.