Break On Through
Gutsy isn’t about being reckless with yourself or with others. Gutsy is about defining your OWN version of success and gaining the confidence and courage to go after what YOU want rather than pursuing what OTHERS expect you to want.
With information and understanding, you can break down some of the barriers that may be holding you back in order to find and pursue your own version of success with confidence, courage, and support. That’s getting gutsy.
In this section, you’ll find tools and articles to help you explore who you are, what you want, how you can get there, and how to let go of other people’s expectations along the way.
From power dynamics to implicit assumptions and biases to just plain old uncomfortable situations, this section can help you navigate through complexities to ensure that you’re getting what you want.
Our work lives are only part of our whole lives, and sometimes we all struggle with negotiating personal relationships and finding time for ourselves. Here you’ll find observations and insights to help you purposefully design your life in a way that brings joy and fulfillment.
Current Focus : Awareness
Whenever you’re doing something that doesn’t fit the norm, people can get confused and sometimes they say things to you that don’t make any sense. Here’s an example of a conversation I once had at a cocktail party in Hong Kong to illustrate. New person: So, you work...read more
I went to an event for a global non-profit that I support. I was pretty excited because the event was the culmination of a week-long programme where innovators in the nonprofit space were honing their projects and creating pitches for donors who wanted to support...read more
From the moment we are born, others’ expectations shape our behaviors, choices, and definitions of success. We usually build our personal and professional lives around those expectations, and at some point, many of us start wondering if we are on the right path. We...read more
In a previous article, we talked about conditioning, which is the process by which you learn what is appropriate (and expected of you by others) and what is not. This conditioning starts basically at birth and continues through your formative years and into...read more
COMING SEPTEMBER 2019
What Game Are You Playing?
From the moment we are born, others’ expectations shape our behaviors, choices, and definitions of success. We build our personal and professional lives around those expectations and at some point, many of us wonder if we are on the right path. We may want to make changes, but it’s difficult and we don’t know how to start.
Life is a game, and it is up to each individual to determine just what kind of game they want to play. Robin Moriarty guides readers through a process that shows them how to assess their current state and outlines the steps they need to take in order to achieve their new game and own version of success.
People & Events that Inspire a Gutsy Life
In college, I had the good fortune to be able to see Maya Angelou speak. I will be honest - I had no idea who she was when it happened - but I did end up eventually buying a copy of her book titled, “Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now.” I think I bought the...read more
Gushing for Gutsy
"Now I have tools and language and perspectives to continue evolving and changing and owning my own life and path.”
“Why don’t they teach us this stuff in school?!?”
“I feel affirmed of my choices now even though I have been judged and ridiculed by others for those choices.”
Let’s Get Gutsy
OTHERS don’t define success for you. YOU define success for you.
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