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Rolling Around the Arena - Just Rolling with It Weekly

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well

Just Rolling with It

June 4 · Issue #4 · View online
Pursuing our dreams, not theirs.

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well ourselves and making space for what matters in a well balanced life.

I’m a little more pressed for time than usual. It feels important to not miss a week of connecting with you. That’s why I’m doing this on a Sunday! It’s also why the update’s going to be a little shorter than usual ;)
I’ve been experiencing a shift for a while now. It’s not clear what that shift is bringing with it. It’s not clear where it’s going to take me.
The Just Rolling with It blog’s involved in the shift too. It’s not clear how, though!
This feels like a messy middle ground again…
During this time, an excerpt of a Teddy Roosevelt speech keeps coming to mind. It’s one I first heard about in Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly.
The excerpt I’m referring to is “The Man in the Arena”. Here it is.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
It feels like Just Rolling with It is about being in the arena, especially during these messy middle ground times. Before Just Rolling with It I avoided the arena. 
I’m feeling grateful Just Rolling with It’s provided me the strength to enter it. My challenge continues to be staying in it.
How about you? Are you in the arena?
Catch you next week!
Image of the Week
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Current Reading List
The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion (The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma #2) by Chögyam Trungpa
Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte
Music of the Week
Kim Lightfoot Presents Rebirth Vol. 2 by kim lightfoot
Podcast of the Week
Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls Interviewed by Brandon Holmes | The Interdependence Project
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